ARCH302 Urban Design and Planning

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
ARCH302 Urban Design and Planning 1 1 6 Friday 9:00-11:50
Prerequisite ARCH201 It is a prerequisite to


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Course Objectives This course is meant to provide knowledge of basic urban concepts and at the same time to provide a critical investigation of the various urban design paradigms and approaches that respond to the challenges of contemporary urbanism. It introduces the methods with which urban design has guided public interventions in the built environment, and on that basis students are expected to be able to functionally and creatively improve the physical characteristics of the urban space and built environment.
Textbook Frederick Steiner Kent Butler, American Planning Association. Planning and Urban Design standards. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2007.; V. Milinovic. Urban Design I, 1st part. Basis and technic of urbanism. Sarajevo, 1997.; V. Milinovic. Urban Design I, 2nd part. Spatial structure and Elements of urbanistic shaping of cities. Sarajevo, 1998.; Donald Watson. Alan Plattus. Robert Shibley. Time-saver standards for Urban design. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies , Cary Sullivan, Editor, 2003.; Cliff Moughtin, Rafael Cuesta, Christine Sarris and Paola Signoretta. Urban design, Method and techniques. Oxford, Auckland, Boston, Johannesburg, Melburne, New Delhi, Architectural Press, 1999.; Cliff Moughtin, Peter Shirley. Urban Design - Green dimensions. Elsevier. 2005.; Kevin Lynch. The Image of the City. Massachusetts Institute for Technology, MIT press, 1959.; S. Pegan. An Approach to Urban Planning. Space (Prostor), Vol 1, 1996.
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Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Analyze key concepts of urban design and critically examine their application in recent professional practice
  2. Communicate these concepts to design participants in non-technical language
  3. Restructure and applying these concepts as analytical and prescriptive techniques
  4. Critically apply these techniques and evaluating the design proposals on which they were based
  5. Analyze case studies of urban design projects and their socio-spatial impacts on communities.
Teaching Methods 1. Class lectures using instructor’s presentations 2. Class Exercises including: a) Individual / Team-based class exercises and urban design project
Teaching Method Delivery Teaching Method Delivery Notes
Week 1 Introduction to the course. Explanation of tasks and expectations
Week 2 Introduction in urbanism
Week 3 Urban Conservation and Infill
Week 4 Elements of Urbanistic shaping of the Cities - Squares; Submission of the Exercise 1 (10/100)
Week 5 Elements of Urbanistic shaping of the Cities - Blocks
Week 6 Spatial morphological structure of the City; Image of the City and characteristic elements; Submission of the Exercise 2 (10/100)
Week 7 Midterm (20/100)
Week 8 Urban renewal, Urban reconstruction. Contemporary tendencies in planning and arranging space
Week 9 Case study - Urban renewal and interpolations in the historical core of Sarajevo
Week 10 Case studies: Marijin Dvor quarter and Sarajevo’s carsija. Attempts of urban reconstruction
Week 11 Approach to the design of Urbanistic plans
Week 12 Types of Urban Design Plans and Urban Land use models
Week 13 History of planned development of cities 1 - From Ancient world to Baroque
Week 14 History of planned development of cities 2 - Case studies Urban reconstructions
Week 15 Development urbanistic theories. End XIX, begining XX centery. Emerging theories Submission of the Final project
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 30
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Class Exercises-Individual/Group 2 20
Mid-term Exam 1 20
Final project 1 25
Activity 1 5
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 1 15 15 Exercises: Individ 1 15 15
Exercises-Group 1 14 14 Home Study 3 14 42
Mid-term Exam Preparation 8 2 16 Final Exam Preparation 16 3 48
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 15/02/2021
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