ECTS - Principles of Urban Design

Principles of Urban Design (ICM353) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Principles of Urban Design ICM353 1 2 0 2 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Bölüm Öğretim Elemanı
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To examine the urban design in functional and formal terms and to comprehend its’ role on economy, society and culture.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To learn urban design theories.
  • To learn elements of urban design.
  • To learn urban design process such as analysis, synthesis, evaluation and practice.
  • To relate urban design scale to other scales.
  • To interpret the urban design language.
Course Content The potential role of urban design within the interval of urban planning and interior architecture; creating a ground to compromise the design ideas about urban design elements by analysing the examples of urban design throughout the world.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Presentation of the course Related reading
2 Definition, aim and meaning of urban design and practice (i.e. mental map) Reading material
3 City image, identity and mental map Related reading
4 To discuss the relation between people and environment in urban design context. Reading material
5 To understand the image of the city and its’ components and presentation. Preparation for presentation
6 To study the relation between city and public place, the role of public place in the city and presentation. Preparation for presentation
7 Urban design theories Related reading
8 To study the morphology of the city and indoor and outdoor relation, practice and presentation (i.e. Ankara). Preparation for presentation
9 Sketch problem Preparation for presentation
10 Urban utopia, the role of landscape architecture in urban design Related reading
11 The role of interior architecture in urban design Preparation for presentation
12 To discuss the urban concepts on the example of Ankara and presentation. Finding relevant Ankara Plan
13 To discuss the urban concepts on the example of Ankara and presentation. Working on selected part of Ankara Plan
14 To study the continuity of indoor and outdoor relation particularly in public space, practice and presentation. Working on selected part of Ankara Plan
15 To study the continuity of indoor and outdoor relation particularly in public space, practice and presentation. Working on selected part of Ankara Plan
16 Final/Jury Preparation for Final/Jury


Other Sources 1. Altman, I. (1989) Public Places and Spaces. New York: Plenum Press.
2. Anderson, S. (ed.). (1978) On Streets. Cambridge: MIT Press.
3. Curran, R. J. (1980) Architecture and the Urban Experience. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.
4. Gehl, J. (1987) Life between Buildings: Using Public Space. New York: Van Noostrand Reinhold Company.
5. Krier, R. (1979) Urban Space. London : Academy Editions.
6. Lynch, K. (1960) The Image of the City. (Kent İmgesi) Cambridge: Technology Press.
7. Moughtin, C. (1992) Urban Design: Street and Square. Oxford: Architectural Press.
8. Nasar (1998) The Evaluative Image of the City. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 30
Project 1 15
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 45
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 55
Percentage of Final Work 45
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
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
1 Reflecting Information into academic environment X
2 Theoretical, scientific, artistic, historical background/structure X
3 Social, environmental, sustainability principles X
4 Legal framework X
5 Institutional and ethical values X
6 Capability to reflect theory into practice X
7 Capability to make research and interpret the results X
8 Capability to develop alternative solutions X
9 Effective writing, drawing and presentation X
10 Capability to perform independent and interdisciplinary works X
11 Capable to criticize, produce counter thesis and synthesis X
12 Life-long learning consciousness X
13 Foreign Language Use capability
14 Capable to use information technologies X
15 Respect for ethical values, laws, human rights, environmental and cultural heritage X

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 3 9 27
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 10 10
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 100