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The City and the Water, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 days
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
The aim of the The City and the Water course from the University of Pisa is to provide theoretical skills and methodological tools for the landscape design. Students, organized in groups composed by members of different nationalities, will be asked to develop a project of enhancement for an area chosen as a case study. 


The City and the Water course from the University of Pisa is aimed at investigating the complex relationships between the built environment and the water in its broadest meaning of environmental resource, and therefore including seaside, rivers, lakes and water resources. 

Students will be engaged in the development of a project on a Tuscan case study, with the support of teachers and tutors of the University of Pisa and visiting professors of other national and international universities.

The Summer School is organized in two parts. The first part is primarily aimed at the critical reading and knowledge of the area chosen as a case study, in order to identify its values and criticisms. In this first part, basics of 3d Photogrammetry and UAV survey methods will also be provided for the analysis of the case study both at architectural and urban scale.In the second part, student will work for the development of a project of enhancement of the area chosen as a case study.  For the whole period, lessons will be opportunely organized in order to give theoretical and methodological supports for the development of the projects. The results will be publicly discussed in an open final event.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 days
    • Duration description

      26 August - 08 September

  • Credits
    6 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The international Summer School is structured in open lectures, lectio magistralis, site inspection and teamwork.
  • Tutors will assist the students during the site inspection, the teamwork and the laboratories.


The international Summer School is addressed to students in Architecture, Urban planning, Landscape Design, Building engineering and to young professionals from all EU and non-EU countries.


  • Prof. Marco Giorgio Bevilacqua

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Students in Architecture, Urban Planning, Building Engineering and Landscape Design are required to have completed at least one exam both in the fields of urban planning/landscape design and architectural design/composition.
  • Identity Document (*Passport in case you are a foreign student*)
  • Enrolment Form
  • Curriculum Vitae

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    850 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 850 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    850 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 850 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
fees 500 euro, accommodation 350 euro

Living costs for Pietrasanta

  • 600 - 900 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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