Urbanistic and building law (2018/2019)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Sergio Moro
Sergio Moro
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
1° periodo di lezioni dal Oct 1, 2018 al Dec 14, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

This course deals with so-called “territorial governance”, understood as “the overall body of norms that enable the interests with reference to which permitted uses may be regulated to be identified and classified” (cf. Constitutional Court, judgment no. 198 of 28 June 2004).
Adopting a perspective focusing on problem solving, the course will aim to impart fundamental notions and a methodology for understanding construction and town planning law in action, interpreting this area of public law legislation and identifying evolutionary trends within it.


I. Territorial governance as an “area of law” under Article 117(3) of the Constitution.
II. The territorial governance function as the principal function.
III. Functions incidental to the principal function.
III.1 The prescriptive function of territorial compliance and the regulation of ownership rights.
III.2 The management function;
III.3. The safeguarding function;
III.4. The function of substantive regulation of the prescriptive function;
III.5. The control function, and in particular the regulation of planning permission.
IV. The function of reversing violations of town planning law.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
AA.VV. (a cura di D. DE PRETIS ed A. SIMONATI), Diritto urbanistico e delle opere pubbliche, G. GIAPPICHELLI EDITORE 2017 Si precisa che il testo in oggetto: è consigliato agli studenti non frequentanti ed è da studiare limitatamente ai capitoli I – II – III – IV – V e, quindi, escluso il capitolo VI. Detto altrimenti: è necessaria la conoscenza e la comprensione di entrambi i testi consigliati. Si precisa altresì che è necessario l'esame e la comprensione delle disposizioni normative fondamentali ivi richiamate e, quindi, si suggerisce la consultazione e l’utilizzo di un codice amministrativo aggiornato.

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination will involve an oral discussion aimed at verifying knowledge – which must be presented using technically appropriate terminology – of the fundamental disciplinary categories in this area of law and the capacity to deploy them in a systematic manner along with the capacity for reasoning and argumentation, and thus to correctly structure solutions to practical problems relating to the subject matter of the programme.

ERASMUS students
ERASMUS students are invited to contact the teacher at the start of the course in order to be set a specific topic to be analysed in greater depth in a course essay. That essay will then be the object of an oral discussion in the examinations scheduled within the academic calendar.

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