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DIDA Dipartimento di Architettura

Regional Design Laboratoryb

The Regional Design Lab carries out research activities and offers educational services in the field of regional and large area planning. Approaching the analysis and practices of spacial planning of large areas from the point of view of  the theories of regional design, the aim of the Laboratory is to answer some of the common questions regarding the academic debate and satisfy the administrative needs of the regional government, which concern:

  • the increase in cooperative practices (beyond the traditional administrative boundaries and towards larger problem-areas) and the definition of appropriate policies which respect local differences;
  • the institutional forms of cooperation (such as planning agreements and protocols, meetings of public agencies and service providers) and the relationship with the urban and regional planning instruments which are in force or undergoing changes in different procedural stages;
  • the management of possible conflicts or difficulties faced by some agencies when undertaking projects in cooperation with other entities;
the outcomes in terms of shared large area strategies.


Opening hours

Opening hours are determined by the Scientific Director and may vary due to organisational reasons or in order to better the services offered. Every modification to the opening hours is communicated in advance the coordinator of the Laboratories and the joint commission. It is the duty of the Scientific Director to update the website concerning the Opening hours of the Laboratory and to communicate immediately any variation. 


Paid activities

The Regional Design Lab may enter into research agreements and paying contracts for carrying out research and assessment activities in the field of regional and large area planning, the amounts being determined on a case by case basis in accordance with the nature and scope of the agreed activities.



The Laboratory envisages vocational and educational activities, including traineeships related to the research agreements in process, up to a maximum of three active trainees at a time.






Scientific Director
Valeria Lingua

Santa Verdiana
Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti, 27






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last update: 05-Oct-2015
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