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School of Engineering
BUILDING ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE
Course unit
URBAN DESIGN AND LABORATORY
INM0016716, A.A. 2014/15

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2013/14

Information on the course unit
Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
BUILDING ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE
IN0533, Degree course structure A.Y. 2010/11, A.Y. 2014/15
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 12.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination URBAN DESIGN AND LABORATORY
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge DUNIA MITTNER ICAR/21

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/21 Urban Studies 12.0

Course unit organization
Period Annual
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 12.0 180 120.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 10/01/2014
End of activities 14/06/2015

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 2017 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 MITTNER DUNIA (Presidente)
ROVERONI SEBASTIANO (Membro Effettivo)
7 2016 01/10/2016 15/03/2018 MITTNER DUNIA (Presidente)
SAVINO MICHELANGELO (Membro Effettivo)
6 2015 01/10/2015 15/03/2017 MITTNER DUNIA (Presidente)
SAVINO MICHELANGELO (Membro Effettivo)
ROVERONI SEBASTIANO (Supplente)
5 2014 01/10/2014 15/03/2016 MITTNER DUNIA (Presidente)
SAVINO MICHELANGELO (Membro Effettivo)
ROVERONI SEBASTIANO (Supplente)
4 2013 01/10/2013 15/03/2015 MITTNER DUNIA (Presidente)
VELO LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
ROVERONI SEBASTIANO (Supplente)
SAVINO MICHELANGELO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: none
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims at deepening the examination of the cities from the physical point of view, their breakdown according to thematic principles, also through the reciprocal comparison and the identification of models of urban composition. The course offers an introduction to the environmental and landscape topics, while setting them within some of the most recent European urban experiences.
Examination methods: Starting from the lectures, students will be asked by themselves or within small groups (two or three persons), to develop a mainly analytical exercise, in order to analize the urban design principles of the considered examples.
There will be one or more written texts, in order to verify the knowlwdge of the contents of the lectures and one or more evaluations of the exercises' results, within each semester.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will occurr by considering the partial results during the year (written texts, drawing exercises)
Course unit contents: The class is made of lectures and of one or more drawing exercises, mainlyb organized within the Project Laboratory.
The lectures are meant to draw a path of analitical decomposition within some "starting" documents of Modern Urban Planning: the Pro Helsingfors Plan (1918), the New York Regional Plan (1929), the Algemeen Uitbreidingsplan van Amsterdam-AUP (1935), the Greater London Plan (1944), the Finger Plan for Copenhagen (1947), the Generalplan för Stockholm (1952), the General Plan for Assisi (1955), the Schéma directeur d’aménagement et d’urbanisme de la région de Paris-SDAURP (1963-64).
The program aims at particoularly analize the relations among the drawings of general transformation of the city and the detail plans for some city parts of big dimensions (Bosch en Lommer, Slotermeer in Amsterdam), the open spaces at the scale of the new democratic city, the consitution of a public commitee related to big architectural projects (the satellite cities of Stockholm, the new towns of London, the villes nouvelles in Paris).
In the second part the class is meant to measure the actuality of the modern urban planning tadition, through the analysis of some more recent plans, such as the General Plan of Rome (2000), the Översiktplan for Stockholm (1999) the General Shanghai Development Plan (1995-2001), in oder to evaluate the elements of continuity and/or newness with the european tradition.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: theoretical or practical seminars on specific argouments, class exercises, texts
Additional notes about suggested reading: Koos BOSMA, Helma. HELLINGA (editors), Mastering the City. North European City Planniing 1900-2000, NAI-EFL, Rotterdam-The Hague 1997.
Dunia MITTNER, Planning and large urban projects. Stockholms 1990-2025, in: Urbanistica n. 143, July-Sept. 2010, pp. 32-42.
Dunia MITTNER, China: urban migrations, new towns, in: Urbanistica n. 148, Oct.-Dec. 2011, pp. 9-16.
Dunia MITTNER, Cyber and eco new cities in the Far East, in: ECO WEB TOWN vol. 3, Apr. 2012, pp. 1-4.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)