Academic Year 2016/2017 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff
  • Territorial economic analisys : Iuri Peri
  • Sociology of the Environment and Territory: Carlo Colloca
Credit Value: 12
Scientific field
  • AGR/01 - Agricultural economics and rural appraisal
  • SPS/10 - Urban and environmental sociology
Taught classes: 56 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

  • Territorial economic analisys

    The course aims to provide students with the understanding of the main and most advances interpretative schemes methodologies related to the economic analysis of the “territory”.

    The acquired konwledge will make able the students to develope tecnical skills and autonomy of judgment for the study of economic analysis of specific areas . In addition the course aims to provide an overview of the areas of specific territorial characteristic such as areas with strong internal and external socio-economic imbalances.

    the module is divided into two basic parts: the first relates to the character content more properly theoretical and abstract, while the second part regards the aspects predominantly empirical and applied.

  • Sociology of the Environment and Territory

    The course allows you to acquire the theoretical and methodological skills to sociologically oriented analysis of the socio-territorial changes, taking into account the socio-cultural, economic and urban planning. After completing this module the knowledge, skills and abilities that the student will have to demonstrate that they have acquired are attributable to the correct conceptual and methodological development of the socio-spatial processes at work proving to be able to discern the different urban and rural types detectable in contemporary societies. About reference to the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of the module aims to develop an education that goes in the direction of encouraging an approach to the interdisciplinary study of the socio-territorial dynamics, an exercise in teamwork and in the design tables. In terms of independent evaluation module cultivates an exercise habit to reflexivity and self-assessment and evaluation to mature overrun by 'drifts Eurocentric' for the benefit of a proper assessment of the non-Western local contexts. The care module, also, the development of a communications strategy aimed at knowing how to interact with various stakeholders both in the design and development of the area as a heritage and common good, in particular institutional and social actors. It is central, finally, to give students a scientifically based sociological language. In terms of the ability to learn the module involves students in a functional process to a critical analysis of any similarities or differences in the naming and framing processes for defining, structuring and planning of the territory.

Detailed Course Content

  • Territorial economic analisys

    1. Principles and models of economic organization of territory

    1.2 Space and economic theory

    1.3 The models of the homogeneous and nodal region

    1.4 The network models

    1.5 Principles of agglomeration, spatial competition, spatial interaction, hierarchy and territorial competitiveness

    2. Main indicators of socio-economic, structural, infrastructural, environmental and cultural

    involved in planning of territory

    2.1 Classification of economic activities

    2.2 Structural features of local economic systems

    2.3 Analysis of localization of productive activities and settlements

    3. Socio-economic indicators

    3.1 Coefficients of specialization and location of production activities

    3.2 Measures of physical capital and production capacity

    3.3 Measures of inequality and poverty

    3.4 Measures of consumption

    3.5 Territory and human settlement

    3.6 Population growth rates and age structure

    3.7 The labor market

    3.8 Social stratification

    3.9 Education system

    3.10 Infrastructure Equipment

    3.11 Reception and tourist demand

    3.12 Quality of life and human well-being

    3.13 Measures of social capital

    4. Methods of analysis

    4.1 Elements of shift and share analysis

    4.2 Cluster analysis

    4. 3 Social network analysis

    5. Statistical sources

  • Sociology of the Environment and Territory

    The module provides students with the analytical tools and useful method to the analysis of the most recent transformations of urban and rural systems. The training develops - through a sociologically oriented reflection - an analysis of the processes of social change involving urban and rural local contexts with reference to population density, residential mobility, tourism and migration, social movements, the transformation and the destination of cultural and natural resources, the urban planning and architectural design, sustainable development, paying particular attention to the processes of exclusion and social marginalization that cross the territories.

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

  • Sociology of the Environment and Territory
    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.
    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.