Scheda insegnamento

Anno Accademico 2019/2020

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

The student is expected to understand the urban transformation which took place in Europe in the 19th century and a further understanding of the new rapport between the city and the surrounding territory and their conservation. In particular, the student is expected to: - learn theories and methods for reading and planning the historic city and cultural landscape - interpret preserving of the historic city as an asset for cultural and economic development - interpret the historic city and landscape as context and object of interest for cultural institutions.


1) The historic city as an urban planning issue. Methods of identification and assessment of cultural values to be protected and enhanced.

2) Reading and planning the historic city. Key experiences in Italy ‘50s – ‘70s: the foundation of an urban conservation practice

3) Preserving the historic city: regulatory frameworks for Urban Conservation in UK, France and Italy.

4) The World Heritage Convention (1972) and the UNESCO Recommendation on Historic Urban Landscape approach (2011).

5) Planning policies and conservation interventions for the World Heritage cities

6) Team work on the role of Cultural Activities in Historic Cities


Ismail Serageldin: “Very Special Places. The Architecture and Economics of Intervening in Historic Cities”, The World bank, May 1999 *

Dennis Rodwell: “Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities”, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford 2007;

Robert Govers, Frank Go: “Place Branding. Glocal, Virtual and Physical Identities, Constructed, Imagined and Experienced”, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndsmill, Basingstoke 2009.

“Managing Historic Cities”, World Heritage papers n.27, UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Sept. 2010 *

Francesco Bandarin, Ron Van Oers: “The Historic Urban Landscape”, Wiley-Blackwell, New York-London, 2012

Daniele Pini, Laura Verdelli: “Planning and management of urban and landscape heritage – Planification et gestion du patrimoine urbain et paysager”, Bononia University Press, Bologna 2012.

* Texts provided in pdf files at the beginning of the course.

Other texts regarding the specific issues and case studies presented in the lectures will be provided during the course.

Metodi didattici

Lectures and class work

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

Oral exam

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

PPT and pdf files

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Daniele Pini