Course Information
SchoolSchool of Spatial Planning and Development
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorGaryfallia Katsavounidou
Course ID20002311

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

Registered students: 106
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course114

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students acquire basic theoritical and historical knowledge on city planning and development issues. The course is an introduction to the urban phenomenon and the evolution of the cities and provides an understanding of the emergence and the evolution of town planning. The course examines the concepts, the theoretical approaches, the models and policies, the mechanisms and procedures for the formation and design of the urban space before and after the emergence of town planning as a distinct scientific discipline.
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course includes the following thematic areas: 1.City and planning: basic elements. 2.Evolution of the urban phenomenon: from the walled to endless city. 3.Evolution and transformations of the European cities from the middle ages to enlightenment (10th-18th c.). 4.Industrial city and the emergence of contemporary town planning. 5.Formation of town planning as a modern discipline: Theoretical approaches and applications (1870-1940). 6.Post war urban development and planning: The evolution of contemporary urban planning. 7.Evolution of the modern-Greek city and town planning in Greece: From the 19th century to mid-war period and from the post-war period up to the 1980s planning reform. 8.Urban development and planning in the last 30 years: recent changes in urban planning and policy.
City, City Planning, Urban Planning and Development
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Power Point and videos are used for the lectures. All lectures are accessible through e-learning. Furthermore e-learning is used for uploading all information(literature, guidelines etc.) necessary for conducting the projects. There is an extensive use of e-learning for regular corresponding purposes with students (email, announcements etc) as well as for their evaluation.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment54
Written assigments13
Student Assessment
The final grade for each student will be formulated as follows: •Writeen examinations in theory: 80% •Projects: 20%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1.Ανδρικοπούλου Ε., Γιαννακού Α., Καυκαλάς Γ., Πιτσιάβα-Λατινοπούλου Μ., Πόλη και Πολεοδομικές Πρακτικές για τη Βιώσιμη Ανάπτυξη, εκδόσεις Κριτική, Αθήνα, 2η αναθεωρημένη έκδοση, 2014. 2.Καρύδης Δ., Τα Επτά Βιβλία της Πολεοδομίας, Εκδόσεις Παπασωτηρίου, Αθήνα, 2006. 3.Hall T., Αστική Γεωγραφία, Εκδόσεις Κριτική, Αθήνα, 2005.
Additional bibliography for study
Καυκαλάς Γ. Καυκαλάς, Γ., Βιτοπούλου Α., Γεμενετζή Γ., Γιαννακού Α., Τασοπούλου Α., Βιώσιμες πόλεις: Προσαρμογή και Ανθεκτικότητα σε Περιόδους Κρίσης, Αθήνα: Ελληνικά Ακαδημαϊκά Ηλεκτρονικά Συγγράμματα και Βοηθήματα-Κάλλιπος, 2015, https://repository.kallipos.gr/handle/11419/2227
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