This course is the introduction to the basic concepts and principles of design required for city planning education. It comprises specific exercises, including brainstorming steps, to develop mental and manual skills to cope with basic design problems and to establish visual values for structuring and articulating two and three dimensional spatial compositions in different media. The main purpose of the course is to present students design tools and design principles of spatial organization and spatial hierarchy needed in city planning processes. This course which is based on the Gestalt Laws of Form aims to give students the principles of abstraction and the design tools in creating the geometrical, topographical and social meaning of space.
City and regional planning is a dynamic discipline concerned with many different components of urban life -housing, transportation, industry, the environment, economics, design, and a host of other issues planners work on these fields to improve the quality of life. City planners deal with many of the same issues and dimensions of planning and take significantly different approaches. This course introduces basic concepts, theories, dynamics and processes in the field of urban and regional planning. It discusses essential subjects in the urban, urbanization and planning process.
This course involves exercises to develop perception and representation techniques in planning by using drawing media. CRP 117 concentrates on specific themes, such as visualization of three dimensionality, drawing to scale, proficiency in drawing, manipulation of drafting techniques, and basic skills of graphic expressions. The drawing equipment, materials and techniques are introduced to students via this course.
This course aims to teach basic preliminaries on functions and inequalities, to teach limits and continuity, to teach derivatives and its applications, to teach definite integral and some methods of integration. It covers Real numbers and the real line, intervals, absolute value, Equations and inequalities, Quadratic Equations, Parabolas. Functions, domain and range, graphs, combining functions. Trigonometric functions, identities. Limits and Continuity. Differentiation, Applications of Derivatives, Extreme Values, Curve Sketching, Optimization. Integration, Areas of Plane Regions, Techniques of Integration.
This course which aims to prepare the planning students to the subsequent planning studios intends to gain students the design tools in creating urban patterns including living unit, cluster, neighborhood, city macroform. In the course, through studio projects, the Gestalt Laws of Form and Kevin Lynch’s urban perceptual attributes, public hierarchy in space, and landscape order of space are introduced. 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. This course encourages students not only to display individual performances but also to experience collaborative works.
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. 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.
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.
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. During the course, students, additionally, learn and conduct ethical principles in report and paper writing.
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 focuses on field studies conducted in Ankara—the social and spatial organization of selected neighborhoods.
CRP 301 Planning Studio III aims to introducing the strategic planning approach to students. Students are expected to develop a comprehensive approach to regional problems, to deal with different scales of planning, to synthesize social, economic and environmental objectives. This comprehensive framework subsumes different scales of planning pertaining to sub-regional, urban, and local levels in line with a developed scenario. The studio works are based on three levels of integration; (i) planning and design integrity, (ii) integrity of scientific, strategic and utopian modes of thinking, and (iii) abstract and concrete relationships.
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. Additionally, it aims to help students reflect their theoretical knowledge into practice.
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.
The aim of the course is to introduce 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.
As part of their third year program of studies, students are required to participate in a work placement program- Summer Practice III- Office. During the summer practice, the students will work full time in a planning office or public 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. The aim of this summer practice is to give the students experience in the organization and working of a planning office or a public 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 Studio aims to combine analysis, planning and design practices within “strategic planning approach” and focuses more on urban scale. Students are expected to hold two major planning studies covering 1/100.000 and 1/25.000 scale plans in close collaboration with the analysis results and strategies developed in CRP 301.
This course is on studying, within the scope of the theory of economics, urban structure, operation of markets on urban activities and problems that arise in urban areas. Topics include: economic reasons of the emergence and development of cities; explanation of the location of different urban activities and creation of urban structures by using basic concepts of the rent theory; choice of location and characteristics of housing by households; factors that affect production of housing by house builders in urban areas; transport services supply and demand, traffic congestion problem; environmental effects of activities in urban areas and policy alternatives to deal with these problems.
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.
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.
In this studio, it is oriented to prepare master and implementation plans for a metropolitan city or a city region. Students study in groups different urban sectors (housing, industry, business centers, tourism, etc.), they identify their developments trends and problems, study decisions of upper level plans and make revisions in those plans if needed, then prepare master development plans between 1/25.000 and 1/.5000 scales.
This course is an introduction to economics, finance and policy of housing. Topics covered are: functions and specific features of housing; housing markets and the ways that they operate, housing prices; housing demand of households; housing production and its variation between countries, housing provision in Turkey; forms of housing finance, historical development of housing finance in Turkey; types of housing policies and implemented policies in Turkey; unauthorized house building, transformation and principal legislative frameworks and implementations on these issues in Turkey.
As part of their third year program of studies, students are required to participate in a work placement program- Summer Practice II- Public. During the summer practice, 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. The aim of the course is to give the students experience in the organization and working of 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.
A project area is chosen by each student in the master plan at 1/5000 scale that was prepared by his/her group in the Planning Studio V, selected project area is studied, its problems and development trends are identified; decisions of the master plan at 1/5000 scale concerning the studied project area are revised if needed; implementation plan and urban design project at 1/1000 scale are prepared; a site within the planned area is chosen and its urban design project with a model at 1/500 scale is prepared.
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. In doing so, this course will introduce ethical principles related to the planning profession.
Historical, cultural, urban and archeological areas constitute the most important core of our cities to be protected. These areas are now being protected and destroyed for various reasons. 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, Perge, Şanlıurfa, Amasra, Uçhisar, Jordan Ajloun.
The aim of the course is to give an overview of project management and its evolvement until today and the reasons why project management has become increasingly important in contemporary working life. Moreover, the objective of the course is to teach students the whole Project Cycle Management with its various steps and highlight issues that could contribute to success or failure of a project.
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.
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 in the course.
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. The course analyses the major urban debates at national and global levels with respect to 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. This course discusses the outcomes of changing economic policies after industrial revolution on urbanization and their social, political and cultural impacts. Urban conditions posed by neoliberal policies are reflected through case studies conducted in a selected area.
This course provides basic quantitative techniques which are applicable to urban studies and urban planning practices. Modern cities are getting more and more complex. The complexity of these systems requires analysis of extensive datasets. Therefore even a basic knowledge of quantitative methodologies is exteremely useful to identify problems and potentials in such complex systems. In this course, basic statistical methodogies will be thought such as; a variety of analysis methods, projection of population, employment, transportation and land use.
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