Information Package / Course Catalogue
Planning and Designing of Urban Open Spaces
Course Code: ZPM507
Course Type: Required
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 8
Objectives of the Course

The purposes of this course are to educate and teach students the definition of urban open space, its history and typology, functions of urban open spaces, the characteristics of good urban open spaces, the factors which affect uses of urban open spaces, the legislations on urban open spaces, stakeholders in the planning and design of urban open spaces, urban open space guides, and the planning and design criteria and standards of urban open spaces

Course Content

Definition and history of urban open space, typology of urban open spaces, functions of urban open spaces, the factors affecting the use of urban open spaces, national and international laws on urban open spaces, stakeholders in the planning and design of urban open spaces, urban open space guides, planning and design criteria and standards

Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Barış KARA
Learning Outcomes
1.To grasp the definitions of urban open space, history and typology
2.To interpret the functions of urban open spaces
3.To evaluate the better characteristics of urban open spaces
4.To comprehend the factors that influence the use of urban open spaces
5. To examine legislation on urban open spaces
6.To have information about stakeholders who are involved in the planning and design of urban open spaces
7.7. To be able to interpret guidelines, criteria and standards for the planning and design of urban open space
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Nikolopoulou, M. (Ed.), 2004. Designing Open Spaces in the Urban Environment: a Bioclimatic Approach, Center for Renewable Energy Sources (C.R.E.S.), Attiki, Greece, 52 pages.
2.Gehl, J., 2010. Cities for People, Island Press, Washington, USA, 261 pages
3.Gehl, J., 2011. Life Between Buildings: Using Public Space, Island Press, Washington, USA, 201 pages
4.Gehl, J., 2000. New City Spaces, Danish Architectural Press, 263 pages
5.Gehl, J., 2004. Public Spaces, Public Life, The Danish Architectural Press, 96 pages
6.Shaftoe, H., 2008. Convivial Urban Spaces: Creating Effective Public Places, Earthscan Publishing, Londo, UK, 154 pages
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction to course: content, reason, importance, process method and needs
Week 2 - Theoretical
Definition and history of urban open space
Week 3 - Theoretical
Typology of urban open spaces: Parks, squares, plazas, monuments
Week 4 - Theoretical
Typologies of urban open spaces: Streets, pedestrian paths-areas, children's playgrounds
Week 5 - Theoretical
Typologies of urban open spaces: School gardens, greenways, urban natural areas, coastal belts
Week 6 - Theoretical
Functions of urban open spaces: Environmental and ecological functions
Week 7 - Theoretical
Functions of urban open spaces: Social and community functions
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Mid-term exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Functions of urban open spaces: Structural and symbolic functions
Week 10 - Theoretical
Functions of urban open spaces: Economic functions
Week 11 - Theoretical
Good characteristics of urban open spaces
Week 12 - Theoretical
Factors affecting the use of urban open spaces
Week 13 - Theoretical
National and international legislation on urban open spaces
Week 14 - Theoretical
Stakeholders in the planning and design of urban open spaces
Week 15 - Theoretical
Guidelines, criteria and standards for the planning and design of urban open spaces
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%30
Final Examination1%40
Term Assignment1%30
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory14102168
Term Project1617
Midterm Examination110111
Final Examination113114
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)200
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PÇ-1
PÇ-2
PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
OÇ-1
1
2
OÇ-2
1
2
OÇ-3
1
2
OÇ-4
1
2
5
OÇ-5
1
2
OÇ-6
1
2
OÇ-7
1
2
5
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