• Application Deadline
  • 14 days
The City and the Water course at 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. 
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Students will be engaged in the development of a project on a case study, with the support of teachers and tutors of the Universities of Pisa and visiting professors of other national and international schools of architecture and landscape design.

For the whole period, lessons will be opportunely organized in order to give theoretical and methodological supports for the development of the projects. The ideas and drawings elaborated during the International Summer School will be presented in a final public event.

Aims of the course

The City and the Water course at University of Pisa  aims 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 internationality of the group of students is fundamental for promoting cultural exchange and comparison, also in terms of approach, between different experiences in the field of landscape conservation and enhancement at an international level.

Should the restrictions on student mobility and on-site teaching activities persist, the program will be canceled.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 14 days
  • Credits
    6 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The Summer School is organized in two weeks:

  • The first week is primarily aimed at the critical reading and knowledge of the area chosen as a case study, in order to identify its value and criticisms. 
  • In the second part, students will work for the development of a project of enhancement of the area chosen as a case study.


The international Summer School is addressed to students in Architecture, Urban planning, Design, Building engineering, Art Schools from all EU and not EU countries.


  • Prof. Marco Giorgio Bevilacqua

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Students in Architecture, Urban planning, building engineering are required to have completed at least one exam in the fields of both urban planning and architectural design/composition.
  • Identity Document (passport in case you are a foreign student)
  • Enrolment Form
  • Curriculum Vitae

Tuition Fee

  • International

    500 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
  • EU/EEA

    500 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
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fees 500 euro, accommodation 600 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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