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Learning outcomes of the course unit

With respect to knowledge and understanding (Descriptor 1 = knowledge and understanding), students must have acquired the fundamental knowledge on the main concepts concerning the theme of participation in urban contexts. In particular, the student must have acquired the
fundamental knowledge inherent to the major socio-relational problems
inherent to the relationship between human beings and urban space within the major participatory dynamics.
With respect to applied knowledge and understanding (Descriptor 2 = applying knowledge and understanding) the students will have
acquired those analytical skills essential to discuss in a clear and exhaustive way possible proposals and reflections relating to problems and topics of varying complexity in relation to the topics covered during the course.
With respect to the autonomy of judgment (Descriptor 3 =
making judgments) students both during and in
particular at the end of the teaching course
they must be able to analyze in
autonomously the major arguments dealt with
in teaching with the aim of knowing each other
to relate to them in a critical way.
With respect to communication skills (Descriptor 4 =
communication skills) students
they must have mastered the terminology inherent to the topics covered in the teaching and must be able to articulate a discourse on the topics and problems independently
treated. With respect to the ability to learn
(Descriptor 5 = learning skills) students will have acquired those bibliographic tools e
linguistic-lexical to develop in an autonomous way a critical reflection on the problems of participation in the urban space.



Course contents summary

The aim of the course is to give some conceptual tools to interpret the concept of urban participation in a historical and sociological perspective. The concepts of participation, accessibility, inclusion and social relationship will be studied in deph.

Course contents

- The city and its social and relational dimension;
- Citizenship and participation in urban spaces;
- The city of the future: between sustainability and accessibility;
- Accessibility and liveability in the urban space;
- Public spaces and private spaces;
- The intergenerational city;
- Public transport as a participatory network of urban space.

Recommended readings

Book to study:

C. Gelosi, Una città per tutti. Partecipazione, accessibilità, relazioni nella dimensione urbana, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2014.

Book to read:

L. Bertell, A. De Vita (a cura di), Una città da abitare. Rigenerazione urbana e processi partecipativi, Carocci, Roma, 2013.

Teaching methods

The teaching activities will be conducted through the method of the frontal lesson /presentation and the method of the lesson Heuristic/ Socratic; a sequential type of expositive teaching (with steps of knowledge) will be alternated with a hypothetical or heuristic teaching based on questions/ stimulus. This mode of teaching aims to promote in the students the autonomous research of meaning on the topics of the frontal lessons. With the use of the Simulation/Role playing and Cooperative Learning methods, we will try to involve the students actively in the construction of the lesson.

Assessment methods and criteria

Interview exam on teaching topics and written presentation of the laboratory projects.

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