L-B-1 Spatial planning for resilient metropolitan areas

Course Information
TitleΧΩΡΙΚΟΣ ΣΧΕΔΙΑΣΜΟΣ ΑΝΘΕΚΤΙΚΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΩΝ ΠΕΡΙΟΧΩΝ / L-B-1 Spatial planning for resilient metropolitan areas
SchoolSchool of Spatial Planning and Development
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600016374

Programme of Study: Spatial Planning for Sustainable and Resilient Development

Registered students: 12
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory CourseSpring-9

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Learning Outcomes
After completion of the course the students should be able to: • Identify the risks and pressures in metropolitan regions and develop capacities to activate and synthesize certain potentials that enhance their resilience. • Understanding and implementing spatial planning tools as a means of promoting and ensuring the resilience of areas to contemporary issues. • Developing knowledge and skills to elaborate spatial plans and to prepare spatial interventions that promote the resilience of metropolitan regions.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the policies, tools and practices of spatial planning for sustainable development on the basis of the resilience of metropolitan areas where the scales of, urban, peri-urban and ex-urban space converge, aka the city and region scale, which are characterized by increased vulnerability due to their complexity. Emphasis is placed on a) resilience as a capability to adapt metropolitan areas to pressures from natural and technological hazards, and economic and social changes, and b) the resulting content of spatial planning of metropolitan areas. Emphasis is placed on the need for an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing and addressing vulnerability of regions to problems and pressures, with contributions from the fields of environmental protection, economic development and social cohesion.
spatial planning, metropolitan areas, resilience, adapt to climate change
Educational Material Types
  • International, European and National documents related to the course topic
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
elearning, power point
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Reading Assigment
Student Assessment
Planning Project
Student Assessment methods
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
Eraydin A., Taşan-Kok T. (2013) Introduction: Resilience Thinking in Urban Planning. In: Eraydin A., Taşan-Kok T. (eds) Resilience Thinking in Urban Planning. GeoJournal Library, vol 106. Springer, Dordrecht Coaffee J, and Lee P. (2016) Urban resilience: Planning for Risk, Crisis and Uncertainty, Palgrave UNISDR (2018) Implementation guide for local disaster risk reduction and resilience strategies
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