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Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
Course Goals
 The aim of the course is to create the conceptual and theoretical framework of urban design's basic principles and gain the skills and competence through the help of  focal urban principles practices. 
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Special Requisite(s) -It is mandatory to attend the midterm exam. -It is mandatory to deliver the term study. -The attendency rate must be minimum 70%. 5+ missed classes will fail.
Instructor(s) Assoc. Prof. Evrim TÖRE
Course Assistant(s) Ress. Asst. Çişem Çıldır
Schedule Wednesday, (Gr1) 09.00-11.45 MTS I, (Gr2) 12:00-14:45 MTS I
Office Hour(s) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Evrim TÖRE, 2C05,Friday 13:00-16:00
Teaching Methods and Techniques -lecture,discussion,workshop
Principle Sources -Adigopula ve diğ. (1999). Programs and Paradigms, Exploring the Possibilities for the 21st Century. The University of New Southwales, The Faculty of the Built Environment.- (basılmamış çalışma) . –
Bacon, E. N. (1995). Design of Cities. Thames and Hudson. – Girling, C. and Kellett, R. (2005) Skinny Streets & Green Neighborhoods, London: Island Press.- Lang, J. (2005) Urban Design: A Typology of Procedures and Products, UK: Architectural Press:- Lynch, K. (1960). The Image of the City. MIT Press and Harvard College. - Moughtin, C. and Shirley, P. (2005) Urban Design Green Dimensions, UK: Architectural Press.- Moughtin, C. et. all. (1999) Urban Design Method and Techniques, UK: Architectural Press:- Parker, S. (2004). Urban Theory and the Urban Experience. Taylor and Francis Group. – Philips, E.B. (1996). City Lights. Oxford University Press. - Türkiye’de Kentsel Donatı Standartları, Plan Yapımına Ait Esaslara Dair Yönetmelik (02.11.1985 Tarih, 18916 sayılı Resmi Gazete) içinde. Urban Design Guidelines.
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Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Introduction: content, methods and techniques presentation
2. Week the elements that compose the built environment, urban spaces, urban networks presentation via visual materials
3. Week the elements that compose the built environment, urban spaces, urban networks presentation via visual materials
4. Week the basic urban design principles and components, urban design theories presentation via visual materials
5. Week SEMINAR: MsC. Arch. Öznur Çağlayan, A Talk on the Relation of Architecture and Urban Design. SEMINAR
6. Week urban design guidelines presentation via visual materials
7. Week Midterm Exam Midterm Exam
8. Week basic principles for the design of urban areas- Practice I workshop
9. Week basic principles for the design of urban areas- Practice II workshop
10. Week basic principles for the design of urban areas-Practice III-IV workshop
11. Week basic principles for the design of urban areas-Practice V workshop
12. Week urban analysis- local practice workshop
13. Week urban analysis- local practice (cont.) workshop
14. Week urban analysis- local practice (cont.) workshop
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16. Week
17. Week
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 30
Homework / Term Projects / Presentations 1 40
Attendance 1 30

Program Outcomes
PO-1Critical Thinking: Ability to inquire, use abstract ideas to interpret information, consider diverse points of view, reach well-reasoned conclusions.
PO-2Communication: Ability to use appropriate representational media to transmit essential formal elements at design process.
PO-3Investigation: Ability to gather, record, apply, and comparatively evaluate relevant information within design processes.
PO-4Design: Ability to reproduce the design information in the creative thinking process, to reach new and original results through universal design principles such as sustainability and accessibility.
PO-5World Architecture: Understanding world architecture in terms of their historical, geographical and global factors.
PO-6Local Architecture / Cultural Diversity: Understanding the architectural formations and samples of a geography through its historical and cultural context. Understanding the divergent canons of cultural values, behavioral, social and spatial patterns.
PO-7Cultural Heritage and Conservation: Understanding of conservation discourses and methods, and the subjects of cultural heritage, conservation awareness, environmental concerns and ethical responsibility.
PO-8Sustainability: Ability to design projects by using the information regarding the natural and built environment to reduce the undesirable environmental impacts on future generations through means.
