GAZI UNIVERSITY INFORMATION PACKAGE - 2017 ACADEMIC YEAR

COURSE DESCRIPTION
SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY in ARCHITECTURE/5201355
Course Title: SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY in ARCHITECTURE
Credits 3 ECTS 7.5
Semester 1 Compulsory/Elective Elective
COURSE INFO
 -- LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
  English
 -- NAME OF LECTURER(S)
   Inst. Dr. Ece KUMKALE AÇIKGÖZ
 -- WEB SITE(S) OF LECTURER(S)
   http://websitem.gazi.edu.tr/site/ecekumkale
 -- EMAIL(S) OF LECTURER(S)
  ecekumkale@gazi.edu.tr
 -- LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT
Development of insight and a creative approach to the social dimenison of architectural sustainability
Acquiring the skill to integrate social and economic planning principles into architectural design decicions.
Experiencing research on the social sustainability problem in architectural design. Focusing on spaces for common action and increased activity.
Experiencing the study of questioning the private - common use spaces for communal meaning and use,
exporing the most inspiring and creative architectural design examples of sustaining sociability,
exploring and analysing the everyday social life in a particular settlement and studying its reflections on architectural space organizations
discussing the possible renovation scenarios and proposing sustainable solutions for enlarging and displaced communities.


 -- MODE OF DELIVERY
   The mode of delivery of this course is Face to face. The final presentations and researches may be conducted in group working.
 -- PREREQUISITES AND CO-REQUISITES
  There is no prerequisite or co-requisite to this course.
 -- RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTS
   / HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AND PROBLEMS IN CITIES / HOUSING DESIGN FOR LOW INCOME GROUPS / RELATIONS OF ARCHITECTURE AND POLITICS / DEVELOPMENT OF APARTMENT HOUSING SINCE REPUBLIC / RESEARCH TECHNIQUES IN ARCHITECTURE / SOCIAL STRUCTURE - SPATIAL STRUCTURE INTERACTIONS / CRITICISM IN ARCHITECTURE
 --COURSE CONTENT
1. Week   Introduction to the concept of sustainality in architecture, its development and prospects.
2. Week   Discussions on the readings on the meanings of place, meaning in architecture and its relation to the concept of sustainability.
3. Week   Discussions on the relationship between meaning and social sustainability, introducing the components of social sustainability.
4. Week   Discussions on the permissiveness of spaces, questioning the public private boundaries.
5. Week   Introduction to the concept of urban sustainability, with its economic, cultural and social dimensions for its impacts on architectural design.
6. Week   Decisions on the case areas to be studied individually or in groupwork, depicting a renovation area and explainng the social sustainability handicaps
7. Week   Presenting the present and potential modes of connecting people through spatial structures.
8. Week   Presenting the examinations on the work-leisure habits of the inhabitans of the neighborhoods under study.
9. Week   Mid-term exam and Idea proposals for the selected neighborhoods.
10. Week   Resarching for close or potential solutions for the depicted problems on social sustainability.
11. Week   Presenting scenarios for the future handicaps of the so assumed sustained neighborhoods.
12. Week   Defining a code of architecrtural design strategies to achieve sustainability in social interaction, health, and recreation.
13. Week   Identifying the spatial charactersitcs for a potential architectural design study on the selected environment.
14. Week   Final paper presentations
15. Week  
16. Week  
 -- RECOMMENDED OR REQUIRED READING
   . Appleby, Paul. Integrated sustainable design of buildings, London; Washington, DC: Earthscan, 2011. . Bagaeen, Samer and Ola Uduku (Eds.), Gated communities: Social sustainability in contemporary and historical gated developments, London; Washington, DC: Earthscan, 2010. . Castello, Lineu, Rethinking the meaning of place: Conceiving place in architecture-urbanism, Farnham, Surrey, England; Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate Pub., 2010. . Colantonio, Andrea, Urban regeneration & social sustainability : Best practice from European cities, Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. . Dillard, Jesse, et. al. (Eds.), Understanding the social dimension of sustainability, New York: Routledge, 2009. . Norberg-Schulz, C., Architecture: Meaning and Place: Selected Essays, (New York: Electa/Rizolli, 1988.
 -- PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
   Lecture, Question & Answer, Demonstration, group-working, brainstorming
 -- WORK PLACEMENT(S)
  Not Applicable
 -- ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 
Quantity
Percentage
 Mid-terms
1
20
 Assignment
1
40
 Exercises
0
0
 Projects
0
0
 Practice
0
0
 Quiz
0
0
 Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade  
60
 Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade  
40
 -- WORKLOAD
 Efficiency  Total Week Count  Weekly Duration (in hour)  Total Workload in Semester
 Theoretical Study Hours of Course Per Week
14
3
42
 Practising Hours of Course Per Week
0
 Reading
14
3
42
 Searching in Internet and Library
13
3
39
 Designing and Applying Materials
8
1
8
 Preparing Reports
8
3
24
 Preparing Presentation
3
3
9
 Presentation
2
3
6
 Mid-Term and Studying for Mid-Term
2
3
6
 Final and Studying for Final
6
2
12
 Other
0
 TOTAL WORKLOAD: 
188
 TOTAL WORKLOAD / 25: 
7.52
 ECTS: 
7.5
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3
4
5
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2X
3X
4X
5X
6X
7X
8X
9X
10X
11X
12X
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