Latina, Italy

Shaping Tomorrow

when 18 September 2023 - 22 September 2023
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 80

The 20th century was a pivotal era for urban design, marked by a variety of experiments aimed at addressing the era’s pressing challenges. Among these efforts, the emergence of planned cities garnered significant attention and continues to be a topic of intense study. Due to their inherent characteristics, planned cities are often rigidly defined and prone to becoming entrenched in their original concepts.

The Planned Cities intensive workshops series seek to analyse the histories of these cities, examine their current conditions, and design for future challenges. The participants of these workshops will work in multidisciplinary design teams, engaging with projects that span from the architectural scale to comprehensively understand the urban fabric, in order to envision sustainable future scenarios that go beyond the conventional understanding of the cities.

Latina, Italy, is located 60 kilometres from Rome. Founded as Littoria in 1932 following the reclamation of the Agro Pontino marshes, the city was originally designed to accommodate 17,000 inhabitants but has since grown to a population of 120,000 without undergoing a thoughtful redesign of its urban spaces and fabric. The workshop will critically examine Latina, moving beyond historical and political biases to envision design scenarios that will allow the city to plan its sustainable future.

Course leader

Dr Luigi Pintacuda (ARB, RIBA, SFHEA) is an Architect, Principal Lecturer in Architecture and Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Architecture at the University of Hertfordshire with over 15 years of international experience.

Target group

Students from the Architecture and Built Environment courses, including Geography, Urban Design and Planning.

Course aim

The Planned Cities intensive workshop series aims to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the historical development, current state, and future challenges of planned cities, going beyond their conventional perceptions.

Fee info

EUR 80: Fees € 80

Accommodation pack
€ 400 (Including insurance)
Double Bed rooms - 4 stars hotel
Breakfast and dinner included