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.
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.
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
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