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Planning for Heritage (Studio)

01RVCQA

A.A. 2018/19

Course Language

Inglese

Degree programme(s)

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 30
Esercitazioni in aula 10
Tutoraggio 14
Lecturers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Cassatella Claudia
Planning for Heritage (Studio) (Heritage-based Planning )
Professore Associato ICAR/21 10 0 0 0 4
Volpiano Mauro
Planning for Heritage (Studio) (Urban and Landscape Heritage)
Professore Associato ICAR/18 30 0 0 0 5
Co-lectuers
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
2018/19
In line with the current conceptual and operational perspective that promotes the integration between heritage conservation and urban and territorial planning, the historical-cultural and natural values of urban areas are essential components of a sustainable and resilient city development (UN 2030 Agenda SDGs - Goal 11 "Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable", Target 11.4 "Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world's cultural and natural heritage"). Consistently with this assumption and with reference to the national and international framework of reflections and practices on this topic, the course aims at developing competences related to planning and management of the historical-cultural and natural heritage in urban areas (with particular reference to historical town centers), providing the main conceptual and operational tools for the definition of conservation and development plans of historic urban areas based on an in-depth analysis of historical and cultural values. Students will holistically apply knowledges and skills learned during the lectures to a real case, also developing skills concerning problem-solving and future scenario envisioning. The Studioĺs activities will be implemented with relation to a specific case study, namely an urban area situated nearby Turin. Field visits and meetings with local stakeholders will be organized.
In line with the current conceptual and operational perspective that promotes the integration between heritage conservation and urban and territorial planning, the historical-cultural and natural values of urban areas are essential components of a sustainable and resilient city development (UN 2030 Agenda SDGs - Goal 11 "Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable", Target 11.4 "Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world's cultural and natural heritage"). Consistently with this assumption and with reference to the national and international framework of reflections and practices on this topic, the course aims at developing competences related to planning and management of the historical-cultural and natural heritage in urban areas (with particular reference to historical town centers), providing the main conceptual and operational tools for the definition of conservation and development plans of historic urban areas based on an in-depth analysis of historical and cultural values. Students will holistically apply knowledges and skills learned during the lectures to a real case, also developing skills concerning problem-solving and future scenario envisioning. The Studioĺs activities will be implemented with relation to a specific case study, namely an urban area situated nearby Turin. Field visits and meetings with local stakeholders will be organized.
The student will acquire knowledge in the following fields:  concepts, policies and tools for the conservation of urban heritage at national and international level;  analysis and interpretation of the formal and functional features of historical urban areas at different scales;  analysis and interpretation of the regulatory and operational frameworks for the conservation of urban heritage at different scales;  identification and understanding of values and critical aspects of a given urban context, development of skills concerning problem-solving and future scenario envisioning;  definition of management and governance strategies for the conservation and development of historical urban areas;  formulation of proposals for the planning and design of historical urban areas. The proposed activities entail a plurality of theoretical and practical skills, including: analysis, synthesis and understanding of urban spatial and socio-economic dynamics; reading and interpretation of historical, cultural and environmental values; reading and interpretation of regulatory and planning tools; planning, design and decision-making; representation and communication of planning and design choices.
The student will acquire knowledge in the following fields:  concepts, policies and tools for the conservation of urban heritage at national and international level;  analysis and interpretation of the formal and functional features of historical urban areas at different scales;  analysis and interpretation of the regulatory and operational frameworks for the conservation of urban heritage at different scales;  identification and understanding of values and critical aspects of a given urban context, development of skills concerning problem-solving and future scenario envisioning;  definition of management and governance strategies for the conservation and development of historical urban areas;  formulation of proposals for the planning and design of historical urban areas. The proposed activities entail a plurality of theoretical and practical skills, including: analysis, synthesis and understanding of urban spatial and socio-economic dynamics; reading and interpretation of historical, cultural and environmental values; reading and interpretation of regulatory and planning tools; planning, design and decision-making; representation and communication of planning and design choices.
The knowledge and skills that the students are expected to have acquired in the previous training mainly concern: history of the city and urban planning; territorial, environmental and landscape policies; territorial governance and institutional system of planning; analysis and representation of spatial phenomena at urban scale. It is assumed that the main contents of the courses held in the first semester (MSc in Territorial, Urban, Environmental and Landscape Planning) have been learnt.
