CRP 101 BASIC DESIGN STUDIO FOR PLANNERS (4-4) 6
This course is an introduction to the basic elements, concepts and principles of design. Introduction to the basic concepts and principles of design; the way of thinking that is used in the solution of design problems and be given special exercises to develop hand skills; visual methods developed different tools to create 2D and 3D compositions with values of the experienced issues.
CRP 111 INTRODUCTION TO CITY PLANNING (3-0) 3
This course is a 14-week introductory lecture on fundamentals of city planning. The content of the lectures designed with an integrated point of view to give full understanding on the scope, dimensions and the role of urban planning practice in development process. In line with this approach, firstly, emergence of cities and urbanization issues are examined. Then, dimensions of urban planning are discussed in detail. The course aims to discuss urbanization process and the role of urban planning and planners. It scopes the identification of different type of settlements and fundamental issues, such as urban sociology, economy, politics and morphology, related to urbanization, as well as contemporary debates.
CRP 117 TECHNICAL DRAWING FOR PLANNERS (2-2) 3
The course aims at developing the 3-dimensional perception ability of students and the skill to graphically represent basic shapes, objects and topographies with the help of technical drawing. This course is composed of drawing exercises where the use of technical drawing materials are introduced and drawing methods are practiced. The drawing exercises include line drawing, hatching, and lettering; drawing to scale; orthographic, isometric and axonometric drawings; and basic representation methods for planners.
MATH 113 MATHEMATICS FOR CITY PLANNERS (3-0) 3
Intervals, inequalities, absolute value, lines, parabolas. Functions: Domain and Range, Piecewise Defined Functions, Increasing and Decreasing Functions, Even and Odd Functions, Logarithmic Functions, Exponential Functions. Limits: Limit Laws, One-sided Limit, Limits at Infinity. Continuity. Derivative: Differentiation Rules, The Chain Rule, Implicit Differentiation, Optimization Problems. Matrices: Matrix Multiplication, Matrix Operations.
CRP 102 INTRODUCTION TO PLANNING STUDIOS (4-4) 6
This studio aims to give students the design tools in creating urban patterns including living unit, cluster, neighborhood, city macroform. The studio will continue to apply the Gestalt Laws of Form, urban perceptual attributes, public hierarchy in space, and landscape order of space. Students will gain design skills starting from a living unit scale to urban scale. The studio also seeks to give students an understanding of how to analyze, synthesize, and design urban space. Upon completion of the studio, students should be able to define, identify and describe guiding design principles for living unit, cluster, neighborhood and urban macroform designs; to construct visual, social, and landscape values in space, and apply these in spatial design by using the conceptual drawing and modeling techniques.
CRP 122 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES (1-2) 2
The course introduces various software applications that will be needed in different phases of urban and regional planning. An introduction to word processing and spreadsheets management applications are followed by graphics and vector based drawing softwares as Adobe Illustrator. Computer Aided Design (CAD) based applications are introduced to students in order to supplement the visual communication and representation skills that will be needed in further semesters.
STAT 102 STATISTICS FOR PLANNERS (3-0)
This is an introductory course to provide students with the basics of statistics which are required all through the planning education and profession. This course is an introduction to statistics. Topics of the course include: data description (graphs and numerical measures), dispersion measures (sample mean and variance), probability and probability distribution, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, association, introduction to simple linear regression.
CRP 128 TOPOGRAPHIC MEASUREMENT AND SITE PLANNING (1-2) 2
The course has two main parts. Firstly it starts by providing an introductory knowledge on the development of cartographic representation methods up to today. It further introduces measurement techniques for topographical data and teaches representation techniques for spatial data such as using scale, mapping, drawing plans, sections, and elevations. Secondly it focuses on tools of site analysis, preparation of a site inventory and as a final stage these processes providing the skills of making site planning for a given urban environment.
