Roberto De Lotto
Marco Luigi Di Tolle
Course name: Urbanistica
Course code: 500158
Degree course: Ingegneria Edile-Architettura
Disciplinary field of science: ICAR/21
The course relates to:
University credits: CFU 12
Course website: n.d.
Specific course objectives
The course aims to make the student gain knowledge about urban discipline’s basis and aims to give executive tools for planning, through the study of territorial transformation processes and of present instrumental and normative resources. The course lasts 180 hours: 60 hours of frontal lesson, 60 hours of practise and 60 hours of laboratory.
The course aims to give rendering models of territorial and urban transformation processes and of relations between these and executive tools finalized to urban action.
City and town planning
In the first part of the course the historical, political, economical and social factors that led urbanization will be highlighted and the tools will be analysed (plans, projects, norms, rules) that urban operators used to orientate territorial transformation processes and urban developments. A short reconstruction of city and city planning discipline development will be performed, where a thematic and critical reading of main plans of nineteenth and twentieth centuries is proposed: particularly, about the first big eighteenth century’s plans, the following aspects will be highlighted: for Paris the “structural” and “executive” ones, for Barcelona the “equalizing” and urban engineering aspects, for Vienna the nexus between plan and project. Then urban utopias are studied and the relationship between functionalism and town’s shape in Modern Movement.
Recent urban transformations in Italy
In the second part of the course, referring particularly to the tendencies of recent urban transformations in Italy and to the new relation forms between operators and territory governing authorities, the lessons will give students the cognitive, interpretative and executive coordinates necessary to face planning problems at the different scales (regional, provincial, municipal) with special attention to problems of mobility, environment and landscape, planning, public and collective space. The reality of Pavia will be deepened in its relation between urban tools’ evolution and city’s development, starting from the first acts at the end of the nineteenth century till the last tools, particularly referring to real Plans’ enforcement.
Some specific themes particularly topical in both national and international territorial and urban context will be developed and deepened:
- Infrastructural system and sustainable mobility: infrastructures’ role in plan policy’s development;
- Environmental plan dimension and integrated management of environment at regional, provincial and municipal scale;
- Environmental Valuation and planning;
- Settling system and collective spaces: liveability in contemporary city.
Course entry requirements
Course structure and teaching
Lectures (hours/year in lecture theatre): 60
Practical class (hours/year in lecture theatre): 60
Practicals / Workshops (hours/year in lecture theatre): 60
Suggested reading materials
R. De Lotto. Città e pianificazione: la tradizione di Pavia e le opportunità per il futuro. Maggioli Editore, Santarcangelo di Romagna, 2008.
V. Erba. Strumenti urbanistici per interventi di qualità. Franco Angeli, Milano, 2001.
G. Morbelli. Città e piani d'Europa. Edizioni Dedalo, Bari, 1997.
V. Erba. Il piano urbanistico comunale. Edizioni Autonomie, Roma, 1991.
A. Bugatti, R. De Lotto, R. Dell'Osso. Abitare il paesaggio. Maggioli Editore, Santarcangelo di Romagna, 2008.
Dispense fornite dal docente.
Testing and exams