31040 - Territorial Planning T

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

Sustainable cities Climate Action Life on land

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the students have the ability to promote, orient, implement and control sustainable land transformations through planning tools. The course illustrates the functioning of the urban and territorial planning system and explains the aims and contents of the related instruments. It deepens the planning system of the Emilia-Romagna Region, that is a frontrunner example of innovative planning in Italy and beyond. The student is therefore able to understand the theoretical and procedural aspects related to the planning activities and, in particular, the development and implementation of the municipal urban plan


Gabellini P. (2005), Tecniche urbanistiche. Carocci,

Edoardo Salzano, Fondamenti di urbanistica. La storia e la norma, Laterza, Bari 2007 (IV ed.)

Secchi, B., (1989), Un progetto per l'urbanistica. Einaudi, Torino-Roma

Hall, P., (1992), Urban and Regional Planning. Routledge, London and New York

Parson, C. K. and Schuyler, D. (2002), From Garden City to Green City. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London

Mercandino, A. (2001) Urbanistica tecnica, Manuale per le indagini, le proiezioni, la diagnosi e il progetto, Il Sole 24 ore, Milano

Steiner, F. (2004), Costruire il paesaggio. Un approccio ecologico alla pianificazione. McGraw-Hill, Milano

Additional readings in English could be suggested by the teacher if needed.

Teaching methods

lectures delivered by the teacher. Seminars with experts on soecific topics. research exercise on topics assigned by the teacher and delivered by groups of 2 people and related with those discussed in class. 

Assessment methods

Oral exam on the topics discussed during the lectures

Teaching tools

projection of slides

Links to further information


Office hours

See the website of Elisa Conticelli

See the website of Claudia De Luca