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Getting global
Above: map with places of origin of international students currently enrolled in the MSc in Territorial, Urban, Environmental and Landscape Planning.
(map courtesy of M. Zappulla)

Bachelor and Master level programmes in Territorial, Urban, Environmental and Landscape Planning are getting global

In this page the more relevant and recent internationalisation initiatives that refers to the BSc and MSc degrees in Territorial, Urban, Environmental and Landscape Planning are presented.
Furthermore, below these initiatives main information about mobility destinations for our students are detailed.
For complete information the main source of information is the dedicated webpage in the main Polito portal (contents are mainly in Italian, since it is directed to outgoing students).
For foreign students coming to the Politecnico di Torino and regularly enrolled, information is available in another dedicated page (International Students, also in Chinese).
For foreign students coming for a mobility period (e.g. ERASMUS + or bilateral agreements), information is available in this page.

The academic advisor for incoming and outgoing students is prof. Marco Santangelo.

Berlin Tegel Airport
Prinzessinnengärten
König Galerie
Schillerkiez
In May 2019 (8-12) the field trip to Berlin has seen the participation of 38 students from the BSc and MSc of Territorial, Urban, Environmental and Landscape Planning as well as from the Msc in Green Areas and Landscape Design, Architecture Construction City, Architecture for the Sustainability Design, and Environmental and Land Engineering.
Please click on the images to download a larger version of the photos (courtesy of M. Santangelo)
Spreebogenpark
Senate dept. for urban development and environment

Karl Marx Allee

Joint Workshop in Kyoto with the Kyoto Institute of Technology, February 25 - March 03, 2019

The Drinkscape Joint Workshop is promoted by the Politecnico di Torino, DAD and DIST Departments (PoliTo), and the Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT).
The Drinkscape KIT/PoliTo programme explores the relationship between urban and rural areas from the point of food production, supply and consumption and focuses in particular on the increasing cultural value of productive landscapes and traditional agricultural practices. A first Joint Workshop took place in Yubune, near Kyoto, in late February and early March 2019, while a second Joint Workshop will take place in Cella Monte and Torino, in September 2019.

   Pictures from the Yubune workshop:
  • Top left: the village of Yubune with tea fields on the hill;
  • Top Right: working in the community centre;
  • On the left: presentation of the final results at the Design Lab at the Kyoto Institute of Technology.

Joint Workshop in Tokyo with Hosei University and Sci_Arc (US), July 2018, 16-21

The Joint Workshop "Challenging the Urban Fabric" has been promoted by the School of Planning and Design of the DIST department and the DAD department of the Politecnico di Torino together with the Hosei University (Center for Edo-Tokyo Studies, Future City Laboratory Tokyo) and Sci_Arc from US. The Italian professors taking part to the JW were Claudia Cassatella and Marco Santangelo, from DIST, and Nicola Russi and Mauro Volpiano (from DAD). Six students from Polito took part to the JW and has also the chance to attend to a lecture on Tokyo by professor Hidenobu Jinnai.
Please click on the image for a larger version of the flyer.
Joint Workshop in Japan: students' explorations

The Joint Workshop "Planning for the global urban agenda. Shaping ecodistricts in Tokyo suburbs" (3-11.03.2018) has seen the participation of students from Politecnico di Torino and the University of Tokyo. Italian students had also the chance to further develop their knowledge of the Asian country with a week of explorations in and around Tokyo. See the video here (or click on the image on the left).


(video courtesy of Gabriele Principe)



Master Thesis Atelier (MTA) and Joint Workshop in Tokyo

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION FOR MASTER LEVEL STUDENTS

The Master Thesis Atelier (MTA) and the Joint Workshop PLANNING FOR THE GLOBAL URBAN AGENDA. SHAPING ECODISTRICTS IN TOKYO SUBURBS are promoted by the School of Planning and Design of the DIST department of the Politecnico di Torino for the launch of the “Planning for the Global Urban Agenda” Curriculum in English of the MSc in Territorial, Urban, Environmental and Landscape Planning. They are organized within the framework of the Joint Project “UNI-NUA - Implementing the United Nations’ New Urban Agenda. Universities in action” (Politecnico di Torino and the University of Tokyo) and coordinated by professors Claudia Cassatella, Giancarlo Cotella and Marco Santangelo with the assistance of PhD Candidate Massimiliano Granceri.
Please click here for the Call for Participation.

Info: dist.polito.it
Email: tokyo.workshop2018@polito.it
Deadline for applications: 11.10.2017



A “Global Learning Experience” with the DePaul University, Chicago (US)    

In May 2017 a group of our students will be involved in a joint activity with the DePaul University of Chicago (US). Students of the Politecnico di Torino will be paired with US ones, and interact via an eLearning didactic platform in the Global Learning Experience (GLE) Program. Students will be asked to work on the comparison of government regulatory planning processes in US and Italy, focusing of brownfield regeneration and sustainable land use planning. Involved students are from the following classes:
  • Sustainable Land Revitalization and Brownfield Redevelopment Policy  (prof. Kelly Tzoumis) (DeP);
  • Landscape and Regional Planning (prof. Claudia Cassatella) (PoliTO).

In the second semester of the academic year 2017/18, the joint activity will be repeated. For Polito students of the Landscape and Regional Planning Studio (prof. Claudia Cassatella) will be involved.


(photo: courtesy of M. Volpiano)


ERASMUS + and Extra-EU destinations, 2018/2019


Students in the Bachelor and Master level programmes in Territorial, Urban, Environmental and Landscape Planning are strongly encouraged to apply for a mobility period abroad, whether for courses, final project or traineeship.

