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Urban planning

03OUDLU

A.A. 2018/19

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Architettura (Architecture) - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 64
Esercitazioni in aula 16
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Artuso Mario Docente esterno e/o collaboratore   64 16 0 0 1
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ICAR/21 8 B - Caratterizzanti Progettazione urbanistica e pianificazione territoriale
Valutazione CPD 2018/19
2018/19
General aim of the course is to provide individual awareness of the urban planning in its cultural and technical contents, as well as in the relationships that the discipline has with the project design. The course therefore aims at understanding the descriptive, interpretative and planning character of urban planning. The course consists of two major themes: 1. The design approach, that is the system of relationships between urban planning and design practice; 2. The ability to relate with urban spaces through the knowledge of demographic, economic, sociological, environmental, geographical, regulatory and procedural requirements in urban planning.
General aim of the course is to provide individual awareness of the urban planning in its cultural and technical contents, as well as in the relationships that the discipline has with the project design. The course therefore aims at understanding the descriptive, interpretative and planning character of urban planning. The course consists of two major themes: 1. The design approach, that is the system of relationships between urban planning and design practice; 2. The ability to relate with urban spaces through the knowledge of demographic, economic, sociological, environmental, geographical, regulatory and procedural requirements in urban planning.
At the end of the course students are expected to know the importance and contents of planning tools and their relationships with architectural projects; as well as to be able to understand the urban planning relationships with important issues concerning the urban space and the population, such as for instance urban and spatial inequalities, social and economic issues, environmental and energy planning. This process will be supported by readings and discussions accompanying the course’s lectures. More in detail, every student will have to be able: - to know and manage the main urban dynamics in human settlements, such as, for instance, population density, land use management, place and size of community services, infrastructure networks and urban road systems; - to know and manage how to use the urban planning techniques and tools needed to produce a project; - to have knowledge of the traditions of modern and contemporary urban planning; - to have knowledge about the significant role of urban planning in relation to important social and economic issues; - to know the technical representation rules and the role of the legal basis in urban planning. Studio exercise will focus the relationships between urban planning and design at the different geographical scales.
At the end of the course students are expected to know the importance and contents of planning tools and their relationships with architectural projects; as well as to be able to understand the urban planning relationships with important issues concerning the urban space and the population, such as for instance urban and spatial inequalities, social and economic issues, environmental and energy planning. This process will be supported by readings and discussions accompanying the course’s lectures. More in detail, every student will have to be able: - to know and manage the main urban dynamics in human settlements, such as, for instance, population density, land use management, place and size of community services, infrastructure networks and urban road systems; - to know and manage how to use the urban planning techniques and tools needed to produce a project; - to have knowledge of the traditions of modern and contemporary urban planning; - to have knowledge about the significant role of urban planning in relation to important social and economic issues; - to know the technical representation rules and the role of the legal basis in urban planning. Studio exercise will focus the relationships between urban planning and design at the different geographical scales.
Students are expected to have passed the examinations of the Architecture and Urban Planning Labs of the first year.
Students are expected to have passed the examinations of the Architecture and Urban Planning Labs of the first year.
The course is organised in four topics. Topic 1: Urban Planning. An overview. The need and the specific concerns of planning. Relationships between urban planning and demography, the economy, the environment, the sociology. Urban governance, planning and policies. The organization of planning institutions. The planning tools, the urban comprehensive plans: scales, geographical and analytical references. Contents and relations of urban planning with urban design and architecture. Topic 2: Analysis of significant plans Main contents of important planning experiences in European history and in recent urban plans. Their effects on city planning modernization and relationships with the topics covered in Section 1 Topic 3: Tools and techniques for analysing urban planning instruments and relations with the architectural project. Basic technical notions that link urban planning to architectural design. Technical knowledge of urban planning is necessary as an essential prerequisite for the project activities that will follow in the academic path. Topic 4: Topics that are currently the subject of important international scientific debate on Urban Planning. With the support of a detailed bibliographic references, significant issues such as right, responsibility and equity in land use planning are considered according to their environmental, geographic and social implications, highlighting the role of urban planning in the governance of the urbanization process. These topics are dealt with the support of specific readings, and with references to both Italian, European and international case studies. Lessons and readings discussed in class are summarized by brief technical sheets by the students.
