Towards a Multi-Disciplinary Approach in Urban Design Education: Art and Software (Depthmap) Use in Urban Design of Public Spaces
Raif Dimililer 1  
More details
Hide details
Near East University, Nicosia, CYPRUS
Online publish date: 2017-12-21
Publish date: 2018-01-18
EURASIA J. Math., Sci Tech. Ed 2018;14(4):1325–1335
This article has been presented in ICES 2017 - International Conference on Environmental Sciences & Educational Studies. This article belongs to the special issue " Interdisciplinary Research on the Environmental Education, Educational Studies in Sustainability & Instructional Technologies and Designs.
Urban design plays an important role in architectural education and its subdivisions. When architects are looking at cities, they not only recognize three dimensionality and geographical appearances of spaces but also see the necessity of incorporating artistic, cultural, social, environmental and psychological elements alongside. Urban design is currently studied as a fundamental discipline with the use of developing technology and influential changes in educational practices, pedagogies and methods. In this study, the artistic aesthetic principles of Hermann Maertens towards monuments and public squares are used to analyze theoretical planning of urban spaces together with technological transformations in the practice with an educational software program called Space Syntax “depth map” as a case-study to redefine the multi-disciplinary perspectives of urban design; artistic, cultural, social, psychological as well as accessibility and usability perspectives. The analysis puts forth the necessity of new multidisciplinary approaches in urban design practices and education.
Batirbaygil, H., & Zafersoy, H. (2014). Kentsel Bütünleşiklik: Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti Lefkoşa Kenti Örneği. Megaron, 9(4). https://doi.org/10.5505/megaro....
Collins, G. R., Sitte, C., & Collins, C. C. (2006). Camillo Sitte: the birth of modern city planning. North Chelmsford, Massachusetts: Courier Corporation.
Hungarian Millennium Monument on Budapest Heroes’ Square Admin. (2012). QUIPIDITY. Retrieved on 6 October, 2017 from http://www.quipidity.com/2012/....
Jabareen, Y. (2011). Teaching sustainability: a multidisciplinary approach. Creative Education, 2(04), 388. https://doi.org/10.4236/ce.201....
Jia, Q., Keheng, Z., & Haiyang, Y. (2017). Art Design Education in the New Era Featured with the Integration of Arts and Motion Sensing Technology. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 13(8), 5883-5891. https://doi.org/10.12973/euras....
Lang, J. (2016). Notes on designing educational programmes for urban design, Journal of Urban Design, 21:5, 561-563. https://doi.org/10.1080/135748....
Lefebvre, H. (2009). The production of space (Donald Nicholson-Smith trans.).MA: Blackwell. (Original work published 1905).
Li, X., Ratti, C., & Seiferling, I. (2017). Mapping Urban Landscapes along Streets Using Google Street View. In International Cartographic Conference (pp. 341-356). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-....
Pittas, M., & Ferebee, A. (1982). Education for urban design: a selection of papers presented at the Urban Design Educators' Retreat, April 30-May 2, 1981, El Convento Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Boston: Institute for Urban Design.
Ryan, B. (2004). Alphaworld: The urban design of a digital city. Journal of Urban Design, 9(3), 287-309. https://doi.org/10.1080/135748....
Sargın, G. A., & Savaş, A. (2012). Dialectical urbanism: Tactical instruments in urban design education. Cities, 29(6), 358-368. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.citi....
Sitte, C. (1986). City planning according to artistic principles. New York: Rizzoli.
Spacesyntaxnet. (2017). Spacesyntaxnet. Retrieved on 6 October, 2017 from http://www.spacesyntax.net/.
Theory Maertens. (1877). Revised by Scottcarvercomau. (2016). Scottcarvercomau. Retrieved on 6 October, 2016 from http://www.scottcarver.com.au/....
Top Budapest Attractions. (2017). Heroes Square Budapest – attractions. [online] Retrieved on 6 October, 2017 from http://attractions.topbudapest....
Topcu, K. D., & Topcu, M. (2012). Visual presentation of mental images in urban design education: cognitive maps. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 51, 573-582. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbsp....
van der Westhuizen, D. (2009). Contributions of accessibility and visibility characteristics to neighborhood typologies and their predictions of physical activity and health. 7th International Space Syntax Symposium.
Vernez Moudon, A. (2016). An alternative pedagogic model for doctoral research in urban design. Journal of Urban Design, 21(5), 690-701. https://doi.org/10.1080/135748....
Wordpresscom. (2017). Wordpresscom. Retrieved on 6 October, 2017 from https://peacexchange.wordpress....
Zhang, X., Zhu, Q., & Wang, J. (2004). 3D City Models Based Spatial Analysis to Urban Design. Geographic Information Sciences, 10(1), 82-86. https://doi.org/10.1080/108240....