The course is a series of lectures of the eighth semester of the regular MSc curriculum and an elective course for Erasmus students, with 2 hours lecture weekly.

The goal of the course is to get students acquainted with the multidisciplinary characteristics of Urban Design, Urban Planning and Urban Studies. The semester deals with (1) the issues of contemporary urbanity; (2) related fields of science and (3) planning tools in various field of the profession.

A number of lectures will be dedicated to the special urban characteristics of Budapest.

In the series of lectures some invited experts of various fields and professors of the Department of Urban Planning and Design are presenting lectures on various topics.




Lecturers: Domonkos WETTSTEIN and a number of lecturers form the Department of Urban Planning and Design
Course leader: Kornélia KISSFAZEKAS
Course of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, K II 93 – www.urb.bme.hu
Classes: every second Thursday at 17.15, starting from February 18th – K 285

Short description of the course:
Hungarian cities are sculptural vestiges of the East-Central European urbanization processes from the past. The aim of the course is to introduce the students to the specific emergence and development of the Hungari-an settlement portfolio. The topic will be presented through the different historical periods of urban growth. Each era will be outlined through the historical, economic and social background, the settlement establish-ment and development factors, such as town-forming role of nationalities, religions, social stratification and Soviet influence on town planning. We will demonstrate the specific environment-forming activities and the typical Hungarian characteristics of morphology, townscape and floor plan. A one-day study trip will take place at the end of the course to get personal on-field experiences. (travel costs circa 5000 HUF)

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