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PORTALE DELLA DIDATTICA

Economic evaluation of projects

01VOVPQ

A.A. 2021/22

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Architettura Costruzione Citta' - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 20
Esercitazioni in aula 40
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
D'Acci Luca Professore Associato ICAR/22 20 0 0 0 2
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ICAR/22 6 B - Caratterizzanti Discipline estimative per l'architettura e l'urbanistica
Valutazione CPD 2021/22
2021/22
This course discusses the interdisciplinary process behind the complex judgments and calculations of values and costs from a comprehensive perspective. It is built upon the epistemological distinction between Valuation – an estimation of something's worth – versus Evaluation – an assessment, a summary of a certain situation. Making assessments in our transforming world is becoming a priority, and holistic judgments far-sightedly merging economics, psychosocial and environmental aspects are becoming wise obligations. After an introductory overview of various disciplines involved, a theoretical and practical methodologies toolkit is provided with a focus on urban applications and sustainability.
This course discusses the interdisciplinary process behind the complex judgments and calculations of values and costs from a comprehensive perspective. It is built upon the epistemological distinction between Valuation – an estimation of something's worth – versus Evaluation – an assessment, a summary of a certain situation. Making assessments in our transforming world is becoming a priority, and holistic judgments far-sightedly merging economics, psychosocial and environmental aspects are becoming wise obligations. After an introductory overview of various disciplines involved, a theoretical and practical methodologies toolkit is provided with a focus on urban applications and sustainability.
Knowledge: You will acquire knowledge in the domains described in the course topics section. Specific attention will be dedicated to develop a multidisciplinary, although introductory, knowledge to face evaluations under the sustainability umbrella and at multiscale levels of analysis. It will be promoted a type of deep understanding and replicability of concepts rather than a mnemonic learning. Autonomy in learning will also be emphasised, to provide self-directed learners, independent and confident, with a questioning spirit. The course will be conducted in a way to offer learning outcomes enabling professional applications as well as academic-research oriented knowledge. I use a “Systematic approach” which emphasises the outcomes to be achieved rather than the content to be imparted: a learner-centred approach rather than teacher knowledge-based. It was Herbert George Wells who said: “You have learned something. That always feels at first as if you had lost something.” This losing feeling, confusion, is what some students could feel when reaching the right dimension of something new just happened to their vision and learning experience. A “confusion” feeling might happen because the underlying schemata are changing: learning of a higher order. This course will follow the constructivism approach according to which learning is not just adding, but changing information, a continuous amending of previous mental structures, an individual transformation. A main learning goal of this course teaching method is also to help students reaching what Bigg (1999), in his cognitive learning domain list, calls “extended abstract”, the highest and most wanted learning goal happening when a coherent whole is conceptualised at a high level of abstraction and applied to new or wider contexts. When this happens, a breakthrough has been made and your way to think about the issue changes. Abilities: - to multidisciplinary link knowledge from different disciplines about evaluations; - to assess the viability-sustainability of urban projects from a long-term and holistic perspective; - to conduct/understand critical updated academic state-of-the-art; - to merge academic knowledge with applications; - to search, understand and create knowledge
Knowledge: You will acquire knowledge in the domains described in the course topics section. It will be promoted a type of deep understanding and replicability of concepts rather than a mnemonic learning. Autonomy in learning will also be emphasised, to provide self-directed learners, independent and confident, with a questioning spirit. The course will be conducted in a way to offer learning outcomes enabling professional applications as well as academic-research oriented knowledge. I use a “Systematic approach” which emphasises the outcomes to be achieved rather than the content to be imparted: a learner-centred approach rather than teacher knowledge-based. It was Herbert George Wells who said: “You have learned something. That always feels at first as if you had lost something.” This losing feeling, confusion, is what some students could feel when reaching the right dimension of something new just happened to their vision and learning experience. A “confusion” feeling might happen because the underlying schemata are changing: learning of a higher order. This course will follow the constructivism approach according to which learning is not just adding, but changing information, a continuous amending of previous mental structures, an individual transformation. A main learning goal of this course teaching method is also to help students reaching what Bigg (1999), in his cognitive learning domain list, calls “extended abstract”, the highest and most wanted learning goal happening when a coherent whole is conceptualised at a high level of abstraction and applied to new or wider contexts. When this happens, a breakthrough has been made and your way to think about the issue changes. Abilities: - to multidisciplinary link knowledge from different disciplines about evaluations; - to assess the viability-sustainability of urban projects from a long-term and holistic perspective; - to conduct/understand critical updated academic state-of-the-art; - to merge academic knowledge with applications; - to search, understand and create knowledge
The course does not consider any prerequisites.
