Urban Design (MMR618) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Urban Design MMR618 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Discussion, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Çılga Resuloğlu
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To increase the awareness about the city and to interpret the development of the city.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To learn the elements of urban design
  • To learn the procees of urban design
  • To understandand to interpret the urban design language
  • To understand the public places, the relation between indoor and outdoor and soft and hard landscape.
Course Content Comparison and discussion of the developments in the fields of the city and urban design, and of the historical formation and transformations of social space in cultural, political, and economic terms.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Description of the course
2 The description, meaning and process of urban design
3 Legibilit of the city and the composition of urban design elements
4 To determine the subject of the first assignment Urban design approaches
5 Urban design app roaches in Turkey
6 The development of Ankara between 1920 and 1960
7 Submission of the first assignment and presentation To determine the subject of the second assignment
8 The development of Ankara between 1960 and 1990
9 The development of Ankara since the 1990s
10 Submission of the second assignment and presentation To determine the subject of the third assignment
11 The relation between the ciy and the public place and the role of public place in the city
12 Discussion on the urban design projects
13 Submission of the third assignment and presentation
14 Perception of urban space
15 The position of urban design between archi tecture and planning
16 Discussion


Other Sources 1. 1. Anderson, S. (ed.). (1978) On Streets. Cambridge: MIT Press.
2. 2. Çelik, Z., Favro, D. ve Ingersoll, R. (2007) Şehirler ve Sokaklar (çev. Altınok, B.) İstanbul: Kitap Yayınevi.
3. 3. Gehl, J. (1987) Life between Buildings: Using Public Space. New York: Van Noostrand Reinhold Company.
5. 5. Mumford, L. (1961). The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects. New York, Harcourt, Brace & World.
6. 6. Nasar, J. L. (1998) The Evaluative Image of the City. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
Course Book 4. 4. Krier, R. (1979) Urban Space. London: Academy Editions.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 45
Presentation 3 45
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 7 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 3 5 15
Homework Assignments 3 10 30
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 125