TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING

ICAR/20 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff

MAURIZIO SPINA
Email: mspina@dau.unict.it
Office: DAU
Phone: 095 7382535
Office Hours: mercoledi 11,00 - 14,00


Learning Objectives

BJECTIVES / COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to provide students with the tools for a historical and evolutionary interpretation of planning processes (theory), but also to stimulate the understanding of traditional and innovative planning instruments and the study of different experiences. In particular the knowledge of the main regulatory and cultural references is directed to an town and territorial analysis that sees in the presence of the cultural heritage and environment a key element for the town planning (the means). Finally, the knowledge gained will be compared with an experience of research and in-depth analysis of a topic, chosen from those related to urban planning or among those inherent to transversal themes that give different contributions to the discipline itself (the document).

 

The path, for educational purposes, will be directed to confirm the cultural attitude had towards the area and environment to trace a logic development which, based on past experience, find a stable definition in the contemporary design; this will enable, through the use of planning instruments, an assessment of the various models and methods found in the study of the territory engineering.

A particular attention will be given to anything related to the "scientific apparatus":

● The bibliographic review with the section of belonging - to detect the sensitivities compared to a topic in a given historical period;

● the specific bibliography on the subject;

● magazines, essays and articles;

● comment on some books considered relevant for the topic;

● students’ bio-bibliographical notes crossing, in addition to the works and life, the themes that have characterized their studies and their historical position.

 

Purpose of the course

The course will provide some knowledge on the territorial aspects, making use of the contributions of the engineering, architecture and urban planning disciplines, but also of horizontal knowledge that can give different interpretations, in order to address the territorial issues having learned a language and theories which then allow to read or anticipate possible scenarios.

For educational purposes, of an engineer experienced in monitoring, evaluation and management of plans and requalification programs, a concise and accurate reconstruction of the concept of territory, through the thought of some intellectuals, to transfer ideas and thoughts on "territorial projects " will be offered.



Detailed Course Content

COURSE PLAN

Course content

The main topics covered in the course include:

theoretical part

• basic knowledge about the nature of urban transformation;

• theoretical foundations of planning action;

the instruments

• the knowledge of the traditional planning instruments and of crisis elements therein, recent innovations and the main experiments conducted;

• national and regional planning legislation;

• the main italian laws and international conventions on the protection and promotion of cultural heritage;

the document

reading and project experimentation of a territory in which the opportunity to make contributions to the discipline, including through transversal knowledge is recognized.

 

Layout, topics and teaching tasks

1. Basic knowledge. Content and language.

1.1. «Prefazione - Introduzione di Patrick Geddes - 1915 - Riepilogo e conclusioni». Geddes

1.2. «L’idea di città - Nomenclatura essenziale - Definizione di urbanistica - Definizione di città: Verso una scienza urbana - Definizione geografico-urbanistica della città - Definizioni storico-sociologiche della città - Lo “spazio urbano”: Mondo arcaico - Antiche civiltà urbane - La città medievale - La città rinascimentale - La città barocca - Disintegrazione dello spazio urbano - Riscoperta, analisi e ricomposizione dello spazio urbano - Utopisti moderni - La pianificazione urbanistica: L’esperienza razionalista e il piano di Amsterdam - Verso una nuova concezione - Dall’urbanistica tecnica alla pianificazione continua - Aspetti giuridici ed economici della pianificazione urbanistica - Problemi e prospettive: Dati di base per una contabilità urbanistica - Problemi specifici: a) Quartieri residenziali - b) Centri storici e rinnovamento urbano - c) Il traffico veicolare - d) Zone industriali attrezzate - e) Attrezzature per il tempo libero - Piani per il futuro.». Astengo

1.3. «Per comprendere i termini elementari relativi al territorio e alle sue componenti, agli attori, soprattutto istituzionali, e agli strumenti principali impiegati per pianificare, programmare, progettare, effettuare le trasformazioni territoriali.». Salzano

 

2.2.1. Relazioni tra la struttura della città e le principali vie di comunicazione; 2.2.2. Trasporto ed assetto territoriale; 2.2.3. Evoluzione del concetto di mobilità.

2. Anthropic and natural.

2.1.1. Il riconoscimento della forma ed i contenuti del paesaggio urbano.

2.2.1. I principi teorici e metodologici della pianificazione “ecocentrica”

2.3 1. Sul Patrimonio Culturale; 3.3.2. L’armatura culturale come risorsa.

2.4.1. Sul rapporto tra la mobilità e l’assetto urbano-territoriale.

2.5.1. Sulla storia e l’evoluzione del verde in città; 3.5.2. Il significato del verde nella città contemporanea

3. History, geography and analysis of the territory.

3.1.1. Sulla complessità territoriale; 3.1.2. Le risorse fisiche; 3.1.3. I contenuti ed i riferimenti per una pianificazione ambientale.

