Course Information
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420001993

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Total Hours26
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Prerequisites
It is advised to students to attend this course, in case they are willing to attend N516E Landscape Architecture.
Learning Outcomes
Getting familiar in detail with the following terminology: landscape, the spatial factor of landscape, land cover, land use, land use change, land use and agriculture, land use planning, landscape planning, spatial planning, landscape analysis, landscape assessment, sustainable development, environmental problems, landscape ecology. Creation of land use map of an urban area in reference particularly to urban open spaces and green present.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Syllabus Terminology: environment, landscape, land, land use, land use planning, European legal framework. Defining landscape, landscape change and the spatial dimension of landscape. Landscape and photography. Landscape analysis: methodology, categorizing landscape analysis components: (a) landscape identity: (b) man and landscape (c) environment and climate and (d) perception and landscape use. Landscape Assessment. Types of landscape assessment: (a) descriptive methods, landscape assessment character, landscape assessment character sheets, landscape types, (b) quantitative methods using GIS, (c) quantitative methods using public preference surveys. Environment and its protection: Major environmental problems of the planet and their relation to land use planning. Sustainability and sustainable development. Problems created by lack of proper land use planning. Spatial Planning and land use planning. Land use categories. Corine land cover. Contemporary applications / programs of categorizing land uses. Evolution of town planning in Greece, 19th- 20th century with emphasis in land use and urban open spaces. The city and landscape of Thessaloniki from the ancient times until today, evolution of urban open spaces. Landscape ecology, Landscape change and land use change in the suburban landscape, the case of eastern Thessaloniki. Land use and Agriculture.
landscape, landscape architecture, planning, land use planning, land use, land use cover
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
  • PDF by InDesign CS6
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
Course Organization
Written assigments14
Student Assessment
Written Exams : 60% Assignments / project: 40%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Τσαλικίδης Ι., Αθανασιάδου Ε., 2008. Αειφορικός σχεδιασμός χρήσεων γης, τοπίο και περιβάλλον. Γαρταγάνης, Θεσσαλονική. Κωδικός βιβλίου: 1946
Additional bibliography for study
Παρουσιάσεις PDF Ξενόγλωσση Βιβλιογραφία Antrop M., 1998. Landscape change: plan or chaos? Landscape and Urban Planning, 41: 155–161 Antrop M., 2000. Changing patterns in the urbanized countryside of Western Europe. Landscape Ecology, 15: 257–270. Antrop M., 2001. The language of landscape ecologists and planners. A comparative content analysis of concepts used In landscape ecology. Landscape and Urban Planning, 55:163-173 Antrop M., 2003. Continuity and change in landscapes. Landscape change and the urbanization process In Europe. In: Mander, U., Antrop, M. (Eds.), Multifunctional Landscapes, vol. 3: Continuity and Change, Southampton. WIT Press, Adv. Ecol. Sci., 16. Antrop M., 2004. From holistic landscape synthesis to transdisciplinary landscape management. In: B.Tress, G.Tress, G.Fry & P.Opdam (Eds.) Proceedings of the Frontis. Frontis – WagenIngen International Nucleus for Strategic Expertisen Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen. Workshop From Landscape Research to Landscape Planning: Aspects of Integration, Education and Application, Wageningen, The Netherlands 1-6 June 2004 Antrop M., 2004. Landscape change and the urbanization process In Europe. Landscape and Urban Planning, 67:9-26. Antrop M., 2005. Why landscapes of the past are important for the future. Landscape Urban Planning, 70:21–34. Athanasiadou E.A., Tratsela M. & Tsalikidis I.A., 2011. Transforming urban open space aesthetics through cultural ethos: The case study of the historic city of Thessaloniki. N. Greece. ECLAS Conference Ethics/Aesthetics. Sheffield, UK, 7-10 September 2011 Botequilha Leitão A. & Ahern J., 2002. Applying ecological concepts and metrics In sustainable landscape planning. Landscape and Urban Planning, 59: 65-63 Lovejoy D. 1973. Land use and landscape planning. Aylesbury L. Hill McHarg I., 1992. Design with Nature. 25th Anniversary Edition. John Wiley & Sons, INC. McHarg I.,1997. Ecology and Design. IN: G.F. Thompson & F.R. SteIner (Eds) Ecological Design and Planning. John Wiley and Sons, INC. 321-332 Nassauer J.I., 1995. Culture and changing landscape structure. Landscape Ecology, 10: 229-237 Ndubisi F., 1997. Landscape Ecological Planning. IN: G.F. Thompson & F.R. SteIner (Eds) Ecological Design and Planning. John Wiley and Sons, INC.9-49 Ndubisi F., 2002. Ecological Planning. A Historical and Comparative Synthesis. The John Hopkins University Press Steinitz C., Parker P. & Jordan, L., 1976. Handrawn overlays: their history and prospective uses. Landscape Architecture, 56: 444-455. Terkenli T. 2005. New landscape spatialities: the changing scales of function and symbolism. Landscape and Urban Planning 70: 165–176 Ελληνική Βιβλιογραφία Τσαλικίδης Ι., 1982. Αξιολόγηση της χερσονήσου της Κασσάνδρας Χαλκιδικής για υπαίθρια αναψυχή και επικινδυνότητα υποβαθμίσεως του περιβάλλοντος. Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης. Επιστημονική Επετηρίδα Γεωπονικής Σχολής Παράρτημα Αριθμός 2 του ΚΔ’ Τόμου. Τσαλικίδης Ι.Α., 1991. Εφαρμογή μιας τεχνικής αισθητικής αξιολογήσεων του τοπίου στην Κασσάνδρα Χαλκιδικής. Γεωργική Έρευνα 15:51-66
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