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Atelier Urban Design E

01RACQN

A.A. 2020/21

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 20
Esercitazioni in aula 40
Tutoraggio 35
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Artuso Mario
Atelier Urban Design E (Urban planning)
Docente esterno e/o collaboratore   20 40 0 0 6
Chiodi Sarah Isabella
Atelier Urban Design E (Urban sociology)
Docente esterno e/o collaboratore   32 8 0 0 1
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
Valutazione CPD 2020/21
2020/21
The "Architecture for Sustainability" degree aims to train a designer able to work out a specific technical project according to the current rules and procedures and aware of the aftermaths that a design choice involves at different scales and in different geographical contexts. This activity takes place in agreement with the principles of environmental sustainability, economic, social and cultural development and the management of the available resources as well. Therefore, this Atelier assigns primary focus on Sustainable development, considering its main role for urban and regional planning. The urban project is here considered in all its multidisciplinary issues, environment, social cohesion, economic feasibility, and distributional equity, morphological quality, technical and procedural rules and so on. Each of these issues will be focus on urban and sociological policies related to the design project area, which is in the City of Grenoble, France. This choice is due to three main reasons. The first is to train students to work in a foreign context as the Flaubert district: an urban area affected by a international urban planning, sociological and environmental program. The second reason is due to the fact that it is an urban intervention of an eco-sustainable nature - in line with the urban objectives of the course - and located in an urban area with a high population density, with significant social implications. The third reason is that the intervention in the Flaubert district is part of an eco-sustainable urban regeneration system that distinguishes the entire city (in particular the Bonne, Presqu'ille and Ville Nouvelle districts).
The "Architecture for Sustainability" degree aims to train a designer able to work out a specific technical project according to the current rules and procedures and aware of the aftermaths that a design choice involves at different scales and in different geographical contexts. This activity takes place in agreement with the principles of environmental sustainability, economic, social and cultural development and the management of the available resources as well. Therefore, this Atelier assigns primary focus on Sustainable development, considering its main role for urban and regional planning. The urban project is here considered in all its multidisciplinary issues, environment, social cohesion, economic feasibility, and distributional equity, morphological quality, technical and procedural rules and so on. Each of these issues will be focus on urban and sociological policies related to the design project area, which is in the City of Grenoble, France. This choice is due to three main reasons. The first is to train students to work in a foreign context as the Flaubert district: an urban area affected by a international urban planning, sociological and environmental program. The second reason is due to the fact that it is an urban intervention of an eco-sustainable nature - in line with the urban objectives of the course - and located in an urban area with a high population density, with significant social implications. The third reason is that the intervention in the Flaubert district is part of an eco-sustainable urban regeneration system that distinguishes the entire city (in particular the Bonne, Presqu'ille and Ville Nouvelle districts).
This Atelier, is taught in English and aims to make sure that each student can improve his knowledge with particular carefulness for: - the concept of sustainability in its several meanings and its disciplinary evolution over the time; - the town and regional planning technical tools; - the landscape, its signs, meanings and land use planning; - the sociological and environmental knowledge requirements needed to design; - the knowledge of settlements morphological structure, physical-spatial and distributive features; - the local community and the social instances; - the design process at different scales and its relationships with the socio-economic and environmental context. At the end of the course students must have acquired the skills: - to analyse the urban contexts in all its components (not only morphological, but in relation to the social use of the space as well); - to collect, organize and manage quantitative and qualitative data for urban and regional planning; - to identify urban policies and project priorities related to the working area; - to assess the potential outcomes that the proposed transformations may have on existing structures; - to design an urban project using appropriate parameters and with a proper representation; - to expose an urban project in a synthetic and incisive way.
This Atelier, is taught in English and aims to make sure that each student can improve his knowledge with particular carefulness for: - the concept of sustainability in its several meanings and its disciplinary evolution over the time; - the town and regional planning technical tools; - the landscape, its signs, meanings and land use planning; - the sociological and environmental knowledge requirements needed to design; - the knowledge of settlements morphological structure, physical-spatial and distributive features; - the local community and the social instances; - the design process at different scales and its relationships with the socio-economic and environmental context. At the end of the course students must have acquired the skills: - to analyse the urban contexts in all its components (not only morphological, but in relation to the social use of the space as well); - to collect, organize and manage quantitative and qualitative data for urban and regional planning; - to identify urban policies and project priorities related to the working area; - to assess the potential outcomes that the proposed transformations may have on existing structures; - to design an urban project using appropriate parameters and with a proper representation; - to expose an urban project in a synthetic and incisive way.
• knowledge of English language (speaking, reading and writing); students are invited to participate actively in the classes asking questions: they are also expected to read references in English and write English text. • technical knowledge of urban design and the basics of the history of architecture that students are supposed to have acquired in previous training. Basic informatic knowledge (office) and good skills in drawing and GIS software. Video making skills are also welcome.
• knowledge of English language (speaking, reading and writing); students are invited to participate actively in the classes asking questions: they are also expected to read references in English and write English text. • technical knowledge of urban design and the basics of the history of architecture that students are supposed to have acquired in previous training. Basic informatic knowledge (office) and good skills in drawing and GIS software. Video making skills are also welcome.
The Atelier integrates two disciplines taught by two different professors and other participants and hosts. Urban Planning (6 Academic Credits), Sociology (4 Academic credits). Throughout the Atelier a close synergy between the two contributions of Urban Planning and Sociology is implemented and particular attention is paid to urban regeneration. Students are required to consider the different urban surfaces located into the project area and its neighbouring urban areas; considering the residential district, the abandoned industrial surfaces, the geographic boundaries, the infrastructure networks and the dealings with the other areas of the city. Then to define policies priorities and to bring the project choices back to them.
The Atelier integrates two disciplines taught by two different professors and other participants and hosts. Urban Planning (6 Academic Credits), Sociology (4 Academic credits). Throughout the Atelier a close synergy between the two contributions of Urban Planning and Sociology is implemented and particular attention is paid to urban regeneration. Students are required to consider the different urban surfaces located into the project area and its neighbouring urban areas; considering the residential district, the abandoned industrial surfaces, the geographic boundaries, the infrastructure networks and the dealings with the other areas of the city. Then to define policies priorities and to bring the project choices back to them.
The Atelier integrates two disciplines taught by two different professors and others participants and hosts: Urban Planning (6 Academic Credits) and Sociology (4 Academic credits). The Atelier promotes a close synergy between the two professors and the other participants, and between the professors and the students through continuous interactions. The Atelier focus on the urban design project and is structured in two main phases: the survey phase, integrating technical (infrastructures, mobility, plans etc.), policy and social analysis and the planning phase, which will end suggesting a urban design project, taking into account its sociological and political implications. All the activities (see methodology) will be held with the aim to support the students in developing their project. Methodology In addition to ordinary lessons, the teaching includes workshops, lectures from invited international speakers (from the Netherlands, USA, Brazil), guided tours of the study area (depending on the eventual Covid-19 restrictions), practice exercises and project reviews. Meetings are also planned with public officials from the Grenoble municipality involved in the project. The Urban Planning lessons concern techniques and tools for urban analysis, policies and design, such as planning and public space analysis methodologies, existing neighbourhood’s surveys, urban and regional infrastructure network, relationships between the project area and the local urban plans, urban environment and landscape. The Sociology lessons focus on key-topics, such as participation, safety and security, social justice and social research methodology and techniques (above all qualitative methods). Beyond classes, students will be asked to practice with social research, including video making. Working teams: Students are invited to work in groups (up to maximum five people).
The Atelier integrates two disciplines taught by two different professors and others participants and hosts: Urban Planning (6 Academic Credits) and Sociology (4 Academic credits). The Atelier promotes a close synergy between the two professors and the other participants, and between the professors and the students through continuous interactions. The Atelier focus on the urban design project and is structured in two main phases: the survey phase, integrating technical (infrastructures, mobility, plans etc.), policy and social analysis and the planning phase, which will end suggesting a urban design project, taking into account its sociological and political implications. All the activities (see methodology) will be held with the aim to support the students in developing their project. Methodology In addition to ordinary lessons, the teaching includes workshops, lectures from invited international speakers (from the Netherlands, USA, Brazil), guided tours of the study area (depending on the eventual Covid-19 restrictions), practice exercises and project reviews. Meetings are also planned with public officials from the Grenoble municipality involved in the project. The Urban Planning lessons concern techniques and tools for urban analysis, policies and design, such as planning and public space analysis methodologies, existing neighbourhood’s surveys, urban and regional infrastructure network, relationships between the project area and the local urban plans, urban environment and landscape. The Sociology lessons focus on key-topics, such as participation, safety and security, social justice and social research methodology and techniques (above all qualitative methods). Beyond classes, students will be asked to practice with social research, including video making. Working teams: Students are invited to work in groups (up to maximum five people).
- Artuso M., (2011), ‘State of the World Cities 2010/11, bridging the urban divide, by UN Habitat, London Earthscan’, Urban Research and Practice, V.4, N2, 221-223. - Ellin Nan (2013), Good urbanism, six steps to creating prosperous places, Island press, Washington. - Florida Richard. (2017), The new urban crisis, how our cities are increasing inequality, deepening segregation, and failing the middle class – and what we can do about it, Basic Book, New York. - Gravel Ryan. (2016), Where we want to live, reclaiming infrastructure for a new generation of cities, St Martin press, New York. - Hardoy E.J, Mitlin D., Satterthwaite D, (2001), Environmental problems in an urbanizing world, Routledge, New York and London. - Levy John M. (2017), Contemporary urban planning, Routledge New York and London. - Soja Edward W. (2010), Seeking spatial justice, University of Minnesota press, Minneapolis. Grenoble technical documents (Documents in French language will be properly explained and translated into English): - Association Maires de Grandes Villes de France (2019) “ A French experience of smart cities”, Vivapolis Paris - Societé d’amenagément Grenoble (2019) “ Zone d’amenagément concerté Flaubert Grenoble” Municipal technical document - Ville de Grenoble (2020), “ Grenoble Flaubert, faire la ville avec ses ressouorces”, Municipal technical document - Ville de Grenoble (2020), “ Grenoble éco-cité”, Municipal technical document Further technical documents will be provided to students during the course Urban sociology: the module offers an additional bibliography that will be suggested step-by-step, depending on the topic of the class. For a general view of the discipline and its main topics (including some essential references) see: Simon Parker (2015), Urban Theory and the Urban Experience. Encountering the City, 2nd Edition, Routledge, London.
- Artuso M., (2011), ‘State of the World Cities 2010/11, bridging the urban divide, by UN Habitat, London Earthscan’, Urban Research and Practice, V.4, N2, 221-223. - Ellin Nan (2013), Good urbanism, six steps to creating prosperous places, Island press, Washington. - Florida Richard. (2017), The new urban crisis, how our cities are increasing inequality, deepening segregation, and failing the middle class – and what we can do about it, Basic Book, New York. - Gravel Ryan. (2016), Where we want to live, reclaiming infrastructure for a new generation of cities, St Martin press, New York. - Hardoy E.J, Mitlin D., Satterthwaite D, (2001), Environmental problems in an urbanizing world, Routledge, New York and London. - Levy John M. (2017), Contemporary urban planning, Routledge New York and London. - Soja Edward W. (2010), Seeking spatial justice, University of Minnesota press, Minneapolis. Grenoble technical documents (Documents in French language will be properly explained and translated into English): - Association Maires de Grandes Villes de France (2019) “ A French experience of smart cities”, Vivapolis Paris - Societé d’amenagément Grenoble (2019) “ Zone d’amenagément concerté Flaubert Grenoble” Municipal technical document - Ville de Grenoble (2020), “ Grenoble Flaubert, faire la ville avec ses ressouorces”, Municipal technical document - Ville de Grenoble (2020), “ Grenoble éco-cité”, Municipal technical document Further technical documents will be provided to students during the course Urban sociology: the module offers an additional bibliography that will be suggested step-by-step, depending on the topic of the class. For a general view of the discipline and its main topics (including some essential references) see: Simon Parker (2015), Urban Theory and the Urban Experience. Encountering the City, 2nd Edition, Routledge, London.
Modalità di esame: Elaborato progettuale in gruppo;
The final work of the Atelier consists in three graphic tables: 1 processing an analysis board 2. designing a Masterplan 3 defining a design detail, and a digital story telling of the project Mid-term tests are not planned, however joint revisions are planned systematically and are mandatory. Students participation in practice exercise’s and in the project revisions are part of the evaluation elements of the course. The final exam consists in the public (open to all the people involved in the course) presentation of the final work (as specified above). The final mark will take into account the presentation itself, the quality of the project and of the final work, and the students’ involvement in the course. Course attendance is considered very important for being able to develop the planned activities positively.
Exam: Group project;
The final work of the Atelier consists in three graphic tables: 1 processing an analysis board 2. designing a Masterplan 3 defining a design detail, and a digital story telling of the project Mid-term tests are not planned, however joint revisions are planned systematically and are mandatory. Students participation in practice exercise’s and in the project revisions are part of the evaluation elements of the course. The final exam consists in the public (open to all the people involved in the course) presentation of the final work (as specified above). The final mark will take into account the presentation itself, the quality of the project and of the final work, and the students’ involvement in the course. Course attendance is considered very important for being able to develop the planned activities positively.
Modalità di esame: Elaborato grafico prodotto in gruppo;
The final work of the Atelier consists in three graphic tables: 1 processing an analysis board 2. designing a Masterplan 3 defining a design detail, and a digital story telling of the project Mid-term tests are not planned, however joint revisions are planned systematically and are mandatory. Students participation in practice exercise’s and in the project revisions are part of the evaluation elements of the course. The final exam consists in the public (open to all the people involved in the course) presentation of the final work (as specified above). The final mark will take into account the presentation itself, the quality of the project and of the final work, and the students’ involvement in the course. Course attendance is considered very important for being able to develop the planned activities positively.
Exam: Group graphic design project;
The final work of the Atelier consists in three graphic tables: 1 processing an analysis board 2. designing a Masterplan 3 defining a design detail, and a digital story telling of the project Mid-term tests are not planned, however joint revisions are planned systematically and are mandatory. Students participation in practice exercise’s and in the project revisions are part of the evaluation elements of the course. The final exam consists in the public (open to all the people involved in the course) presentation of the final work (as specified above). The final mark will take into account the presentation itself, the quality of the project and of the final work, and the students’ involvement in the course. Course attendance is considered very important for being able to develop the planned activities positively.
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