 

Classes will be supported by projections of videos, slides and photo tracing papers, for an easier understanding and verification of theories with respect to their application; Sufficient time and space will be dedicated to participants to gather their questions and clarifications with respect to the subject matter will be given.

Individual and group exercises, will be directed to compose and verify the learning of elements of knowledge on projects and / or documents that transform and synthesize theories in applications.

The seminars. Study meetings with some of the authors of the texts recommended in the bibliography or specialists on selected topics will be organized, in order to obtain a further incentive for some in-depth analysis and a direct comparison with those who have offered a contribution to the learning advancement.

The individual examination consists of the discussion of the topics covered during theorical classes and presentation and exhibition of works produced under the applied exercises that are an integral part of the course.

The bibliographical references exactley correspond to the three parts of the program and together represent a study itinerary for the comprehension and study of certain areas (including the main ones) that affect urban planning and technical planning.



Textbook Information

COURSE PLAN

Course content

The main topics covered in the course include:

theoretical part

• basic knowledge about the nature of urban transformation;

• theoretical foundations of planning action;

the instruments

• the knowledge of the traditional planning instruments and of crisis elements therein, recent innovations and the main experiments conducted;

• national and regional planning legislation;

• the main italian laws and international conventions on the protection and promotion of cultural heritage;

the document

reading and project experimentation of a territory in which the opportunity to make contributions to the discipline, including through transversal knowledge is recognized.

 

Layout, topics and teaching tasks

1. Basic knowledge. Content and language.

1.1. «Prefazione - Introduzione di Patrick Geddes - 1915 - Riepilogo e conclusioni». Geddes

1.2. «L’idea di città - Nomenclatura essenziale - Definizione di urbanistica - Definizione di città: Verso una scienza urbana - Definizione geografico-urbanistica della città - Definizioni storico-sociologiche della città - Lo “spazio urbano”: Mondo arcaico - Antiche civiltà urbane - La città medievale - La città rinascimentale - La città barocca - Disintegrazione dello spazio urbano - Riscoperta, analisi e ricomposizione dello spazio urbano - Utopisti moderni - La pianificazione urbanistica: L’esperienza razionalista e il piano di Amsterdam - Verso una nuova concezione - Dall’urbanistica tecnica alla pianificazione continua - Aspetti giuridici ed economici della pianificazione urbanistica - Problemi e prospettive: Dati di base per una contabilità urbanistica - Problemi specifici: a) Quartieri residenziali - b) Centri storici e rinnovamento urbano - c) Il traffico veicolare - d) Zone industriali attrezzate - e) Attrezzature per il tempo libero - Piani per il futuro.». Astengo

1.3. «Per comprendere i termini elementari relativi al territorio e alle sue componenti, agli attori, soprattutto istituzionali, e agli strumenti principali impiegati per pianificare, programmare, progettare, effettuare le trasformazioni territoriali.». Salzano

 

2.2.1. Relazioni tra la struttura della città e le principali vie di comunicazione; 2.2.2. Trasporto ed assetto territoriale; 2.2.3. Evoluzione del concetto di mobilità.

2. Anthropic and natural.

2.1.1. Il riconoscimento della forma ed i contenuti del paesaggio urbano.

2.2.1. I principi teorici e metodologici della pianificazione “ecocentrica”

2.3 1. Sul Patrimonio Culturale; 3.3.2. L’armatura culturale come risorsa.

2.4.1. Sul rapporto tra la mobilità e l’assetto urbano-territoriale.

2.5.1. Sulla storia e l’evoluzione del verde in città; 3.5.2. Il significato del verde nella città contemporanea

3. History, geography and analysis of the territory.

3.1.1. Sulla complessità territoriale; 3.1.2. Le risorse fisiche; 3.1.3. I contenuti ed i riferimenti per una pianificazione ambientale.

 

Classes will be supported by projections of videos, slides and photo tracing papers, for an easier understanding and verification of theories with respect to their application; Sufficient time and space will be dedicated to participants to gather their questions and clarifications with respect to the subject matter will be given.

Individual and group exercises, will be directed to compose and verify the learning of elements of knowledge on projects and / or documents that transform and synthesize theories in applications.

The seminars. Study meetings with some of the authors of the texts recommended in the bibliography or specialists on selected topics will be organized, in order to obtain a further incentive for some in-depth analysis and a direct comparison with those who have offered a contribution to the learning advancement.

The individual examination consists of the discussion of the topics covered during theorical classes and presentation and exhibition of works produced under the applied exercises that are an integral part of the course.

The bibliographical references exactley correspond to the three parts of the program and together represent a study itinerary for the comprehension and study of certain areas (including the main ones) that affect urban planning and technical planning.




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