Course: Urban Planning

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Course title Urban Planning
Course code URBV/AUUP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Maštálka Martin, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Urban design - introduction, notions, theories Development construction of town till 19th century Development construction of town from 19th century till today urban space (urban composition and public spaces) Basic functional organization of the settlements. Function of dwelling Continuation of explanation of functional organization; function of public services and working possibilities (industry etc.) green of settlements Transport a technical infrastructure at the level of settlement Urban planning - theory, notions, legislation Tools and participants of urban planning The process of formation of PD and NSPM Urban economy and reconstruction of settlement Excursion Hradec Králové - text book of modern urban design

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Methods of individual activities
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to present the area studies e.g. spatially organizational field of settlements (cities / towns and villages) and introduction to the subjects, which are by this problems deal with i.e. urban design and urban planning. As a part of the subjects is also information on contemporary situation in urban planning including the legislation.
Student is able to solve particular spatial planning problems. It means that she/he is able to use spatial and urban planning documents and understands their impact into the city or countryside.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, Student performance assessment

The examination is granted upon copmpletion of the folowing conditions: submission and adjustment of the seminar paper and passing written test.
Recommended literature
  • Allmendinger, P.:. Planning Theory, Palgrave London 2002.
  • Arnstberg, K.-O., Bergström, I. Eight Postulates on Planning, Formas, Stockholm 2003.
  • Giedion, S.:. Space, Time and Architecture, Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press, 2002.
  • Haughton, G., Counsell, D.:. Regions, Spatial Strategie and Sustainable Development, Routledge Tailor & Francis Group, London and New York, 2004.
  • LeGates, R.T., Stout, F.:. The City Leader, Routledge Tailor & Francis Group, London and New York, 2003 reprinted 2005.
  • Newman, P., Thornlay, A.:. Planning World Cities, Urbanization and Urban Politics, Palgrave London 2005.
  • Paddison, R.:. Handbook of Urban Studies, SAGE Publications London 2001.
  • Šilhánková, V., Koutný, J., Čablová, M. Urbanismus a územní plánování, UPce 2002.

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