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GREEN AREAS AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN, Laurea Magistrale (Master of science-level of the Bologna process)
Academic Year 2017/18
Collegio di Pianificazione e Progettazione
Program duration: 2 years
Reference Faculty
ROSSIGNOLO CRISTIANA   (per informazioni contattare la prof.ssa Adriana Ghersi, aghersi@arch.unige.it)
Program held in Italian
 Educational objectives

The programme takes into account the transversal nature of the contemporary landscape framework, with regard to the project dimensions, enhancement of local identities, social purpose and sustainability of the project, and the use of ecology as a tool for interpreting the complexity of the landscape and how it ¿works¿. To this end, the Faculty of Architecture of the Università di Genova, the School of Architecture of the Politecnico di Torino,... More...

The programme takes into account the transversal nature of the contemporary landscape framework, with regard to the project dimensions, enhancement of local identities, social purpose and sustainability of the project, and the use of ecology as a tool for interpreting the complexity of the landscape and how it ¿works¿.

To this end, the Faculty of Architecture of the Università di Genova, the School of Architecture of the Politecnico di Torino, and the Faculties of Agriculture of Università di Milano and Università di Torino seek to become a point of reference in the training panorama at national level, recognising the contributions of those universities that for years have been actively engaged in the landscape field, and bringing together the educational contributions of agricultural science with those of architecture to offer quality training that emphases the areas of concentration of each faculty or school:
- Faculty of Architecture of Genova: the study of landscape evolution, landscape analysis and appraisal, landscape design, reclamation and enhancement of cultural landscapes, preservation of historical sites, and landscape ecology;
- Faculty of Agriculture of Milan: planning for rural areas; restoration and rehabilitation of natural and degraded areas; urban green spaces and greenways; environmental economics; geobotanical, vegetation and agricultural analysis for purposes of landscape design; surveying; systems of representation and materials for green areas;
- II Faculty of Architecture at Politecnico di Torino: history of the garden and landscape, restoration of historic gardens, urban environmental design, landscape planning, perceptive analysis of landscape and fundamentals and theory of landscape architecture;
- Faculty of Agriculture of Torino: analysis of agricultural landscapes in their diverse biocultural components, landscape ecology, science and proper use of ornamental plants, management and maintenance of green areas with particular reference to phytosanitary concerns, management of urban ground, installation and maintenance of sports and recreational turf, planting and management of trees, environmental regulation, surveying and informatic design tools.
The training will consist of monodisciplinary lectures, multidisciplinary workshops, integrated courses, intensive workshops and seminars, visits to professional firms, internships and/or stages in Italy and abroad, with a focus on integration between disciplines.
Theoretical instruction will provide the foundation for analysis and understanding of landscape systems, landscape design and management at different scales, history and restoration of historic gardens.
The ateliers, providing practical experience in areas chosen and shared by the faculties involved, will be targeted to teaching students to apply appropriate design methodologies in all their complexity, and propose solutions using traditional and/or innovative tools.
Some activities will be organised locally by individual faculties, while others will involve more than one faculty.

 Career opportunities

The Study program qualifies the following professional profile/s: Roles and skills:
The program prepares students to become "Landscape Architects" (Paesaggista), in accordance with Decree of the President of the Republic DPR328 / 2001 and enrolled in the Section A, sector c list (Paesaggistica) of the national Association of Architects, Planners, Landscapers and Conservationists (OAPPC, Ordine degli Architetti, Pianificatori, Paesaggisti e Conservatori in Italian).
The Master’s degree programs in Class LM-3, "Landscape architecture," enable graduates to access the professional qualification State exam (Esame di Stato) to be officially qualified and enrolled in the aforementioned Association.
Furthermore, the Master’s degree program in Class LM 3 also allows access to the State qualification exam to be enrolled in the Association of Doctors in Agronomy and Forestry (Ordine dei Dottori Agronomi e Dottori Forestali, in Italian)
Roles and skills:
Freelance landscape architect (role a, b, c);
Freelance landscape planner (role d, e);
Freelance consultant (role f, g, h, i);
Landscape Officer or Manager in Public Business Administration (role l);
Landscape architect or Manager in private Landscape design and/or promotion firms (role m);
Landscape architect, researcher in Public or private organisations (role n).
Below a description of the identified roles and their areas of competence, for which an in-depth knowledge is required.

Role (a): the design of gardens and parks, and legal framework (DL = legislative decree);
- Skills: legal framework; botanical and agronomic characteristics of ornamental plants; their dynamic evolution and maintenance; cultural and architectural contexts of gardens and parks.
Role (b): restoration of historic parks and gardens, excluding their built components;
- Skills: Law n. 364 dated 06.20.1909; history of gardens and parks; documentary and cartographic archive analysis, methods and tools; restoration methods of historical gardens; botany and pathology of ornamental plants and their rehabilitation methods and maintenance.
Role (c): design of elements, belonging to landscapes and agricultural, forestry and environmental systems;
- Skills: sector legal framework; Italian agricultural and forestry systems and their environmental implications; analytical and intervention methods and tools for the rationalization of the systems.
Role (d): drawing of landscape plans;
- Skills: national and regional legislation on landscape plans; methods and tools for the analysis and transformation of the relationship between natural and built environments.
Role (e): member of the Municipality commissions on landscapes (Ministerial Decree 42/2004 and subsequent amendments);
- Skills: legal framework; procedures and tools of the Italian urban planning legislation and landscape design methods and tools, on different scales.
Role (f): consulting in the areas of crop and forestry production, agritoursim and rural tourism, the defence of the rural and natural environment, rural land planning;
- Skills: legislation and methodology in their respective sectors: geographical, cultural and social.
Role (g): survey activities;
- Skills: legislation and methodologies relating to territorial and rural surveys.
Role (h): land registry, topographic and cartographic activities;
- Skills: surveying methods and tools and mapping of the territory; land registry legislation.
Role (i): quality certification of crop and forestry production, environmental certification of landscape interventions;
- Skills: quality systems and legislation on environmental evaluation and certification in the agricultural and forestry sectors; legislation on environmental impact assessment of landscape territorial transformations.
Role (l): coordination and management of activities related to the requirements and tasks provided by the European Landscape Convention (Law dated 01.09.2006) and by the Code of Cultural Heritage and Landscape (Ministerial Decree 42/2004 an subsequent amendments).
- Skills: sector rules and legislation; methods and instruments for cultural, architectural and landscape preservation; functioning of related public institutions.
Role (m): coordination and management of design projects and consultancy activities, on the conservation and transformation of landscapes;
- Skills: national and European legislation on landscapes; methods and tools for landscape intervention; management and strategic planning.
Role (n): conduct and/or coordination of landscape research activities;
- Skills: scientific issues related to the protection of the environment and landscape, mitigation of negative impacts caused by human activities and preservation and enhancement of the architectural and environmental heritage; dynamics of agricultural and forest ecosystems; methods and tools against desertification and for the conservation and enhancement of plant, animal and micro-organism biodiversity.

Qualifications for further studies Knowledge required to continue studies

Expected learning outcomes

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