CRP 201 PLANNING STUDIO I (4- 4) 6
This CRP 201 planning and design studio aims to introduce comprehensive planning framework to students. The studio is conducted in two phases. The first phase deals with a detailed urban/regional analyses devised to comprehend urban structures and to identify major planning issues. The aim of this phase is to define major planning goals to be pursued in the second phase. The second phase, at regional levels, students are expected to identify the determinants, problems and opportunities available for the development of the city/town in focus; and develop visions/scenarios accordingly. At urban level, based on the regional scenarios, alternative macroforms are generated for the selected town. Once the urban macroform is decided, students are expected to design the urban environment, the whole and its parts.
CRP 219 URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT PLANNING (3-0) 3
This course provides an introductory knowledge to urban infrastructure planning and management, and urban transport which is crucial for the functioning of every city from small towns to metropolises. This course elaborates the infrastructure requirements of urban areas and covers the basic terms, principles and context of urban infrastructure and transport planning together with the process of urban planning. It presents a theoretical background for the integration of transport policies into urban planning with respect to equity, sustainability and social welfare concepts. The course outlines development of urban infrastructure policies, evolution of transportation policies, different transport modes, road hierarchy, urban patterns, and also gives an introduction to transport modelling and lifeline systems.
CRP 223 INTRODUCTION TO GIS FOR PLANNERS (1-2) 2
Geographic Information System (GIS) deals with the analysis and management of geographic information. This course offers an introduction to methods of managing and processing. Emphasis is placed on the nature of geographic information, data models and structures for geographic information, geographic data input, data manipulation, storage and basic spatial analyses. The course uses theoretical presentations and lab exercises to help students develop a solid understanding of planning and public management through GIS tools. In this introductory course, main operational principles and its practices through specific software i.e. ArcGIS is introduced to students.
CRP 225 RESEARCH IN PLANNING (3-0) 3
This course is a general introduction to social research methods and will cover five broad topics: research methods, research design, data collection, and data analysis, research paper writing. The theory of doing research and writing a research paper will be introduced through lectures and readings with a particular stress on city planning and urban design. Students will make field studies and conduct data collection and analysis methods during the course. The structure of the field study will be designed by the instructor in accordance to the research question defined in the class through student participation. All students are required to take a part in each steps of the field study. The result of the field studies and the data gathered from these studies will be submitted in the form of paper. Each student is expected to prepare a final paper and present it at the end of the semester. The paper will cover the studies achieved during the semester and will be structured as a model research report. The development of the research is monitored by the instructor. Students submit three “interim reports” and a final report during the semester.
CRP 227 INTRODUCTION TO URBAN DESIGN (2-2) 3
Urban Design course is designed to give an overall understanding on the design process and practices including different components and stakeholder. After completing this course, the students will be capable of understanding the link between planning, urban design and architecture, make substantial site analyses and prepare an urban design project at 1/1000 and 1/500 scale. The main objective of the course is understanding the main components of urban design and its role in the planning process. The course covers both theoretical and practical information by applications at 1/000 and 1/500 scales. In this scope, the term of urban design will be examined in detail through discussing different examples from all over the world. Afterwards, students are going to apply their knowledge to a term project.
CRP 202 PLANNING STUDIO II (4-4) 6
CRP 202 Planning Studio II aims to introduce comprehensive planning framework to students. The studies are carried on a selected city/town within different scales of planning with a particular consideration at urban scale. In line with the scenarios and visions developed during the first semester, students are expected to evaluate the selected city/town in urban context. Once the urban macroforms are decided, students are expected to undertake master (1/5000) and urban design (1/1000) plan proposals. At the initial stages of the studio, students will develop a morphological approach in addition to land use and structural planning practices. All stages of this process are strongly related with the previous year’s Basic Design studio concepts and principles. This means, at all scales of planning, students are expected to consider order, part-whole relationship, figure-ground relationship, hierarchy, balance i.e. gestalt principles. Based on the ideas of basic design principles, this studio provides an insight to students in approaching urban problems by urban design solutions.
CRP 222 URBAN GEOGRAPHY (3-0) 3
The course aims firstly to introduce the tradition of urban geography from first theories to contemporary traditional approaches. To discuss the reasons behind the development of socially, economically, culturally, physically different urban areas; and the spatial processes that construct the city with all its complexity. The course acquaints students with the primary processes that influenced urban development and transformation such as migration, immigration, class stratification, sub-cultures, urban segregation, sub-urbanization, urban sprawl, gentrification, industrialization/de-industrialization, and globalization.
