INTRODUCTION TO THE ORGANIZATION OF URBAN SPACE

Course Information
TitleΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗΝ ΟΡΓΑΝΩΣΗ ΤΟΥ ΧΩΡΟΥ ΤΗΣ ΠΟΛΗΣ / INTRODUCTION TO THE ORGANIZATION OF URBAN SPACE
Code03TT10
FacultyEngineering
SchoolArchitecture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID20002415

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Architecture

Registered students: 184
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course323

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600127896
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students attending the course: - acquire introductory knowledge and familiarize with core concepts of urban theory, urban design and planning - acquire knowledge about fundamental techniques of urban survey and analysis - practice analytical observation of qualitative elements of the urban environment and train to employ proper representation and other digital tools - practice in targeted research in academic and internet resources and in composing a scientific research-based essay
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course constitutes an introduction to the study of the city and urban representation techniques in the framework of urban planning and urban design. The urban phenomenon is comprehended in socio-spatial terms, of physical form and social-environmental dynamics. Emphasis is put on the fact that the structure, the functions and the form of the city come about in multiplicity, as the result of social processes, historical circumstances, professional interventions and citizen initiatives, statutory mechanisms and institutions. The course is structured along the development of an exercise that focuses on the study, interpretation and analysis of urban forms, typologies and functions (streets, squares, urban blocks, land-uses, urban nature etc.) of a fragment of the real city, the historic centre of Thessaloniki. By means of several methods of mapping the exercise approaches the ways by which the city is planned and constituted, its physical and functional characteristics, as well as the genre of urban environment that results. Thematic lectures support the exercise development and aim at better comprehension of urban planning concepts and the variety of urban forms and tissues. Furthermore, students are asked to research a contemporary issue of the (historic) centre and prepare a short report. C.Matika, doctorate student, takes part in the supervision of the student exercises.
Keywords
urban analysis – interpretation - documentation, urban planning, urban design
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 Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures150.6
Fieldwork150.6
Reading Assigment100.4
Tutorial110.4
Written assigments140.6
Exams20.1
mapping80.3
Total753
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Άσκηση (αναγνώριση, ανάλυση, χαρτογράφηση, τεκμηρίωση) (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Αραβαντινός, Α. 2007. Πολεοδομικός σχεδιασμός: για μια βιώσιμη ανάπτυξη του αστικού χώρου. Αθήνα: Συμμετρία. Κολώνας, Β. 2013. Θεσσαλονίκη. Η αρχιτεκτονική μιας εκατονταετίας, Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press. Γερόλυμπου, A. 1995 Η ανοικοδόμηση της Θεσσαλονίκης μετά την πυρκαγιά του 1917, Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press Ιωάννου, Β. 2014. Πολεοδομικός σχεδιασμός και αρχιτεκτονική της πόλης. Εισαγωγή σε βασικές έννοιες. Θεσσαλονίκη: Επίκεντρο
Additional bibliography for study
Αναστασιάδης, Α. 1989. Ελληνική Παραδοσιακή Αρχιτεκτονική, Θεσσαλονίκη - Άνω Πόλη, Θεσσαλονίκη: Μέλισσα. Καλογήρου, Ν., Χαστάογλου, Β. 1992. Άνω Πόλη Θεσσαλονίκης: Προθέσεις και Αποτελέσματα μίας Πολεοδομικής Επέμβασης, Θέματα Χώρου & Τεχνών, τ. 23, 51-56. Καυκούλα, Κ. 2010. Το Αστικό Τοπίο της Άνω Πόλης Θεσσαλονίκης (διαδικτυακή δημοσίευση : http://www.greekscapes.gr/~landscapesatlas/index.php/2010-01-21-16-47-29/landscapescat/54-200907-31-09-44-13/112-thessaloniki-ano-poli.html) Gehl, J. 2013. Ανθρώπινες Πόλεις, Αθήνα: ΠΑΠΑΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΥ Α. & ΣΙΑ Haughton, G., C.Hunter 2003. Sustainable Cities. London: Taylor & Francis. Kostof, S. 1992. The City Assembled. The Elements of Urban Form through History. London: Thames & Hudson. Kostof, S. 1991. The City Shaped. Urban Patterns and Meanings through History. London: Thames & Hudson.
Last Update
20-07-2019