FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING
Course Name  
Semester Course Code Theoretical / Practice time ECTS
Course Degree Bachelor's degree
Course Language Turkish
Format of Delivery: Face to Face
Course Coordinator Assist. Prof. Dr. Kadriye TOPÇU
Coordinator e-mail denizk selcuk.edu.tr
Instructors
Asistant Instructors
Course Objectives Comprehensive analysis of urban identity and urban image concepts in theoretical and practical basis through Turkish and World cities, to produce cognitive and identity maps which formed by the perception and evaluation of the environment and will be an input for urban design and planning studies. And, to teach the students evaluating these produced maps in the planning process
Basic Sciences Engineering Scinces Social Sciences Educational Sciences Artistic sciences Medical Science Agricultural sciences
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Course Learning Methods and Techniquies
Week Course Content Resource
1 Explanation of the concepts of perception, cognition, image and identity Deniz, K., 2004. "Konyada Üç Farklı Kentsel Mekanda Kent Kimliği Araştırması", S.Ü. Fen Bilimleri Ens., Basılmamış Yüksek Lisans Tezi, Konya.
2 Explanation of the concepts of urban image and identity through the examples from Turkish and World cities Luque-Martinez, T., Del Barrio Garcia, S., Ibanez-Zapata, J.A. & Rodriguez Molina, M.A. (2007). Modeling a citys image: The case of Granada, Cities, 24(5), 335?352, Elsevier.Lynch K. (1960). The image of the city, The M.I.T Press, Cambridge.Nasar, J. (1990). The evaluative image of the city, Journal of the American Planning Association(JAPA), 56:1, 41-53.
3 The place and the importance of abstract concepts such as meaning, belonging, sense of place within urban image and identity Schulz, N. (1984). Genius loci, towards a phenomenology of architecture, Rizzoli, New York.
4 The legibility, imageability, perceivability of urban space Gouveia, A.P.S., Farias, P.L. & Gatto, P.S. (2009). Letters and cities: reading the urban environment with the help of perception theories, Visual Communication, 8 (3), 339-348., Sage pub.Zmudzinska-Nowak, M. (2003). Searching for legible city form: Kevin Lynchs theory in contemporary perspective, Journal of Urban Technology, 10 (3), 19-39, Carfax pub.
5 Various concepts affecting and directing perception, positive effects on urban design Rapoport, A. (1977). Human aspects of urban form-towards a man-environment approach to urban form and design, Pergamon Press.
6 Interaction between behaviour patterns and perceivability, imageability of urban space Topcu, K.D., Topçu, M., 2012. Visual presentation of mental images in urban design education: cognitive maps, Procedia, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier.
7 Cognitive maps, Techniques of cognitive maps, their contribution to the planning process, objective-subjective evaluations, giving the assignment titles Kitchin, R.M. (1994). Cognitive maps: what they are and why we study them, Journal of EnvironmentalPsychology, 14, 10-19.Downs, R. M., & Stea, D. (1977), Maps in minds: reflections on cognitive mapping, New York.Long, Y. & Baran, P.K.,2006. Methodology for analyzing the relationships between objective and subjective evaluations of urban environment: space syntax, cognitive maps, and urban legibility, Spatial Cognition 06, Space Syntax and Spatial Cognition Workshop Proceedings, Bremen, Germany.
8 Producing behavioral maps, explanation through the examples Golledge, R. G. (1999). Wayfinding behavior: Cognitive mapping and other spatial processes, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.Golledge, R. G., & Stimson, R. J. (1997). Spatial behavior: A geographic perspective, New York: Guilford.Saarinen, T. F. (1976). Environmental planning: perception and behavior, Boston: Houghton.
9 Cognitive mapping exercises Yeung, H. W. C. & Savage, V. R. (1996). Urban imagery and the main street of the nation: the legibility of Ord Road in the eyes of Singaporeans, Urban Studies, 33, 473?494.
10 Behavioral mapping exercises Golledge, R. G., & Stimson, R. J. (1997). Spatial behavior: A geographic perspective, New York: Guilford. Golledge, R. G. (1999). Wayfinding behavior: Cognitive mapping and other spatial processes, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
11 Mid-term examination
12 Assignment presentation and discussion Case study
13 Assignment presentation and discussion Case study
14 Assignment presentation and discussion Case study
15 Assignment presentation and discussion Case study
Assesment Criteria   Mid-term exam Final exam
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Term Studies : - - - -
Attendance / Participation : - - - -
Practical Exam : - - - -
Special Course Exam : - - - -
Quiz : - - - -
Homework : - - 1 25
Presentations and Seminars : - - - -
Projects : - - - -
Workshop / Laboratory Applications : - - - -
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Field Studies : - - - -
Clinical Studies : - - - -
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Mid-term exam   1 40 - -
Final exam   - - 1 35
ECTS WORK LOAD TABLE   Number Duration
Course Duration : 14 2
Classroom Work Time : 14 2
Presentations and Seminars : - -
Course Internship : - -
Workshop / Laboratory Applications : - -
Field Studies : - -
Case studies : - -
Projects : - -
Homework : 1 24
Quiz : - -
Mid-term exam : 1 20
Final Exam : 1 20
ECTS 4
No COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES CONTRIBUTION
D.Ö.Ç. 1 Understanding the urban identity, image and related concepts 4
D.Ö.Ç. 2 Understanding the elements of urban identity 4
D.Ö.Ç. 3 Getting the ability of producing urban identity and image maps by the cognitive mapping technique 4
D.Ö.Ç. 4 Learning how to use these cognitive and image maps in urban design and planning processes 4
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