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25 March 2020

Contemporary City
Descriptions and Projects

Call for Visiting Professor
DAStU Department | A.Y. 2020-2021

Milan, Italy
Spring 2021
• DASTU - Department of Architecture and Urban Studies
• Politecnico di Milano
AUIC - School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
• Master in Urban Planning and Policy Design

Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano
Contemporary City Descriptions and Projects | Call For Visiting Professor

The Visiting professorship programme aims at strengthening the internationalization of the School of Architecture, Urban Planning and Construction Engineering and of the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies at Politecnico di Milano by welcoming a foreign scholar for a semester term. The visiting professor will be in charge of lecturing one full course at the School for the period of her/his visiting position, developing autonomous research activity at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, joining seminars and academic venues. The visiting professor will be in charge of lecturing the course Contemporary City: Descriptions and Projects.

The Course
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. The course will be taught in English, it equals 10 ECTS credits and consists in 8 hours of teaching per week, for a total of about 100 hours. It is scheduled in the spring semester (mid February 2021 – mid June 2021) and has an attendance of about 80 students. Two dates for final examinations of attending students shall be fixed in June-July 2021. The course aims at analysing 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 centres, problems and dimensions of contemporary practices in the domain of planning and designing contemporary cities. A complex understanding of contemporary planning challenges shall be presented, considering the impact of regional, demographic and socio-economic changes on urban design, urban policy and programs. A critical reference to a set of international case studies will be very appreciated. The course is rewarded with a sum of 20.000€ (for taxes paid in Italy, please consider that the average income tax in Italy equals about 46%. Other arrangements may be verified).

The School
The Politecnico di Milano is one of the most outstanding Universities in Europe. Founded 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 renowned program which is taught in English since 2006 at the School of Architecture, Urban Planning and Construction Engineering. The School of Architecture, Urban Planning and Construction Engineering is ranked by the QS World University, Engineering and Technology 2020 as the 7th in the world. The proportion of international students is relevant and produces a stimulating environment both for teaching and learning. The MSc Programme is rooted in a polytechnic tradition, bridging urban design, regional studies and social sciences. 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. Students who graduated from the Master of Science Programme usually work for international organizations, local governments, research institutes, real estate companies, private offices. The courses are held at the central City Campus Leonardo in Milan. The Programme is currently directed by Prof. Bertrando Bonfantini. Qualified research staff and Phd students with significant international and professional experiences are involved in the tutorship and teaching activity.

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

The visiting professorship program is open to highly qualified foreign scholars in the discipline of urban planning and related fields (e.g., urban studies, architecture, urban design, geography). 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
2. Complete Curriculum Vitae
3. List of publications
4. Letter of motivation
5. Scanned copy of your Passport/ID
6. A proposed programme for the course, specifying: aims and contents, methodology, proposed readings and eventual side activities. (Within the proposed programme, at least some teaching modules of flipped classroom and/or blended learning are required as a compulsory condition to be admitted to the selection).

The application and the set of files shall be sent to the address: with the title/object “APPLICATION FOR VISITING PROFESSORSHIP DASTU 2020/2021”. An email acknowledging the receipt of the application will be sent.

• Deadline for submission is 14 May 2020;
A short list of selected candidates will be made by 22 May 2020 and a Skype colloquium will be scheduled;
• Final results of the selection will be available by 5 June 2020.

For any further information, please contact with the object “VISITING PROFESSORSHIP INFORMATION”.

DASTU Call for Visiting Professor Website