Academic Year 2019/2020 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff
  • Territorial economic analisys : Gabriella Vindigni
Credit Value: 12
Course Language: Italian
Taught classes: 56 hours
Exercise: 56 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

  • Territorial economic analisys

    The aim of the course is to provide basic theoretical knowledge and provide a framework of the main indicators on the demographic, economic and social context of a given territory. It also aims to provide knowledge on the main methodological tools for carrying out analyzes regarding socio-cultural processes and the economic, demographic and employment characteristics of specific local context.


    The course allows to acquire the theoretical and methodological skills for an analysis sociologically oriented social-territorial changes, taking into account the socio-cultural implications, economic and urban planning. At the end of the module the knowledge, skills and the skills that the student will have to demonstrate that they have acquired are to be traced back to the correct one conceptual and methodological elaboration of the socio-territorial processes underway proving to know discern the different urban and rural typologies that can be found in contemporary societies. With reference to the ability to apply knowledge and understanding the module aims to develop one training that goes in the direction of fostering an interdisciplinary study approach to socio-territorial dynamics, an exercise in group work and in planning tables. In terms of autonomy of judgment the form cultivates an exercise in reflexivity and habit self-assessment and evaluation so that an overcoming of 'eurocentric drifts' can mature. a benefit from an adequate assessment of non-western territorial contexts. The care module, likewise, the development of a communication capacity aimed at knowing how to interact with multiple interlocutors who work in the field of design and development of the territory as heritage and the common good, in particular institutional and social actors. It is central, finally, to acquire to the students a scientifically founded sociological language. In terms of ability to learning the module stimulates the students in a process functional to the critical analysis of the any affinity or divergence in the naming and framing processes for definition, structuring and land planning.

Course Structure

  • Territorial economic analisys

    The course consists of theoretical lectures and practical exercises aimed at provinding the basis for the development of issues concerning the socio-economic analysis of the territory. Work group and devepoment of reports are also promoted to actively involve students and to improove skills at dealing with a subject independently.


    The module provides students with the interpretative and methodological tools useful for the analysis of the most recent transformations of urban and rural systems. Teaching develops - through one sociologically oriented reflection - an analysis of the processes of social change that they involve urban and rural territorial contexts with reference to population density, mobility residential, tourist and migratory, social movements, transformation and destination of cultural and landscape resources, urban planning and architectural planning, to sustainable development, paying particular attention to the processes of exclusion and social marginality that cross the territories.

Detailed Course Content

  • Territorial economic analisys

    Introduction to the course

    A1- Definitions of territory - Space and economic theory - Definition of "region": homogeneous region, nodal region and programming region - Analysis of the locations of production activities - Network models - Principles of agglomeration, space competition, spatial interaction, hierarchy, and territorial competitiveness -

    A2 - The variation of economic aggregates over time: elementary index numbers and related properties, series of fixed-based index numbers and mobile base, synthetic index numbers

    A3 - Statistical sources - Demographic data and their detection. Sources of state data: censuses. Flow statistics. - Population, growth rates and demographic structure - The measures of the demographic increase. Increase and rate of increase - Territorial distribution of companies and forms of land use - Labor market measures: employment rate, unemployment, activity. The Labor Force Survey -

    A4 - Measures and analysis of income and poverty inequality. - Measurement and decomposition of territorial development gaps. - Personal and family income. Measures of inequality. Analysis and measures of poverty; the indices of diffusion and intensity of poverty, the index of Sen. Indicators of human development. -

    A5- Structural characteristics of local economic systems and classifications of economic activities - Social capital, role of interactions and social norms. Measures of social capital -

    A6 - Overview of public policy evaluation methodologies for land management - Participatory processes and methods in land planning and management - AGENDA21 and sustainable territorial planning


    Acting rational and lifestyles. The Ecological School of Chicago. Urban populations, generations of metropolis and lobalization. The right to the city and the new challenges of the sociology of the territory Environments, territories, places, '' locales ''. Territorial disparities and local development. Sociology and landscape design. Forms and meanings of emptiness in the contemporary city. Themes and tools for the urban project. Acting on large areas: landscape and urban quality. Cultivated landscapes (multifunctional). The space of agriculture in the transformation of the contemporary city. Southern transformations: migrants and rural areas. Southern campaigns, immigrants and social struggles. The Rosarno case. Circulating territories. Migrations and agriculture in the Piana di Sibari. The formation of the transurban social space and the case of the Sikh community of the province of Latina. Immigration in the rural areas of Puglia: the case of Capitanata. The architectures of power. The consensus and the modern-industrial city. The railway station, a practical and narrative monument of industrial modernity.

Textbook Information

  • Territorial economic analisys

    1. Aurelio Bruzzo (2015) Analisi economica del territorio. Letture sulla scienza regionale, ed. Aracne

    2. Roberta Capello (2004), Economia regionale, il Mulino

    3. Camagni R. (2008), Principi di economia urbana e territoriale, Roma, Carocci

    4. Del Colle E., Esposito G. F. (a cura di) (1999), Economia e statistica per il territorio, Franco Angeli, Milano.

    5. Renato Guaririni, Franco Tassinari (2000), Statistica economica, Il Mulino


    1. Carlo Colloca, “Le dinamiche territoriali fra società urbane e rurali”, in G. Parini e T. Grande (a cura di), Sociologia. Problemi, teorie, intrecci storici, Carocci, Roma, 2014.

    2. Giorgio Osti, Sociologia del territorio, il Mulino, Bologna, 2010.

    3. Annick Magnier e Maurizio Morandi, Paesaggi in mutamento. L’approccio paesaggistico alla trasformazione della città europea, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2013 (SOLTANTO I SEGUENTI CAPITOLI: "Paesaggi della diffusione insediativa: sulla pertinenza della visione paesaggistica, di Maurizio Morandi", Luna d’Emilio, pp. 91-106; "Paesaggi coltivati (multifunzionali). Lo spazio dell’agricoltura nella trasformazione della città contemporanea", di Viviana Ferrario, pp. 137-152).

    4. Carlo Colloca et al. (a cura di), La globalizzazione delle campagne. Migranti e società rurali nel Sud Italia, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2013.

    5. Giandomenico Amendola, Il brusio delle città. Le architetture raccontano, Liguori, Napoli, 2013.