The course does not consider any prerequisites.
The program of the course is articulated according to the following macro-themes: - Landscape economic evaluations - Sustainable land use investment projects - Integrated landscape investment projects - Investments return - Complexity - Decision-making - Multi-criteria analysis - Valuations & evaluations - Theories of values - Evaluation methods & applications - Monetary/non-monetary based techniques - Economics/Psychosocial/Environmental evaluations of investments - Case studies: international new urban developments’ evaluation
The program of the course is articulated according to the following macro-themes: - Landscape economic evaluations - Sustainable land use investment projects - Integrated landscape investment projects - Investments return - Complexity - Decision-making - Multi-criteria analysis - Valuations & evaluations - Theories of values - Evaluation methods & applications - Monetary/non-monetary based techniques - Economics/Psychosocial/Environmental evaluations of investments - Case studies: international new urban developments’ evaluation
A number of workshops, individual/group presentations and exercises will regularly occur and be evaluated, together with a final assignment, for the final exam mark. The course will alternate theoretical lectures from the teacher and interactive discussions with students as well as student’s presentations of subjects voluntarily chosen or, if necessary, given. I provide a succession of step by step notions but with a constant big picture view, often with analogies not that obvious or linear, with the ambition to stimulating students’ minds and a creative reasoning. This course-teaching structure would try to accommodate a variety of student typologies that a usual classroom might have: activists (liking challenges, new experiences, excitement, freedom), reflectors (they need time, prefer structure and details), theorists (they like to stretch their intellects), pragmatists (practically based, immediately relevant learning activities). It would stimulate a deep approach (understand and seek meanings, relate knowledge with experience, critically evaluating, full engagements with dominant themes and understanding of the contributing arguments) rather than superficial (parrot memorisation, fail to identify the dominant themes and underling arguments because of only aiming to remember the flat landscape of information and pass the exam). Lectures are designed in a way to privilege to think, act, innovate, create. How to structure (recall, combine, synthesizes, extrapolate) info and use it (apply this info in an innovative and creative way). It will use a variation of teaching methods to involve various student attitudes and personalities, possibly stimulating interest, attention, participation and motivations, and it will have fair assessments accurately valuated.
A number of workshops, individual/group presentations and exercises will regularly occur and be evaluated, together with a final assignment, for the final exam mark. The course will alternate theoretical lectures from the teacher and interactive discussions with students as well as student’s presentations of subjects voluntarily chosen or, if necessary, given. Specific attention will be dedicated to develop a multidisciplinary, although introductory, knowledge to face evaluations under the sustainability umbrella and at multiscale levels of analysis. I provide a succession of step by step notions but with a constant big picture view, often with analogies not that obvious or linear, with the ambition to stimulating students’ minds and a creative reasoning. This course-teaching structure would try to accommodate a variety of student typologies that a usual classroom might have: activists (liking challenges, new experiences, excitement, freedom), reflectors (they need time, prefer structure and details), theorists (they like to stretch their intellects), pragmatists (practically based, immediately relevant learning activities). It would stimulate a deep approach (understand and seek meanings, relate knowledge with experience, critically evaluating, full engagements with dominant themes and understanding of the contributing arguments) rather than superficial (parrot memorisation, fail to identify the dominant themes and underling arguments because of only aiming to remember the flat landscape of information and pass the exam). Lectures are designed in a way to privilege to think, act, innovate, create. How to structure (recall, combine, synthesizes, extrapolate) info and use it (apply this info in an innovative and creative way). It will use a variation of teaching methods to involve various student attitudes and personalities, possibly stimulating interest, attention, participation and motivations, and it will have fair assessments accurately valuated.