The course is organised in four topics. Topic 1: Urban Planning. An overview. The need and the specific concerns of planning. Relationships between urban planning and demography, the economy, the environment, the sociology. Urban governance, planning and policies. The organization of planning institutions. The planning tools, the urban comprehensive plans: scales, geographical and analytical references. Contents and relations of urban planning with urban design and architecture. Topic 2: Analysis of significant plans Main contents of important planning experiences in European history and in recent urban plans. Their effects on city planning modernization and relationships with the topics covered in Section 1 Topic 3: Tools and techniques for analysing urban planning instruments and relations with the architectural project. Basic technical notions that link urban planning to architectural design. Technical knowledge of urban planning is necessary as an essential prerequisite for the project activities that will follow in the academic path. Topic 4: Topics that are currently the subject of important international scientific debate on Urban Planning. With the support of a detailed bibliographic references, significant issues such as right, responsibility and equity in land use planning are considered according to their environmental, geographic and social implications, highlighting the role of urban planning in the governance of the urbanization process. These topics are dealt with the support of specific readings, and with references to both Italian, European and international case studies. Lessons and readings discussed in class are summarized by brief technical sheets by the students.
The course structure consists of lectures and exercises. The lectures deal in detail with the topics described in the previous point and, each lesson, ends with a review of the main contents. The exercises include both exercises that will be carried out in the classroom, and in-depth sheets on specific topics. Each student will be asked from the beginning of the course to collect technical exercises, research cards and reading sheets in a written Report that will be subject to periodic checks during the course and will be an official document that each student produces at the end of the course. The structure of the course includes an alternation between lectures and exercises, so that each student, at the end of a cycle of lectures is able to verify their level of learning through an exercise. These exercises are sometimes carried out individually and sometimes they can be carried out in groups of no more than three students. Lectures and exercises are supported by discussions in the classroom of scientific references and significant technical documents.
The course structure consists of lectures and exercises. The lectures deal in detail with the topics described in the previous point and, each lesson, ends with a review of the main contents. The exercises include both exercises that will be carried out in the classroom, and in-depth sheets on specific topics. Each student will be asked from the beginning of the course to collect technical exercises, research cards and reading sheets in a written Report that will be subject to periodic checks during the course and will be an official document that each student produces at the end of the course. The structure of the course includes an alternation between lectures and exercises, so that each student, at the end of a cycle of lectures is able to verify their level of learning through an exercise. These exercises are sometimes carried out individually and sometimes they can be carried out in groups of no more than three students. Lectures and exercises are supported by discussions in the classroom of scientific references and significant technical documents.
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. Bianchetti C., Cogato Lanza E., Kërçuku A., Sampieri A, Voghera A. (2015), Territories in crisis. Architecture and urbanism facing changes in Europe, Jovis, Berlin, Farr Douglas. (2018), Sustainable nations, urban patterns for the future, Wiley, Hoboken New Jersey. 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. Hall Peter. (1996), Cities of tomorrow, an intellectual history of urban planning and design in the twentieth century, update edition, Blackwell, Oxford. 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. Martín-Ramos, A. (2012), ‘The Cerda effect on city modernization’, Town Planning Review, 83, 695-716. Soja Edward W. (2010), Seeking spatial justice, University of Minnesota press, Minneapolis. Soria y Puig, a. (1995), ‘Ildefonso Cerda’s general theory of urbanization’, Town Planning Review, 66, 15–39.
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. Bianchetti C., Cogato Lanza E., Kërçuku A., Sampieri A, Voghera A. (2015), Territories in crisis. Architecture and urbanism facing changes in Europe, Jovis, Berlin, Farr Douglas. (2018), Sustainable nations, urban patterns for the future, Wiley, Hoboken New Jersey. 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. Hall Peter. (1996), Cities of tomorrow, an intellectual history of urban planning and design in the twentieth century, update edition, Blackwell, Oxford. 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. Martín-Ramos, A. (2012), ‘The Cerda effect on city modernization’, Town Planning Review, 83, 695-716. Soja Edward W. (2010), Seeking spatial justice, University of Minnesota press, Minneapolis. Soria y Puig, a. (1995), ‘Ildefonso Cerda’s general theory of urbanization’, Town Planning Review, 66, 15–39.
Modalità di esame: Prova scritta (in aula); Elaborato scritto individuale; Elaborato scritto prodotto in gruppo;
Exam: Written test; Individual essay; Group essay;
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: Written test; Individual essay; Group essay;
The final exam includes: 1. Individual exercise to verify the technical skills acquired during the course. 2. Interview on the issues dealt in the several topics covered by the course. 3. Examination and verification of the Report produced during the course. The Report will be checked during the course and must be produced on paper. It can be drawn up individually or to groups of no more than three students. The final grade takes into account in equal parts of the points 1.,2., 3. Importance is given to the precision and order in which the exam is expressed, the documents are prepared and the concepts are described. The Report must be precise, ordered and prepared according to professional rules (indexes, bibliographies, references in note etc.).
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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