Landscape planning

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide the students with knowledge to deal with rural areas analysis and planning, with the relative implications for the environment and the landscape, and the landscape and green areas design. The course aims to provide the students with the cultural, normative, methodological and technical bases to deal with - also in multidisciplinary teams - the problems of landscape and environmental planning and design.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the students will have the following learning outcomes.
- Knowledge of the cultural bases of landscape planning and design;
- knowledge of reference norms, with particular regards to the Lombardy Region legislation;
- knowledge of methodologies, procedures and techniques to analyse and evaluate the rural landscape and environment;
- knowledge of methodologies, theoretical approaches and operational techniques to analyse and design the green areas and the landscape;
- ability to elaborate, critically analyse and discuss of green area projects;
- Knowledge of some practical example cases.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Didactic methods
The lessons will be held remotely on the Microsoft Teams platform in synchronous mode according to the established schedule. The lessons will be recorded and available to students for asynchronous viewing.
Some face-to-face lessons may be scheduled (presentation of the teaching units, organization of the group activities, and some practical exercises). In any case it will be possible to attend these lessons online through the Microsoft Teams platform.
The exercise planned for U.D.2 will be carried out in group or, if the regulations do not allow it, individually.

Program and reference material
The program and reference material will not change. Recordings of the lessons will be made available.

Learning assessment procedures and assessment criteria
If the regulations do not allow face-to-face examination, it will be carried out in oral form (with the same contents) using the Microsoft Teams platform.
Assessment methods and criteria will not change.
Course syllabus
T.U.1 - Landscape planning
The teaching unit will deal with the following topics:
- approach evolution to rural land-use/landscape planning,
- brief history of Italian legislation on land-use/landscape planning,
- Lombardy Region legislation on rural land-use/landscape planning,
- land take and soil sealing,
- analysis and assessment of the characteristics of the rural landscape,
- methods, techniques and technologies for rural land-use/landscape planning,
- demographic analysis in land use planning,
- the use of restrictions for territory and landscape protection,
- Green Infrastructures and Nature Based Solutions,
- notes on Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment.

T.U.2 - Landscape design
The frontal lessons will deal with the following topics:
- concept of landscape and its evolution;
- the greenways;
- site design process: preliminary phases, site analysis, users needs analysis, site potential assessment, conceptual plan and master plan;
- design elements: morphology, climate, vegetation, relationship between buildings and open spaces, paths and movement, furnishing elements, water, lighting;
- principles of composition: spaces, forms, vegetation;
- contents of the project: national legislation.
The exercises will deepen, through practical application to a case study, the phases of the site design, with the survey of the study area, operational indications for the development of the project and moments of critical review and discussion.
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific prerequisites.
Teaching methods
T.U.1 - Landscape planning
Are foreseen:
- frontal lessons;
- seminars of external experts.

T.U.2 - Landscape design
Are foreseen:
- frontal lessons (3 ETCS - 24 hours), aimed at acquiring theoretical knowledge;
- exercises (1 ETCS - 16 hours), in groups for attending students or individually for non-attending students, aimed at applying theoretical knowledge and acquiring practical skills.
Teaching Resources
The teaching resources will be made available on the ARIEL platform.

T.U.1 - Landscape planning
The teaching resources will consist of:.
- slides of the teaching lessons,
- technical-scientific insights indicated during the course,
- reference legislation.

T.U.2 - Landscape design
The teaching resources will consist of:
- slides of the teaching lessons;
- reference legislation.
The following textbook is recommended:
- Toccolini A., Piano e progetto di area verde, Maggioli editore, 2015.
Other material for further information:
- Toccolini A., Senes G., Fumagalli F., Progettare i percorsi verdi, Maggioli editore, 2004;
- Motloch J.L., Introduction to Landscape Design, Wiley, 2000;
- Booth N.K., Basic Elements of Landscape Architectural Design, Waveland Press, 1990.
Assessment methods and Criteria
T.U.1 - Landscape planning
The assessment will be carried out through a written test lasting 1 hour, that will consist of open-ended questions on topics developed during the course.
The evaluation will be based on: the degree of knowledge of the topic, the capacity for critical reasoning, the logical organization of the answers and the ability to synthesize, and the use of appropriate language.

T.U.2 - Landscape design
The assessment will be carried out through:
- an oral presentation and discussion of the maps and schemes produced during the exercise, aimed at assessing the ability to apply the acquired knowledge; the time available for the presentation is 1 hour; the evaluation will be carried out taking into account the correctness, completeness and graphic quality of the papers, the capacity of critical reasoning on the study carried out, the quality and effectiveness of the exhibition;
- a written test with 7 questions, both closed and open, on the theoretical topics explained in class, aimed at assessing the theoretical knowledge acquired by the student; the time available for the test is 1 hour; the evaluation will be carried out taking into account the correctness and completeness of the answers, the organization of the speech and the ability to summarize, as well as the lexical and grammatical correctness.
The weighted average of the marks of the two tests (40% for the oral presentation and 60% for the written test) will give the final mark of the teaching unit.

The mark will be expressed out of thirty for both teaching units. The overall mark will be the average of the marks of the two teaching units.
The verification method remains the same for non-attending students, who are anyway invited to contact prof. Rovelli to agree on the study area and the documents to be produced relating to the exercise of the U.D.2.
Pianificazione del territorio
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 24 hours
Professor: Senes Giulio
Progettazione del paesaggio
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 24 hours
Professor: Rovelli Roberto