Information Package / Course Catalogue
Climate Change and Landscape Planning
Course Code: ZPM539
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

The aim of this course is to understand the importance of the problem of climate change; to introduce the factors and responsibilities of landscape architecture profession discipline to reduce global climate change by introducing the factors related to energy efficiency and climate comfort in the field of landscape planning, introducing methods and analyzes and new developments related to increasing energy efficiency and climate comfort; To gain a more sensitive planner perspective to the climate.

Course Content

Climate, energy and energy resources; Natural and artificial environmental factors that can cause changes in the effectiveness of climatic data (solar radiation, wind, air temperature, air humidity, etc.); Interaction between landscape elements and microclimate; Urban heat island phenomenon and measurement methods; The role and use of plants in energy efficient landscape design and planning; Management of energy and microclimate components in landscape.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Lec. Birsen KESGİN ATAK
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to comprehend problems related to climate change
2.To be able to understand issues of climate dynamics, energy and the use of renewable energy sources
3.To be able to understand the role of the landscape planning process on microclimate and increase the comfort of living
4.To be able to learn the new approaches to planning and technology to mitigating climate change
5.To be able to know how to manage a landscape in terms of climate and energy efficiency
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Droege, P. (2010). Climate Design: Design And Planning For The Age Of Climate Change
2.Oke, T. R. (1973). City size and the urban heat island. Atmospheric Environment (1967), 7(8), 769-779.
3.Akbari, H. & Kolokots, D. (2016). Three decades of urban heat islands and mitigation technologies research. Energy and Buildings, 133, 834-842.
4.Huang, L., Zhao, D., Wang, J., Zhu, J. & Li, J. (2008). Scale impacts of land cover and vegetation corridors on urban thermal behavior in Nanjing, China. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 94(3-4), 241-257.
5.Tonyaloğlu, E. E. (2019). Kentleşmenin kentsel termal çevre üzerindeki etkisinin değerlendirilmesi, efeler ve İncirliova (Aydın) örneği. Türkiye Peyzaj Araştırmaları Dergisi, 2(1), 1-13.
6.Weng, Q., Lub, D. & Schubrınga, L. (2004). Estimation of land surface temperature-vegetation abundance relationship for urban heat island studies. Remote Sensing of Environment, 89, 467-483.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction to course: content, reason, importance, process method and needs
Week 2 - Theoretical
Landscape Planning, Global warming and carbon storage
Week 3 - Theoretical
The reasons of climate change problem
Week 4 - Theoretical
Global and national greenhouse gas statistics, relevant international and national policies
Week 5 - Theoretical
Current planning practice and climate
Week 6 - Theoretical
Management of energy and microclimate components in landscape
Week 7 - Theoretical
Role and use of plants in energy efficient landscape design
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
The effect of urbanization on the atmosphere and the concept of urban heat island
Week 10 - Theoretical
Urban heat island measurement techniques 1
Week 11 - Theoretical
Urban heat island measurement techniques 2
Week 12 - Theoretical
Urban heat island measurement techniques 3
Week 13 - Theoretical
Adaptation to climate change in landscape planning process
Week 14 - Theoretical
Adaptation to climate change in landscape planning process
Week 15 - Theoretical
Interpretation of examples from all over the world and Turkey
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%30
Practice1%30
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory144284
Lecture - Practice144284
Assignment24110
Midterm Examination110111
Final Examination110111
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)200
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PÇ-1
PÇ-2
PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
OÇ-1
5
5
5
5
1
OÇ-2
5
5
5
5
1
OÇ-3
5
5
5
5
1
OÇ-4
5
5
5
5
1
OÇ-5
5
5
5
5
1
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