The knowledge and skills that the students are expected to have acquired in the previous training mainly concern: history of the city and urban planning; territorial, environmental and landscape policies; territorial governance and institutional system of planning; analysis and representation of spatial phenomena at urban scale. It is assumed that the main contents of the courses held in the first semester (MSc in Territorial, Urban, Environmental and Landscape Planning) have been learnt.
The studio unit is divided in two levels. The first part shows the key conceptual and instrumental elements concerning the planning for the heritage preservation. In this part a set of case studies and experiences of some important cases in the Italian and in the international context will be presented. In the second part the course will provide students with a conceptual and operational knowledge able to support the planning of a Heritage-based Planning Module. Urban and Landscape Heritage Module The course is based on three main topics: A) Historiography of the cultural and technical debate from 1960 onwards. Introducing concepts and documents useful to understand at a national and international level what is meant by urban and landscape heritage, also regarding experiences and formalizations of supranational bodies and institutions. B) Interpreting the Historic City: documentary sources and historical analysis supporting heritage-based planning. Discussing different kind of analysis devoted to the understanding of the historical settlements. Students will test different approaches to structural, morphological and historical analysis at different scale: from relationships with the territory and the landscape to the micro-urban scale. The methodologies for the interpretation of the documentary sources useful to the planner will be recalled. C) Application of the above-mentioned methodologies and techniques for descriptive and cartographic analysis to the case study. A multiscale approach to the interpretation of the historic city will be carried on applying the methodologies previously discussed in the class. The outcomes will consist in an outline of the historic sources useful for the analysis and in a cartography.
The studio unit is divided in two levels. The first part shows the key conceptual and instrumental elements concerning the planning for the heritage preservation. In this part a set of case studies and experiences of some important cases in the Italian and in the international context will be presented. In the second part the course will provide students with a conceptual and operational knowledge able to support the planning of a Heritage-based Planning Module. Urban and Landscape Heritage Module The course is based on three main topics: A) Historiography of the cultural and technical debate from 1960 onwards. Introducing concepts and documents useful to understand at a national and international level what is meant by urban and landscape heritage, also regarding experiences and formalizations of supranational bodies and institutions. B) Interpreting the Historic City: documentary sources and historical analysis supporting heritage-based planning. Discussing different kind of analysis devoted to the understanding of the historical settlements. Students will test different approaches to structural, morphological and historical analysis at different scale: from relationships with the territory and the landscape to the micro-urban scale. The methodologies for the interpretation of the documentary sources useful to the planner will be recalled. C) Application of the above-mentioned methodologies and techniques for descriptive and cartographic analysis to the case study. A multiscale approach to the interpretation of the historic city will be carried on applying the methodologies previously discussed in the class. The outcomes will consist in an outline of the historic sources useful for the analysis and in a cartography.
The course focuses on an exercise that simulates a planning process of an historical urban area in a specific case study. The exercise is structured around the three thematic focuses mentioned above: knowledge, protection/regulation and design. The study area is thus the place where students are expected to apply concepts and methodologies presented in the theoretical lectures. Field visits and meetings with local stakeholders will be organized intending these opportunities as further methodological insights into the planning practice. Besides some exercises aimed at learning specific disciplinary methodologies, most of the activities will cross-refer the two disciplines involved in the course, in order to come to a shared result concerning the case study. To this aim, teachers will work closely together. A detailed outline of the expected outcomes will be provided at the beginning of the course. The exercise will be carried on by groups of about three students. Collaboration among groups is strongly encouraged, as well as the sharing of knowledge and the confrontation among groups.
The course focuses on an exercise that simulates a planning process of an historical urban area in a specific case study. The exercise is structured around the three thematic focuses mentioned above: knowledge, protection/regulation and design. The study area is thus the place where students are expected to apply concepts and methodologies presented in the theoretical lectures. Field visits and meetings with local stakeholders will be organized intending these opportunities as further methodological insights into the planning practice. Besides some exercises aimed at learning specific disciplinary methodologies, most of the activities will cross-refer the two disciplines involved in the course, in order to come to a shared result concerning the case study. To this aim, teachers will work closely together. A detailed outline of the expected outcomes will be provided at the beginning of the course. The exercise will be carried on by groups of about three students. Collaboration among groups is strongly encouraged, as well as the sharing of knowledge and the confrontation among groups.
