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The Faculty of Urbanism / Urban Design
1st Year, sem 2, 2019-2020 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 1C+1L | ECTS Credits: 4

UP-71 | Management of urban design

Department: Urban and Landscape Design
Course Leader:
prof.dr.arh Georgică Mitrache
Teaching Staff:
Conf.dr.Arh. Georgica Mitrache
Learning outcomes:
The course aims to familiarize students with basic knowledges of management and knowledges of the issues facing cities today, as well as on the organization and functioning of the public administration in Romania, considering both the future practice profession and the type of activity in the area of urban and spatial planning.
Content:
In relation to the previous knowledge of the students, the course begins with an explanation of some notions that operates thereafter in order to understand their content but also to accustom students with the study methods and with a certain rigor and consistency in learning. The basic notions in management include the definition of the concept and of the managerial functions (planning, organizing, directing and controlling), of the roles and management "skills". The course addresses strategic and operational planning. It analyzes the types of strategic and operational plans, are described the organizational structures that can develop strategic plans, and those that can provide operational planning and implementation of plans. Urban development issues are addressed in relation to the mega-trends that are manifesting in the world today and to the peculiarities of the present stage that Romania is experiencing. The course includes elements in natural contact with management elements, explaining the peculiarities of the organizations in the field of public administration and of the legal framework regulating the organization and functioning of the public administration in Romania. It also presents comparative elements with the situation in other countries, especially European. Public policies are addressed by specifying sectoral specificities and implementation. Regarding the work in the public administration, particular attention is given to the urban and regional development, and the principles of partnership, transparency and public participation, planning and intervention mechanisms and the role of urban and spatial planning documentation.
Teaching Method:
It used a combination of traditional methods - the exposure and explanation of texts devoted to literature or legislation - with participatory involvement of students, both for nurturing the attitude of individual reflection and for countering the arid appearance of the topics.
Assessment:
Exam and applied tests during the teaching activity.
Bibliography:
- DuBrin; Ireland; Williams, Management & Organization, SW Publishing Co, Concinnati, 1989;
- Lynch; Kevin, The Image of the City, Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 1960;
- Lynch; Kevin, Good City Form, MIT Press, Cambridge MA and London 1981;
- Hall; Peter Geoffrey, Cities of Tomorrow: An Intellectual History of Urban Planning and Design in the Twentieth Century, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. Reprinted 1988;
- Leitmann; Josef, Sustaining Cities: Environmental Planning and Management in Urban Design, McGraw-Hill, 1999.
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