Course Details

Tradition and the New Urbanism

Academic Year 2024/25

NGB059 course is part of 2 study plans

NPC-ARS / ARA Winter Semester 2nd year

NPC-ARS / ARP Winter Semester 2nd year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction



3 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

graded course-unit credit

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 1 hours/week, elective


1. Traditional urbanism, cultural landscape and their reflection in the first half of the 20th century - C. Sitte 2. Criticism of modernist urban construction and "great destruction of the landscape" - J. Gehl, J. Jacobs 3. L. Krier, Prince Charles and Poundbury, European Initiatives (Urban Resistance, INTBAU) 4. New urbanism - A. Duany, E. Plater-Zyberk, development in the USA 5. Humanistic and holistic concepts - C. Alexander 6. Fractals and "biophilia" - traditional form, material and technology as a picture of the physical and biological order of the world - N. Salingaros, E. O. Wilson 7. Traditional concept of European city 8. Definition of the city according to historians, architects, engineers - permanent discord 9. Image of the city of the 21st century 10. Futuristic cities across history 11. Tower of Babel - critique of contemporary cities 12. Czech sorela 13. Current trends in urban planning in the Czech Republic


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1.-2. Assignment of a thematic analytical task, explanation of the work system 3.-4. Urban survey, research 5.-6. Processing of the first group of analyzes according to the current topic of the thesis 7.-8. Processing of the 2nd group of analyzes according to the current topic of the thesis 9.-11. Consultation of work in progress 12.-13. Evaluation of the resulting work