Regeneration Through Hidden Historical Landscape of Lecco. Urban Course Design Process




Heritage, urban landscape, regeneration


The article focus on the role of Historical Urban Heritage in Urban Design through the presentation of the integrated learning  path developed for Urban Design and Urban Design Studio classes of Lecco Campus of Politecnico of Milan (school of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering, master degree in Building and Architectural Engineering - BAE and Architectural-Engineering– EDA).

The first part of paper presents the general learning process characterizing Urban Design course and the methodological process for the Urban Master Plan development in the studio modules. The second part presents the LeccoLAB didactical path developed in the Lecco Campus focusing on the urban design issues and presenting selected results and design proposals developed by students focusing on the Lecco Historical Urban Heritage issues. During the Academic Year 2016/2017 students’ work teams (27) applied the concepts, methods and techniques presented in Urban Design course to the Lecco waterfront urban systems developing proposal for Urban Master Plan aiming the regeneration of urban complex systems through principles of Nature Based Solutions and  Urban Resilience.


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Author Biographies

Angela Colucci, Politecnico di Milano

Planner, consultant and independent researcher (M.Arch., Ph.D.) she is adjunct professor of Politecnico of Milan since 2006 (courses of Urban Design, Urban design Studio and Urban Planning). She published several books and papers on environmental and landscape planning/design, urban and territorial resilience, governance, co-design learning and educational approaches to urban transformation process.

Anna Kolmogorova, Politecnico di Milano

Anna KOLMOGOROVA is student of Master in Building and Architectural Engineering, (Politecnico di Milano,).

Benida Kraja, Politecnico di Milano

Benida KRAJA is student of Master in Building and Architectural Engineering, (Politecnico di Milano). 

Maryam Ziyaee, Politecnico di Milano

Architect, she holds a PhD in Urban and Architectural Design (Politecnico of Milano) and she was senior tutor of the Urban Design Course. 


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How to Cite

Colucci, A., Kolmogorova, A., Kraja, B., & Ziyaee, M. (2017). Regeneration Through Hidden Historical Landscape of Lecco. Urban Course Design Process. ICONARP International Journal of Architecture and Planning, 5(2), 191–215.