URBAN PLANNING, ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

19. Section URBAN STUDIES

  • URBAN HISTORY  
    History of the Development of Urban Settlements, etc.
  • URBAN SOCIOLOGY
    Sociological Study of Urban Settlements and Their Role in the Development of Society, etc.
  • URBAN CULTURE
    Study of Urban Ethnography, Various Cultures, Beliefs, Norms and Values, etc.
  • URBAN SUSTAINABILITY
    Smart Growth, Usage of Renewable Sources of Energy for the Infrastructure, Eco-taxes, Reducing Pollution, Efficient Use of Land, etc.
  • URBAN DESIGN
    Design of Groups of Buildings, Streets, Public Spaces, Neighborhoods, Districts, etc.
  • ANCIENT URBANISM
    Greek, Roman and Early Islamic Cities and Urbanism in the Mediterranean and Western Asia During the Ancient Times, etc.
  • URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE
    Water Supplies, Sewers, Electrical Grids, Telecommunications and Other Structures, Systems and Facilities, etc.
  • URBAN ECONOMY
    Study of the Location Decision-making, Urban Land and Housing Markets, Local Government Finance, etc.
  • URBAN GOVERNANCE
    Study of Legal Frameworks, Efficient Political, Managerial and Administrative Processes, etc.
  • URBAN TECHNOLOGY AND NETWORKS
    Smart Cities, Technical Processes, Methods, Study of the Complex Interconnections between Urban Settlements, Nodal Points of Exchange, etc.
  • URBAN EDUCATION
    Study of the Process of Facilitating Acquisition of Knowledge and Learning in the Urban Settlements, Education Policies, Education Infrastructure, etc.
  • MEGACITIES
    Study of the Formation of Megacities, Factors and Causes, Case Studies, Growth Factors, Historical Development, Environmental Issues, etc.

20. Section PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

  • LAND USE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
    Land use, Housing Needs and Construction, Open Space, Planning and Zoning, Transportation and Multimodal Networks, etc.
  • BIG ZONES PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
    Parks, Cemeteries, Campuses, Industrial Zone Planning, etc.
  • SPECIAL ZONES PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
    Goals, Plans, Benefits, Watershed Planning and Management, Floodplain Management Planning, Long-range planning, Residential and commercial plans, etc.
  • PLANS AND CONTROL
    Plans, Master Plans, Plan Reviews, Development Control, etc.
  • URBAN PLANNING
    Vision and Targets, Urban Planning as a Response to Changed Environment, Local Implications, etc.
  • PLANNING AND PLANNING PROCESS
    Efficiency and Pervasiveness of Planning, Psychological and Neuropsychological Aspects of Planning, Planning in Public Policy, etc.
  • PLANNING INSTITUTIONS AND BODIES
    Government, Local Authorities, Special Bodies, International Bodies, etc.
  • REGULATIONS AND COMPLIANCE
    Permits, Inspections, Guidelines, Codes, etc.
  • COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC WORKS PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
    Economic, Soil and water conservation, Water and sewer, Engineering – Streets, Docks, Harbours, etc.
  • HISTORIC HERITAGE PRESERVATION
    Regulations and Professional Standards for Heritage Preservation and Restoration, Venice Charter, Historic Heritage Preservation, Emergency Preservation programs, etc.
  • FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES AND PROGRAMS
    Funds and Grants, Community Planning and Development Grants, Start-up and Pre-development Funding, etc.

21. Section ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

  • HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE
    Prehistory, Early Civilizations, Greece, The East, Rome, Buddhism, Rock-cut architecture, Early Christian Churches,
    Islam, Middle Ages, 15th -19th century etc.
  • ARCHITECTURAL THEORY
    Architectural Design values, Mathematics, Pattern Language, Proportion, Space Syntax, Architecture Criticism etc.
  • ARCHITECTURAL STYLES
    Modern Architecture, Postmodern Architecture, Deconstructivism, International Style, Brutalism etc.
  • ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE
    Architectural Drawing, Technical Drawing, Building Project, Building Code, Cost and Project Management etc.
  • RESPONSIVE ARCHITECTURE
    Measure of Environmental Conditions, Adaptation, Responsive Technologies, Sensors, Control Systems, Actuators etc.
  • ARCHITECTURE AND SOCIETY
    Architecture New Role, Social Function of Space, Space as Composition and Social Interaction etc.
  • INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE
    Re-use and Transformation, Innovative and Progressive Approaches, Structural Systems Design, Interior Design, Professional Responsibilities and Standards etc.
  • LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
    Urban Planning and Design, Site Planning, Stormwater Management, Environmental Restoration, Parks and Recreation Planning, etc.
  • ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING
    Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Rain Gutter Systems etc.
  • ARCHITECTURE, GRAPHICS AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
    History, Definitions, Process, Functionality and Usability of Products etc.
  • ARCHITECTURE and URBANISM – URBAN DESIGN
    Habitable and Sustainable Cities, Intelligent Building, Architecture and Urban Planning etc.
  • DESIGN AND TERMINOLOGY
    History, Design and Development, Graphic Design, Ceramics and Glass Art,
    Product Design, Textile Design, Art Design, Engineering Design, Process Design etc.
  • DESIGN AS A PROCESS
    The Rational Model, Example Sequence of Stages etc.
  • DESIGN AS A METHOD
    Synthesis, Tactics and Methods, Evaluation and Decision Methods,
    Managing Structural Complexity etc.
  • SOCIOTECHNICAL ISSUES IN DESIGN
    Beyond Design, Social Networks, Sustainability in Global Framework, Consumers’ Needs for Products and Services etc.
  • PHILOSOPHIES AND STUDIES OF DESIGN  
    Philosophies for Guiding Design, Approaches to Design, Methods of Designing etc.
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