Information Package / Course Catalogue
Urban Ecosystem and Green Spaces
Course Code: ZPM518
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: 7
Objectives of the Course

Course objectives are; to emphasize urban area as an ecosystem and the importance of urban ecosystem, to serve elements of urban ecosystem, to give information about ecosystem services of urban open-green spaces, to analyse planning, design and management of urban open-green spaces.

Course Content

Explaining the concept of urban area, ecosystem and urban ecosystem, elements of urban ecosystem, ecosystem servises of urban open-green spaces, planning, design and management of urban open-green spaces.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.Will be able to comprehend urban area as an ecosystem
2.Will be able to comprehend the importance of urban ecosystem
3.Will be able to learn the elements of urban ecosystem
4.Will be able to reach basic knowledge of ecosystem services of urban open-green spaces.
5.Will be able to analyse; planning, design and management of urban open-green spaces in a sample landscape
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Bruni, D.; (2016). Landscape Quality and Sustainability Indicators. Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia 8, 698 – 705.
2.Elmqvist, T.; Setälä, H.; Handel, S.N.; Ploeg, S.; Aronson, J.; Blignaut, J.N.; Gomezbaggethun, E.; Nowak, D.; Kronenberg, J.; Groot, R. (2015). Benefits of restoring ecosystem services in urban areas. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 14, 101-108.
3.Gilbert., N, 2016, Green space: A natural high. Nature, 531(7594), S56-S57.
4.Khoshtaria, T.K.; Chachava N.T.; (2017). The planning of urban green areas and its protective importance in resort cities (case of Georgian resorts). Annals of Agrarian Science xxx 2017, 1e7.
5.Kozan, A. (2015). Urban Ekoloji, Ankara Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü Peyzaj Mimarlığı Anabilim Dalı Yüksek Lisans Projesi, Ankara.
6.Li, F.; Liu, X.; Zhang, X.; Zhao, D.; Liu, H.; Zhou, C.; Wang, R. (2016). Urban Ecological İnfrastructure: An İntegrated Network For Ecosystem Services And Sustainable Urban Systems, Journal of Cleaner Production
7.Önder, S.; Polat, A. (2012). Kentsel Açık Yeşil Alanlarının Kent Yaşamındaki Yeri Ve Önemi, Kentsel Peyzaj Alanlarının Oluşumu Ve Bakım Esasları Semineri (19 Mayıs,2012), Konya.
8.Palacio, C.; Berrouet, L.; López, C.; Ruiz, A.; Upegui, A. (2016). Lessons from the integrated valuation of ecosystem services in a developing country: Three case studies on ecological, socio-cultural and economic valuation. Ecosystem Services.
9.Yazgan, M.; Khabbazi, P. (2010). Yeşil Alanların Kent Ekolojisi Üzerine Etkileri, Ankara Üniversitesi, Ziraat Fakültesi, Peyzaj Mimarlığı Bölümü.
10.Abbasi, A.; Alalouch, C.; Bramley, G. (2016). Open space quality in deprived urban areas: user perspective and use pattern. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 216, 194-205.
11.Dennis, M.; James, P.; (2016). Site-specific factors in the production of local urban ecosystem services: A case study of community-managed green space, Ecosystem Services Volume 17, February 2016, Pages 208–216.
12.Hoyle, H.; Hitchmough, J.; Jorgensen, A. (2017). All about the ‘wow factor’? The relationships between aesthetics, restorative effect and perceived biodiversity in designed urban planting. Landscape and Urban Planning. 164, 109-123.
13.Hüse, B.; Szabó, S.; Deák, B.; Tóthmérész, B. (2016). Mapping an ecological network of green habitat patches and their role in maintaining urban biodiversity in and around Debrecen city (Eastern Hungary), Land Use Policy, 57, 574-581.
14.Manavoğlu, E.; Ortaçeşme, V. (2015). Antalya kentsel yeşil alanlarının çok ölçütlü analizi ve planlama stratejilerinin geliştirilmesi, Akdeniz Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Dergisi (2015) 28(1):11-19.