CRP 228 CITY IN HISTORY I (3-0) 3
This course is an introductory course about cities and urbanization in a historical context regarding the changing social, cultural, economic and political conditions as well as spatial and physical patterns. The course focuses on the earliest cities (in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Anatolia) followed by urbanisation in Roman Empire (27BC) and finally introduces the contemporary city.
CRP 230 URBAN SOCIOLOGY (3-0) 3
This course introduces basic concepts, theories, approaches, dynamics and processes in the field of urban sociology. The aim of this course is to cover urban sociological dynamics, major theoretical debates over space and urban society, social classes, organizations, networks and other issues in cities. Moreover, it intends to introduce different sociological discussions in different contexts and scales (local to global). The latter part of the course examines the case of Ankara—the social and spatial organization of its selected neighborhoods.
CRP 301 PLANNING STUDIO III (4-4) 6
This course aims to combine analysis, planning, and design practices within the scope of the “strategic planning approach” and focus on the regional scale. A detailed regional study is carried out in order to understand the interregional structures and processes in the region chosen as the field of study within the scope of the course. Students will learn about the chosen region in groups such as demography, settlement hierarchy, regional development, administrative structure, etc. The period begins by analyzing the issues in the selected region. As a result of this analysis, visions, strategies, and policies are determined under strategic planning for the region. Three important stages are completed in this course: 1. Analysis, 2. Strategic Planning and 3. 1 / 250.000 Strategic Spatial Planning Stages.
CRP 311 INSTUTIONAL AND LEGISLATIONAL FRAMEWORK IN PLANNING (3-0) 3
The course covers the terms, descriptions, actors and institutions of planning process and urban development process in Turkey. Their sources, main periphery of legal aspects of planning, related central and local institutions are discussed. Improvements in building regulations in Turkey and specific articles in planning legislation with the other related laws are given. The main objective of the course is to inform students about the planning legislation and planning process in Turkey. At the final analysis, it aims to help students reflect their theoretical knowledge into practice.
CRP 317 URBAN REGENERATION PROCESSES (3-0) 3
This course aims to provide an overview on urban regeneration issues and activities, and to assess its physical dimension together its political, socio-cultural, organizational and economic dimensions. This course also intends to provide knowledge on urban regeneration processes and practises in accordance with different cases throughout the world. The course analyses previous regeneration practices applied in Turkish cities; and identifies the legal framework developed for urban regeneration. The course gives an insight to students by evaluating the contemporary regeneration practises in cities.
CRP 329 FUNDAMENTALS OF REGIONAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT (3-0) 3
The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to region concept and regional planning in theoretical and practical basis. Different spatial organization and region definitions, regionalism and new regionalism, regional planning-regional development plan/strategies, regional disparities and development problems, contemporary regional development approaches and regional policy will be explored in the course.
CRP 300 SUMMER PRACTICE (0-0) 0
As part of their second year program of studies, students are required to participate in a work placement program- Summer Practice I- Private Institutions. The minimum time for this summer practice placement is 14 days. During this period, the students will work full time in a private planning office or institution. The students are expected to make observations on the program developing order, project application and designer/ client relationships in a private or institutional design office.
CRP 302 PLANNING STUDIO IV (4-4) 6
The CRP 302 Planning Studio is designed as a continuation of the CRP 301 Planning Studio. The sub-scale study on the selected region within the scope of CRP 301 course continues within the scope of this studio. This course aims to combine analysis, planning and design practices within the scope of the “strategic planning approach” and focus more on urban scale. Students are expected to carry out two large planning studies covering 1/100,000 and 1/25,000 scale plans in close cooperation with the analysis results and strategies developed in CRP 301.
