- Shared and learnt lessons from Lisbon: Designing the city and the territory from an Urbanistic viewpoint   click here to open paper content253 kb
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The article addresses a systematised outlook from previous experiences in
teaching programmes, research, active integration with theory and practice.
The roles of Education, Research and Practice will be explored.
Unexpectedly enough, spatial planning does not merely stand for expanding
the urban onto a passive landscape anymore. Did it ever? Or was humanity
deterministically daydreaming of it, while reality was taking over the
actual urbanization process?Although functional changes start emerging
since the 70’s, the last decade has proven that changes are progressively
faster and call for innovative approaches, that is to say, by recouping the
design from the fabrics of the terræ themselves; i.e. a look onto a
synaptic and conjunctive fabric that forms the basis of the current City.
In an attempt to go beyond the frontiers of Planning, the approach seeks to
explore the condition of these days’ cities – seen as a paradoxical state
of in betweenness both in the territories of practice and the ones of
knowledge.These concerns have raised the need to clarify realities holding
different qualities - from urban and infrastructural, from rural to what is
understood as natural - and the vital skills to intervene onto them. At the
same time, societal dynamics, economic trend, job and production relocation
have opened - if not enforced - questions which are often very different
depending on the geographic area of the globe.The article will address a
systematised outlook from previous experiences in (1) urban design and
planning studios within the general layout of teaching programmes, (2)
frontier and applied research as ways of reasoning reality and look for
alternative answers and (3) integration of education activities with
present-day topics both in theory and practice. It seeks to explore:I.
Contextual approaches from a cultural perspective – grounds and
backgrounds• Urbanism and Urbanization;• Urbanism as a specific cultural
approach to designing the city and the territory;• Cultures and styles of
planning in Europe.II. The field of urban design and planning education –
oriented didactics and learning strategies:• The 3 Cycles of the Bologna
Treaty and the innovative approach of the Faculty of Architecture (main
fields: Architecture, Urbanism and Design);• Urban Design and Planning
Programmes in Europe – two faces of the same coin• The Faculty of
Architecture, [Technical] University of Lisbon as a leading example in
Urban Design and Planning Education – current programmes M. Arch with
specialization in Urbanism [Bachelor + Master, 5 years Bologna model] and
the Doctoral Program in Urbanism.III. Education, Research and Practice -
contributing to inter-related activities in a cross-border, trans-
disciplinary approach; recent experiences:• 2009/13, Metropolitan
Territories, Course at the Doctoral Program in Urbanism, FAUTL, Lisbon.•
2013, From splinters to parks, 2nd [Urban + Landscape] design international
workshop, Lisbon, 7-10 May 2013, Faculty of Architecture, Technical
University of Lisbon, endorsed by the ISOCARP.• 2012, Ambivalent
landscapes, Conference, Lisbon, 7-10 May 2013, Faculty of Architecture,
Technical University of Lisbon, including the support and meeting of
AESOP’s TG Public Spaces-Public Cultures.[These and other experiences
available at: http://metropolis.fa.utl.pt/metropolis.htm]
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