Urbanistic and building law (2017/2018)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Jacopo Bercelli
Jacopo Bercelli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
2° periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2018, 2° periodo di lezioni - febbraio/marzo 2018

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Students in this course are supposed to be acquainted with the basics in public law and especially administrative law. Through this course they will deepen their understanding of various topics concerning housing and urban law.

This course will provide a systematic framing of the main legal institutes in the field. Special attention will be paid to urban law sources, relevant constitutional principles, urban planning and authorisation procedures concerning land management.
Students will deepen their understanding of topics concerning the holders of land planning rights and pertaining processes, and the relationship between planning and property rights.
Specific attention will be paid to established jurisprudence and its orientations in the field. Recent case studies will be discussed which will allow a direct approach to concrete legal problems.


1. Principles and sources of urban law
2. Land management by State and local authorities
3. Urban planning: agents and procedures
4. Land use activities: housing rights, controls and sanctions.
5. Recent case law

Course Reading

For attending students:

Class notes, recommended class readings and court judgments discussed in class

For non attending students:

URBANI, CIVITARESE MATTEUCCI, Diritto urbanistico, Organizzazione e rapporti [Urban Law, Organization and Relationships], Giappichelli, Torino, last edition

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
URBANI, CIVITARESE, MATTEUCCI Diritto urbanistico, organizzazione e rapporti Giappichelli-Torino  

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exams. Through them students’ knowledge of housing and urban law will be evaluated, as well as their ability to analyze and correctly set out the relevant legal institutes.

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