FALL 2020-2021

Fridays 14:00-17:00 @ Zoom Platform

Inst. Dr. Rabia Çiğdem ÇAVDAR


Cité Industrielle, Tony Garnier

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Course Description

This course introduces to students that definition of the city, its development and analysis of its elements, functions, and corresponding physical form. Principles of city planning covers the courses related with historical background of planning, land-use planning, transportation planning, planning at different scales, management of cities, and legal framework guiding the formation of cities. With this course, students develop a critical approach towards urban phenomena.

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

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.