CITY AND URBAN PLANNING: HISTORICAL EVOLUTION AND THEORETICAL APPROACHES

Course Information
TitleΠΟΛΗ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΛΕΟΔΟΜΙΑ: ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΘΕΩΡΗΤΙΚΕΣ ΠΡΟΣΕΓΓΙΣΕΙΣ / CITY AND URBAN PLANNING: HISTORICAL EVOLUTION AND THEORETICAL APPROACHES
Code04TH11
FacultyEngineering
SchoolArchitecture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID600016186

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Architecture

Registered students: 173
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course423

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
600148147
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • French (Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
There are no preconditions
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students should: - be familiar with the ways urban phenomenon evolves, as well as the interpretation of processes that condition the urban space production, development, planning and design - be able to recognize the form of European cities in the different periods of their development.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • 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 aims at familiarizing students with the ways urban phenomenon evolves, as well as the interpretation of processes that condition the urban space production, development, planning and design. The genesis, transformations and evolution of European cities are analyzed within the wider socio-economic and political context, as well as the relation of the city to the surrounding area, the existing networks of settlements and the countryside. Emphasis is given on the concepts, the theoretical approaches, the methods and practices, the mechanisms and processes of urban space formation and design, before and after the constitution of urban planning as a distinct scientific discipline. The formation and development of the Greek cities are also examined, through the study of the factors and conditions that have gradually shaped their current image: the historical origins, the urban planning policies adopted since the founding of the Greek state up to today, as well as the constitution of urban planning tools in Greece. The diachronic study of the urban phenomenon is completed with the examination of recent international approaches in urban interventions in the context of sustainable development. The course is in the form of lectures with audiovisual material, accompanied by discussions on the themes that are being developed. Evaluation of students is based on written exams of topics development and/or multiple choice questions.
Keywords
Urban history, History of urban planning, Diachronic examination of the urban phenomenon, Theoretical approaches and urban space intervention practices, Mechanisms and processes of urban environment formation
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
Teaching employs information and communication technologies (presenting and communicating teaching material). The course uses a page at the university's e-learning as a platform of information and communication with the students. Communication with students envolves also the use of e-mail.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures261.0
Reading Assigment471.9
Exams20.1
Total753
Student Assessment
Description
Evaluation of students is based on written exams of topics development and/or multiple choice questions. For the Erasmus students evaluation is based on a written essay in English or French.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Γερόλυμπου Α. (1995), Η ανοικοδόμηση της Θεσσαλονίκης μετά την πυρκαγιά του 1917, Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press Καρύδης Δ.Ν. (2006), Τα Επτά Βιβλία της Πολεοδομίας, Αθήνα: Α. ΠΑΠΑΣΩΤΗΡΙΟΥ & ΣΙΑ Ι.Κ.Ε. Pinol J-L, Walter F. (2007), Η σύγχρονη ευρωπαϊκή πόλη 1. Έως τον Β΄ Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο, Αθήνα: ΠΛΕΘΡΟΝ Burgel G. (2008), Η σύγχρονη ευρωπαϊκή πόλη 2. Από τον Β΄ Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο έως σήμερα, Αθήνα: ΠΛΕΘΡΟΝ
Last Update
15-07-2019