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Course syllabus 1_DSM_AU - History of Town Building / Planning (FA - SS 2019/2020)

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University: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty: Faculty of Architecture
Course unit code: 1_DSM_AU
Course unit title: History of Town Building / Planning
Mode of completion and Number of ECTS credits: Exam (2 credits)
Course contents:
1.1. Hisotry of cities -- the ancient times (allowance 10/0)
a.a. Introduction, definition of terms
General regularities of origin and formation of settlements, development of settlements in primary communal society, a reflection of the differentiation of the settlement layout, the origin of cities
b.b. The process of formation of towns in Potamic areas. Characteristic features of formation of towns in Egypt and Mesopotamia - causation of their formation.
c.c. Shift of the centre of the civilization from potamic areas into the Mediterranean - Crete-Mycenaean cultural area. Palace areas on the Isle of Crete, fortified cities on the Peloponnese peninsula.
d.d. Characteristic stages of Greek city formation. Archaic, Classical and Hellenic period in Greek city formation, agora, as a new spatial element of Greek cities.
e.e. Main features of the Roman Empire - a reflection of the formation of towns. Functional typology of Roman cities, the principle of Roman military camp - Castrum

2.2. Hisotry of cities -- Middle Ages (allowance 6/0)
a.a. The situation in Europe after the collapse of the Roman Empire
Urban structure - basic forms of rural settlement, falce -- as a protourban nucleus of a medieval city.
b.b. Characteristics and development of medieval cities in Europe.
Medieval towns built on remains of a former settlements, medieval cities organically developed, medieval colonization cities, duality of feudal power duality and its reflection in the city layout.
c.c. Renaissance tendencies in city formation.
Transformation of a city layout and silhouette of a medieval city in the age of Renaissance, theoretical ideas of Renaissance thinkers -- ideal city schemes.

3.3.History of cities -- Modern times (allowance 0/0)
a.a. Baroque and Classical formation of cities.
Review of Renaissance principles in baroque and classical formation of cities / Rome, Versailles, Petersburg.
b.b. City planing trends in the early stage of capitalism.
The process of industrialization and sings of degradation in city layout, charasteristic signs of of the of the American Colonization city layouts.
c.c. Remediation trends in city planning in the 19th and 20th century
Garden and satellite cities, linear principles of city layout, superurbanisation, desurbanisation, urban regeneration.
d.d. Trend results of the latest development period.
Productivism, rationalism, structuralism, contextualism.
e.e. Experiments and international conventions
Charters related to the issues of city strategies and urban concepts of cities of the future.

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