CRP 324 THE ECONOMICS OF URBAN PLANNING (3-0) 3
This course includes the study of urban structure, the functioning of markets related to urban activities and the problems arising in urban areas within the scope of economic theory. Topics covered: economic causes of the emergence and development of the city; rent theory of urban structures of the various activities in the urban area of olusmasin site selection and identification; location of households, characteristics and methods of use according to their housing choices; the factors that determine the production of housing housing manufacturers in the urban area; urban transport services of supply, demand and the problem of traffic congestion; environmental problems caused by the activities taking place in cities and the policies applied in this regard.
CRP 330 PLANNING THEORY (3-0) 3
The primary goal of this class is to assure that undergraduate students have a general, substantive command of the spectrum of past and present perspectives regarding planning theory. This course aims to provide a background for the legacy of modernist planning and architecture, and it covers the leading thinkers and schools of thought and is primarily focused on western ideas about planning. It evaluates the evolution of planning with respect to the changes in scientific thought and principle approaches of planning; different approaches in planning, their origins and critiques. At the end of the courses, students are expect to have an insight on public benefits, negotiation and participation in the changing structure of planning; the legitimacy of planning; planning ethics; power and conflict in planning; and the changing role of planner.
CRP 332 ENVIRONMENT, RISK AND MITIGATION PLANNING (3-0) 3
The environmental problems and threats affect cities and urban planning. This course aims to understanding natural disasters, and their impacts on settlements; the concepts of sustainability and resilience; natural resource management; integration of disaster risks into city and regional planning studies. This course defines the processes of risk construction and urban risks; describes the vulnerabilities of urban settlements against natural and technological risks; discusses risk management at global, national and local levels; analyses urban vulnerability and urban risk sectors; presents international risk management approaches and worldwide cases. Students are expected to gain an insight about risk society, risk cognition and components of risk management; disaster risk management and pre-disaster planning; basis of mitigation planning at the end of the course.
CRP 401 PLANNING STUDIO V (4-4) 6
This planning studio focuses on local planning issues of a metropolitan city or city region that was studied and planning proposals were introduced at macro levels in the third year studios. Fourth year studio work deals with development trends and planning problems of the selected study area and planning proposals are introduced for these issues. Development master plans at 1/25.000 and 1/5.000 scales are prepared within the framework of the current Environmental Master Plan at 1/100.000 scale.
CRP 411 FUNDAMENTALS OF HOUSING (3-0) 3
The course provides an introduction to economics, finance and policies of housing. Topics of the course include nature of housing as a commodity and its functions, the ways that housing markets operate, housing prices, housing need, demand and supply, forms of housing provision in Turkey, housing finance systems and historical development of housing finance in Turkey, housing policies and implemented housing policies in Turkey, unauthorised housing and legal frameworks for the transformation of housing in Turkey.
CRP 400 SUMMER PRACTICE II (0-0) 0
As part of their third year program of studies, students are required to participate in a work placement program- Summer Practice II- Public Institutions. The minimum time for this summer practice placement is 20 days. During this period, the students will work full time in a public institution. The students are expected to make observations on the program developing order, project application and designer / client relationships in an institutional design office.
ARCH 441 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY I
Within the scope of this course; definitions and concepts of workers and employers, basic information on occupational health and safety, occupational diseases and work accidents, occupational health and safety in law, protective equipment, ergonomic risks, biological risk factors are included.
CRP 402 PLANNING STUDIO VI (4-4) 6
CRP 420 FINAL THESIS (3-0) 3
CRP 422 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND ETHICS IN PLANNING (3-0) 3
This course aims to fill the gap between the theory of planning, the legal and administrative aspects of planning and the professional practices in our professional life. While doing this, this course will introduce the processes and procedures of planning implementations in the real life in the context of our country’s unique practices. Moreover, students will be introduced ethical principles that are relevant for the planning profession. Significant concepts including public interest, participation and transparency will be discussed in detail and students are expected to be familiar with these concepts while practicing planning profession. Moreover, close to the end of their university life, this course aims to introduce the students the real problems and challenges of planning process and planning implementations.
ARCH 442 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY II
Within the scope of this course the responsibilities of government, employer and workers in health and safety. The effects of workplace on employees. The health and safety problems and their solution techniques in office and construction site, analysis and discussion of construction accidents, risk assesment methods, disaster and emergency management are included.