Papers, bibliography, slides and notes will be shared in the portale della didattica and their relevant parts discussed in class.
Papers, bibliography, slides and notes will be regularly shared in the portale della didattica and their relevant parts discussed in class.
Modalità di esame: Elaborato scritto individuale; Elaborato scritto prodotto in gruppo;
Exam: Individual essay; Group essay;
Exam: individual essay + exercises delivery
Gli studenti e le studentesse con disabilità 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'Unità Special Needs, al fine di permettere al/la docente la declinazione più idonea in riferimento alla specifica tipologia di esame.
Exam: Individual essay; Group essay;
Exam: individual essay (50%) + exercises delivery (50%) The individual essay is a 700 (minimum) - 1000 (maximum) words paper that you will write (open book exam and unlimited time) on a chosen or given topic among the ones discussed in the lectures. It will test the capacity of your own in depth study and in depth understanding of concepts and research outputs (especially the methodologies, the results and their real-word implications) visible in the way how you will describe the state-of-the-art. It will also test your critical-creative analysis and evaluation of the academic articles (from indexed journals only, between 5 and 15, within which and at least 5 from the last 10 years) to be comparatively discussed. The exercises will occur partially in class partially at home within the teaching duration and will test your capacity to apply the concepts and methods learnt during the lectures and via the related material indicated. More information will be timely shared via the "avvisi" on the portale della didattica. The "lode" can be given if, apart from having the grade of 30 for each assignment, an outstanding understanding of concepts, an excellent control of the theoretical literature and tools, a creative link across disciplines and areas, and an appropriate academic language is manifested.
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.
Modalità di esame: Elaborato scritto individuale; Elaborato scritto prodotto in gruppo;
Exam: individual essay + exercises delivery
Exam: Individual essay; Group essay;
Exam: individual essay (50%) + exercises delivery (50%) The individual essay is a 700 (minimum) - 1000 (maximum) words paper that you will write (open book exam and unlimited time) on a chosen or given topic among the ones discussed in the lectures. It will test the capacity of your own in depth study and in depth understanding of concepts and research outputs (especially the methodologies, the results and their real-word implications) visible in the way how you will describe the state-of-the-art. It will also test your critical-creative analysis and evaluation of the academic articles (from indexed journals only, between 5 and 15, within which and at least 5 from the last 10 years) to be comparatively discussed. The exercises will occur partially in class partially at home within the teaching duration and will test your capacity to apply the concepts and methods learnt during the lectures and via the related material indicated. More information will be timely shared via the "avvisi" on the portale della didattica. The "lode" can be given if, apart from having the grade of 30 for each assignment, an outstanding understanding of concepts, an excellent control of the theoretical literature and tools, a creative link across disciplines and areas, and an appropriate academic language is manifested.
Modalità di esame: Elaborato scritto individuale; Elaborato scritto prodotto in gruppo;
Exam: individual essay + exercises delivery
Exam: Individual essay; Group essay;
Exam: individual essay (50%) + exercises delivery (50%) The individual essay is a 700 (minimum) - 1000 (maximum) words paper that you will write (open book exam and unlimited time) on a chosen or given topic among the ones discussed in the lectures. It will test the capacity of your own in depth study and in depth understanding of concepts and research outputs (especially the methodologies, the results and their real-word implications) visible in the way how you will describe the state-of-the-art. It will also test your critical-creative analysis and evaluation of the academic articles (from indexed journals only, between 5 and 15, within which and at least 5 from the last 10 years) to be comparatively discussed. The exercises will occur partially in class partially at home within the teaching duration and will test your capacity to apply the concepts and methods learnt during the lectures and via the related material indicated. More information will be timely shared via the "avvisi" on the portale della didattica. The "lode" can be given if, apart from having the grade of 30 for each assignment, an outstanding understanding of concepts, an excellent control of the theoretical literature and tools, a creative link across disciplines and areas, and an appropriate academic language is manifested.
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