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Internationalisation of the BSc and MSc in Territorial, Urban,
Environmental and Landscape Planning  

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. In the ERASMUS+ page, instead, it is possible to find main information about mobility destinations for our students.
The academic advisor and responsible for internationalisation of the BSc and MSc is prof. Nadia Caruso.

Below, some of the most significant and recent initiatives that have been organised for our students.

Designing Resilient Heritage Landscapes

From 19 till 26 September 2019
, a group of 6 students of the MSc’s in Territorial, Urban, Environmental and Landscape Planning took part to the first of the two international Joint Workshops organised within the framework of the “Designing Resilient Heritage Landscapes” exchange programme between the Politecnico di Torino, School of Planning and Design, and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. The second Joint Workshop will take place in Torino, from 30 March to 3 April 2020.
(Photo: F. Bonavero)
Strategic Planning for the Resilient City

In September 2019 (11-13), 10 students of the MSc’s in Territorial, Urban, Environmental and Landscape Planning - "Pianificare la Città e il Territorio” curriculum - went to Copenhagen for a three-day field trip about strategic planning for the resilient city. On the last day of the field trip, the students attended part of the First International Summer School on Urban Resilience organized by University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Aalborg University and BLOXHUB.
(Photo: O. Caldarice)

Berlin: Transformation of the public space

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.
(Photo: M. Santangelo)
Drinkscape Joint Workshop

Between February and March 2019 the  Drinkscape Joint Workshop, promoted by the DAD and DIST Departments (PoliTo), and the Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT). The Drinkscape KIT/PoliTo programme explored focused in particular on the increasing cultural value of productive landscapes and traditional agricultural practices. After this first Joint Workshop in Yubune (JP) a second one followed in Cella Monte and Torino, in September 2019. (Photo: working time in the Yubune Community Centre)

Past Events

  • In July 2018 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. 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 here for a larger version of the flyer.

  • Joint Workshop in Japan (3-11.3.218)The Joint Workshop "Planning for the global urban agenda. Shaping ecodistricts in Tokyo suburbs" saw the participation of students from the Politecnico di Torino and of the University of Tokyo in the framework of the Master Thesis Atelier (MTA) promoted by the School of Planning and Design of the DIST department for the launch of the English curriculum “Planning for the Global Urban Agenda” of the MSc. The Joint Workshop was organised also as part of the activities of the Joint Project “UNI-NUA - Implementing the United Nations’ New Urban Agenda. Universities in action” (Politecnico di Torino and University of Tokyo). It is possible to see here a short video of the students' free time around Tokyo and Japan.

  • In May 2017 a group of our students has been involved in a joint activity with the DePaul University of Chicago (US). Students of the Politecnico di Torino have been paired with US ones, and interacted via an eLearning didactic platform in the Global Learning Experience (GLE) Program. Students have been 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 were from the following classes: Sustainable Land Revitalization and Brownfield Redevelopment Policy  (prof. Kelly Tzoumis) (DeP); Landscape and Regional Planning (prof. Claudia Cassatella) (PoliTO). The joint activity has been repeated in 2017/18 and 2019/20.