The course aims at providing future civil engineers with a comprehensive view on soil slope stability. It addresses landslide types and mass movement classification; slope failure mechanisms and methods for slope stability analysis are discussed; remedial measures and risk analysis are presented.
The aim of the course is to provide the students with a detailed description of the modern experimental techniques for testing geomaterials. Techniques and apparatuses are presented to test materials under a variety of situations, including non-isothermal and partially-saturated conditions
The course will explore the hypothesis of the "City-Territory" as renewable resource, able to work with and not against ecological systems. Even if still poorly taken into consideration, urbanized soils can in fact play a significant role in the management of urban ecosystems.