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ecosystems and landscape

Ecosystems and landscape

Course unit code: 40004685

Objectives

Sensibilization of an urban planner towards a landscape project.
Sustainable landscape projects vs. temporary landscape projects.
Knowledge and competences about the different Steps of a landscape project.
How to trasforma the "memory of a site" into a landscape project.
Designing and communication a landscape project.
At the end of the course the student will have acquired the necessary elements for the analysis of ecosystem structure and function in an area with urban, agricultural and industrial use. From this analysis, the student will be able to work out the best strategies for regeneration and functional recovery of various ecosystem processes, in particular those related to water

Prerequisites

The student should have an understanding of the basic concepts of ecosystem ecology rerlated to the the energy flow, the cycle of materials and the structure and functions of the community.
Bachelor in architecture or urbanism.
Excellent knowledge in working with AutoCAD, GIS, Adobe Illustrator (or similar).
Basic knowledge in territorial analysis.
Basic knowledge in architectonical, urban and landscape design.

Contents

Characteristics and importance of freshwater, brackish and marine waters. The hydrological cycle. Water needs. Supply of the city: sources and transport. Quality and quantity evaluation of freshwater sources. The catchment area and relations with water bodies. Waste water treatment and drinking water tratment. The integrated water cycle. Water quality deterioration: causes, consequences and remedies. The basin plans.
The soils in the ecosystem and the landscape. Conservation and management of the soil.
Case analysis with Introduction workshop and survey of the site. Research and analysis about the memory of the site. Design development of scenarios for the specific site in its context. Representation of the project.

Teaching Methods

It will be simulate a project of recovery or environmental rehabilitation in a ecosystem to locate.

Verification of learning

Oral and/or written interim virtual presentation and final examination chosen by the student

Texts

Cunningham William P.; Cunningham M. Ann; Saigo Barbara W., 2004. Ecologia applicata. McGraw-Hill Companies.
Marchetti R. M., 1993. Elementi di Ecologia. CittaStudi Edizioni.
Vroom M.J. 2006. Lexicon of Garden and Landscape Architecture, Birkhäuuser
Lording H. 2001. The Nature of Landscape: A Personal Quest, 010 Publisher
The slides and other materials used for lectures is made available to the students.

Landscape Design - Objectives

Sensibilization of an urban planner towards a landscape project.
Sustainable landscape projects vs. temporary landscape projects.
Knowledge and competences about the different Steps of a landscape project.
How to trasforma the "memory of a site" into a landscape project.
Designing and communication a landscape project.

Landscape Design - Prerequisites

Bachelor in architecture or urbanism.
Excellent knowledge in working with AutoCAD, GIS, Adobe Illustrator (or similar).
Basic knowledge in territorial analysis.
Basic knowledge in architectonical, urban and landscape design.

Landscape Design - Contents

Introduction workshop and survey of the site.
Research and analysis about the memory of the site.
Design development of scenarios for the specific site in its context.
Representation of the project.

Landscape Design - Texts

M. J. Vroom: Lexicon of Garden and Landscape Architecture, Birkhäuuser 2006
H. Lorzing: The Nature of Landscape: A Personal Quest, 010 Publisher 2001

Urban Ecology - Objectives

At the end of the course the student will have acquired the necessary elements for the analysis of ecosystem structure and function in an area with urban, agricultural and industrial use. From this analysis, the student will be able to work out the best strategies for regeneration and functional recovery of various ecosystem processes, in particular those related to water

Urban Ecology - Prerequisites

The student should have an understanding of the basic concepts of ecosystem ecology rerlated to the the energy flow, the cycle of materials and the structure and functions of the community.

Urban Ecology - Contents

Characteristics and importance of freshwater, brackish and marine waters. The hydrological cycle. Water needs. Supply of the city: sources and transport. Quality and quantity evaluation of freshwater sources. The catchment area and relations with water bodies. Waste water treatment and drinking water tratment. The integrated water cycle. Water quality deterioration: causes, consequences and remedies. The basin plans.
The soils in the ecosystem and the landscape. Conservation and management of the soil.

Urban Ecology - Texts

Cunningham William P.; Cunningham M. Ann; Saigo Barbara W., 2004. Ecologia applicata. McGraw-Hill Companies.Marchetti R. M., 1993. Elementi di Ecologia. CittaStudi Edizioni.
The slides and other materials used for lectures is made available to the students.


 

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Ecosystems and landscape

1° year | 12 ECTS credits

 
Cohort:
2016-2017
Academic year:
2016-2017
Semester:
1
Mode of delivery:
in presenza/face to face
Attendance:
obbligatoria/compulsory
 
Urban Ecology
| 6 ECTS credits

 
Lecturer: Nicola Sechi

Type of course unit:
B - Attività caratterizzanti
Subject area:
Amb
Scientific Disciplinary Sector:
BIO/07 Ecologia
Hours of lectures:
27
Workshop hours:
45
Total contact hours:
72
Hours of private study:
78
Language of instruction:
Italiano/Italian
 
Landscape design
| 6 ECTS credits

 

Type of course unit:
B - Attività caratterizzanti
Subject area:
U&P
Scientific Disciplinary Sector:
ICAR/15 Architettura del paesaggio
Hours of lectures:
0
Workshop hours:
90
Total contact hours:
90
Hours of private study:
60
Language of instruction:
Italiano/Italian