METHODS AND CONCEPTS OF TOWN PLANNING


GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE

In this course students learn about the history of urban development of settlements, ideas,

concepts and context of their creation, about their cultural diversity and multi-faceted

development over time. An in-depth insight into the evolution of urban development, by means

of which it is possible to easily recognize the global crisis of modern urbanization, the subject

leads students to an understanding of modern, complex methods, concepts and techniques of

urban planning of sustainable (environmentally friendly) city. Students become familiar with

analytical methods, operational tools, techniques, methodologies, and structural and design

aspects of sustainable city planning.

 

 

COURSE CONTENTS

 

Lectures are focused on the disclosure of the methods and concepts of planning of settlements from prehistoric times until today. The course will cover the following topics:

  • introduction to the history of urban planning
  • basic city forms
  • architetural typologies
  • reflective practices
  • contemporary Slovenian urban planning
  • Seminar work requires the integration of knowledge and concepts of urban planning using diverse architectural typologies

 

STUDY MATERIALS:

  • Alexander C.: Pattern language, Oxford University Press, New York, 1977
  • Rogers R., Power, A., 2000. Cities for a small country. Faber and Faber, London Echenique, M., Saint, A. (ed.), 2001.
  • Lynch K.: The Image of the City, The MIT Press, Cambridge, 1960
  • Lynch K.: Good City Form, The MIT Press, Cambridge, 1981