N.B.: it is important to know that the courses offer for planners in universities outside Italy may be in schools that are different than that of Planning, as in Geography and/or Architecture. Students that want to have a mobility experience abroad are strongly advised to get the relevant information about the place where he/she is expecting to apply for, because courses may be very specialised. Universities, furthermore, may have a limited or partial offer or courses taught in English (and a mobility experience is a full immersion in another culture, anyway), as well provide a list of courses for international exchange students.

Possible activities that are offered for an exchange period within the ERASMUS + initiative include:
  • courses (C);
  • final project (FP);
  • it is also possible to work on the final project applying to the "Tesi su proposta" call, thus choosing the destination even outside those listed in the ERASMUS + calls (in and outside EU) and benefitting of funds allocated by the Politecnico di Torino; 
  • traineeship (Erasmus + Traineeship).
The Politecnico di Torino launches two calls per academic year (Winter and Summer Calls)*:
  • the Winter Call is the main one, with the larger number of destinations and related funds. It is usually launched mid-December and closed mid-January. Departures are usually at the beginning of the first semester of the following academic year;
  • the Summer Call offers destinations and funds not assigned with the Winter Call and possible new destinations. It is usually launched mid-June and closed mid-September. Departures are usually at the beginning of the second semester of the same academic year.
*: if eligible for a destination, it is possible to have an exchange period even if fundings are not available. More information is in the Call.

Below a list of the current destinations for the 2018/2019 Winter and Summer Calls. More information is available in the dedicated webpage. Destinations outside EU may be generically described for students or the area of architecture: this area also include students of the School of Planning and Design.

Destinations for the Bachelor level
ERASMUS + (EU countries)

1 position for 6 months
C
2 positions for 6 months each
C
Licenciaturas of the IGOT (Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território)
1 position for 6 months
C
1 position for 6 months
C
Areas of Geography and Architecture and Urbanism


Extra EU (Non ERASMUS +)
10 positions for 6 months each
C
Programa Urbanismo y Planeación
3 positions for 6 months each*
C
Programa Urbanismo
*: also for the Master level
Destinations for the Master level
ERASMUS + (EU countries)
1 position for 6 months
C - FP - CFP
2 positions for 10 months each
C - FP - CFP
1 position for 5 months
C - FP - CFP
Two masters in the Escuela Tequica Superior de Arquitectura (ETSAM): Planeamento Urbano y Territorial
1 position for 6 months
C - FP - CFP
Two masters in their programmes offer
1 position for 6 months
C - FP - CFP
2 positions for 6 months each
C - FP - CFP
2 positions for 6 months each
C - FP - CFP
1 position for 6 months
C - FP - CFP
Mestrados at the IGOT (Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território) and Mestrados at the Faculdade de Arquitectura
1 position for 18 months*
C - FP - CFP
*: it is a double degree. If it is not allocated as such then it becomes a normal mobility
1 position for 6 months
C - FP - CFP
Mainly course in the MSc in Urban Planning
1 position for 6 months
C
2 positions for 10 months each
CFP
Mainly courses taught in German in the MSc Geographie des Globalen Wandels
2 positions for 6 months each
CFP
ERASMUS + (Partner countries)
3 positions for 5 months each
C
Positions for the areas of engineering and architecture
2 positions for 5 months each
CFP
Positions for the areas of engineering and architecture
2 positions for 5 months each
CFP
Positions for the areas of engineering and architecture
2 positions for 5 months each
CFP
Positions for the areas of engineering and architecture
1 position for 6 months
CFP
Positions for the areas of engineering and architecture
2 positions for 5 months each
CFP
Positions for the areas of engineering and architecture
2 positions for 6 months each
FP
Positions for Materials Engineering and areas of architecture and design
2 positions for 5 months each
CFP
Positions for areas of engineering, architecture, design, planning
1 position for 5 months
CFP
Positions for the schools fo engineering, architecture, and planning
Extra EU (Non ERASMUS +)
3 positions for 5 months each
C
7 positions for 5 months each
C
3 positions for 5 months each
CFP
3 positions for 6 months each
C
1 position for 5 months
C
5 positions for 12 months each
C - FP - CFP
3 positions for 6 months each*
C
*: also for the Bachelor level
10 positions for 12 months each
C - FP - CFP
5 positions for 6 months each
CFP

Double Degree - DD
Since 2015-2016 there is a double degree agreement with KTH in Stockholm: Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan

Other experiences

Erasmus Intensive Programme
Students can also take part to other international experiences, as the Erasmus IP (Intensive Programmes), organised by the European Spatial Development Planning network (ESDP, http://esdp-network.eu/about/).
An Intensive Programme brings together students and professors of networked universities. For two weeks, in one of the host universities, students can work on an urban or regional level issue. They will work in small teams, analysing and designing proposals that will be assessed by the team of professors. An IP provides 4 ECTS for each student.

ESDP has organised several IPs. The last one took place in Ankara (Turkey).


Seminar during the Ankara IP.

Another IP experience - the “UPWARD – Urban Project Workshop and Responsible Design”, on urban agricolture - took place in 2013 and will be offered again in the next future.
(http://areeweb.polito.it/didattica/UPWARD/).


International Exhibitions
Every two year, since 2008, the International Exhibition of Landscape Schools is held in Barcelona. Students of our MSc, and of the Territorial and Landscape Studio in specific, took part to different events and displayed their works.


Photo from the recent Barcelona exhibition.

Field trips
A field trip in Lyon (France) has been organised in 2015 (12-15.04) by the students' organisation "Collettivo studentesco di Pianificazione Territoriale" (now Spunto Collettivo).
During the field trip meetings with experts of UrbaLyon and Lyon2 university have been organised, as well as fieldworks.
The analysed topics were: the local planning system, paying attention to the metropolitan level governance and sectoral plans (i.e. environment, landscape, rivers, regeneration, quality of the public space).