SPS/10 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff


Course Structure

Teaching will focus on lectures, seminars on some specific topics, research case studies and possibly the development of individual and / or group projects. Over at the oral exposition of the topics dealt with, during the course the teacher will make use of IT and audiovisual supports.

Detailed Course Content

We intend to provide students with the interpretative and methodological tools useful for the analysis of the most recent transformations of urban systems in their economic, political, symbolic-cultural and physical-environmental dimensions. Through the main theoretical approaches to the study of the urban phenomenon and the focusing of the characters that takes the evolution of the urban phenomenon in the history of the development of societies, the course will aim to stimulate the students' reflection and ability to criticize theories and above all on the practices of modern urban transformations, trying to encourage the sensitivity necessary to identify the problems that characterize today's societies and to hypothesize useful projects to face them.

Textbook Information

A. MELA, Sociologia delle città, Carocci editore, Roma, 2006, pp. 15-144.

C. COLLOCA, “ Urbanesimo”, in G. BETTIN LATTES e L. RAFFINI (a cura di), Manuale di sociologia, Cedam, Padova, Vol. II, 2011, pp. 867-905.

G. AMENDOLA, Sguardi sulla città moderna. Narrazioni e rappresentazioni di urbanisti, sociologi, scrittori e artisti, Dedalo, Bari, 2019.

A. MELA, Sociologia delle città, Carocci editore, Roma, 2006, pp. 145-249.

A. MELA, “Il tema dello sprawl e l’ottica della sostenibilità”, in G. NUVOLATI e F. PISELLI, La città: bisogni, desideri, diritti. La città diļ¬€usa: stili di vita e popolazioni metropolitane, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2009, pp. 37-50.

L. DAVICO, A. MELA, L. STARICCO, Città sostenibili. Una prospettiva sociologica, Carocci editore, Roma, 2009, pp. 87-119.

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