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Course Name
Turkish Şehir Yenileme
English Urban Renewal
Course Code
SBP 342E Credit Lecture
Semester 6
2 2 - -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator İmge Akçakaya Waıte Jr
Course Objectives The aim of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to examine and learn from different perspectives on the reproduction of urban space through the investigation of the spatial, environmental, economic, administrative and social facets of urban renewal, regeneration, and redevelopment, to foster the ability to understand and critically analyze urban decay and obsolescence, to broaden students’ understanding of the purpose and scope of different aspects of urban renewal and redevelopment, and to aid in the development of a strategic approach to sustainable urban development and regeneration. Special emphasis will be placed on structural and social facets, i.e. the ins and outs of renewal/regeneration/redevelopment decisions and their impacts on the local community.
Course Description Urban renewal, definitions, concepts. Urban development and its results.
Urban development strategy, urban growth, location decisions and functional changes. Urban decay and location of urban decay areas. Urban renewal types and areas. Economical aspects of urban renewal. Social aspects of urban renewal. Legal and administrative aspects of urban renewal. Application problems in urban renewal. Urban renewal in developed and developing countries.
Course Outcomes Upon completion of the course, students will be expected to:
— Develop a collective understanding of sustainable urban renewal and regeneration strategies and critically assess theories, policies and practices.
— Understand the physical, environmental, social, economic, legal, and financial perspectives and implications of urban renewal and regeneration.
— Understand the differences and similarities in the urban renewal and regeneration process of Turkey and other countries.
— Acquire knowledge on problem definition, collecting and producing data, and use of analysis techniques.
— Understand different values affecting sustainable urban renewal and regeneration including justice, citizenship, equity, aesthetics, culture, meanings of place, etc.
Pre-requisite(s) None
Required Facilities N/A
Other N/A
Textbook Please see the reading list below (subject to expand)
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