CRP 351- Everyday Life, Politics and Space
The course introduces key theories on everyday life and power relations in the city. It explains the relation of everyday life with the emergence of different cultures; with art, literature and technologies. It presents primary methods of observation for everyday life It gives examples from daily practices of the urban inhabitant, which turns into strategies and tactics of living in the city.
CRP 357- Urban Conservation
Historical, cultural, urban and archeological areas constitute the most important core of our cities to be protected. The goal of the lecture is to give urban conservation planning theories and practices. Information on Conservation Plans and Conversion Projects prepared and in effect in accordance with the examples in Ankara, Bergama (Pergamon), Afyon, Konya, Patara, Kaş, Niğde Castle, Kayseri Talas, Antalya, Şanlıurfa, Amasra, Uçhisar, Jordan Ajloun will be given.
CRP 358- Contemporary Issues in City and Regional Planning
This course deals in detail with major processes and issues that define the contemporary urban condition around the world, on a global scale. The course aims to provide a critical and multidimensional understanding upon socio-economic, socio-spatial, cultural, political and environmental issues and their reverberations, which dominate the global urban agenda today.
CRP 359- Project Planning and Management
Course focuses on project proposal preparation, funding application and project planning and management. Especially the methods of project management cycle (PMC) and Logical Framework approach (LFA) are studied with abundant number of class activities and case-studies. Also course aims to introduce students the EU and Turkey’s funding instruments and policies.
CRP 364- Strategic Planning and Participatory Techniques
Many of the methods that have been emphasized in planning courses 10 years ago may be outdated today and inefficient in a context of rapid growing cities and an unpredictable future. Therefore, the course seeks to create opportunities for discussion about strategic and participatory planning projects with respect to methods and techniques used struggles and challenges experienced, and lessons learned.
CRP 365- Economics of Regional Planning
The course introduces the study of regional economics to planning students to acquaint them with the problems of regional economies and methods of analyzing them. The roles of natural resources, economic base, location of industries, and factors determining regional growth and development will be considered.
CRP 370- New Political Debates In Planning
This course defines main processes of urban conditions at global level; describes contemporary problems with a critical and multi-dimensional perspective; discusses social movements and decision-makers, governing and participation, city and women, built environment and social life, urban transformation and mass housing, urbanization and environmental problems, global warming and climate change, urban conservation, disasters and risk management; analyses the institutional and spatial aspects of urban debates; focuses on worldwide and Turkish cases; and discusses the problems of cities and urban components by analyzing different cases.
CRP 372- Applications of Quantitative Methods in Urban Planning
The course provides applications of statistical methodologies, as applicable in urban planning and introduces a variety of analysis methods, projection of population, employment, transportation and land use.
CRP 373- Sustainable Communities and Design
Sustainable Communities and Design course is designed to give an overall understanding on components of sustainable community design in relation with the neighbourhood notion. After completing this course, the students will be capable of understand the link between principles of sustainability, community planning and urban design at neighbourhood scale as the basic unit of locality.
CRP 375- Digital Design and Visualization in Urban Planning I
Course focuses on designing and three dimensional modelling of urban environment with its natural and built elements. Making analysis of a given site and creating design alternatives according to these analysis is expected. The course requires handmade drawing in the sketch and design phase. Digitalizing the conceptual drawing with Autodesk Autocad software and three dimensional modelling of existing topography is expected. Modelling designed site with its built environment (including existing structures and proposed open space alternatives) by Trimble Sketchup software within groups of 3-4 students is the final requirement of the course.
CRP 379- Regional Analysis Methods in Planning
The course covers the basic methods and analysis applied in regional and interregional studies. Some traditional techniques like shift-share analysis, input-output, and economic base models as well as some new methods are introduced in the course.
CRP 380- Visual Representations in Planning
‘Visual Representations in Planning’ aims to give comprehensive information on conception, illustration and communication of graphical data. The course examines basic components of graphic design and discusses how students can interpret such tools in the planning profession. Apart from technical concerns, the goal is to understand how they can reflect creativity through these representations.
