UT-123 Integrated planning - UM - study at zonal level

The Faculty of Urban Planning / Urban Mobility
1st Year, sem 2, 2021-2022 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 5P | ECTS Credits: 10
Urban Planning and Territorial Development
Course Leader:
conf.dr.arh Mihaela Negulescu
Teaching Staff:
Head of planning and design studio: Mihaela Hermina NEGULESCU -Associate Professor PhD. Architect Urban Planner; Reihold Staedler - teaching assistant, Radu Patrascu - teaching assistant
Learning outcomes:

• Developing holistic thinking and skills in integrated, systemic urban development planning, in a logic of coordination with mobility planning - LUM (Land Use&Mobility) / UM (Urban Planning & Mobility) approach
• Deepening, through practical study, of LUM planning skills:
1. planning urban development so as to create spatial premises for a sustainable (re)shape of mobility,
2. planning urban development for better exploiting and/or remodeling accessibility(ies);
3. contextualized planning of mobility, sensitive to the characteristics and demands of different urban zones, so as to create premises for urban regeneration, reshape of public spaces and improvement of cities’ livability
• Deepening, through practical study, the multi and cross-disciplinary logics skills acquired at the courses: „Mobility2”, "Transport Systems", "Traffic and road frameworks”
• Developing critical thinking, creativity and capacity for innovation in spatial planning and urban mobility planning
• Training / practicing the compliance with relevant legislative and regulatory framework for planning (coordinated) urban form and urban mobility
• Understanding urban planner's role in interdisciplinary SUMPs’ teams
• Developing skills in designing mobility infrastructure
• Critical reference to the relevant European practice (similar case studies) and adapting best-practices to the local context


The study is a LUM (Land Use and Mobility) approach, at the zonal level, for an area or neighborhood whose urban development (re-design / regeneration / restructuring / extension etc.) must be based on a complex (re)modeling of mobility: central areas, business / residential/ commercial districts, urban zones having restructuring or growing potential etc.

In the 1st stage (teamwork), will be identified an integrated (LUM) development vision for the studied area and will be detailed a complex concept for (re)shaping mobility, major areas and principles of intervention - measures, programs and projects, for each category of mobility issues (public transport, intermodality, non-motorized travels - pedestrian and cycling, road network and traffic, parking, urban logistics and freight transport, road safety, PRM accessibility etc.).

In the 2nd stage (individual study), will be detailed different types of intervention in a small area (route, square etc.), or the measures and projects for a specific sectorial mobility policy (non-motorized travels, public transport, parking, intermodality etc.)

Teaching Method:

planning designing guidance; study-cases video presentations, debates


presence participation to debates (20%); project: team work (40%) + individual work (20%)


• The bibliographies for the courses: „Mobility2”, "Transport Systems", "Traffic and road frameworks”
• (relevant) National, regional, local development strategies – integrated and sectorial
• Spatial (regional and urban) strategies and plans
• Mobility strategies and plans
• Mobility infrastructure projects
• Guidelines and methodologies for developing PMUD: Guidelines – developing and implementing a sustainable urban mobility plan, 2013: www.mobilityplans.eu
• Guidelines for policies and strategies
• Legislative, regulatory and design guides (Romanian and European)
• Design guidelines and regulations

European programmatic documents:
[1] Urban Mobility Package, EC- Mobility and Transport, dec. 2013
• Together towards competitive and resource efficient urban mobility
• Anexa - concept of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans
• Deployment of Intelligent Transport System solutions in urban areas
• Urban logistics
• Urban access regulations
• Urban road safety
[2] TEN-T guidelines, dec. 2013
[3] SUMP - Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Guidelines - Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, Project Eltisplus, IEE , 2011.
[4] White paper 2011- Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area - Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system, Bruxelles, 2011
[5] Action Plan on Urban Mobility, EC, Bruxelles, 2009
[6] Green paper -Towards a new culture for urban mobility, EC, Bruxelles, 2007
• Code de la rue – French, Belgian etc. (on-line)
• The boulevard book –History, evolution, design of multiway boulevards – Allan B. Jacobs, Elisabeth Macdonald, and Yordan Rofé – publisher The MIT Press, Cambridge Massachusetts, London England, 2002.
• Livable streets – Donald Appleyard - University of California Press, 1981.
• Reconquérir les rues – exemples à travers le monde et pistes d’actions – Nicolas Soulier – publicat de ULMER, 2012.
• CERTU guides (Franƫa)
• Local Transport for London (Anglia) guides etc.
• Other- individual dcumentation / (re)search
Case studies – sources:
• Study cases presented at “Mobility 2” course
• European portals: ELTIS, CIVITAS, EPOMM
• Relevant European projects: POLY SUMP, ADVANCE, TRANSLU, PUSH&PULL< SESAME, NODE, ACTIVE ACCESS, TRANSPORT LEARNING -www.transportlearning.net etc.