Course detail

Problems of Inner Cities

FA-DU6Acad. year: 2020/2021

The subject analyses the role and the significance of urban centre in the framework of the urban organism. The development of functional and spatial changes of urban centres in historical periods, and the views on their concepts and solutions, are documented in detail. Emphasis is put on the specific role of the urban core in relation to the central zone and its spatial delimitation, and on the necessity of the core's gradual regeneration. In concrete examples is analysed the present development of the urban centre, its prospective role in the urban organism and the proposed changes of its functional and spatial organisation.

Department

Department of Urban Design (UU)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

By completing the study of the subject, the students gain an overview of the centre's role and its significance in the contemporary city. The students study the functional, operational and spatial changes of the centres. Each city center is an individaul phenomenon, it manifests global and individual problems. These problems are analyzed by the students during the lectures/seminars. The students describe the problems of the chosen city center in the final seminary work . The subject evaluation is based on the defence of the seminary work.

Prerequisites

Indispensable is the knowledge of the history of architecture, urban design and land planning. Important is a general overview (philosophy, history, politics, social spects).

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Journal of Urbanism. International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability (EN)
Journal of Urban Regeneration & Renewal. Henry Stewart Publication (EN)
Philipp Oswalt: Shrinking Cities – Interventions, Hatje Cantz, 2005 (EN)
Gehl, J.: Život mezi budovami, Nadace Partnerství, 2000 (CS)
Gehl, J: Města pro lidi, Nadace partnerství, 2011 (CS)
Krier, L.: Architektura, volba nebo osud, Academia 2001 (CS)
Lynch, K.: The Image of The City; Obraz města, BOVA, POLYGON, Praha 2004 (CS)
Kumpošt, J.: Brněnské centrum. ÚHA města Brna, 1978 (CS)
English Partnership/The Housing Corporation: Urban Design Compendium. London 2004 (EN)
English Partnership/The Housing Corporation: Urban Design Compendium 2. London 2006 (EN)
Burdett Ricky, Sudjic Deyan: The Endless City. Phaidon Press, 2010. (EN)
Eisinger, Angelus: Building Zurich: conceptual urbanism. Basel Birkhäuser, 2007 (EN)
Geddes, Patrick: Cities in Evolution. Harper & Row, 1968. (EN)
Kottas, Dimitris: Urban Spaces: squares and plazas. Barcelona, Lins, 2007. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on teacher.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The examination consists of the defence of the seminar paper.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The subject's objective is to orientate the students in the problems of urban centres and their significance in the urban organism. On the development of functional and spatial changes of the urban centres are analysed the possibilities and the prospective role of urban centres in the urban organism, including proposals of changes.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Concept of the seminar work and the final paper.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    branch ARCH , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch URBAN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    branch URBAN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    branch ARCH , 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    specialization ARCH , 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    specialization ARCH , 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
    specialization URBAN , 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    branch URBAN , 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    specialization URBAN , 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    branch URBAN , 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation

2 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Seminar

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer