Course Information
SchoolSchool of Spatial Planning and Development
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAthena Yiannakou
Course ID20002311

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mīchanikṓn CΗōrotaxías kai Anáptyxīs (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 130
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course114

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students acquire basic theoritical and historical knowledge on city planning and development issues. The course is an introduction to the urban phenomenon and the evolution of the cities and provides an understanding of the emergence and the evolution of town planning. The course examines the concepts, the theoretical approaches, the models and policies, the mechanisms and procedures for the formation and design of the urban space before and after the emergence of town planning as a distinct scientific discipline.
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • 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 includes the following thematic areas: 1.City and planning: basic elements 2.Evolution of the urban phenomenon: from the walled to endless city 3.History of the city: from the ancient ages up to Renaissance 4.History of the city: from the Renaissance up to 1940 5.Post war urban development and planning: Urban planning of the welfare state 6.Urban development and policies of urban renewal: Urban planning in the last 30 years 7.The modern-Greek city and town planning in Greece up to 1940 8.Urban development and planning in Greece in the postwar period 8.Evolutionary analysis of the city and main planning theories 9.Central issues of urban planning 10.Urban plans as tools for planning and regulating urban development 11.Contemporary issues in the design of cities 12.Urban development and Urban Planning:Review of the basic themes of the course
City, City Planning, Urban Planning and Development
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Power Point and videos are used for the lectures. All lectures are accessible through e-learning. Furthermore e-learning is used for uploading all information(literature, guidelines etc.) necessary for conducting the projects. There is an extensive use of e-learning for regular corresponding purposes with students (email, announcements etc) as well as for their evaluation.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment54
Written assigments13
Student Assessment
The final grade for each student will be formulated as follows: •Written examinations in theory: 100%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1.Ανδρικοπούλου Ε., Γιαννακού Α., Καυκαλάς Γ., Πιτσιάβα-Λατινοπούλου Μ., Πόλη και Πολεοδομικές Πρακτικές για τη Βιώσιμη Ανάπτυξη, εκδόσεις Κριτική, Αθήνα, 2η αναθεωρημένη έκδοση, 2014. 2.Καρύδης Δ., Τα Επτά Βιβλία της Πολεοδομίας, Εκδόσεις Παπασωτηρίου, Αθήνα, 2006. 3.Hall T., Αστική Γεωγραφία, Εκδόσεις Κριτική, Αθήνα, 2005.
Additional bibliography for study
Καυκαλάς Γ. Καυκαλάς, Γ., Βιτοπούλου Α., Γεμενετζή Γ., Γιαννακού Α., Τασοπούλου Α., Βιώσιμες πόλεις: Προσαρμογή και Ανθεκτικότητα σε Περιόδους Κρίσης, Αθήνα: Ελληνικά Ακαδημαϊκά Ηλεκτρονικά Συγγράμματα και Βοηθήματα-Κάλλιπος, 2015, https://repository.kallipos.gr/handle/11419/2227
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