Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Moduli: Simona Tondelli (Modulo 1) Simona Tondelli (Modulo 2)
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures (Modulo 1) Traditional lectures (Modulo 2)
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Building Engineering -Architecture (cod. 5697)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student will know how to intepret the characterisitcs of the contemporary city, with particiular reference to the new challenges of urban and rural contexts. The student will know the main available tools and methods to understand, plan and desing the urban and rural areas, aiming at improving the quality of life and the wellbeing of the citizens both in urban and rural areas.

Course contents

Introduction to the course: urban challenges, SDGs and cities, etc.

Integration of the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) approach into regional development policies

Urban regeneration and urban planning tools

New city paradigms: resilient city, circular city, creative city, health city, liquid city, smart/ augmented city

The design of the city to enhance sustainable mobility: multimodality, seamless mobility, bicycle and pedestrian mobility

Energy planning and energy transition: energy efficiency of the built environment and low-carbon mobility

Affordable housing, social housing and housing policies in Europe

Cultural and Natural Heritage as a driver for regeneration and resilience

Workshop/seminar on EU project development: how to embed sustainable urban planning principles into a new project proposal


The lectures will be supported by slides with all the relevant information for the students. Eventual links to online documents will be provided.

Teaching methods

Presentations, seminars, workshops

Assessment methods

Oral exam

Teaching tools

notebook, projector

Office hours

See the website of Simona Tondelli


Good health and well-being Industry, innovation and infrastructure Sustainable cities Climate Action

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