Course detail

Urbanism III - Contemporary Cities and Settlements

FA-U23CompulsoryBachelor's (1st cycle)Acad. year: 2010/2011Summer semester2. year of study3  credits

Contemporary town and his characteristic, urban design function cities, resident development. Delimitation, make - up and usage territory resident units.Urbanization, settlement and regional development. Developing trends development cities.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Detailed knowledge of contemporary urban planning problems and prospective urban development trends.

Mode of delivery

90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning


Theoretical and practical knowledge of problems and ability to solve them, needed for architectural design activity.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Alexy, T.: Rekonštrukcia sídiel, SVŠT Bratislava, 1982 (SK)
Boeminghaus, D.: Fusgängerzonen, 1992 (DE)
Brath, J.: Pešie zóny v meste, 1987 (SK)
Doutlík, L.: Sídelní struktury, Urbanistická typologie, ČVUT, Praha, 1992 (CS)
Jírava, P.; Slabý, P. ; Feitl, M.: Městské komunikace II., ČVUT, Praha, 1993 (CS)
Neufert, J.: Navrhování staveb, Praha 1995 (CS)
Knop, A. - Krampl, B.: Zásady a pravidla územního plánování, VÚVA 1984 (CS)
Proměny městských center, konference – Asociace pro urbanismus, Čelákovice 1997 (CS)
Koutný, J.: Soudobá města a osídlení, presentační a dokumentační materiály, 2004 (CS)
Reichert, M.: Centra evropských měst, SURPMO Praha 1975 (CS)
Maier, K.: Urbanistická čítanka, ČKA, Praha 2002 (CS)
Riedl, D.: Rekonstrukce historických jader měst, VUT Brno, 1987 (CS)
Marhold, K.: Sídla. Urbanistická typologie II. ČVUT, Praha, 1991 (CS)
Short, J.R.: Lidská sídla, Nakladatelský dům OP, Praha, 1994 (CS)
Internet:, (CS)
Sitte, C.: Stavba měst podle uměleckých zásad, 1995 (CS)
Prinz, D. Städtebau, band 1,2, Stuttgart 1987 (DE)
Pavlíček, J.: Městské komunikace, VUT Brno 1988 (CS)
Vyhlášky MMR ČR (CS)

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

Written exam. Final classification shall include 1/3 seminar evaluation, 2/3 written exam classification. In both parts it is necessary to gain more than one half of points otherwise the exam is not convenient. Results of control tests (max. 5 points) are bonus that is added to gained amount of points (up to 100 points).

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


Students are familiarized with urbanistic building typology, devices and housing elements, commercial and non-commercial equipment, technical facilities and transportation. During lessons and seminars students also acquire basics of urbanistic designing and are prepared for managing basic urbanistic studio.

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

Concept of each task and final study turn in. 80% of practice teaching is mandatory, 20% is not necessary to substitute. Control tests during lessons.