D3a - Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Ambientali - Guida degli insegnamenti (Syllabus)


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Seat Agraria
A.A. A.A. 2016-2017
Credits 6
Hours 54
Period 2^ semestre
Language ENG
U-gov code LIB-L-STA-SFA 3A116


Good knowledge of biology.

Development of the course

The didactic method is based on lectures with ppt presentations and discussion of case studies. Visit to public gardens, nursery and urban parks will also help the students learn to approach the landscape and its assessment.  

Learning outcomes


The course enables students to acquire basic knowledge about landscape, historical gardens, private and public gardens and parks, to outline a project, approaching different management techniques such irrigation, noise control, weeds control.

Applying knowledge and understanding.

The student will be able to understand landscape structure, recognise historical gardens, public and private parks, to get basic skills to plan, realize and manage a project.


The student will be able to design a green area, develop a masterplan, appraise the landscape.

  1. Analysis of area, climate, natural vegetation. Lanscape, definition, analysis and evolution. (1 ECTS)
  2. Function and evolution of historical gardens. (1 ECTS)
  3. Landscape design of green areas: phases, rules and criteria of green design. Preliminary study, survey of area. Definition of different type of gardens and parks and different design criteria. Proportions, spaces, colors, shapes, volumes, visual and surround. Private gardens, public green areas, children gardens, wood gardens, rock gardens, green wall. Plants in urban areas. Street furniture. Restoration of historical gardens. Defense and protection of climate. Selection of species for different cases (tree, shrubs and herbaceous plants). The noise barrier. The bio-architecture and healing gardens. Plan redaction. (2 ECTS)
  4. Knowledge and use of ornamental plants. Growth and shape of plants. Plants in urban areas. (1 ECTS)
  5. The maintenance. Pruning techniques, tree stability evaluation. Maintenance and restoration of green areas. (1 ECTS)


Development of the examination

Learning evaluation methods

Oral discussion.


Learning evaluation criteria

During the course discussions on course topics will be used to test the students preparation and for preliminary evaluation.


Learning measurement criteria

The final mark is attributed in thirtieths. Successful completion of the examination will lead to grades ranging from 18 to 30 “cum laude”.


Final mark allocation criteria

The oral discussion is based on in three main questions. To each question a maximum of 10 points is attributed.



Recommended reading

CHIUSOLI A., La Scienza del Paesaggio, CLUEB Editrice Bologna 1999.

Other readings

BADIALI G., MARCHETTI M., ZECCHINI D’AULERIO A., Le principali avversità delle piante ornamentali, Edagricole, 1993

CHIUSOLI A., Il progetto del vostro giardino, Edagricole, 1996.

CHIUSOLI A., Progetto giardino, BE-MA Editrice, 1989.

CHIUSOLI A., Il giardino nella natura, Edagricole, 1980-1989.

CHIUSOLI A., Progettare giardini, Edagricole, 1983.

ERIKSSON E.L., BLANCHETTE R.A., ANDER P., Microbial and enzymatic degradation of wood and wood components, Springer-Verlag 1990

URBAN JAMES, Up by the roots, ISA 2008


Office hours


By appointment via e-mail

  • C.L.T. - Scienze Forestali ed Ambientali (SFA)

Università Politecnica delle Marche
P.zza Roma 22, 60121 Ancona
Tel (+39) 071.220.1, Fax (+39) 071.220.2324
P.I. 00382520427