The cycle of lessons that make up the program is divided into two modules: current Italian urban planning tools; some recent themes of urban planning. In detail, the topics of the lessons are as follows:
1st module: Italian urban planning instruments
The module illustrates, in their foundations, the "tools" of contemporary Italian urban planning in relation to the evolution of the social and economic system and the legislative framework that led to its formation. In particular, the main urban planning tools at the territorial and urban scale envisaged by current legislation are studied in depth, also through the illustration of case studies.
2nd module: some recent themes of urban planning
The module illustrates some social and environmental issues through seminars held by external speakers. In particular, the contributions of urban planning to the topic of sustainable development and the protection of environmental resources are studied in depth.
The theme of the exercise in the course of Measures to adapt to climate change is the development of an Urban Green Plan in accordance with Law 10/2013. The practical activities are aimed at making the student familiar with the main tools of the urban profession. Through a laboratory activity carried out in a separate classroom in two different workshops, students are asked to try their hand at: basic and thematic cartography, basic and thematic legends, inspection techniques, representation techniques, general and thematic analyzes, technical regulations implementation, general and sector legislation, local urban planning instruments, urban planning parameters and indices, sizing and calculations, themed research on the internet, use of ICT in the urban field.
The workshops are led in the classroom by the professor who with the help of the tutors reviews weekly the progress of the students' work. In the workshops, the professor weekly introduces the ex cathedra topics and provides students with the tools to be able to carry out inspections and produce the graphic designs required during the week. Students work autonomously during the week and bring the materials produced to the professor for the weekly check. The constant presence of the professor and tutors in the classroom guarantees students any clarification or suggestion on the work to be done. Such clarifications and suggestions can also be requested by students from tutors during the week through the Facebook page. At the end of each workshop the students deliver the papers produced in an A3 format book during a public review. The professor attributes to the books delivered a rating which contributes, through a weighted average, to the definition of the final grade.