Architecture Degree Programme at “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning

The Faculty of Architecture / Architecture (English taught)
1st Year, sem 1, 2023-2024

IT-20E | History of Settlements in Europe

Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 3

General info

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01 Passing conditions 2023-2024.pdf
02 Bibliography 2023-2024.pdf


HSE c01.pdf
HSE c02.pdf (10 MB)
HSE c03.pdf (11 MB)
HSE c04.pdf (18 MB)
HSE c05.pdf (14 MB)
HSE c06.pdf (24 MB)
HSE c07.pdf (14 MB)
HSE c08.pdf
HSE c09.pdf (10 MB)
HSE c10.pdf (16 MB)
HSE c11.pdf (11 MB)


History & Theory of Architecture and Heritage Conservation
Course Leader:
lect.dr.arh. Irina Calotă (Popescu)
Teaching language:


Learning outcomes:

The student will be acquainted to the major stages of evolution of the European city.
He will understand the relation between urban mutations and their historical context.
He will develop a capacity to analyze the urban fabric from a historical perspective.
The student will understand the diachronic relation between urban form and architectural object.
He will have at least a basic and indispensable level of professional culture.


C1. Introduction. Elements of theory and method. The city and urban planning in history. Prehistoric settlements. The Middle East
C2. The ancient city- Greece and the Aegean space
C3. The ancient city – the Roman city
C4. The medieval city
C5. The city of the Renaissance
C6. The classical city. The baroque city
C7. The industrial city of the 19th century
C8. The city in the first half of the 20th century
C9. The city in the second half of the 20th century
C10. Midterm examination
C11 – C14. Urban morpho-typology: a historical approach

Teaching Method:

Lectures, presentations


Midterm examination - 50%
Final written exam - 50%


Minimal bibliography
BENEVOLO, Leonardo, The History of the City, MIT Press, Cambridge MA, 1980
KOSTOF, Spiro, The City Shaped. Urban Patterns and Meanings through History, Thames&Hudson, Londra, 1991
KOSTOF, Spiro, The City Assembled. Elements of Urban Form through History, Little Brown, Boston, 1992
HAROUEL, Jean-Louis, Istoria urbanismului, Ed. Meridiane, București, 2001 (ed. orig. Paris, 1981)

Extended bibliography
MUMFORD, Lewis, The City in History, Harcourt, San Diego, 1961
GHEORGHIU, Teodor Octavian, Așezări umane, Artpress, Timișoara, 2009-2010 (3 vol.)
BENEVOLO, Leonardo, Orașul în istoria Europei, Ed. Polirom, București, 2003 (ed. orig. Roma, 1993)
MORRIS, A.E.J., History of the Urban Form, Halsted Press, New York, 1979
CHOAY, Françoise, Urbanismul, utopii și realități, Ed. Paideia, București, 2002 (ed. orig. Paris, 1965)
HALL, Peter, Orașele de mâine. O istorie intelectuală a urbanismului în secolul XX, Ed. All Educational, București, 1999 (ed. orig. Oxford, 1988)
BLANQUART, Paul, Une histoire de la ville, Ed. La Découverte, Paris, 1997
KOTKIN, Joel, The City. A Global History, Modern Library, New York, 2006
VANCE, James E., The Continuing City. Urban Morphology in Western Civilization, Londra, 1990
PINOL, Jean Luc (coord.), Histoire de l’Europe urbaine, Ed. Seuil, Paris, 2003 (2 vol.)
CALABI, Donatella (coord.), seria Storia della città, Ed. Laterza, Roma, 2001-2013 (10 vol.)
CRISTEA, Doina, Elemente de mediu în urbanism, curs universitar, IAIM, 1989