Subject: Sociology and Economy of the Built Enviroment (12 - A206)

Basic Information

Scientific or art field:Architectural-Urbanistic Planning, Design and Theory
Native organizations units

Department of Fundamentals Sciences
Course specification

Course is active from 22.10.2012..

The main course objective is to introduce architects to the sociological aspects of the built environment in order for the developed space to suit the needs of the man and society.The most important educational objective is to enable students to adjust to the demands of the new social and economic processes. The student, the future engineer, acquires economic knowledge necessary for successful realization of his goals (within different enterprise forms) during transitional and post-transitional period in Serbia.
Knowledge about interrelationship between social and spatial structure in the traditional and modern village. Knowledge about social groups, ways of life and culture of living in the village. Knowledge about social importance of the city, historical forms of the cities. Knowledge about the needs of people and social functions of the city. Knowledge about theoretical understanding of the city and characteristics of modern urbanization. Knowledge about social structure of modern cities and connection between social and spatial structure. Acquiring practical economic knowledge enables the future engineer to apply economic categories on all fields where relevant problems appear and to adjust technical and other processes with economic demands and with the the demands of the built environment. Positive educational outcomes are reflected through the development of the insight possibility into the intricacy of economic aspect of engineering work.
The concept and definition of the built environment: settlement as an assumption and result of the social nature of man, forms of settlement and impact of the settlement on the man. Village as a form of settlement. Spatial and social structure of the traditional village: social groups, traditional culture and culture of living. Spatial and social structure of the modern village: social groups, culture and culture of living. City as a form of settlement: the causes of the phenomena and social importance of the city phenomena, characteristics of antique, medieval and modern cities, problems of city typology – statistical, functional, historical and sociological classification. Social function of the city: manufacturing, residential, educational, cultural, health, security, communicative, social, entertainment. Theories of urbanism: urban ecology, urbanism as a way of life, cultural approach, sociological approach, sustainable development. The use of resources. Degradation and pollution of the environment. Connection between population, the use of resources and degradation of the environment. Conceptualization concept of the built environment. Observation of the relationship between nature and society. Understanding the process in the built environment. Impact of the economic approach on the social processes. Understanding the impact on the built environment. Systematic approach. Application of the life cycle analysis. Criticism of systematic approach. Development of the economy concept of the built environment. Change in the economic way of thinking. Increasing the ability of prediction of the impact on the built environment. The concept of sustainable economic system.
A problem is presented in the lectures and discussion about the presented problems is open at the end of the class.
Alpar Lošonc, Ivo MarinićEkonomija gradene sredine/Principi ekonomije2009Serbian language
Radivojević RadošSociologija naselja2004Fakultet tehničkih nauka Novi SadSerbian language
Sreten VujovićUrbana sociologija2005ZUNS Novi SadSerbian language
Luis MamfordGrad u historiji1988Naprijed ZagrebSerbian language
Ljubinko PušićGrad, društvo, prostor1997ZUNS Novi SadSerbian language
Mina PetrovićSociologija stanovanja2004ISSIFFSerbian language
Goran MiličevićUrbana ekonomika1990Beograd: Ekonomski fakultet, (Šabac: "Dragan Srnić")Serbian language
Fujita, M. and Thisse, J.-F.Economics of Agglomeration2001Cambridge: Cam- bridge University PressSerbian language
Henderson & ThisseHandbook of urban and regional economics2004North HollandSerbian language
Richard J. Arnott (Editor), Daniel P. McMillen (Editor)A Companion to Urban Economics2006Willey-BlackwellSerbian language
Course activity Pre-examination ObligationsNumber of points
Lecture attendanceYesYes10.00
Oral part of the examNoYes30.00
Name and surnameForm of classes
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Lošonc Alpar

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Radivojević Radoš
Full Professor