ÇANKAYA UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE 

ARCH 313 PRINCIPLES OF CITY PLANNING 

FALL 2017-2018

Mondays 09:00-12:00 @ M-2

Inst. Sıla KARATAŞ BAŞOĞLU

silakaratas@cankaya.edu.tr
Office Hour: Wednesdays 10:00-12:00
Room: 208/3

Cité Industrielle, Tony Garnier

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Course Description

This course aims to introduce definitions of city, its development and analysis of its elements, functions, and corresponding physical form. Introduction to city planning, the historical background of city planning, land-use planning, transportation planning, planning at different scales, management of cities, legal framework guiding the formation of cities are covered within the course. 

Course Objectives

To introduce students with: 

- the fundamental theories on the city and the evolution of urban form

- the basic concepts, theories and approaches of city planning, contemporary approaches to urbanism

- tools to observe, perceive and document selected urban spaces, and develop a critical approach towards urban phenomena

Course Organization

The course is mainly based on lectures; there will be a homework relaying on reading materials, a midterm and a final exam.

Learning Outcomes

Students are expected to:

1) have a general knowledge on cities and their evolution in history,

2) have a critical understanding of urbanization processes and urban phenomena,

3) identify urban forms and their structural components,

4) identify types of urban growth patterns,

5) relate urban forms with social, economic and cultural urban phenomena,

6) have a general knowledge on the scope of city planning,

7) acquire tools of observing and understanding dynamics of urban life in relation with urban space,

8) have tools of analyzing urban spaces and defining urban planning problems in multiple scales,

9) recognize the interaction of architecture with other related disciplines in urban space production.