Bibliographic references will be progressively specified during the course. The basic study material (both for lectures and for exercises) will be provided through the course web portal. The introductory bibliography is the following: Albrecht B., Magrin A. eds., 2015. Esportare il centro storico. Catalogo della mostra (Brescia, 11 settembre-11 dicembre 2015), Guaraldi, Rimini. Bandarin F., Van Oers R. , 2012. The Historic Urban Landscape: Managing Heritage in an Urban Century, John Wiley & Sons. Kalman H., 2015, Heritage Planning. Principles and Process, Routledge, London. UNESCO, 2011. Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape, Paris Luengo A., R÷ssler M. (eds.), 2012. World Heritage Cultural Landscapes, Ayuntamiento de Elche- Unesco. Veldpaus L., Pereira Roders A.R., Colenbrander B.J.F. , 2013. Urban Heritage: Putting the Past into the Future, The Historic Environment. Policy & Practice, 4(1). Jokilehto J. 2007. International charters on urban conservation: some thoughts on the principles expressed in current international doctrine. City & Time 3 (3): 2. [online] URL: http://www.ct.ceci-br.org. (https://whc.unesco.org/uploads/activities/documents/activity-638-98.pdf UNESCO, 2013. The historic urban landscape approach explained (https://whc.unesco.org/en/news/1026/ Unesco, 2016. Culture, Urban, Future. Global report on culture for sustainable urban development, Paris (http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002459/245999e.pdf) http://whc.unesco.org/en/culturallandscape/ http://whc.unesco.org/documents/publi_wh_papers_26_en.pdf
Bibliographic references will be progressively specified during the course. The basic study material (both for lectures and for exercises) will be provided through the course web portal. The introductory bibliography is the following: Albrecht B., Magrin A. eds., 2015. Esportare il centro storico. Catalogo della mostra (Brescia, 11 settembre-11 dicembre 2015), Guaraldi, Rimini. Bandarin F., Van Oers R. , 2012. The Historic Urban Landscape: Managing Heritage in an Urban Century, John Wiley & Sons. Kalman H., 2015, Heritage Planning. Principles and Process, Routledge, London. UNESCO, 2011. Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape, Paris Luengo A., R÷ssler M. (eds.), 2012. World Heritage Cultural Landscapes, Ayuntamiento de Elche- Unesco. Veldpaus L., Pereira Roders A.R., Colenbrander B.J.F. , 2013. Urban Heritage: Putting the Past into the Future, The Historic Environment. Policy & Practice, 4(1). Jokilehto J. 2007. International charters on urban conservation: some thoughts on the principles expressed in current international doctrine. City & Time 3 (3): 2. [online] URL: http://www.ct.ceci-br.org. (https://whc.unesco.org/uploads/activities/documents/activity-638-98.pdf UNESCO, 2013. The historic urban landscape approach explained (https://whc.unesco.org/en/news/1026/ Unesco, 2016. Culture, Urban, Future. Global report on culture for sustainable urban development, Paris (http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002459/245999e.pdf) http://whc.unesco.org/en/culturallandscape/ http://whc.unesco.org/documents/publi_wh_papers_26_en.pdf
ModalitÓ di esame: Prova orale obbligatoria; Elaborato grafico prodotto in gruppo; Elaborato scritto prodotto in gruppo; Progetto di gruppo;
Exam: Compulsory oral exam; Group graphic design project; Group essay; Group project;
... The frequency of the course is a condition to positively develop the planned activities. Knowledge gained shall be verified through the discussion of the required schoolworks. Students carry out the exam individually even if working within a group. The final evaluation will be composed by four different assessments related to four different aspects equally contributing to the composition of the final mark. They concern a) the work done during the semester (various materials); b) the final project (drawings and report); c) the theoretical and methodological skill achieved (oral), the analysis of historic aspects (oral). The exam is passed only if the student obtains a positive mark in at least three of these aspects.
Gli studenti e le studentesse con disabilitÓ o con Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA), oltre alla segnalazione tramite procedura informatizzata, sono invitati a comunicare anche direttamente al/la docente titolare dell'insegnamento, con un preavviso non inferiore ad una settimana dall'avvio della sessione d'esame, gli strumenti compensativi concordati con l'UnitÓ Special Needs, al fine di permettere al/la docente la declinazione pi¨ idonea in riferimento alla specifica tipologia di esame.
Exam: Compulsory oral exam; Group graphic design project; Group essay; Group project;
The frequency of the course is a condition to positively develop the planned activities. Knowledge gained shall be verified through the discussion of the required schoolworks. Students carry out the exam individually even if working within a group. The final evaluation will be composed by four different assessments related to four different aspects equally contributing to the composition of the final mark. They concern a) the work done during the semester (various materials); b) the final project (drawings and report); c) the theoretical and methodological skill achieved (oral), the analysis of historic aspects (oral). The exam is passed only if the student obtains a positive mark in at least three of these aspects.
In addition to the message sent by the online system, students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) are invited to directly inform the professor in charge of the course about the special arrangements for the exam that have been agreed with the Special Needs Unit. The professor has to be informed at least one week before the beginning of the examination session in order to provide students with the most suitable arrangements for each specific type of exam.
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