Master’s Degree – Urban Design

IMG_PUrbanaThe Master’s Degree in Urban Design finds in the urban context, conceived as a balanced result of urban, functional, environmental, social and economical factors (paying serious attention to the environment and the existing urban patterns actual and ancient), the centre of the design research. The main goal is to form conscious designers, capable of participating with efficiency to the transforming process of the contemporary city, actively contributing to increase the urban environment’s quality.

The academic program requires a solid knowledge about historical culture and current social, political and economical processes, underlying the built environment’s development. All themes and subjects of study are essentially conceived to produce an urban design as a way to realise complex and integrated actions.

The Department’s Master’s Degrees provide an educational pathway structured in thematic terms, organized in practical workshops distinctly interdisciplinary. Particularly, the Master’s Degree in Urban Design is based on a precise sequence which leads from analytical aspects, connected to the analysis of the existing city, during the first term, to those of urban design, during the following workshops: the first one provides the application of contemporary city planning, the second is focused on the architectural design at the urban scale. The second term of the second year is based on the fulfilment of a thesis also by participating to Thesis Workshops.


Programme 2016/2017
    • First year – first semester
    • The urban space project – 8 cfu
    • Design (6 cfu) – Milena Farina
    • Urbanism (2 cfu) – Carlotta Fioretti
    • The structure of the city – 12 cfu
    • Architectural restoration technique (4 cfu) – Francesca Geremia
    • Drawing (4 cfu) – Maria Grazia Cianci
    • Structures (4 cfu) – Valerio Varano
    • Town and territory history – 8 cfu
    • Paolo Micalizzi
    • First year – second semester
    • City planning studio – 16 cfu
    • City planning (8 cfu) – Simone Ombuen
    • Legislation (4 cfu) – Paolo Urbani
    • Mathematical and statistical methods and models (4 cfu) – Enza De Lauro
    • Open spaces design – 10 cfu
    • Landscape architecture (6 cfu) – Emanuele Von Normann
    • Vegetal ecology (2 cfu) – Giovanni Buccomino
    • Landscape representation (2 cfu) – Maria Grazia Cianci
    • Structural engineering – 4 cfu
      Alessandro Vittorio Bergami