INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Architecture Master With Thesis
2014-2015

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 560 Urban Planning II Graduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
6 3046 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Dina Šamić, Assist. Prof. Dr. Erna Husukic Ismail Hakki Demir, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
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Facing current rapidly changing society and profit based system of values architects and urban planners have been exposed to a wide range of professional challenges in order to keep the practice up to date. Within this context particularly concepts of the city and urbanity have been challenged. In order to face further changes we need to reconsider traditional planning methods and design tools. Urban Planning II is a design course that explores how the traditional techniques, dynamics and tools of can be tr

COURSE OBJECTIVE
Understanding of the complexity of development process in contemporary cities. Introduction with factors and designers of urban development and construction. Developing the ability to identify and define problems in urban structure. Developing the logical and creative thinking, clarity of communication and implementation of regulated search.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction to the course and design methodology.
  2. General explanation – urban planning in contemporary society.
  3. New systems and relations– different city. Voids.
  4. GREEN CITY / VERTICAL CITY.
  5. PUBLIC CITY / IDEAL CITY.
  6. 5 MINUTES CITY.
  7. The idea of hybridization and connectivity.
  8. Notion of public space.
  9. Mid-term
  10. Nodes, connections, matrix.
  11. The role of infrastructure and architectural form in urban planning.
  12. Relevance of ideology, culture, economic and social processes .
  13. Elements of urban plan.
  14. Presentation basics.
  15. Course overview

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction to the design project. Site visit.
  2. Introduction to the chosen segment of Sarajevo urban matrix. Determining the conditions and process within given urban situation. Observing, collecting, and editing data location, land, natural and built structure, transportation links, climatological characteristics - visit to the site.
  3. Site analysis. Recognition of various impacts on the area. Analysis of the chosen case study examples – URBAN EXPLORATION
  4. Identification of the problem. Exploration of GREEN CITY / VERTICAL CITY case study projects
  5. Development of the possible intervention strategies. Exploration of PUBLIC CITY / IDEAL CITY case study projects

  1. Evaluation of possible research topics. Exploration of 5 MINUTES CITY case study projects
  2. Research basis and methods.
  3. Research review.
  4. Mid-term
  5. Development of diagrams according to research results.
  6. Development of diagrams according to research results.
  7. Development of conceptual drawings according to research results.
  8. Development of conceptual drawings according to research results.
  9. Development of conceptual drawings according to research results.
  10. Visual representation of the project.

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Excersises
  • Presentation
  • Seminar
  • Project
  • Assignments
  • Case Studies
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)120
Total: 20
Learning outcomes
  • Developing the ability to identify and define problems in urban structure,
  • Exploring contemporary contextual urban challenges.
  • Developing logical and creative thinking, clarity of communication and implementation of regulated search.
  • Identifying appropriate tools and instruments of urban intervention within specific local context.
  • Developing graphic and three-dimensional presentation skills.
TEXTBOOK(S)
  • Augé M., (1995), Non-places: Introduction to an anthropology of supermodernity, London: Verso;
  • Bin J., Xiaobai Y., (2009) Geospatial analysis and modelling of Urban Structure and Dynamics, Springer;
  • Frei O., (2009) Occupying and connecting, Axel Menges;
  • Koolhaas R., (1995), The generic city, S,M,L,XL, The Monacelli Press, New York;
  • Le Corbusier, (1987), The city of tomorrow and its planning, Dover Publications;
  • Lydon, M. et all, (2012), Tactical Urbanism: Short - term Action, Long-term Change, Volume 2;
  • Lynch K., (1984), Site planning, MIT Press;
  • Marshal S., (2004), Streets and Patterns: The Structure of Urban Geometry, Taylor&Francis;

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14114
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)122
Preparation for Midterm Examination1010100
Preparation for Final Examination3030900
Assignment / Homework/ Project40401600
Seminar / Presentation2020400
Total Workload: 3046
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 122