Academic Year 2023/2024 - 5° Year
Teaching Staff: Fausto Carmelo NIGRELLI
Credit Value: 12
Scientific field: ICAR/20 - Urban and regional planning
Laboratories: 144 hours
Term / Semester: One-year

Expected Learning Outcomes

The didactic activity, divided into a theoretical and a practical part, aims to make students aware of the complexity of the territory and the landscape, of the evolution of critical thinking concerning them and of the methods of intervention through the tools of planning in connection with those of programming. Within the framework of this general objective, the students
students will have to develop in particular the ability to prefigure, evaluate and manage the physical transformations of places starting from existing territorial relations.
During the workshop, exercises will be organised with the aim of applying what was presented during the lessons.
The final exercise aims to test what has been learnt on specific case studies that will concern parts of the Sicilian territory.

Course Structure

The course will be developed through ex cathedra lectures, meetings with academic and non-academic personalities, seminars, workshops and with laboratory activity carried out in the classroom. One or more visits to the exercise locations may be organised

Required Prerequisites

Having passed the examinations of: laboratorio di progettazione urbanistica

Attendance of Lessons

attendance is compulsory in accordance with the University regulations

Detailed Course Content

The workshop is divided into a theoretical part and an exercise part. The first aims to provide elements of knowledge of the main issues and instruments (including regulatory ones) through which territorial planning and the protection and control of landscape transformations are defined, with particular reference to the contexts of the vast area. 
In this framework, the themes of the integrated protection of landscape and environmental assets in relation to the emerging themes of territorial risks and ecological transition will be examined in depth. Special attention will be paid to the relationship between planning and programming with particular reference to areas in difficulty and recent policies for reducing territorial gaps such as the SNAI.
Below are the main topics covered
Introduction to the course.
Planning levels.
Thematic cartography
The territory: definitions and concepts
Sustainable development.(From the concept of sustainable development to the territorialist approach)
The landscape: definitions and concepts.
Spatial and landscape planning
The European Virtual Landscape Observatory
Strategies and projects in the landscape
Ecosystem services
Mezzogiorno: territories and landscapes
Policies for reducing territorial gaps
The National Strategy for Inner Areas

Textbook Information

Essential bibliography

1-Alberto Magnaghi, Il progetto locale, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino, 2000
2- Alberto Magnaghi, Il principio territoriale, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino, 2020
3- Fausto Carmelo Nigrelli (a cura di), Paesaggi scartati, Manifestolibri, Roma, 2020
4- Convenzione europea del Paesaggio, Firenze 2000.
5- Michael Jakob, Il paesaggio, il Mulino, Bologna, 2009
6 -Vito Teti, La Restanza, Einaudi, Torino, 2022
7- Giampiero Lupatelli, Fragili e antifragili. Territori, economie e istituzioni al tempo del coronavirus, Rubbettino, 2021
8- Domenico Sorace, Paesaggio e paesaggi della Convenzione europea, in G.F. Cartei (a cura di), Convenzione europea del paesaggio e governo del territorio, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2007
9- Paolo D’Angelo, Filosofia del paesaggio, Quodlibet, Roma, 2010, cap. 1

Supplementary bibliography

1a - Observatorio virtual del paisaje urbano mediterraneo
2a -Paolo La Greca e Francesco Martinico, “Strategie per il Val di Noto”, in F. Corrado (a cura di), Le risorse territoriali nello sviluppo locale, Alinea, Firenze, 2005.

A further bibliography will be indicated during the course of the workshop

Learning Assessment

Learning Assessment Procedures

Two written in itinere tests will be carried out at the end of the first semester. the first one to check the state of learning of the theoretical topics covered; the second one to check the acquired GIS competence. The evaluation will contribute to the final assessment. 
Other in itinere tests may be included during both the first and second semester.
The final examination consists of an interview during which the students will have to demonstrate their mastery of the theoretical topics covered during the lessons, also starting from the discussion of the course papers, which will concern selected territorial areas in Sicily.
Students will have to present all the exercises and papers produced during the workshop.
The final examination may include the setting up of an exhibition with all the materials worked on and the illustration to an external visiting professor of the graphic works and general topics addressed during the year.