Information Package / Course Catalogue
Rain Gardens in Urban Green Infrastructure Systems
Course Code: ZPM526
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
Objectives of the Course

The purposes of this course are to teach the students the definition, function, benefits and components of green infrastructure systems and the planning stages of the green infrastructure system with examples and to teach the definitions, types, functions, and benefits of rain gardens in urban green infrastructure system, and to show design stages of the rain gardens together with examples.

Course Content

The contents of this course are the concept, definition, benefits, components, and planning stages of green infrastructure system and the definition, functions, benefits, and design stages of rain gardens.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.Learning the definition, function and benefits of green infrastructure systems
2.Learning the components and the planning stages of the green infrastructure system
3.Learning the definition, types, functions and benefits of rain gardens
4.Learning how to design rain gardens
5.Learning how to design rain gardens.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Benedict, B. A. & McMahon, E. D. (Unknown) Green Infrastructure: Smart Conservation for the 21st Century, Sprawl Watch Clearing House Monograph Series
2.Anonim (2015) Demystiying Green Infrustructure, UK Green Building Council, Report.
3.European Commission (2013) Building a Green Infrustructure for Europe, Report, Belgium.
4.European Environment Agency (2011) Green infrastructure and territorial cohesion: The concept of green infrastructure and its integration into policies using monitoring systems, No: 18, European Environment Agency.
5.Forest Research (2010). Benefits of green infrastructure. Report to Defra and CLG. Forest Research, Farnham.
6.Clemson University Public Service Activities (2008) Rain Gardens: A rain garden manual for South Carolina.
7.Bannerman, R. and Considine, E. (2003) Rain gardens: A how to manual for homeowners. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
8.Tuna, R. (2016) Green Roof, Green Wall and More: Green Infrastructure, 387, pp. 12-15, Architecture
9.Hepcan, Ç. C., & Hepcan, S. Urban green infrastructure analysis: Bornova example. Mediterranean Agricultural Sciences, 31 (1), 1-1
10.Demir, D. (2012). Comparison of Conventional Rainwater Management Systems and Sustainable Rainwater Management Systems: ITÜ Ayazağa Campus Sample (Doctoral Dissertation, Institute of Natural and Applied Sciences).
11.Müftüoğlu, V., & Perçin, H. (2015). Rain Garden in the Context of Sustainable Urban Rain Water Management. Inonu University Art and Design Magazine, 5 (11), 27-37.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction to course: content, reason, importance, process method and needs
Week 2 - Theoretical
Green infrastructure concept: Definition, terminology and function
Week 3 - Theoretical
Benefits of green infrastructure: economic, social, environmental, hydrological, and ecological
Week 4 - Theoretical
Green infrastructure components and systems
Week 5 - Theoretical
Green infrastructure planning stages
Week 6 - Theoretical
Examination of green infrastructure case studies
Week 7 - Theoretical
Rain gardens in green infrastructure systems: Definition, types, functions, and benefits
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Rain gardens design: Determine the locations, size, and depth of the rain gardens.
Week 10 - Theoretical
Selection of plants for rain gardens
Week 11 - Theoretical
Examination of case studies of rain garden design
Week 12 - Theoretical
Students` presentation for the case studies of rain gardens
Week 13 - Theoretical
Students` rain garden design
Week 14 - Theoretical
Students` rain garden design
Week 15 - Theoretical
Students` rain garden design
Week 16 - Theoretical
Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%30
Final Examination1%40
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory14102168
Midterm Examination19110
Final Examination111112
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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