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'Contemporary City: Description and Projects' | CALL FOR VISITING PROFESSOR </br> Politecnico di Milano | School of Architecture and Society </br> Department of Architecture and Urban Studies

8 August 2013

“Contemporary City: Description and Projects”

Milan, Italy
DEADLINE | 30.10.2013
DAStU | Department of Architecture and Urban Studies

Politecnico di Milano
School of Architecture and Society

The Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of Politecnico di Milano has opened a call for a Visiting Professor who will be in charge of lecturing a course of “Contemporary City: Description and Projects”. The course will be offered within the Master of Science 'Programme in Urban Planning and Policy Design' at the School of Architecture and Society of Politecnico di Milano in the Spring semester of the next Academic Year (March 2014-June2014). 

The visiting professorship program is open to highly qualified foreign scholars in the discipline of urban planning and related fields. Applicants must be affiliated to an academic or research institution. In order to state an interest in participating, the applicants should send the following documents (pdf format):

1. Application form.doc (file in download)
2. Complete Curriculum Vitae
3. List of publications
4. Letter of motivation
5. Pdf with scanned copy of your Passport/ID
6. A proposed programme for the course, specifying: aims and contents, methodology, proposed readings and eventual side activities.

The application and the set of pdf files shall be sent to the address: with the title/object “APPLICATION FOR VISITING PROFESSORSHIP DASTU 2014”. An email acknowledging the receipt of the application will be sent. 

• 30.10.2013 |
Applications deadline 
• 30.11.2013 |
first selection of candidates 
• 15.12.2013 | Final results of the selection

Contemporary City: Descriptions and Projects is a course offered at the second semester to the students enrolled in the first year of the Master of Science in Urban Planning and Policy Design at the School of Architecture and Society (Campus Leonardo). The course will be taught in English, it equals 8 ECTS credits and consists in 6 hours of teaching per week, for a total of 80 hours. It is scheduled in the spring semester (March 2014 - June 2014) and has an attendance of about 70 students. Two dates for final examinations of participating students shall be fixed in mid July 2014.
The course aims at analyzing and discussing core issues of contemporary urban planning and design with reference to a multi-scalar and interdisciplinary approach. The analysis of major changes in the European and/or non-European urban realm may consider a critical discussion of new urban landscapes and development patterns, the emergence of new city forms, the issues at stake in historical city centers, problems and dimensions of contemporary practices in the domain of planning and designing contemporary cities. 

The Politecnico di Milano is one of the most outstanding Universities in Europe and ranked by the QS World University, Engineering and Technology 2011 among the leading fifty universities in the world. Funded in 1863, it is the largest school of architecture, design and engineering in Italy.

The Master of Science in Urban Planning and Policy Design is a renown program which is taught in English since 2006 at the School of Architecture and Society. The programme aims at developing a wide scientific and professional education in urban planning and policy making. The aim of the programme is to train professionals who can deal with the multiple and complex issues of the contemporary policy agenda of cities and regions.
The course is currently directed by Prof. Bertrando Bonfantini; among the Full Professors of the programme: Alessandro Balducci, Roberto Camagni, Bruno Dente, Patrizia Gabellini, Federico Oliva, Pier Carlo Palermo, Gabriele Pasqui (Head of the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies), Costanzo Ranci. Qualified research staff and Phd students with significant international and professional experiences are involved in the tutorship and teaching activity.

Directed by Prof. Gabriele Pasqui, The Department of Architecture and Urban Studies is now the second largest Department of Politecnico di Milano and the largest in the field of Architecture; furthermore it is also an important research centre in Italy for urban and spatial planning issues, enjoying in a well established international network of centres of excellence.

• Call for Visiting Professor Website
• DAStU Website
• Politecnico di Milano Website
• School of Architecture and Society Website