PO-9Social Responsibility: Understanding of the architect’s responsibility about protecting the commonweal, having respect for historical/cultural and natural resources and improving the life quality.
PO-10Nature and Human: Understanding of the relationship between human, the natural environment and the design of the built environment.
PO-11Geographical Conditions: Understanding the relationships of site selection, settlement and building design by considering the cultural, economical and social properties as well as the natural characteristics such as soil, topography, vegetation and watershed.
PO-12Life Safety: Understanding the basic principles of security and life-safety systems in the conditions of natural disasters, fire, etc. through building and environment scales.
PO-13Structural Systems: Understanding of the basic principles of structural behavior in withstanding gravity and lateral forces and the evolution, range, and appropriate application of contemporary structural systems.
PO-14Environmental Systems: Understanding the principles of physical environmental systems’ design such as lighting, acoustics, climatization and the use of appropriate performance assessment tools.
PO-15Building Envelope Systems: Understanding of the basic principles involved in the appropriate application of building envelope systems and associated assemblies.
PO-16Building Service Systems: Understanding of the basic design principles of building service systems such as plumbing, electrical, vertical transportation, security, and fire protection systems.
PO-17Building Materials and Assemblies: Understanding of the basic principles utilized in the appropriate selection of construction materials, products, components and assemblies, based on their inherent characteristics and performance, including their environmental impact and reuse.
PO-18Integration of Building Service Systems: The ability of assessing, selecting and integrating the structural, environmental, security, envelope and service systems of the buildings for building design.
PO-19Programming and Evaluation: Ability to prepare and evaluate an architectural project program by considering the public benefits in regards of client and user needs, appropriate examplers, space and equipment requirements, financial limitations, site conditions, relevant codes, laws and design principles.
PO-20Comprehensive Project Development: Ability to produce a comprehensive architectural project that demonstrates to make design decisions across various scales.
PO-21Considering Building Costs: Understanding the fundamentals of building construction and use costs.
PO-22Architect-Client Relationship: Understanding of the responsibility of the architect to elicit, understand, and reconcile the needs of the client, owner, user groups, and the public and community domains.
PO-23Collaboration: Ability to work in collaboration with others and in multidisciplinary teams to successfully complete design projects.
PO-24Project Management: Understanding of the methods for competing for commissions, selecting consultants and assembling teams, and recommending project delivery methods.
PO-25Practice Management: Understanding the basic principles in the architectural practice processes like financial management, business planning, quality management, risk management, discussion and reconciliation.
PO-26Leadership: Understanding of the techniques and skills architects use to work collaboratively in the building design and construction process and on environmental, social, and aesthetic issues in their communities.
PO-27Legal Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding of the architect’s responsibility to the public and the client as determined by regulations and legal considerations involving the practice of architecture.
PO-28Professional Practice: Understanding and fulfillment of employer and intern rights and responsibilities for development of profession.
PO-29Ethics of Profession: Understanding of the ethical issues involved in profession regarding social, political and cultural issues in architectural design and practice.
Learning Outcomes
LO-1To learn about the elements that form physical space, urban spaces, grand urban systems and the interaction in between human and these elements. (KNOWLEDGE)
LO-2To learn about the principles and elements of urban design. (KNOWLEDGE)
LO-3To learn about the urban design theories. (KNOWLEDGE)
LO-4To learn about the goal, contain, techniques and approaches of the urban design guidelines. (KNOWLEDGE)
LO-5Ability to research and present case studies of urban design guidelines in a teamwork. (SKILLS)
LO-6To learn about the standarts of urban community amenities in Turkey (comparative to foreign cases). (LEARNING)
LO-7To learn about the basic principles on urban public space design. (LEARNING)
LO-8Ability to develop solutions and proposals for the problems that occur in urban design process on case studies and define these processes by graphics. (SKILLS)
LO-9To have responsibility both individually and as a team member along the urban design process. (COMPETENCY)
Course Assessment Matrix:
Program Outcomes - Learning Outcomes Matrix
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