Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703002042014GEOGRAPHY OF URBAN SETTLEMENTSCompulsory244
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Urban geography has been characterized, over the course of its history, by a series of radical shifts in the way geographers have gone about investigating the urban. This is reflection of radical shifts in the philosophies that underpinned these approaches. This lesson briefly reviews the main approaches in urban geography.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç.Dr.Arife KARADAĞ
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to make connection between urbanization and metropolisation processes and geographical features of places where cities take place on.
2To comprehend urban theories, models and processes those explain establishment and growth of cities in the world and adjust that knowledge to recent urbanization and growth of cities.
3To be able to analysis about applied geographical approaches in modern urban geography researches.
4Able to make comparison and connection between some concepts relating to urban such as city center, urban identity, urban ecology, metropolitan city, urban regions, hinterland, suburb-gecekondu, urban renewal areas, urban decentralization etc…
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
* Geographical approach at urban researches and debates of urban and urban indicators. * Emergence and growth of cities in the world according to different urban theories. * Post-industrial urban place and metropolization processes * Urban ecology and changing urban identities, urban environmental perception..
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction, general knowledge about the course and proposal for sources. New topics and objects in urban geographyStatement
2What and where is city?: Fundamental urban indicatorsStatement
3Changing urban pattern and urban identityStatement
4Urban theories: Surplus product, hydraulic society, economical, military and religious reasons. Statement
5Appearance and development of cities: Ancient citiesStatement
6Urban settlements in history: Medieval European cities and Islamic world cities Statement
7New age’s cities: Changing city and spaceStatement
8Term exam
9Urban theories II: Sociologists’ urban theories in base of urban identity and urban functionalities Cities after industrial revolution, Distinctions between feudal city and industrial city Statement
10Metropolitaion Process in underdevelopment countries : decentralisation, suburbanisation, new CBD, slums and social-spatial segregation , changed urbanity etc. Statement
11Urban functions (tradei industry, transportation, services etc…) and Classification of cities: Location, effective factors, urban functions and urban identitySeminar presentation
12Ecologic urban theories and urban land use Statement
13Metropolization processes in developed and less developed countries and new urban land use forms: city centers, Central business district, urban regions (urban footprint) hinterland, urban fringe and urban decentralization Survey : Case of İzmir metropolitan area
14 Other face of metropolises: slum areas, suburbs and gecekondus, urban renewal, urban transformation, social and spatial segregation, urban parks, new CBD etc.Statement and video presentation
15Cities of future: Urban ecology and ecologic citiesStatement and video presentation
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Source books: GÖNEY Süha, 1984, Şehir Coğrafyası, İ.Ü. Edebiyat Fak. KELEŞ Ruşen, 2002, Kentleşme Politikası, İmge Kitabevi, Ankara. ROBSON B.T., 1969, Urban Analysis, Cambridge Unıversity Press, Cambridge. PACIONE M ., 2002, Urban Geography, Routledge Publ., London. NIEMELA J. 2012, Urban Ecology, , Routledge Publ., London. Other references: HALL Tim, 1998, Urban Geography, Routledge Human Geography Series, London. LEITMAN Josef, 1999, Sustaining Cities Environmental Planning and Management in Urban Design, McGraw-Hill, Newyork, London... CARTER Harold, 1985, The Study of Urban Geography, Edward Arnold Publ., London, Newyork, Melbourne.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Observation12424
Field Trip11010
Seminar13030
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11414
Reading13030
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
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