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TERRITORIAL, URBAN, ENVIRONMENTAL AND LANDSCAPE PLANNING, Laurea Magistrale (Master of science-level of the Bologna process)
Academic Year 2019/20
INTERUNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL AND URBAN STUDIES AND PLANNING
Collegio di Pianificazione e Progettazione
Campus: TORINO
Program duration: 2 years
Class LM-48 Degree: REGIONAL, URBAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING
Reference Faculty
CASSATELLA CLAUDIA   referente.lm.PTU@polito.it
AESOP® Certified program, Association of European Schools of Planning
Certificato AESOP
 Educational objectives

The MSc is organized according to two teaching methods: - Teaching units providing systematic knowledge that builds and expands on the diversity of disciplinary approaches needed; - Multi-disciplinary Studios focusing on the definition of tools for planning at different scales, and simulating, by means of input from various subject areas, the integration of a plurality of viewpoints which is required of planning teams. The UDAs lead to a s... More...

The MSc is organized according to two teaching methods:
- Teaching units providing systematic knowledge that builds and expands on the diversity of disciplinary approaches needed;
- Multi-disciplinary Studios focusing on the definition of tools for planning at different scales, and simulating, by means of input from various subject areas, the integration of a plurality of viewpoints which is required of planning teams. The UDAs lead to a single examination.
TheMSc programme is focused on two central experiences:
- urban planning,
- landscape and territorial planning.

The activities in the first semester are designed to give students a solid background in areas closely related to the formulation of local planning policies: regulatory issues associated with planning activities, urban and regional geography, sociology of the environment, history of territorial heritage. Students must also understand aspects of network and single-point infrastructures concerning energetic, acoustic and environmental issues, and how to integrate these infrastructures into the urban fabric.
In the second semester students will simulate a process for drawing up a plan at the local level, in addition to completing their knowledge in subject areas closely related to the formulation of planning tools, such as transport planning, and gaining a solid understanding of the role of the European Union in urban and territorial policies.
During the third semester, students will gain specific knowledge in the field of land protection and water management, allowing them to address regional and landscape planning issues and interact with specialists. They will also expand their knowledge of policies and processes for territorial and strategic planning, and will simulate a process for drawing up a territorial and landscape plan.
The fourth academic period is wholly dedicated to thesis preparation. Students are given an alternative between a theoretical thesis, or a practical thesis which entails an internship period.

 Career opportunities

The MS forms a " planner " with skills which allow him to assume a role of coordinating project teams engaged in territorial and urban planning, landscape planning activities and development of strategies, policies and projects of urban and territorial transformations. This planner is able to cooperate with experts in diverse disciplines to address the issues of planning at different scales, with a particular attention to the centrality of the... More...

The MS forms a " planner " with skills which allow him to assume a role of coordinating project teams engaged in territorial and urban planning, landscape planning activities and development of strategies, policies and projects of urban and territorial transformations. This planner is able to cooperate with experts in diverse disciplines to address the issues of planning at different scales, with a particular attention to the centrality of the current environmental or sustainability issues - eg. energy question - and issues related to landscape. He/she is able to develop strategies, policies and projects of urban and territorial transformations that have at its center a proper use of local resources and to involve concerned stakeholders (institutional, economic, social ), with the ability to interact with non-experts people too, stimulating their participation .
The labour market for the graduates is primarily made up of local authorities ( municipalities, provinces , regions), municipal companies, engineering companies and professional firms.
Graduates can also pursue free-lance activities and enroll, after passing a state exam, in section A of the professional order of Architetti, pianificatori, paesaggisti e conservatori with the title of “territorial planner”.

The Study program qualifies the following professional profile/s: Roles and skills:
 Planner experienced in the preparation of urban and territorial plans at various scales  - Functions: coordination of project teams working in the field of urban planning;

 
 Planner experienced in the preparation of landscape plans  - Functions: coordination of project teams working in the field of landscape planning;
- Skills: to perform the duties required the planner needs, as well as a deep understanding of the institutional and legislative frameworks and instruments of territorial government, the ability to perform complex analysis in the field of landscape and environment, to coordinate and manage environmental assessment activities, knowledge in the field of soil protection, the ability to communicate and interact with specialists in those fields.
 


Qualifications for further studies Knowledge required to continue studies
The MSc provides the scientific and methodological preparation for a continuation of studies (PhD School).   

 Expected learning outcomes

Graduates must have detailed knowledge on the complex relationships between human activities, physical environment, institutional contexts and social processes that affect the conditions of territorial development. First of all graduates must have an adequate knowledge of the instruments for the government of the territory, the legislative innovations in this field, and related policies, both at the national and EU level. The approach to planni... More...

Graduates must have detailed knowledge on the complex relationships between human activities, physical environment, institutional contexts and social processes that affect the conditions of territorial development.
First of all graduates must have an adequate knowledge of the instruments for the government of the territory, the legislative innovations in this field, and related policies, both at the national and EU level.
The approach to planning the MSc suggests is consistent with the planning process itself which is an integrated process that combines analytical and design activities and different disciplinary perspectives. Graduates must have knowledge in many disciplines that cover both analytical aspects - analysis of historical, geographical, economic, social and territorial contexts- as well as sector planning tools - transport and infrastructure - and their relationship with spatial planning instruments. It is also a multiscale approach: graduates must be able to address the issues of planning at different scales, from local to regional scale. The centrality of the current environmental issue requires a special attention and careful training as far as sustainability issues - energy consumption, soil protection - and landscape themes - landscape planning – are concerned
Graduates are also required to have acquired practical ability to develop activities such as territorial, urban, landscape and environmental planning they will face in professional practice as possible coordinators of project teams.



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