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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AG01111266, A.A. 2016/17

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AG0061, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination URBAN PLANNING AND TECHNIQUES
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit


ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/20 Urban Planning 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 27/02/2017
End of activities 09/06/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 Commissione a.a. 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 SAVINO MICHELANGELO (Presidente)
CATTANEO DINA (Membro Effettivo)
4  Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 SAVINO MICHELANGELO (Presidente)
CATTANEO DINA (Membro Effettivo)
3  Commissione a.a. 2017/18 01/12/2017 30/11/2018 SAVINO MICHELANGELO (Presidente)
CATTANEO DINA (Membro Effettivo)
2 Commissione a.a. 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2017 SAVINO MICHELANGELO (Presidente)
CATTANEO DINA (Membro Effettivo)
1 Commissione A.A. 2015/16 01/12/2015 30/11/2016 SAVINO MICHELANGELO (Presidente)
CATTANEO DINA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Simple notions of Italian administrative system and basic knowledge of the organization of local authorities and public administration.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge about the approaches and goals of planning - as stated in the Italian legislation system, and according to the evolution of planning theory and disciplinary debate -, the relevant institutional actors operating for the territorial government and thus the specific instruments provided in our country.
By paying attention to the processes of transformation of the settlement system and highlighting peculiar dynamics and problems, the course will illustrate causes and modes in which different administrative levels assumes control of the territorial change processes.
It will focusing about to the legislative framework of the territorial government of the Veneto Region, with specific references to the features of settlement in the region (characterized by sprawl and small and medium-sized enterprise organization and dynamics, for instance); to the various issue that planning system is called to manage, providing guidelines and rules; to new political and economic objectives such as soil consumption containment, landscape conservation and sustainability,
Examination methods: An oral exam is required to assess learning and critical reflection on some topics presented and debated during the course. It will joined by the presentation and discussion of an exercise drawn up during the course, aimed to understand the contents, prescriptions and effects of a municipal plan (PAT / PI) freely chosen by the student (municipal plans from other regions are allowed, in case of different regional provenance of students).
Assessment criteria: The final evaluation will take into account the understanding and knowledge of the topics discussed: particularly, it is expected that students know the most relevant aspects of planning regulations and show acquired competence to "handle" requirements of urban planning at different scales, to understand consequently their effects and impacts on projects and practices.
Course unit contents: The course will be divided according to the following modules of topics and issues
1 CFU / ECT: Presentation of the course. General introduction on key urban issues, with particular attention paid to the nature and features of the processes of development and transformation of the city and the region.
Students will be stimulated to consider the consequent and intertwined need to manage the urban and territorial changes by shared rules and public regulation.
2 CFU/ECTS: Historical overview on the evolution of the discipline and theoretical framework. Notes on the evolution of the city from its origins to the Industrial Revolution and the succeeding practices for the "construction" of the environment. The insurgency of the "urban technique" and the definition of its objectives and its tools.
3 CFU/ECTS: The main assumptions of Western European planning regulation. Planning at multiple institutional levels and at different territorial scales. Forecast. Social demand and requirements. Zoning. Building rules. Public facilities and the Italian "standard urbanistico".
4 CFU/ECTS: Basic outlines of Italian national planning legislation. The evolution by Law 1150/1942 to Law 457/1978. Emerging issues in the years of development and during the following crisis, the regulatory solutions proposed and implemented to plan the city and relaunch the growth.
5 CFU/ECTS: Some relevant and unsolved issues faced by the the political and scientific debate about the legislative framework (real estate; efficiency of the urban organization, quality of urban life; maintenance and conservation of heritage; environmental protection; sustainable development; government-governance). Consequences on public policies and their impacts on private and public practices.
6 CFU/ECTS: The transition to the regional government and planning. The effects of Presidential Decree 616/1977, and the Regione del Veneto planning rules (LR 61/1985 and LR 11/2004). The regional peculiar features of the settlement organization and the social and economic system; regional strategies and policies for the social and economic development.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course consists of frontal lessons held in class.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Students are strongly encouraged to attend classes. During lessons bibliographic references related to specific topics will be provided.
Students are also invited to take confidence with some planning instruments and then exercise with reading and understanding different prescriptive contents of plans at different (regional, provincial and municipal) scales available online, in some institutional sites.
As the first indication:
About planning system in Veneto region and other rules and laws concerning to urban design and regional planning, students are also invited to visit the following site:
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Cabiddu, Maria Agostina (a cura di), Diritto del governo del territorioa cura di Maria Agostina Cabiddu. Torino: Giappichelli, 2014. Testo di riferimento per le questioni di carattere normativo con specifico riferimento alla legislazione nazionale.
  • Fregolent Laura. Indovina Francesco. Savino Michelangelo (a cura di), L'esplosione della città. Bologna: Compositori, 2005. Testo riepilogativo sulle specificità del sistema insediativo regionale, dinamiche e tendenze principali prima della crisi.
  • Vicari Haddock, Serena (a cura di), Questioni urbane. Caratteri e problemi della città contemporanea. Bologna: il Mulino, 2013. Testo di approfondimento su alcune problematiche che caratterizzano il dibattito urbanistico nel corso degli ultimi anni.