30990 - Urban Planning Techniques T

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Docente: Paolo Piazza
  • Credits: 6
  • SSD: ICAR/20
  • Language: Italian
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Ravenna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Building Engineering (cod. 9199)

Learning outcomes

The course deals with methods and tools for controlling environmental transformations; a methodological approach to the use of urban-territorial indicators is proposed and the tools of urban planning are tested.

Course contents

The course, in addition to analyzing the regulations that are the basis of the current urban planning tools, aims to provide the knowledge necessary for the analysis and interpretation of urban and territorial transformations and preparatory to the design of places in the city.

Themes developed during the lessons:

  • Territorial analysis: approach to the critical reading of the territorial components of a physical, functional, perceptive and environmental type.
  • Urban analysis: recognition of urban structures and interpretation of the potential and criticality of places.
    Basic legislation: critical analysis of the main legislative instruments of reference in the disciplinary field.
  • Urban design: conception and composition of the urban transformation/regeneration project.
  • Urban planning technique: construction techniques of sustainable relationships between urban areas for the design of places.
  • Laboratory of ideas: participation in the creative and application phases of the design of a transformation / regeneration theme in an urban environment.


  • The city as a common good, C. Porrino, Editrice Alinea, 2013
  • From the telescope to the stars, instruments for the new piano, C. Monti, FrancoAngeli Editions, 1999
  • Designing the city, K. Linch, Edizioni Etaslibri, 1996
  • The art of building the city, C. Sitte, Edizioni Joca Book. 2002
  • The space of the city, R. Krier, Edizioni CLUP, 1982
  • The art of caring for the city, P.L. Cervellati, Il Mulino Publishing, 2000
  • Building the city, M. Romano, Skira Editions, 2004
  • The city: instructions for use, P, Castelnovi, Einaudi Editions, 1980
  • Natural reality and constructed reality, P. Maretto, Alinea, 1980
  • The project for the city, L. Quaroni, Kappa Editions, 1996
  • The defeated city, M. Sernini, FrancoAngeli Editions, 1994
  • City and project, edited by G. Villanti, Editrice Compositori, 2006
  • The crisis of modernity, H. Harvey, Edizioni il Saggiatore, 1993
  • Compendium of urban planning law, A. Fiale, Simone Editions, 2015

Teaching methods

The course is divided into moments of interactive teaching and participatory laboratory activities.

The lectures are integrated by practical exercises that provide graphic elaborations of interpretative synthesis of the topics covered; seminars held by experts are planned.

The workshop activity, which will be carried out in small working groups, deals with the drafting of an urban redevelopment / regeneration project. There will be 2 seminars for each group in which the analysis and design work carried out will be exposed and discussed.

Assessment methods

The method of final assessment of learning consists of 2 distinct assessments of equal weight:

  • Group evaluation relating to the 2 seminars of exhibition / discussion of the work carried out at the end of the analysis and design phases of the thematic area covered by the workshop activity.
  • Individual evaluation of the application exercises carried out during the course, organized in the form of a "collection of slides", and of the oral exam concerning the topics covered.

Teaching tools

Projections of didactic material.

Office hours

See the website of Paolo Piazza


Industry, innovation and infrastructure Sustainable cities Climate Action Life on land

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.