Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2016/17
Atelier: Urban planning A
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Architecture For The Sustainability Design - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Crivello Silvia ORARIO RICEVIMENTO A2 SPS/10 15 25 0 0 2
Voghera Angioletta ORARIO RICEVIMENTO O2 ICAR/21 42 18 0 0 7
SSD CFU Activities Area context
B - Caratterizzanti
B - Caratterizzanti
Progettazione urbanistica e pianificazione territoriale
Discipline economiche, sociali, giuridiche per l'architettura e l'urbanistica
Subject fundamentals

The course aims to form a designer aware of the consequences of projects, at different scales and in different local contexts, for the sustainable management of environmental, economic, social and cultural resources. At the heart of the project is set then the "sustainable" development, in which urban systems have a strategic role. The urban project is characterized as a complex project: the goals are environmental sustainability, social cohesion, economic feasibility, equity distribution, morphological quality. The project will focus then on problems related to urban complexes, in term of land uses and of landscape and environmental resources.
Expected learning outcomes
Students will acquire multiple and specialized concerning:
- The concept of sustainability, in its various meanings and disciplinary evolution;
- The territorial analysis and representation techniques;
- The understanding of the system of signs, meanings and uses that characterize the landscape;
- Knowledge of the social and environmental needs;
- The morphological structure of places, characters and spatial organization of settlements;
- The social and cultural characteristics of local communities, their relationships with natural and built environment;
- The design process at different scales, from the functional and formal point of view and in its relations with the socio-economic and environmental development.
This knowledge is acquired through a system of mono-disciplinary lectures, a joint project on urban case study, seminarial discussions. Students to pass the exam must acquire ability:
- To analyze the quality of the environment and open urbanized spaces, in order to choose strategies and operational tools appropriate to improve citizens' participation;
- To collect, to organize and to interpret data for the territorial and social knowledge and to be able to operate with other professionals;
- To understand and be able to use the planning parameters required for an urban transformation;
- To predict social and environmental impacts and to evaluate the proposed transformations;
- To effectively represent the project.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
The skills and knowledge that the student must have acquired in previous courses will concern: technical elements of urban design, architectural history concepts in order to recognize styles and construction periods, the capacity to assess costs and real estate prices and to understand economic-financial choices, social and economic geography to understand the different settlement areas, system of local distribution of powers, urban sociology and techniques of participation.
The park outside the walls: perception and innovation of the role of the Mandria Regional Natural Park in the territorial context

Moving reflections on the role of protected areas in order to promote the quality of the landscape and biodiversity, and to build sustainable development and the green economy, the Atelier, objectives of the territorial government in need of a strong alliance between policies for nature and territorial policies and landscape.
The project activity is focused on the Herd, part of the protected areas system Ente Regionale Royal Parks; considering the context of the wide and local area strategies (spatial plans and regional and metropolitan landscape, plan area of the park, PRG Communities of the Park Community), student groups will provide input to develop policies, actions and interventions aimed at innovating the perception of the park's role in the context of the territory and to promote socio-economic development. In particular, attention will be paid to the construction of strategies between the system of degraded historical and cultural heritage (historic farmsteads) and territories of excellence (Reggia di Venaria, the Castle, etc.), Among the fruitive activities of the park and activities aimed at green economy in the context, as well as between policies for ecological reticularity and those for the use (networks and pathways), with attention to the redesign of the park entrances. For image innovation and the role of the park as "Company of the territory" it will be necessary reflect on the presence of different activities and not integrated: a gated-residential community and its golf club, the system of agricultural activities, the services for use and the different productive activities (from small businesses to industrial areas, including the still active and incongruous that besieges the park and the Royal Palace).
The goal is to imagine System transformative projects, from large-scale to the urban planning, with attention to the accessibility redesign the park and to the diversification of the tourist area (hotels, camping, etc.) To build new economies.
Delivery modes
The teaching methods include single and multi-disciplinary lectures, with the participation of external invited speakers (technical, public administrators, experts in specific fields, etc.). Visits and guided tours that will help to interpret the project context mainly in the classroom (and, if applicable, in computer labs). We will also verify periodically the design progresses.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
Bibliographical references will be specified during the course by the lecturers and in relation to the specific design needs of the Atelier. In any case, the base material will be available to students for lessons and exercises, through the teaching portal.
Assessment and grading criteria
The frequency of the Atelier is a condition to develop positively the work.
The knowledge will be verified through the discussion of the different documents developed during the course, including any written tests and interviews which shall deal with the theoretical and applied aspects of the different disciplines of the Atelier. The student takes the exam individually within their group. The final evaluation takes into account the individual participation in group work, in relation to the reading skills and critical interpretation of the context under investigation, completeness, correctness and quality of the final project elaborated; the effectiveness of their representation and argumentative clarity the public presentation and discussion of the results. Only students that overcome sufficient judgment in both Atelier disciplines can take part of the exam.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2016/17

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