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From the academic year 2018-2019 the MSc in Territorial, Urban, Environmental and Landscape Planning will offer two different curricula:
  • Urban and Regional Planning (URP), in Italian;
  • Planning for the Global Urban Agenda (PGUA), in English.

The English Curriculum does not replicate the contents of the Italian one, since they both have specific characteristics:

  • URP, Urban and Regional Planning (in Italian is Pianificare la città e il territorio - PCT) aims at an advanced training of a territorial planner to provide two central design experiences: the first related to the simulation of the design and implementation process of a landscape and territorial planning tool; the second related to the simulation of the design process of a urban planning tool at the local level.
  • PGUA, Planning for the Global Urban Agenda refers to international models and work opportunities, in the framework of the challenges launched by the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this curriculum courses will pay attention to the variety of spatial government systems and global urbanisation phenomena, thus aiming at the study and comprehension of diverse planning models and approaches. The two central design experiences will be related to: natural and built heritage planning; urban and territorial planning processes taking into account climate change. 

Both curricula share the same education model:
  • Single courses, providing discipline-specific contributions to enrich the students' analytical, critical and interpretative skills; 
  • Multi-disciplinary Studios (also called Ateliers), centred on planning tools at different spatial scales, with the contribution of multiple disciplines to simulate real-work in planning environment. Studios will result in a single exam;
  • Free credits: 12 ECTS are dedicated to courses that each student may choose also to integrate their thesis;
  • Thesis: the whole second semester of the second year is dedicated to the thesis (in Italian or in English). Students may choose to write a research thesis or a combination of thesis + traineeship. In both case, thesis and traineeship can take place abroad.
The MSc in Territorial, Urban, Environmental and Landscape Planning does not only offer students advanced theoretical and methodological skills, but provides them with real case studies in which to apply their knowledge and acquire a work-oriented approach.


MSc programme

The MSc programme for 2018-2019 can be seen in detail in the general "Course Programme" page (see link in the left column: choose the enrolment year 2018/19).

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(for the academic year 2019-2020)

Extra offer of teaching activities
In the framework of the Excellence MIUR 2018-2022 project, the School of Planning and Design offers to its students an array of "extra" teaching activities: workshops, field trips, graduation studios, seminars organised in collaboration with national and international partners, both academic and non academic.
These initiatives run parallel to teaching activities and, if applicable, allow participants to obtain free choice credits. Final presentation and discussion of the results are open to the participation of all students.
All information for applicants and application forms will be announced in due course, through the School's web and social media channels.
More info by clicking on the image on the left.