Planning Program Essay (300 -500 Words)

Assignment 4

The objective of this assignment is to analyze the urban form of an early settlement.

The sketch below is of CATAL HUYUK, an 8000 year old settlement which is located in Turkey. It is the largest and best-preserved Neolithic site found to date. In 2012, it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Compare and contrast this settlement with a modern neighborhood unit in an American city, in terms of urban form, material, street pattern, entrances etc.

Your analysis should be in essay format (300 -500 words).

Evaluation: The final grade will depend on its organization, clarity, style, and grammar

 ( Hint: Please look at the above plan of Catal Huyuk and look at the typical plan of your neighborhood. The first thing you may notice is the form. Catal Huyuk has an irregular compact form as compared to your neighborhood which may have a grid system (street running North South and East West intersecting at right angles). To learn more about Catal Huyuk, please consult the following web site CATAL HUYUK, World’s Oldest Town: http://factsanddetails.com/world/cat56/sub362/item1504.html )