Original title in Czech: UrbanismusFAAbbreviation: URBANAcad. year: 2020/2021
Programme: Architecture and urban design
Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program
- Brno – urban vision and realization
The topic should address any relevant work missing in the Brno urban design. It should gather and evaluate urban ideas based on the city development documents up until now and starting from about the mid-19th century, when the city walls were demolished and Brno could extend further into the landscape, and compare them with what has been actually realized.
- Digital methods of urban analysis
Research on the use of urban data by digital methods of urban analysis in the strategic development of safe and healthy cities.
- Great Brno – the past and the present
100 years ago the so called Great Brno was established by connecting more than 20 municipalities to the city of Brno. This legislative and administrative act was an impulse for the development of many localities and had a considerable social and economic impact. The aim of the thesis is to identify the historical impacts of the formation of Great Brno on the development of the city. The thesis will eventually identify the impacts of a hypothetical connecting of the municipality to the city in the current conditions.
- Changes of urban structure in terms of its adaptability
Empirical research based on the study of changes in urban structures and their ability to adapt to current negative influences and, among other things, to the influence of gentrification and suburbanization.
- Issues of contemporary cities
Pluralism of post-modern period, globalization and purposes of sustainable development bring new requirements into our city organisation. Do comply our settlements and their traditional compositional elements with needs of our near future? What is better, a compact city or a garden city? The work will focus on the analysis of sustainability of different urban forms.
- The actors of cities building process on our territory in postwar period
The city building process is historically influenced by more actors. A specific role is played by the initiator, investor, planner (architect / urbanist), construction implementer and user of buildings and urban spaces. The aim of the work is to identify the changing role of the particular actors on our territory after the first and mainly the second World War.
- Village of 2050
Although the majority of the population of the Czech Republic now lives in towns, we cannot ignore the fact that the vast majority of the territory has a character of the village settlement. The countryside and its landscape are essential to ensure the livelihood of the entire population, their recreation, and a healthy and sustainable environment. What are the issues of the village of today? How should it be dealt with? What is the village of the future going to look like?
- Water areas as potencial for city/village activities
Quality of life in the cities and villages can be influenced by many different tools. One of them can be revitalization of watercourse, realization of new and reconstruction of existing water elements, revilatization of waterfronts and ports. Cities can obtain better environmental quality, better atractivity for living, recreation, sport, culture and also better protection against flooding. Unkempt and not maintained water areas represents for teh cities and villages hiden underused potential which offers many new forms of public spaces and housing.
Course structure diagram with ECTS credits
|D06||Philosophy and Sociology||cs||0||Compulsory||DrEx||P - 26 / K - 2||yes|
|D01||Fundamentals of Scientific Work||cs||0||Compulsory||DrEx||P - 26 / K - 2 / S - 26||yes|
|D03||Theory of architecture||cs||0||Compulsory||DrEx||P - 12 / K - 2 / S - 6||yes|
|D02||Theory and Development of Urbanism||cs||0||Compulsory||DrEx||P - 26 / K - 2 / S - 13||yes|
|D011||Fundamentals of Scientific Publication||cs||0||Compulsory||DrEx||P - 26 / K - 2||yes|
|D04||Professional and Academic English||cs||0||Compulsory||DrEx||K - 2 / Cj - 26||yes|
|DA2||Protection and Renovation of Monuments||cs||0||Compulsory-optional||DrEx||P - 10 / K - 2 / S - 10 / EX - 6||yes|
|DU6||Problems of Inner Cities||cs||0||Compulsory-optional||DrEx||P - 13 / K - 2 / S - 13||yes|
|DU3||Architecture and Protection of Landscape||cs||0||Compulsory-optional||DrEx||P - 13 / K - 2 / S - 13||yes|
|DU7||Sustainable Urban Development||cs||0||Compulsory-optional||DrEx||P - 13 / K - 2 / S - 13||yes|
|DA3||Architectural Space||cs||0||Compulsory-optional||DrEx||P - 4 / K - 2 / S - 6||yes|
|DA6||Digital Imaging||cs||0||Compulsory-optional||DrEx||K - 2 / CPP - 26||yes|
|DU8||Geographic Information Systems||cs||0||Compulsory-optional||DrEx||P - 14 / K - 2 / S - 6||yes|
|DA1||Language of Architecture||cs||0||Compulsory-optional||DrEx||P - 4 / K - 2 / S - 6||yes|
|DA11||Landscape Architecture||cs||0||Compulsory-optional||DrEx||P - 13 / K - 2 / S - 26||yes|
|DU2||Spacial Planning||cs||0||Compulsory-optional||DrEx||P - 13 / K - 2 / S - 13||yes|
|DU1||Urban and Regional Development||cs||0||Compulsory-optional||DrEx||P - 26 / K - 2||yes|
|DA4||Technology and Construction in Architecture||cs||0||Compulsory-optional||DrEx||P - 26 / K - 2||yes|
|D05||State Doctoral Examination||cs||0||Compulsory||DrEx||- 4||no|