Academic Catalog

ARCH312 PRINCIPLES OF CITY PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN

Course Code: 1200312
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 4.0
Department: Architecture
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. FATMA CN BLSEL
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

An introductory survey about the city and urban studies, that covers fundamental theories and approaches on city planning and urban design. The course develops along two lines:1.Definition of the city, its development, analysis of the internal structure and components, activity patterns, social structure and corresponding physical form. 2. Introduction to city planning and urban design: historical background and recent trends in urbanism, planning in different scales, urban form, visual analysis, activities and social dimension in urban design.