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A.Y. 2020 / 2021

Full year
Type of Learning Activity 
Optional subjects
Study Path 
[PDS0-2015 - Ord. 2015] common
Teaching language 


Learning objectives 

Italian Constitution Act replaced, in 2011, the word "town planning" with "government of the territory". Therefore, a complete training in the field of the project of city, territory and landscape must provide the possibility to learn concepts and develop projects both in relation to the physical territory and for the governance of the processes that take place within it, allowing its fruition and care.
So, this course aims to provide the student with the following knowledges and skills:
D1. Knowledge and understanding: the student must know and be able to elaborate into his project concepts such as sustainability, regeneration, subsidiarity, resilience, which are becoming increasingly important, especially in ancient settlement areas, such as Europe.
D2. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding: the student must be able to apply the skills acquired, planning parts of cities, urbanized territories and landscapes, developed and modified as a territorial palimpsest. Within it, in the near future, the architect's work is called to operate, to make cities and landscapes both attractive and suitable for dealing with future challenges.
D3. Making judgments: the student must demonstrate that he is able to deal autonomously, coordinating analysis and urban planning, the study of relevant areas and topics, and the most interesting challenges for the governance of contemporary territory.
D4. Communication skills: at the end of the workshop, students must demonstrate the ability to communicate with different actors of spatial planning, to encourage the development of virtuous governance processes.
D5. Learning skills: the student will be able to apply their knowledge to an integrated and multi-scale project.


To have attended the preparatory Laboratories to Integrated Design Laboratory, as provided by the Regulations of the Master Course of Studies.


The course consists of theoretical lessons, seminars and practical exercises; the latter will be conducted with the help of invited experts, to compare themselves with students and teachers on various topics. Together with the exercises of the Landscape Design module, they will form the planning and project part of the Integrated Design Lab of City, Territory and Landscape.
The practical exercises will be dedicated to defining a strategic plan and some concrete projects dedicated to the theme "FROM THE GREEN CITY TO THE INHABITED TERRITORY OF THE GREEN DEAL", which will affect the landscape unit of the historic "Agro Monfalconese", in collaboration with the network of Municipalities of the lower Isontino: a territory characterized by a plurality of historical and contemporary settlements and historical, cultural, environmental and socio-economic differentiated resources, on which will be carried out specific lessons and seminars.
The theoretical lessons will be dedicated to some "key words" for the territorial project, which identify relevant topics both for the project and for the study of intervention techniques and tools:
• FUTURE: how to make choices and decisions, from scenarios to visions for future;
• EARTH: how to contain the consumption of soil and cultivate it, to regenerate the territory;
• WATER: how to manage a leading resource, sometimes threat, founding plot of the landscape
• TREES: many woods and forests to build and defend, urban green, vegetal architectures;
• HERITAGE: the value of the places, culture and history, between preservation and innovation;
• ART: an engine for the regeneration of "mature" territories and landscapes;
• COMMON: landscapes as "common goods", notes and proposals by the activity of the landscape observatories.

Teaching format 

The course, as the Integrated Design Lab, will be divided into lessons, seminars and practical exercises. Practical exercises will take place in groups of up to 3 people.
For Erasmus students, who can attend only part of the 4 modules of the Integrated Design Lab, teachers will set up a personalized work program.

Classes will be held in Gorizia, at the Trieste University Pole of via Alviano 18.
Any changes to the methods described here, which become necessary to ensure the application of the safety protocols related to the COVID19 emergency, will be communicated on the Department, Study Program and teaching website.

Extended Programme 

Per consultare il programma esteso ed aggiornato sulla base delle esigenze dimostrate dagli studenti durante il corso, si rinvia alla piattaforma e-learning Moodle.

End-of-course test 

The phases of work will be marked by deliveries of intermediate exercises, aimed at assessing the progress of work and debate in the classroom between teachers and students.
The exam will take place by the presentation of the graphic and written works produced by each group during the Lab and a contemporary interview on the theoretical disciplinary themes related to plans and projects, treated during the lessons and deepened with the reading of some texts of the general bibliography and that suggested from time to time in class. Final evaluation will be based on 2/3 on the project and 1/3 on the theoretical preparation.
Any changes to the methods described here, which become necessary to ensure the application of the safety protocols related to the COVID19 emergency, will be communicated on the Department, Study Program and teaching website.

Other information 

Educational materials and further informations and details are available on the University Moodle Platform:


Reference texts:
T. Banini (a cura di), Identità territoriali. Questioni, metodi, esperienze a confronto, Franco Angeli, Milano 2013.
P. Barban, Storia della pianificazione nella Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia, Edicom Edizioni, Monfalcone 2005.
F. Di Lascio, F. Giglioni (a cura di), La rigenerazione di beni e spazi urbani, il Mulino 2017.
P. Donadieu, Scienze del paesaggio, tra teorie e pratiche, Edizioni ETS, Pisa 2014.
L. Gaeta, U. Janin Rivolin, L. Mazza, Governo del territorio e pianificazione spaziale, Città Studi, Novara 2013.
C. Gardi, N. Dall’Olio, S. Salata, L’insostenibile consumo di suolo, Edicom Edizioni, Monfalcone 2013.
J. Gehl, Cities for people, Washington, Island Press 2010.
A. Lanzani, V. Fedeli (a cura di), Il progetto di territorio e paesaggio, Franco Angeli, Milano 2004.
M. Manigrasso, L. Mastrolonardo (a cura di), A.R.M.I. Adattamento. Resilienza. Metabolismo. Intelligenza, Edicom Edizioni, Monfalcone 2014.
K. Pålsson, Public Spaces and Urbanity. How to Design Humane Cities, DOM Publishers Construction and Design Manual, Berlin 2018.
A. Poggio (a cura di), Green mobility: come cambiare la città e la vita, Ambiente, Milano 2018.
D. Poli (a cura di), Il progetto territorialista, numero monografico di “Contesti. Città, territori, progetti”, 2, 2010.
C. Ratti (con Mattew Claudel), La città di domani. Come le reti stanno cambiando il futuro urbano, Einaudi, Torino 2017.
S. Wilk, Drawing for Landscape Architects, DOM Publishers Construction and Design Manual, Berlin 2016.
F. Zagari, Questo è paesaggio. 48 definizioni, Mancosu editore, Roma 2006.

Other bibliographic references will be suggested during the lessons.

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