Course Information
SchoolSchool of Spatial Planning and Development
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAthena Yiannakou
Course ID20002376

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mīchanikṓn CΗōrotaxías kai Anáptyxīs (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 11
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course849

Class Information
Academic Year2014 – 2015
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours6
Class ID
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)
Learning Outcomes
The course trains students to get familiar with the elaboration of urban plans and to understand the nature of urban plans both as strategic frameworks and binding planning tools, which aim at defining the patterns of spatial development in an urban area as well as promoting and controlling urban growth and development.
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
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The main subjects taught in the course are: Contemporary urban problems and planning policies. Basic elements of the European planning systems. The strategic and regulative character of urban plans. Basic elements of the Greek planning system: levels, content, institutional framework, agents, competencies and planning procedures. The implementation of urban planning (policies and instruments). Types of urban plans: European and Greek examples. The course is project based and, in terms of spatial scale, covers a small city or a municipality of a larger city. The project concerns the elaboration of an urban plan in two levels: Firstly, at a strategic-framework level, such as the General Urban Plan, the students get familiar with an overall strategy and regulation of urban growth and development. Secondly, at a more detailed level, such as a local plan, the students elaborate a plan of one or more urban units (design of street-layout, land-use and building regulations). The elaboration of the project follows specific stages and a unified methodology for all student groups.
Urban Planning, Urban Growth and development, planning tools
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • 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
Power Point is used for the lectures. Design software (AUTOCAD, ARCGIS) is used for presenting any geographical data related to the project. All lectures are accessible through Blackboard. Furthermore blackboard is used for uploading all data (text, legislative framework, maps) necessary for conducting the project. Finally there is an extensive use of Blackboard for corresponding purposes with students (email, announcements etc).
Course Organization
Laboratory Work52
Student Assessment
The final grade for each student will be formulated as follows: •Project: 80% •Εxaminations in theory: 20%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Ανδρικοπούλου Ε., Γιαννακού Α., Καυκαλάς Γ. και Πιτσιάβα-Λατινοπούλου Μ., Πόλη και Πολεοδομικές Πρακτικές, Αθήνα: εκδ. Κριτική, 2007. 2. Αραβαντινός Α., Πολεοδομικός Σχεδιασμός, Αθήνα, Εκδ. Συμμετρία, 2007. 3. Γιαννακούρου Γεωργία (2010) Χωροταξική Πολεοδομική Νομοθεσία, Νομική Βιβλιοθήκη
Additional bibliography for study
Beatley, T. (2000), Green Urbanism, Learning from European Cities, Washington D.C.: Island Press. Campbell S. (2003), “Green cities, growing cities, just cities? Urban planning and the contradictions of sustainable development”, in Campbell S. and Fainstein S. (eds.) Readings in Planning Theory, 2nd edition, Cambridge: Blackwell Publishers. ECTP (2003), The New Charter of Athens. The European Council of Town Planners' Vision for Cities in the 21st century, διαθέσιμο ηλεκτρονικά στη διεύθυνση: Haughton, G. and Hunter, C. (1994), Sustainable Cities, Jessica Kingsley Publishers/Regional Studies Association, London. Newman P. and Jennings I. (2008), Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems, Island Press. EΕK (2006), Σχετικά με μια θεματική Στρατηγική για το Αστικό Περιβάλλον, Ανακοίνωση της Επιτροπής προς στο Συμβούλιο και στο Ευρωπαϊκό Κοινοβούλιο. Επiπλέον, στα πλαίσιο του μαθήματος είναι διαθέσιμα σε ηλεκτρονική μορφή διάφορα επιστημονικά άρθρα και βιβλιογραφικό υλικό, καθώς και επίσημα κείμενα σχετικά με το αντικείμενο του μαθήματος, όπως το Γενικό Πλαίσιο Χωροταξικού Σχεδιασμού και Αειφόρου Ανάπτυξης, τα Ειδικά Πλαίσια και το Σχέδιο Νόμου για την Επικαιροποίηση του Ρυθμιστικού Σχεδίου Θεσσαλονίκης, η νομοθεσία που αφορά στην εκπόνηση των ΓΠΣ κλπ.
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