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Degree course in URBAN, REGIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING (Codice 2046)

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Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2019/2020
School:
  • POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL
Class:
  • Regional, urban and environmental planning (LM-48)

credits total:120

Educational objectives
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Specific objectives: The course provides students with as much experimental experience as possible with a thematic workshop of territorial planning and urban planning for each year of the course, related to: a theoretical and methodological discipline in the area of territorial planning and urban planning and class specific and related activities allowing students to grasp the various points of view on the transformation of the city and the territory, in economic, social, environmental, infrastructural and architectural and urban planning terms. In particular, the laboratory of the first year is mainly related to urban issues, linked to the recovery of historical urban fabrics, while the second-year laboratory mainly focuses on territorial issues, and is oriented to the integration of the evaluation processes within the plan processes. The second year laboratory also provides an integrated course called "Land management engineering module", dedicated to evaluation. Furthermore, in order to strengthen and extend the knowledge already acquired in the degree course, the course provides teachings aiming at deepening themes, methods and practices concerning urban planning and urban and territorial policies, territorial information systems, landscape ecology, planning theories, energy policies for the territory and policies for sustainable mobility. To these are added elective activities, completing students’ careers. . The 2nd cycle Degree in PTUA trains designers of cities and of territorial sustainable development in all sectors of intervention: from the definition of land uses to the conscious and sustainable use of natural resources, from environmental protection to the enhancement of landscapes, from infrastructural endowments to urban services. The field of action extend from the protection and promotion of cultural heritage to the protection of ecosystem balances, from urban regeneration to the design of the intelligent city. Such professionals may also perform management activities, coordinate and prepare strategic environmental and technical feasibility assessments of urban and territorial plans and projects. They are experts able to manage and carry out complex and specialized diagnoses concerning cities, territories, landscapes and the environment and their mutual interrelations, possessing exclusive competences in the strategic environmental assessment (VAS). Graduates in PTUA are today the reference figure for the construction of strategies, policies and projects of urban and territorial transformation, acting as mediators between the political sphere, social dynamics and territorial realities. Graduates in PTUA must be able: - to construct methods and techniques for the knowledge and interpretation of the typical phenomena of human settlement; - to develop methods and techniques for drawing up urban and wide-area plans; - to define and govern the processes of information integration in local information systems; - to define territorial policies and strategies for administrations, institutions and companies; - to produce urban, territorial, general, implementation, sector, regulation and regulatory plans; - to produce urban and territorial plans with environmental and landscape value; - to evaluate and manage planning processes and acts for their implementation; - to plan and coordinate concertation actions; - to define methods for communicating plans. The course provides in-depth knowledge in the field of urban and regional planning, through and educational programme covering the areas of the city and the territory through lectures, experimental workshops, seminars with meetings with public administrators, internships at public offices, institutions and private companies.
Professional opportunities
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Profile: Territorial planner (see Presidential Decree 328 of 2001 - Articles 15 and 16) Functions: - definition of uses and functions for cities, territory, landscape, environment; - carrying out and coordinating complex and specialized analyzes of cities, territories, landscapes and the environment; - coordination and management of environmental assessment and feasibility analyses of urban and territorial plans and projects; - drafting strategies, policies and projects for urban and territorial transformation. Skills: - interpretation of trends and outcomes of the transformation of the city and of the territory, also in relation to the socio-economic dynamics and morphologies; - historical interpretation of urban and territorial stratification processes; - application of theories, methods and techniques to planning and design; - drafting plans and projects for the city, the territory, the landscape and the environment; - definition of strategies for administrations, institutions and companies with reference to the recovery, enhancement and transformation of the city, territory, landscape and environment. Professional opportunities: The Territorial Planner works both as a freelancer (prior to the State Examination and registration of the APPC Order - section A, "territorial planning" sector) and in positions of high responsibility in public institutions or private bodies; the skills are mainly related to the interpretation of trends and outcomes of the transformation of cities and territories, the drafting of plans and projects from the urban scale to the vast area, the definition of strategies for the sustainable development of territorial contexts and social and cultural promotion of the settled communities, the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) on which it has exclusive competence.
Final examination features
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The final examination aims at verifying the graduates’ competences on a issue related to the subjects of the Educational Programme and consists of the presentation and discussion of an original dissertation, aimed at ascertaining the technical-scientific and professional level, as well as in the the discussion of questions possibly raised by the members of the examining Board. To be admitted to the final exam, students must have acquired, at least 20 working days before the date set for the final exam, all the educational credits required by the educational programme, with the exception of the ones assigned to the final exam itself, which will be acquired during the examination. The final dissertation, which must have characteristics of originality, can be related to experimental, theoretical and design issues. Due to the peculiar characteristics of the topic, the dissertation can also envisage a multimedia product. The document can be written in a language of the European Union, different from Italian. The preparation of the final paper, or part of it, can also be carried out in other Italian and foreign Institutions and public and/or private companies accredited by the University of Palermo. The admission mark, deriving from the student's career, is obtained by calculating the weighted average of the marks out of thirty obtained in the examinations with the weight of the credits assigned to the teachings. Also possible subjects eventually included in redundancy, compared to those provided for by the student's study plan, should be taken into account in calculating the admission mark. In the calculation, a maximum score of 3 points can be added depending on the number of praise received by the student (0.5 points for each praise). The Board, regardless of the number of members, has an equal total score of 11 votes. The commission has a further point to assign to the graduate who has gained experience abroad in the framework of community programs (Erasmus, Socrates, etc.) or as a visiting student, provided that the student has achieved in the aforementioned programs at least 15 ECTS credits or have carried out part of the preparation of the final dissertation, or have obtained certificates and/or diplomas of attendance at foreign institutions recognized by the School and/or Department The Commission might assign two further points to the graduate who has completed his studies respecting the legal duration of the degree course. The attribution of the score by each member of the Commission takes place by open scrutiny. The final mark, resulting from the counts, will be rounded to the nearest whole. In the case of full marks, the Commission can award the praise. The proposal can be formulated by one of the members of the Commission and must be decided by unanimity. The praise can be awarded to students whose initial mark is not less than 102/110. For dissertation about topics of particular scientific and/or applicative relevance, in relation to the results achieved, the supervisor may request the mention. The mention can be requested only for the final year students whose initial career grade is not less than 105/110 and only in the case of a Laurea Magistrale with full marks and praise.


