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Theories of Rehabilitation of the City

Code: 420902     Acronym: TRC

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Architecture and Urbanism

Instance: 2019/2020 - 1S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Arquitectura (A)
Course/CS Responsible: Advanced Studies Course in Architectural Heritage

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
CEAPA 13 CEAPA 1 - 5 -

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Rui Fernando de Jesus Bastos Tavares

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical and practical : 2,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical and practical Totals 1 2,00
Rui Fernando de Jesus Bastos Tavares 2,00

Teaching language



This course will be presented strategies and theories on urban regeneration and city consolidated city inherited asset valuation and its territorial units landscape.
Will be analyzed and discussed concepts of the historical center of urban architecture and landscape heritage, as well as its relationship to urban practice. The study of interventions in the historical and consolidated in the city will be developed in view of the dynamic transformation of the contemporary city, with its economic and social dimension, to reassessing the concept of town center and its relation to the process of defining new centralities, highlighting the need to understand the values that refer to the current concept of the historical center in the face of a dynamic polycentrism cannot abandon the economic and social dimension of the city as a whole.

Learning outcomes and competences

It is intended to enable the student to build a broader idea of property within the meaning of value for the formation of collective memory and the understanding of the complexity that any methodology of urban heritage in the project intervention ends, given the social dynamics that accompany the their own development.

Working method



1 - Territory, city and heritage - disciplinary framework, research and characterization, analysis and identification - interrogative methods and sources; - techniques and research methods; - problems, issues and interpretative bases.

2 - City and urban setting material in historical time: - the historical process and urban form; - levels and times of social intervention in the city (political, economic and technical) - configurative phases of the materiality of urban space (ownership, urban development and building) ; - urban fabric and the physical dimension of historical time.

3 - City, rehabilitation and heritage - theory and practice among nineteenth and twentieth century’s (major cases in the European capital cities); importance of the great wars in the formation of policy and technical framework of urban regeneration, the concept of evolution from the historical center second half of the twentieth century.

4 - City contemporary and historical center - time value and meaning - assistance methods and delimitation of the historic centers of the contemporary city, - processes of intervention in the historic centers of cities, the specific action relating to the overall strategy (Bologna, Rome , Brescia, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Porto, Guimaraes, Évora and Lisbon, among other cases) - procedures for the participation of people in plans for safeguarding historic centers; - economic value of the qualification of the historic centers as a tool of urban regeneration; - monument, the historic and historic urban structures (concepts of urban and stay constant).

5 - Memory and Heritage - city, territory and landscape: - concepts and contemporary issues of memory, - permanence and update ("arts of memory") - memory and rebuilding urban (recentrocidade) - sheet identity of territorial units and landscaped asset value (rural clusters).

Mandatory literature

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Teaching methods and learning activities

The unit will develop in times of expository nature, in times of questioning and debate on matters presented and times of deepening specific issues (requested by research in progress) or reflection, and critical analysis of specific cases, with the presence of guest lecturers.
Assessment is continuous and includes the quality of participation in the times of questioning and debate, the preparation and presentation-chip synthesis of lessons (on request) and the preparation and submission of an individual work of theoretical synthesis on a topic or a case study.

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

designation Weight (%)
Trabalho escrito 100,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 15,00
Frequência das aulas 32,00
Trabalho escrito 15,00
Total: 62,00

Eligibility for exams

The student attends with attendance of 75% of classes and with the classification of 9,5 values in the invidual final evaluation exercise.

Calculation formula of final grade

It is prerequisite Course attendance of at least 75% attendance of practical classes.
The final score of the classification results of individual written report, presented and discussed, in the range 0-20.

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