UP-133 The Dynamics of Urban Periphery

The Faculty of Urban Planning / Urban Design
1st Year, sem 1, 2022-2023 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 4
Urban and Landscape Design
Course Leader:
prof.dr.arh. Angelica Stan
Learning outcomes:

The course aims to develop the understanding of the way of formation and the dynamics of the peripheral areas of the contemporary city, by identifying the problem of the urban periphery in the morpho-spatial and functional context of the territory. The outskirts of the city is seen both as a place and as a distinct phenomenon related to the growth/advance/contraction movement of the urban towards/into the territory, making possible the dialogue or dispute between the city and the landscape at the scale of the entire spatial-territorial system. The course also pursues the development of a personalized perceptive vision of the peripheral urban space, seen as a complex evolutionary process, highlighted by the multiple poses of the limit - disappeared/hidden/found or possibly reinvented.


1. introduction: urban periphery -city - space system- territory
2. the urban periphery definition
3. peripheral urban growth in the context of the city extension
4. the role of limit concept in urban periphery
5. actual periphery as moving limit
6. historical and typological evolution of major cities outskirts
7. analysis of relations with periphery elements of urban structure
8. formation and transformation factors in urban peripheries
10. urban periphery as a sub-system of the territorial system
11. periphery position in relation to the suburban areas
12. urban periphery as eco-ton
13. urban periphery as landscape
14. "the city periphery" alternative: re-identifying

Teaching Method:

lectures with video presentation, open discussions
Practical work during the course


Practical work (20%), Individual work (20%), Exam (60%)


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