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Academic Year/course: 2017/18

470 - Bachelor's Degree in Architecture Studies

30721 - Urbanism 2

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
30721 - Urbanism 2
Faculty / School:
110 - Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura
470 - Bachelor's Degree in Architecture Studies
First semester
Subject Type:

5.1. Methodological overview

The learning process is based on the programed activities according to the sheduling included on Moodle. There will be included diverse theoretical and practical material, like references, bibliography and statements.

5.2. Learning tasks

Activity type 1 (theoretical lessons): 30 hours, 1 group of 50.

Activity type 3 (practical lessons): 30 hours 2 groups.

Activity type 4 (vistis): 10 horas 1 group of 50.

Activity type 6 (practical work): 40 hours.

Activity type 7 (self-study): 40 hours.

5.3. Syllabus

01. Contemporany urban project: theory and methodology
A.Places to inhabit. Urban project and housing
02. Housing and urban forms: from extensions to garden city
03. Modern tradition: typologies and agregation form
04. New extensions and residential places in the open urbanism


B. Places for working. Urban project, activities and productive places
05. From factories to industrial parks
06. Offices and new service sectors. Activities parks.
07. Tecnhologic districs and mixed used areas.


C. Places for leisure time. Project urban, open space and amenities. 
08. Characteristic collective places: street, squares, promenades and boulevards.
09. Urban "green" places: from parks to green corridors.
10. Open space systems and amenities: location, scale and form
D. Places for circulation. Urban project, road system and transport infraestructures.
11. Grids
12. Road system: hierarchy, parking, links and intersections
13. Transport infraestructures and urban form
14. Recapitulation: integrated urban projects and microurbanism

5.4. Course planning and calendar

Theory and methodology: some theoritical lesson wil be given focused at the begining of the course. Some useful examples for the students work will be shown and discussed during the lessons. 


5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources

  • Ezquiaga, José María. 2011. “La Condición Contemporánea Del Espacio Urbano.” In Proyectos Integrados de Arquitectura, Paisaje Y Urbanismo, edited by Javier Monclús (dir.) and Ricardo S. Lampreave, 188–201. Zaragoza.
  • Gehl, Jan. 2002. Nuevos Espacios Urbanos. Barcelona: Gustavo Gili.
  • Gehl, Jan. 2006. La Humanización Del Espacio Urbano. Barcelona: Reverté.
  • Hall, Peter Geoffrey. 1988. Cities of Tomorrow. An Intelectual History of Urban Planning and Design in the Twentieth Century. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Hegemann, W., and E. Peets. 1922. The American Vitruvius: An Architects’ Handbook of Civic ArtNew York: Princeton A.P.
  • Le Corbusier. 1971. Principios de Urbanismo (La Carta de Atenas) (1933-1942). Barcelona: Ariel.
  • Lynch, Kevin. 1985. La Buena Forma de La Ciudad. (Good City Form, 1981). Barcelona: Gustavo Gili.
  • Monclús, Javier, and José Luis Oyón. 1998. Elementos de Composición Urbana. Barcelona: UPC.
  • Montaner, Josep Maria. 2009. Sistemas Arquitectónicos Contemporáneos. Barcelona: Gustavo Gili.
  • Mumford, Lewis. 2012. La Ciudad En La Historia : Sus Orígenes, Transformaciones Y Perspectivas. Translated by Enrique Luis Revol. 1st ed. Logroño: Pepitas de Calabaza.
  • Panerai, P., and D. Mangin. 2002. Proyectar La Ciudad. Madrid: Celeste.
  • Rodríguez-Tarduchy, María José. 2014. Función Y Diseño : Una Aproximación Metodológica Al Proyecto Urbano. Madrid: Cinter Divulgación Técnica.
  • Rodríguez-Tarduchy, María José, Ignacio Bisbal Grandal, and Emilio Ontiveros de la Fuente. 2011. Forma Y Ciudad : En Los Límites de La Arquitectura Y El Urbanismo. Madrid: Cinter Divulgación Técnica.
  • Unwin, Raymond. 1984. La Práctica Del Urbanismo: Una Introducción Al Arte de Proyectar Ciudades Y Barrios . (Town Planning in Practice. An Introduction to the Art of Designing Cities and Suburbs, 1909). Barcelona: Gustavo Gili.
  • Ward, Stephen V. 2002. Planning the Twentieth-Century City : The Advanced Capitalist World. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.