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The socio-political dimension of spatial planning

ABSTRACT

The module explores the constitutive nexus between spatial regulation and social regulation, which refer to  shaping the urban space (through a variety of tools, such as urban plans, policies, codes, projects) as a way to mould lato sensu the society that inhabits it—for instance, to direct and control the geographical distribution of specific groups in the city or to give one group economic advantages (or disadvantages) vis-à-vis land use. Relevant cases studies (both from the past and from the present) will be presented to give substance to this nexus, from which the intimate political nature of spatial planning will emerge. Both ex-cathedra lectures and ‘collective learning’ moments compose the module. Students are requires to accomplish some exercises.


SCHEDULE

November 8 (14:30 - 16:30): Lecture
November 10 (10:00 - 13:00; 14:30 – 16:00): Lecture
November 11 (10:00 – 13:00): Lecture
November 23 (10:00 – 13:00): Lecture
November 23 (14:30 – 16:30): Collective learning (exercise 1)
December 5 (14:30 - 16:30): Lecture
December 16 (10:00 – 13:00): Collective learning (exercise 2)
January 16 (10:00 – 13:00): Collective learning (exercise 3)