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TERRITORIAL, URBAN, ENVIRONMENTAL AND LANDSCAPE PLANNING
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TERRITORIAL, URBAN, ENVIRONMENTAL AND LANDSCAPE PLANNING
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The degree program trains a technician with special competences on spatial planning, who can collaborate on all activities related to territorial, urban, environmental and landscape planning.



WATCH OUR STUDENTS' VIDEO!
(by Camilla Guadalupi and Andrea Mora, with the collaboration of Lorenzo Attardo)

https://youtu.be/aQGXuq-4FSc

To plan means to acquire the competences to recognize and set the use of specific resources towards certain goals rather than others; while adopting the necessary tools and designing the actions that are needed to reach those goals.

Why so many adjectives to describe "PLANNING"? What RESOURCES are used to plan "properly"?
TERRITORY, CITY, LANDSCAPE, ENVIRONMENT are all RESOURCES.

THE ITALIAN TERRITORY IS VERY RICH WITH POTENTIAL, BUT MANY RESOURCES ARE WASTED
Soil consumption is increasing, by continuing building on a territory that should be used for agriculture, by waterproofing surfaces without thinking of the consequences on climate change and food health and safety.
But it is not just an Italian problem: since the mid-50s the total surface of urban areas in the EU increased 78% while the population growth was only 33%.

THE ITALIAN TERRITORY IS VERY FRAGILE
6 million people live in areas with a high hydro-geological risk (landslides and floods), and 3 million in areas with a high seismic risk (earthquakes), but very often construction occurs where it strictly should not.
What should we do?
Stop this use of land, develop an agriculture that meets the needs of the community, assess risks to prevent disasters.


How should we do it?
We need to define rules for the use of land, i.e. PLANNING, but planning requires skills that can allow us to analyse the situation.


CITIES ARE A RESOURCE
In cities we live, work, study, develop technological innovation and create wealth, we exchange experiences, we find services, we communicate: cities burst with life.
“La città non è un’insieme di case. La città è la casa di una società, di una comunità.” 
which means:
A city is not a collection of houses. A city is home to a society, to a community.
(Edoardo Salzano, Fondamenti di Urbanistica, 1998).

CITIES ARE A PLACE OF CONTRADICTIONS
n cities social inequalities grow more easily, often it is hard to find a house, sometimes there's a lack of necessary services, green is missing, traffic is chaotic: life is bad in cities.
What should we do?
There any many things to be done: good projects are not enough, we need rules on how to use the city's existing resources, we need to involve those who actually live in the city.


How should we do it?
With PLANNING we define the rules that govern the changes occurring to urban territory.


THE ITALIAN LANDSCAPE IS VERY RICH
Rich in natural features (mountains, coasts, rivers ...), rich in goods and heritage that history has left us (historic cities, historical centres, ...), full of signs left by the peoples' culture, work, and will.


THE ITALIAN LANDSCAPE IS VERY OFTEN AT RISK
We build without permits (as in the Amalfi Coast), we build where it is risky (as in the slopes of Mount Vesuvius) ...
What should we do?
Preserve landscapes, enhance them,
create new ones.


How should we do it?
We need to define the rules for the conservation of landscapes, the actions for their enhancement, the projects to create new ones.

THE ENVIRONMENT IS A RESOURCE
It includes territories, cities, landscapes, but other aspects too: climate change, air and water pollution, ...


We are wasting and destroying many of these resources and tomorrow they will be gone...

We need a new sustainable development model: "A development that meets the needs of (our) present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (Brundtland Report, 1987).

What should we do?
Urban and territorial sustainability are made of objectives, actions and highly integrated tools, covering a variety of sectors.

How should we do it?
We need to be able to analyse, evaluate, and cooperate with specialists from different fields of action (environmental, economic, social), to be able to involve even non-experts: PLANNING is needed!


The illustrations found on this site are produced by the Program's students. On this page: drawings by Alberto SCOLOZZI.