FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

ARCH 480 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Urban Design Principles
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 480
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The objective of the course is to conceptualize and define urban design as a discreet practice that mediates between the disciplines of architecture and urban planning. It will examine urban design from the macro level of global influences on cities to local community based initiatives.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the physical and social dimensions of urban design and conservation.
  • will be able to define the role of master-planning in urban regeneration.
  • will be able to apply some of the seminal theoretical aspects of urban design.
  • will be able to define the role of community stakeholders in urban regeneration.
  • will be able to apply a working knowledge of urban character appraisal to a given case study.
Course Description The course is structured around three discreet elements: 1) An urban design project based in İzmir. 2) A series of support presentations by the course lecturer. 3) A series of presentation by the students

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Course introduction All related readings will be provided on a week by week basis
2 Urbanism – the big picture
3 Site Visit – reading the city – project identification
4 Principle 1 – Character (1)
5 Principle 1 – Character (2)
6 Principle 2 – Continuity, Connection and Enclosure
7 Principle 3 – Quality of the Public Realm
8 Student Presentations (1)
9 Student Presentations (2)
10 Principles 4 & 5 – Ease of Movement and Legibility
11 Principle 6 – Adaptability and Resilience
12 Principle 7 - Diversity
13 Principle 8 - Community
14 Urban Futures
15 Semester Review
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

These will be provided on a week by week basis as necessary

Suggested Readings/Materials

Carmona, Tiesdell et al (2010), Public Places, Urban Spaces, Routledge, UK

Dovey, K (2016) Urban Design Thinking, A conceptual toolkit, Bloomsbury, UK 

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
20
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
1
30
Project
1
20
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
5
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
0
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
10
10
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
23
23
Presentation / Jury
1
17
17
Project
1
22
22
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
0
Final Exam
0
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to offer a professional level of architectural services.

X
2

To be able to take on responsibility as an individual and as a team member to solve complex problems in the practice of design and construction.

X
3

To be able to understand methods to collaborate and coordinate with other disciplines in providing project delivery services.

 

X
4

To be able to understand, interpret, and evaluate methods, concepts, and theories in architecture emerging from both research and practice.

X
5

To be able to develop environmentally and socially responsible architectural strategies at multiple scales. 

X
6

To be able to develop a critical understanding of historical traditions, global culture and diversity in the production of the built environment.

X
7

To be able to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in construction materials, products, components, and assemblies based on their performance within building systems.

8

To be able to present architectural ideas and proposals in visual, written, and oral form through using contemporary computer-based information and communication technologies and media.

X
9

To be able to demonstrate a critical evaluation of acquired knowledge and skills to diagnose individual educational needs and direct self-education skills for developing solutions to architectural problems and design execution.

X
10

To be able to take the initiative for continuous knowledge update and education as well as demonstrate a lifelong learning approach in the field of Architecture.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Architecture and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1)

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise. 

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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