CRP 381- Sustainability Assessment
This course provides an introductory knowledge on the concept of sustainability – starting from its origins and developing further on its social, economic and environmental dimensions within the context of urban planning. The course aims to inform students with the international sustainable development efforts and develop a new understanding through practices.
CRP 382- Priority Area Planning and Implementations
The aim of this course isto give urban design works and implementations in the urban transformation areas, historical circles, coastal areas, urban centers, etc. To examine the methods and techniques of “Urban Design” within the context of various applications and competition projects. In this context, the interdisciplinary nature of urban design examines the various implementations and outcomes of different projects on the basis of the introduction of different specializations in different fields. In this scope; PRIORITY AREA PLANNING AREAS; Antalya “Lara-Falez Coastal Arrangement Projects”,”Harem-Haydarpaşa-Kadıköy Coastal Arrangement Project Competitions”, Pergamon “Historic Center Arrangement Projects”, Ankara-Ulus “Hacıbayram and Augustus Temple Square Arrangement”, Konya “Historical City Square”, Istanbul “Ataköy-Avcılar Sea Shore Arrangements”. Planning and designing studies, including planning, urban design and landscaping projects such as “Historic City Center of Pergamon “, Patara “Archaeological Site Arrangement Projects “, Afyon Urban Regeneration Area Projects, Diyarbakir “Dicle Valley Urban Design and Landscape Project” the problems encountered will be explained.
CRP 383- Cultural Heritage and Design
The cultural heritage is a resource that must be protected but which can add cultural and economic value to new design placed within it. Equally the introduction of a successful new built settings can enhance historic environments, and become valued additions for current and future generations and contribute to a sense of place. Different studies try to resolve this fragile relation between conservation and design. In this framework, CRP383 examines the correlation of these two disciplines and discusses new design possibilities through dichotomies such as past-present, old-new, space-place via different world examples.
CRP 384- Principles of Public Space Design
Since the first urban formations, public spaces have always existed and been one of the fundamental components of cities. The aim of this course is to examine the planning strategies and urban design principles used in the production of public spaces. To do that course will firstly focus on man-environment relationship then present historical background of public space as well as urban design scale approaches with reference to the national and international cases to make evaluations about the socio-spatial components of the public space design.
CRP 385- Basic Architectural Knowledge for Planners
This pro-seminar course focusing on the basic aspects of architectural culture, forms, uses and representations of spaces. By examining architectural culture and their reflected practices, the course provides the student the criteria to understand and critically contemplate of developments of the architectural field. Students are also expected to get information about cultural heritage, understand the meaning and importance of architectural heritage with respect to the values of them.
CRP 386- Digital Design and Visualization in Urban Planning II
Course focuses on virtual models of urban environment with its natural and built elements. Three dimensional representations of topography, creating design alternatives on the site is expected. Course also covers texture and material implementation over models, lighting and shading characteristics of physical space, photo realistic render output details and visualisation method as video editing. For each of these steps a different software profession is required as Lumion, Adobe Premiere and After Effects.
CRP 387- Cartography of Urban Residual Spaces
This course explores what the residual spaces are in urban context. While humanity is constructing urban environment, residual spaces are unconsciously occurred as in the form of wastelands, junkyards and unpublicized leftovers. In the context of this course, urban residual spaces will be deciphered/revisited via cartographical methods in order to create a user-friendly proposal about negative urban spaces. Correspondingly, the course covers mapping of residual spaces of a selected city as case study, as well as, interpreting the concept of “residual space” with seminal theoretical sources. Relying on this in-depth study, students are expected to propose a strategic reclaim on urban residual spaces.
CRP 388- Integrating Renewable Energy into Cities through Urban Planning
Since the reality of climate change and global warming is severely faced, urban planning becomes a fundamental medium to combat with these problems. Within this framework renewable energy integration into the planning process is one of the recent concerns and the main subject of this course. Regarding the different kinds of renewable energy sources, this course will provide theoretical and practical information about how planning can successfully integrate renewable energy technologies into cities through planning policies and practices, and enable the widespread use of renewable energy. The course aims to inform students with the international and national efforts and develop a new understanding by focusing on the critical dimensions of the renewable energy integration.