Information Package / Course Catalogue
Park Areas Planning and Design
Course Code: ZPM514
Course Type: Area Elective
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

Course objectives are; to emphasize the concepts of recreation and urban recreational areas. To serve the concept of park areas, significance and ecosystem services of parks and history of parks in urban landscape, hierarchy of parks in urban landscape. To serve planning, design and management principles of park areas. Researche about, planning, design and management of sample parks.

Course Content

Explaining the concept of the recreation and urban recreational areas, park areas, significance and ecosystem services of parks and history of parks in urban landscape, hierarchy of parks in urban landscape, planning, design and management principles of park areas . Researche about, planning, design and management of sample parks.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.Will be able to understanding the urban, recreation and urban recreational areas
2.Will be able to learn the concept of park areas, significance and ecosystem services of parks and history of parks in urban landscape
3.Will be able to learn about parks and hierarchy of parks in urban landscape
4.Will be able to learn planning, design and management principles of park areas.
5.Will be able to search about planning, design and management of sample parks.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Yu, C.; Hien, W. (2006). Thermal benefits of city parks, Energy and Buildings 38, 105–120.
2.Uzun, S. (2005). Kırsal ve Kentsel Alanlardaki Parklarda Kullanıcı Memnuniyeti: Gölcük Ormaniçi Dinlenme Alanı ve İnönü Parkı Örneği, Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü Peyzaj Mimarlıgı Anabilim Dalı Yüksek Lisans Tezi
3.Özkır, A. (2007). Kent Parkları Yönetim Modelinin Geliştirilmesi, Ankara Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Peyzaj Mimarlığı Anabilim Dalı Doktora Tezi, Ankara.
4.Bruni, D.; (2016). Landscape Quality and Sustainability Indicators. Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia 8, 698 – 705.
5.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.
6.Gilbert., N, 2016, Green space: A natural high. Nature, 531(7594), S56-S57.
7.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. 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.
8.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.
9.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.
10.Walker, C. (2004). The Public Value of Urban Parks, Beyound Recreation, a Broader View of Urban Parks, The Urban Institute: The Wallace Foundation.
11.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.
12.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)
13.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
Urban areas
Week 3 - Theoretical
The history of parks in urban ecosystem and park systems
Week 4 - Theoretical
Recreation and urban recreational areas
Week 5 - Theoretical
Parks in urban landscape and definitions of park areas
Week 6 - Theoretical
Hierarchy of parks in urban landscape and park design. Principles of park design
Week 7 - Theoretical
Planning principles of park areas
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Mid-term exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Planning of park areas and planning principles of parks
Week 10 - Theoretical
Planning of park areas, planning principles of parks and management of parks
Week 11 - Theoretical
Management of parks
Week 12 - Theoretical
Researches about, planning, design and management of sample parks
Week 13 - Theoretical
Researches about, planning, design and management of sample parks
Week 14 - Theoretical
Presenting the findings and discussions on findings
Week 15 - Theoretical
Presenting the findings and discussions on findings
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 - Theory1483154
Midterm Examination120121
Final Examination124125
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)200
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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