UP-4 Urban Structures

The Faculty of Urban Planning / Landscape Design and Planning
4th Year, sem 1, 2022-2023 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 2
Urban and Landscape Design
Course Leader:
conf.dr.urb. Andreea Necșulescu
Learning outcomes:
The course aims to train students into having their own coherent thinking, in order to develop their capacity of interdisciplinary approach in urban planning, and to understand the city as a complex urban and functional-configurative organism, by clarifying both terminological and methodological problems; also, the course will develop students’ ability to compose logically deducted analytical and synthetic conclusions regarding phenomena and specific working methods.
Proximity, precondition of spatial existence; Cities as systems of activities; Urban functionality; Urban morphology and urban syntax; Spatial system components’ arrangement Spatial distribution of spatial system components; Zoning; Urban integration; Limits in urban structure; A new model for studying the urban organism; Urban layout scheme Urban restructuring.
Teaching Method:
Lectures, comments on explanatory schemes, problem debate, case studies.
50% - Tests during the semester + 50% - Final exam. Requirements for passing the exam: minimum 5,00 average final grade, with minimum 5,00 at the final exam. Although the cumulated value of the essays is part of the average final grade, these are not compulsory.**
MINIMUM 1. Al. Sandu: Urban Structures – Course (chapter III), Ed. U.A.U.I.M., Bucuresti – 1992 2. Al. Sandu: The Kernel that Makes it Grow...., Ed. Arhitext, Bucuresti – 2007 3. Al. Sandu: Articles in Arhitext Magazine (nr. 9-10/2006, 4/2008, 1 si 5/2001, 2 si 6/2012) 4. Al. Sandu: Articles in Arhitectura Magazine (4/1973, 4/1975, 3/1976, 6/1977) 5. Toledo Delcaration on Urban Develpoment – EU document, 2010, http://www.rur.ro/cod-deontologic ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED BIBLIOGHRAPHY 6. Solomon Marcus, Centru si periferie, in secolul 20 spre 21, pp 50-62 - 2000 7. Roland Barthes, La centralité vide , Ed. Archives d'Architecture Moderne, pp 423-425 - 2000 8. Manuel Gausa: Open. Espacio Tiempo Información, Ed. Actar, Barcelona – 2013 9. Urbanismul Magazine nr. 2/2015; presentation adn comments regarding doctoral disertations - Mihai Alexandru and Catalina Ionita, nr. 11/2012 - Regionalizare, nr. 4/2010 - Poli de crestere