Checking date: 08/06/2018

Course: 2019/2020

The city as cultural heritage
Study: Master in Cultural Heritage (254)

Coordinating teacher: GAMIR ORUETA, AGUSTIN

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Humanities: Geography, Contemporary History and Art

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
1. Analysis of the formation of cities as a historical process , a kind of crucible in which different legacies that shape the speeches and readings from the contemporary city involved . 2. Analysis of the historicity of the cities from a disciplinary approach addressing the multiple manifestations : from literary and artistic creations through the speeches of intellectuals to reach the technical studies that explain urban development. 3. Addressing the knowledge of the memory locations in the city as intellectual recognition records from the cultural heritage.
Description of contents: programme
It addressed the city studying its formation as a historical process , according to the different legacies that shape the speeches and readings from the contemporary city. The study of the history of the cities viewed from an interdisciplinary approach in which literary and artistic creations are present, but also the speeches of intellectuals and technical studies that explain urban development. Also, the memory locations are addressed in the city as intellectual recognition records from the cultural heritage : symbolic spaces , architectural intent of speeches, dialogues between historic and contemporary city and institutional development in the urban fabric.
Learning activities and methodology
1. Keynotes , where knowledge that students should acquire will be presented. They will be delivered to students basic reference texts enabling them to understand and deepen the content of the subject taught . 2. Practical classes , which will work with specific documentation to allow students a more precise content of the subject approach. 3. Discussion groups, to fix specific problems in students the specific skills to be acquired in the course , encouraging critical analysis and examination of the sources. 4. Exhibition , where the results are presented and worked materials with the aim of encouraging learning and skills development in the domain of public presentation and dissemination of the work performed.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • AAVV. Los planes de ordenación urbana de Madrid. Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid. Servicio de Documentación. 2015
  • ABRAHAMSON, M.. Global cities. Oxford University Press. 2004
  • AMENDOLA, G. La ciudad postmoderna: magia y miedo de la metrópolis contemporánea. Ed. Celeste. 2000
  • AYUNTAMIENTO DE MADRID . Madrid: Cuarenta años de desarrollo urbano 1940 -1980. Ayuntamiento de Madrid. 1981
  • CAPEL, H.. Capitalismo y morfología urbana en España. Los libros la Frontera. 1975
  • FUNDACIÓN CAJA MADRID. Madrid, tres siglos de una capital 1702 ¿ 2002. Fundación Caja Madrid.. 2002
  • ISAC, A.. Historia urbana de Granada. Formación y desarrollo de la ciudad burguesa,. Los libros de la estrella. 2007
  • LÓPEZ DE LUCIO, R. . Ciudad y urbanismo a finales del siglo XX. Universitat de Valencia. 1993
  • LÓPEZ LUCIO, R. et al.. Madrid, 1900-2010. Guía de urbanismo y diseño urbano. Ayuntamiento de Madrid. 2016
  • MAS HERNÁNDEZ, R. El barrio de Salamanca. Instituto de Estudios de Administración Local.. 1982
  • MEDIANERO HERNÁNDEZ, J.M. . Historia de las formas urbanas medievales. Universidad de Sevilla. 2004
  • MUMFORD, L. . La ciudad en la Historia. Sus orígenes y transformaciones. Infinito. 1968
  • QUIROS, F. . Las ciudades españolas en el siglo XIX. Ámbito. 1991
  • RODRÍGUEZ MARTÍN, N.. La capital de un sueño. Madrid en el primer tercio del siglo XX. Centro de estudios políticos y constitucionales. 2015
  • SAMBRICIO, C.. Madrid: Ciudad ¿ Región. De la ciudad ilustrada a la primera mitad del siglo XX. Consejería de Obras Públicas, Urbanismo y Transportes, Comunidad de Madrid.. 1999
  • TERÁN, F.. Planeamiento urbano en la España contemporánea (1900/1980). Alianza Universidad.. 1982
  • TERÁN, F.. La ciudad hispanoamericana. El sueño de un orden. Ministerio de Fomento. 1997

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