College of Engineering

Courses

Urban Design

Course Code C0207 Th 2 Pr 2 CrHrs 4

The course book is critical analysis of the theories and currant issues of urban spatial design. It examines city from an urban pattern. Its emphasis on the understanding of the physical, socio-cultural, and technical force, and they are role in shaping the urban environment.

 it aims to deal with urban concept, space- mass relation, faction of urban space, the space body and how to design the urban space as a mine feature in the urban fabric of the city.

At the end of course students should be able to:

  1. Learn & use the urban design methods in the main projects.
  2. Understand methods & principles of urban design & Interrelationship between form, space & function in urban design.
  3. Recognize themes, principles, idea & theories that shaped the urban design in the world.
  4. Ability to analysis urban space & urban form

Familiar to presentation of urban design project

Distribution of Marks

First Semester

Mid-Year

Second Semester

Final Exam

Final Mark

Theoretical

Practical

Theoretical

Practical

Theoretical

Practical

Theoretical

Practical

100

10

 

20

 

10

 

60

 

References

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Watson, D. (2003). Time-saver standards for urban design. McGraw-Hill Professional Pub

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Carmona, M., Heath, T., Tiesdell, S., & Oc, T. (2010). Public places, urban spaces: the dimensions of urban design. Routledge.

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Moughtin, C. (2003). Urban design: street and square. Routledge.

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Gosling, D., & Maitland, B. (1984). Concepts of urban design.

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Bentley, I. (1985). Responsive environments: A manual for designers. Routledge.

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Hillier, & Hanson, J. (1984). The social logic of space. Cambridge university press.

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Broadbent, G. (2003). Emerging concepts in urban space design. Taylor & Francis.

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Moughtin, C., Cuesta, R., Sarris, C., & Signoretta, P. (2003). Urban design: Method and techniques. Routledge.

8

Watson, D. (2003). Time-saver standards for urban design. McGraw-Hill Professional Pub.

9

Subject

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history back ground of urban design

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The Urban Elements

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The Urban Elements

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Report

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The Concept of Urban Design

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The Levels of Urban Design

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Urban Environment and Urban Form

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Quiz

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The Urban Relations

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The Urban Relations

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The Spatial Organization for Urban Form

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Characteristics Composition of Urban Design

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Review

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Mid-term exams

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Characteristics Composition of Urban Design

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The effect factors in the urban form (Human Factors)

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Space and mass relation

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Space and mass relation

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Urban Renewal

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review

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Quiz

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Function of urban space

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Urban Design theories

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Urban Design theories

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Urban Design theories

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Site visiting, Excursion

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Twenty-Ninth

Discussing Group work

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Discussing Group work

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Urban problem in Kurdistan

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Review

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Thirty-Third

Final Examinations (First-Sitting)

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