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 2 6
Prerequisite ARCH201 It is a prerequisite to


Lecturer Adi Ćorović Office Hours / Room / Phone
A F3.18
Assistant Assistant E-mail
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 V. Milinovic. Urban Design I, 1st, 2nd part. Basis and technic of urbanism / Spatial structure and Elements of urbanistic shaping of cities. Sarajevo, 1997/98; Daniel Pinson. Urban Planning : An ‘Undisciplined’ Discipline ?. Futures, Elsevier, 2004.; Origins and Development of Urbanism: Archaeological Perspectives Author(s): George L. Cowgill, Source: Annual Review of Anthropology, Vol. 33 (2004), Annual reviews; Karsten Ley. The Urban Matrix. Towards a Theory on the Parameters of Urban form and their Interrelation. Aachen, 2009.; llewelyn – Davies. Urban design compendium. The housing corporation, 2000; Urban Street Design Guide. New York: National Association of City Transportation Officials, October 2012; Urban design: Street and square. Third Edition Cliff Moughtin, 2003; - Donald Watson, Alan Plattus, Rober Shibley. TIME-SAVER STANDARDS for URBAN DESIGN, 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.: P Zucker – The Square in space and time; Urban Morphology/ Urban Form ALAIN J. F. CHIARADIA The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Srecko Pegan. Approach to urbanistic planning. University of Zagreb, 1996.; Frederick Steiner Kent Butler. Planning and Urban design standards.
Additional Literature
  • The epistemology of urban morphology. Brenda Case Scheer, College of Architecture and Planning, School of Architecture, University of Utah, US, 2015; Urban Renewal: KL Eco city; M. Mastropietro. Restoration and beyond (Oltre il restauro).Milano, 1996. - Case study: Reconstruction - Fort Vauban, Nimes, France; From urban renewal to urban regeneration: Classification criteria for urban interventions. Turin 1995–2015: evolution of planning tools and approaches; Kevin Lynch. The Image of the City. Massachusetts Institute for Technology, MIT press, 1959; Frederick Steiner Kent Butler. Planning and Urban design standards.
  • Austin: University of Texas at Austin. American planning association, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2007; Law related to the Urbanistic planning of Canton Sarajevo; Eric Paul Mumford. “The CIAM Discourse on Urbanism 1928 1960”. 2002; Brian Chapman. Baron Haussmann and the Planning of Paris. The town planning review. Vol. 24, No. 3 (1953), Liverpool University Press; Wienna: Gertrud Haidvogl, Verena Winiwarter, Gert Dressel, Sylvia Gierlinger, Friedrich Hauer, Severin Hohensinner, Gudrun Pollack, Christina Spitzbart-Glasl, and Erich Raith. Urban Waters and the Development of Vienna between 1683 and 1910.
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.
  6. Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage, SDG 11.4
Teaching Methods 1. Class lectures using instructor’s presentations 2. Class Exercises including: a) Individual / b) Team-based class exercises and urban design project
Teaching Method Delivery Face-to-face Teaching Method Delivery Notes
Week 1 Introduction to the course. Explanation of tasks and expectations
Week 2 Introduction in urbanism Milinovic; D. Pirson, 2004; G. L. Cowgil 2004; K. Ley 2009; llewelyn – Davies 2000.
Week 3 Elements of Urbanistic shaping of the Cities - Streets Milinovic; Urban Street Design Guide 2012;Urban design: Street and square, 2003.
Week 4 Elements of Urbanistic shaping of the Cities - Squares; Submission of the Exercise 1 (10/100) Milinovic; Time-Saver Standards, 2003.
Week 5 Elements of Urbanistic shaping of the Cities - Blocks Milinovic: llewelyn – Davies 2000.
Week 6 Urban green, Macrourban ensembles; Submission of the Exercise 2 (10/100) Milinovic; llewelyn – Davies 2000.
Week 7 Spatial morphological structure of the City Urban Form, A. J. F. Chiaradia, Univ. Hong Kong; Brenda Case Scheer, 2015.
Week 8 Midterm (20/100)
Week 9 Contemporary tendencies in planning and arranging space; Urban renewal, Urban reconstruction.Little urbanism; facoltative: case study reconstruction - Nimes K. Ley 2009;Urban Renewal: KL Eco city; M. Mastropietro, 1996; Turin 1995–2015:
Week 10 Image of the City and characteristic elements; Case study - Urban renewal and interpolations in the historical core of Sarajevo K. Lynch, 1959.
Week 11 .Approach to the design of Urbanistic plans; facoltative: Case studies urban reconstruction: Marijin Dvor quarter and Sarajevo’s carsija. S. Pegan, 1996.
Week 12 Types of Urban Design Plans and Urban Land use models; Little urbanism in context of urban reconstruction: Urban revitalization in function of conservation of the urban site within outstanding value: Case study of Roman’s garden in Rome Planning and Urban design standards, 2007.
Week 13 Typologies of divisions of cities; History of planned development of cities 1 - From Ancient world to Baroque and some general considerations related to the term of City E. P. Mumford, 2002.
Week 14 History of planned development of cities 2 - Case studies Urban reconstructions Paris, Wienna B. Chapman, 1953; Development of Vienna between 1683 and 1910
Week 15 Development urbanistic theories. End XIX, begining XX centery. Emerging theories Submission of the Final project (25%) Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design, 2003
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 25
Semester Evaluation Components
Class Exercises-Individual/Group 2 20
Mid-term Exam 1 20
Final project 1 30
Activity 1 5
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 1 14 14 Exercises: Individ
Exercises-Group 2 14 28 Home Study 3 14 42
Mid-term Exam Preparation 9 2 18 Final Proj preparation 3 8 24
Final Exam Preparation 3 8 24
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 09/11/2023
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