INSIGHTS 2

Course Information
TitleΕΜΒΑΘΥΝΣΕΙΣ: ΑΣΤΙΚΕΣ ΠΑΡΕΜΒΑΣΕΙΣ ΓΙΑ ΒΙΩΣΙΜΕΣ ΠΟΛΕΙΣ / INSIGHTS 2
Code09EM11
FacultyEngineering
SchoolArchitecture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID20002526

Programme of Study: PROGRAMMA SPOUDŌN 2020-21 EŌS SĪMERA

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization9512

Class Information
Academic Year2014 – 2015
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours8
Class ID
20051537
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • 06TH20 SPATIAL PLANNING THEORY
  • 04TH10 URBAN PLANNING THEORY
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will understand and develop their abilities in: - Basic concepts of urban planning - Using the basic tools of urban planning practice - The concept of sustainable urban development - The environmental dimensions of planning at local, regional and global level - The continuity of urban planning with higher tiers spatial planning and with urban design - The composition of multi-level strategies for the urban environment - The organization and presentation of integrated urban planning proposals
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course is based upon the critical reassessment of already implemented urban projects in Europe. The selected projects are relatively recent and are designed to promote sustainable urban development. The students analyze the processes and the parameters of each project, from the initial conception to its completion, in order to assess whether the initial objectives have been achieved and how they compare to the real consequences for the users and the surrounding area. The course includes the viewing of video lectures by urban experts and extensive discussions on both general issues and specific projects. Student work resembles a process of reverse engineering and includes three 4-week steps as follows: A. Selection of case project. Collection of information on the decision making process, the design process and the implementation process. B. Analysis of the technical aspects of the above processes including documentation, auditing, strategic decision making, comparison of alternatives, etc.) C. Redesigning by student groups and proposal of alternative solutions, especially in areas where the projects have failed or diverge from the initial objective to promote sustainable urban living
Keywords
Urban interventions, sustainable cities, urban design, urban planning
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
In both teaching and project elaboration are used advanced tools of design and representation. The communication with students and more generally the course is fully supported by the Aristotle University education support software.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Seminars
Laboratory Work
Tutorial
Other / Others
Total
Student Assessment
Description
The assessment is based on the performance of student teams in three phases, each contributing 25% to their final grade, while the remaining 25% assesses their presence and participation in the course.
Student Assessment methods
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Report (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
- Andrikopoulou E., Yiannakou A., Kafkalas G. and Pitsiava-Latinopoulou M. City and Urban Planning Practices, Kritiki editions, 2014 (in greek). - Hall T. Urban Geography, Kritiki editions, 2005 (in greek). - Stevenson D. Cities and Urban Civilisations, Kritiki editions, 2007 (in greek). - Gospodini A. and Beriatos I. (eds.) New Urban Landscapes and the Greek City, Kritiki editions, 2006 (in greek). - Deladetsimas P.M. Safe Cities, Exantas editions 2009 (in greek).
Last Update
22-04-2015