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Learning outcomes of the course unit

At the end of the learning experience every student should have acquired the tools and the basic knowledge of urban morphology, sustainable urban design and public space configuration. He/She will have to be able to critically connect these skills with each other in order to control the design experience in a comprehensive and conscious way.

Course contents summary

The project of the compact, smart and sustainable city, in which all scales of contemporary living are enclosed, is the theme of the Studio. The urban morphology, as operative tool able to "read" the environment and "translate" it into a conscious design synthesis, is the main theme of the learning experience. Added to this are skills in the field of environmental sustainability and automatic design through the most recent Modeling and Environmental software.

Recommended readings

M.Maretto, Il Progetto Urbano Sostenibile, 2020; WAM 2015. Barcelona, Sant AdriĆ  de Besos Waterfront Regeneration Project; M.Maretto, Teaching Urban Morphology in a Sustainable Perspective, 2018; M.Maretto, Saverio Muratori. A Legacy in Urban design, 2015; M.Maretto, London Squares. A Study in Landscape, 2018; M.Maretto, From urban nodalities to urban fringe belts. The case-study of Krakow, 2018. ADDITIONAL LEARNING MATERIAL:

Teaching methods

In class monitoring of the design activity carried out by the students along with a series of theorical lectures constitute the basic tools of the learning experience. Added to this is an "In-the-field" intensive workshop, lasting a week, carried out on the project area and a series of exercises necessary to monitor the work of the students for the entire duration of the course.
It will be possible to follow, if necessary, the lessons also remotely in synchronous mode (via Teams).

Assessment methods and criteria

Exposure of the project carried out during the academic year. The evaluation of the student is made considering both the final result of the design experience and his application in the different phases of the project. The evaluation is sufficient if the student demonstrates an acquired ability to face and solve the design theme in all its aspects, also in terms of oral presentation.

If necessary, due to the persistence of the emergency, the exams will be carried out in smart mode (via Teams)

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