Academic Catalog


Course Code: 1210439
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: City And Regional Planning
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator:
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

This course is one of the few courses in City and Regional Planning explicitly oriented to the role of theory in planning, research and practice. It is a must course for Urban and Regional Economic Development Module. It aims to introduce the a history of ideas, theories as well practice about space, territory and regions.
The course provides a critical-historical analysis of the development of regional planning from its nineteenth century roots to the New-Regionalism of today. In the course, we will be concerned with three inter-related levels of analysis and discussion:
-The evolution of regional planning theory and practice, an intellectual and professional history of regional planning.
-The associated development of spatial theory and analysis, a history of ideas about space, territory, regions and the role of spatial organization as they affect regional planning.
-The development of regional planning thought in real world political and economic conditions.