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Academic year
Management dei servizi pubblici e economia del territorio
Didactic period
Primo Semestre

Training objectives

The course aims at providing student with the following knowledge:
- Understand the meaning, characteristics and significance of the city in the history of the human being.
- Understand the meaning, characteristics and significance of the territory, the environment and the space.
- Understand the role and the relevance of the urban system for the social and economic development and the human well-being.
- Undestand the role and the relevance of several public policies for the city, the territory, the regional space.
- Understand the significance of ‘sustainable development’ and what it implies in terms of urban and regional policies.
- Understand the significance and the relevance of the phenomena related to the climate change and what it means for the city.
- Undestand the significance of several and recent descriptive definitions, as well as: smart city, urban creativity, urban adaptation, sharing economy.

Besides, students will be able to:
- look differently to the city and the territory also in terms of social and economic development.
- Differently consider the role of public policies to achieve a better quality of life.


The knowledge of the English language

Course programme

The City in the History (6h)
Territories and Regions (6h)
Urban and Regional Public Policies (6h)
City, Policies, Development and Well-being (6h)
The Case-study of the Historic Centers preservation in Italy (6h)
The Significance and the Raise of the Concept of Sustainability (8h)
Climate Change and the City (8h)
Inputs from recent definitions: Smart City, Urban Creativity, Urban Adaptation, Sharing Economy (10h)

Didactic methods

Traditional face-to-face lecture
Case study discussion
Individual and group work

Learning assessment procedures

For all the students the examination consists of an oral interview of at least a half hour.
Students begin their dissertation with a topic of their choice, then the teacher will check their preparation with questions throughout the course program and bibliography assigned.
The marking will range from 18/31 to 31/31 (cum laude).

Reference texts

Suggested readings, slides, and case studies will be provided for each topic and made available to the students during the course.