course outlinePropaedeutical teachings

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Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
02811 - URBAN AND REGIONAL ECONOMICS(*) course specifications ASMUNDO (PC) 6.0 1 V B SECS-P/06
17545 - THEORY OF PLANNING(*) course specifications LO PICCOLO (PO) 6.0 1 V B ICAR/21
17547 - PLANNING I - STUDIO(*) course specifications SCHILLECI (PO) 10.0 1 V B ICAR/21
19035 - SOCIAL GEOGRAPHY AND PARTICIPATORY PRACTICES - WORKSHOP(*) course specifications PICONE (PA) 8.0 1 V B M-GGR/01
15594 - GEOMATICS course specifications MIDULLA (PA) 6.0 2 V B ICAR/06
17546 - ARCHITECTURAL AND URBAN PLANNING STUDIO course specifications TESORIERE (PA) 8.0 2 V C ICAR/14


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
00753 - TOWN DEVELOPMENT PLANNING(*) course specifications RONSIVALLE (PA) 8.0 1 V B ICAR/21
17549 - PLANNING II - STUDIO - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications CARTA (PO) 16.0 1 V
MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING FOR THE TERRITORY - MODULE(*) MAZZOLA (RD) 6.0 C ING-IND/35
URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING II - STUDIO(*) CARTA (PO) 10.0 B ICAR/21
17551 - POLICIES FOR TERRITORIAL BIODIVERSITY(*) course specifications BAZAN (PA) 6.0 1 V B BIO/03
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 10.0 2 G E
06634 - INTERNSHIP 6.0 2 G F
09787 - OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES 2.0 2 G F
17548 - ENERGETIC POLICIES FOR THE TERRITORY AND POLICIES FOR A SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY - INTEGRATED COURSE(*) course specifications LA GENNUSA (PA) 14.0 2 V
ENERGETIC POLICIES FOR THE TERRITORY(*) LA GENNUSA (PA) 6.0 C ING-IND/11
POLICIES FOR A SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY(*) MIGLIORE (PA) 8.0 B ICAR/05
17715 - TOWN AND REGIONAL POLICIES course specifications 6.0 2 V B ICAR/20
Free subjects 8.0 D




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Term Term/Semester
Val. Valutation: V = mark in 30/30, G = note
(*) Teaching attended in english
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