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The City and the Water



The International Summer School “The city and the Water” is a Design Full-Time Workshop, 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 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.
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. 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.


The summer school 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.

Who can apply

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



Program Intensity



Admission 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.

Required documents

  • Identity Document (*PASSPORT in case you are a foreign student*)
  • Enrolment Form
  • Curriculum Vitae

All the documents must be in pdf format, in order to upload them on the portal when required (See the "How to apply" page)




1000 euro
(fees 500 euro, accommodation 500 euro)

Bank transfer to the following account:

Università di Pisa

Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'energia, dei sistemi, del territorio e delle costruzioni

Banca di Pisa e Fornacette- Credito Cooperativo S.c.p.A.

IBAN: IT 12 Y 08562 70910 000011156577


Please write to the coordinator for further details.


24 August - 06 September 2020

Application Deadline

15 May 2020


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