15.Mocior, E.; Kruse, M. (2016). Educational Values and Services of Ecosystems and Landscapes – An Overview, Ecological Indicators Volume 60, January (2016). Pages 137–151.
16.Polat, A.T.; Akay, A. (2015). Relationships between the Visual Preferences of Urban Recreation Area Users and Various Landscape Design Elements. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 14 (3), 573-582.
17.Rutt, R.; Gulsrud, N. (2016). Green justice in the city: A new agenda for urban green space research in Europe, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Volume 19, 1 September 2016, Pages 123–127.
18.Wolch, J.R.; Byrne, J.; Newell, J.P. (2014). Urban green space, public health, and environmental justice: The challenge of making cities ‘just green enough’. Landscape and Urban Planning, 125, 234-244.
19.Xu, L.; You, H.; Li, D.; Yu, K. (2016). Urban green spaces, their spatial pattern, and ecosystem service value: The case of Beijing, Habitat International, Volume 56, August 2016, Pages 84–95.
20.Walker, C. (2004). The Public Value of Urban Parks, Beyound Recreation, a Broader View of Urban Parks, The Urban Institute: The Wallace Foundation.
21.Yücekaya, M. (2013). Kilis’te Açık Yeşil Alan ve Park Nitelikleri, Erciyes Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü Şehir ve Bölge Planlama Ana Bilim Dalı Urban Tasarım Bilim Dalı, Yüksek Lisans Tezi, Kayseri.
22.Özkır, A. (2007). Kent Parkları Yönetim Modelinin Geliştirilmesi, Ankara Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Peyzaj Mimarlığı Anabilim Dalı Doktora Tezi, Ankara.
23.Kozan, A. (2015). Urban Ekoloji, Ankara Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü Peyzaj Mimarlığı Anabilim Dalı Yüksek Lisans Projesi, Ankara
24.Elinç, H. (2011). Görsel kalite değerlendirmesi yöntemi ile Antalya ili Alanya ilçesindeki Abdurrahman Alaettinoğlu ve Alanya belediye başkanları kent parklarının irdelenmesi (Doctoral dissertation, Selçuk Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü).
25.Brunson, L, (1999). Resident Appropriation of Defensible Space in Public Housing: Implications for Safety and Community. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL.
26.Biebel, D.B.; Dill, J. E. M.; Dill, B. R. (2012). A to Z Guide to Healthier Living, The. Baker Books.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
The aim of the course, the importance of the course, the content of the course
Week 2 - Theoretical
The concept and characteristics of urban areas
Week 3 - Theoretical
The history of urban areas and systems
Week 4 - Theoretical
Ecosystem and the types of ecosystem
Week 5 - Theoretical
Ecosystem and the types of ecosystem
Week 6 - Theoretical
Components of urban ecosystem
Week 7 - Theoretical
Ecosystem services of of urban open-green spaces
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Mid-term exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Ecosystem services of urban open-green spaces
Week 10 - Theoretical
Ecosystem services of urban open-green spaces
Week 11 - Theoretical
Ecosystem services of urban open-green spaces
Week 12 - Theoretical
Analyse; planning, design and management of urban open-green spaces in a sample landscape
Week 13 - Theoretical
Analyse; planning, design and management of urban open-green spaces in a sample landscape
Week 14 - Theoretical
Analyse; planning, design and management of urban open-green spaces in a sample landscape
Week 15 - Theoretical
Discussion about planning, design and management of urban open-green spaces
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final exam.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory1473140
Midterm Examination115116
Final Examination118119
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)175
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PÇ-1
PÇ-2
PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
OÇ-1
4
5
4
4
5
OÇ-2
4
5
4
4
5
OÇ-3
5
5
4
4
5
OÇ-4
5
5
4
4
5
OÇ-5
5
5
4
4
5
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