UP-147 Essentials of urban structure

The Faculty of Urban Planning / Urbanism and Territorial Management
1st Year, sem 2, 2023-2024 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 2
Course Leader:
conf.dr.arh. Mihaela Hărmănescu
Learning outcomes:
The course addresses theoretical aspects regarding the reading, analysis, interpretation of the urban structure in the idea of ​​designing urban urban spaces responding to functional and aesthetic-configurative needs and the ability to carry out architectural projects for buildings of limited complexity and low importance. The result is the formation of responsible skills on the environment with an emphasis on the correct interpretation of urban and territorial development, architecture, from an ecological perspective and sustainable development.
The general theme proposes the understanding of the complex issue of the dynamics of the urban organism, the acquisition of the theoretical mechanisms of understanding, interpretation and possible anticipation of the evolution of the city in the current and future context.
The main objectives of the course refer to the understanding of the city as a socio-spatial system and the role of urbanism and urban planning. The rural-urban relationship in the development of contemporary cities, cultural identity and urban development, utopia and reality in urban planning and projects, specificity and institutionalization in urban development, urban risks - general concepts and implication on urban evolution
Upon successful completion of this discipline, students will be able to:
• Explain spatial organization
• Describe
• Use approaches, techniques, methodologies and methods of research and study in the relationship city / development / social dynamics,
• Analyze an urban structure
Introductory elements
Urban models.
Neighborhood, conditioning of existence in space.
The city as a system of activities.
Urban functionality.
Space system. Component. Links. Spatial distribution of components
Area. Zoning. Zonning
Urban integration
Urban restructuring, sustainability
New urban models. Sustainable urban structure. New urban models Smart city, megacity ......
Teaching Method:
lectures and invited speakers
Al. Sandu: Samburele care face sa creasca...., Ed. Arhitext, Bucuresti – 2007
Charles Montgomer (2017). Orașul Fericit. Transformându-ne viețile prin design urban, IglooMedia, Bucuresti
Aija Staffans, Marketta Kyttä, Tiina Merikoski (eds.).(2008). SUSTAINABLE URBAN STRUCTURE