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Course Name
Turkish Sistem Yaklaşımı ve Planlama Yöntemleri
English Systms Apprch & Planning Mthds
Course Code
SBP 4035E Credit Lecture
Semester -
2 2 - -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator Turgay Kerem Koramaz
Course Objectives 1) To emphasize the role and the importance of systems approach on perception, definition and analytic description of urban areas
2) To put in a conceptual context how systems approach could be adopted to spatial planning
Course Description Introduction: Human ecology, The man nature system. The concept of planning. Systems, Systems description, System thinking. Planning as a conceptual and a cyclic process. Spatial planning. Goal formulation. Forecasting. Models. Modelling techniques. Evaluation and monitoring. Implications of a systems approach to planning.
Course Outcomes 1) Planning Planning process: Planning process, phases and participants.
2) International planning approaches: The planning approaches are developed and accepted in international scope.
3) Data derived from different disciplines: The usage of data ,which are developed by different disciplines, in planning.
4) Thinking on alternatives and the scenario development: Considering on the multi side structure of planning; reducing alternatives bound to scenarios, which have different system, tool and solutions, and developing feasibilities devoted to application.
5) Research skills: Every stage of planning and design process, gathering data, producing data, usage of analysing techniques, defining problem and synthesizing.
6) Critical Thinking Skills: The ability of multi-perspective analysis on different scale settlements, sensing the spatial assessments from different perspectives,perception, defining and expressing.
7) Quantitative methods and estimating in planning: The estimating techniques devoted to future , advanced planning techniques, modeling and settlement simulations as planning activities.
8) Developing planning skills: Composing concepts through the hierarchy of different scales,developing alternatives, and detailing.
Required Facilities
Textbook o McLoughlin, J.B. (1969) Urban and Regional Planning: A Systems Approach, Faber; London.
o Chadwick, G. (1971) A Systems Views of Planning, Pergamon Press; Oxford.
o Flood R.L. and Norma R.A. (Eds) (1996) Critical systems thinking: current research and practice, Plenum Press, New York.
o Perdicoúlis, A., (2010) Systems thinking and decision making in urban and environmental planning, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.
Other References o Buckley, W.F. (1967) Sociology and modern systems theory Prentice-Hall, N.J.
o LaPatra, J. W. (1973) Applying the systems approach to urban development, Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross, Stroudsburg, Pa.
o Hobart M.E. and Schiffman Z.S. (1998) Information ages: literacy, numeracy, and the computer revolution, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

o Lee, C. (1973) Models in planning, Pergamon Press: Oxford.
o Dolman, A. J. (1978) Planning, methods and techniques, Bouwcentrum International Education: Rotterdam.
o Bracken, I. (1981) Urban planning methods. Methuen & Co. Ltd: London.
o Chadwick, G (1987) Models of urban and regional system in developing countries: some theories and their application in physical planning, Pergamon Press; Oxford.
o Frankfort-Nachmias, C. (1992) Research methods in the social science. St.Martin’s Press: NY.
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