Course detail

Modern Theories of Development and Urban Planning 2

FA-MVU2Acad. year: 2020/2021

Specialised seminar in which the students should complete and deepen their recent knowledge of contemporary building of cities, improve their orientation in literature (Internet) and gain the ability to work out and defend information on a selected topic. The subject is divided in three thematic blocks; at the beginning of each of them is a pilot lecture on the topic. The blocks are focused on modern development concepts of the city, its parts and estates, and on the views of prominent personalities on the city's formation. Under the leadership of teachers, students work out seminar papers on selected topics (one seminar paper for each thematic block).


Department of Urban Design (UU)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge of modern urban development theories. Detailed knowledge of the theme to be worked out. Ability to orientate oneself in literature.


Professional orientation in problems of urban planning, town and country planning and land development. Basic knowledge of the main development problems of contemporary cities.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Contemporaly European Architecture, B. Taschn Verlag, Köln 1994 (knižnice)
Evropa a architektura zítřka, Návrhy pro evropské umělé prostředí, A.C.E., Bruxelles 1995
The Word of Contemporaly Architecture, Könemann, Köln 2000

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Seminar assignments and their presentations are evaluated.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

I. subject – modern conception cities
European metropolis
New cities
Final seminar
II. subject – modern conception urban design sets
Housing files
Public funds files
Set of free space (Open sleeping)
Final seminar
III. subject – personalities urban design production
Personalities I.
Personalities II.
Final seminar


Gaining professional theoretical knowledge of modern urban development theories.

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

Active attendance of seminars. Working out three information papers, and their presentation at the seminar.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme ARCHURB Master's

    branch ARCHURB , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer