T-A-4 Commons, alternative spaces and participatory planning

Course Information
TitleΚΟΙΝΑ, ΕΝΑΛΛΑΚΤΙΚΟΙ ΧΩΡΟΙ ΚΑΙ ΣΥΜΜΕΤΟΧΙΚΟΣ ΣΧΕΔΙΑΣΜΟΣ / T-A-4 Commons, alternative spaces and participatory planning
SchoolSchool of Spatial Planning and Development
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600016372

Programme of Study: Spatial Planning for Sustainable and Resilient Development

Registered students: 15
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course111

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
- Understanding alternative spaces and diverse economies - Familiarising with approaches to the commons - Understanding alternative perspectives of development: post-development, degrowth, community economies
General Competences
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course focuses on highlighting a different view on the economy, putting centre-stage the interaction between people and the environment in order to define the full range of human needs (beyond material ones), surplus management, ethical dimensions of exchange, the production and management of the commons, and investment in a future that may improve holistically the well-being of individuals and society. Such a view of the economy reframes ways of dealing with the contemporary challenges of climate change and other risks, maximising potentials for collective prevention and proposing ways of management aiming at reversing the terms of problems' production.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
D’Alisa, G., Demaria, F., Kallis, G. (2016). Το Λεξιλόγιο της Αποανάπτυξης (πρόλογος Σ. Σταυρίδης, μετάφραση Ο. Καρυώτη). Αθήνα: Οι Εκδόσεις Των Συναδέλφων. (Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era, New York & London: Routledge) Gibson-Graham, J. K. (2006). A postcapitalist politics. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Gibson-Graham, J. K., Cameron, J., Healy, S. (2013). Take Back the Economy. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Καβουλάκος, Κ.-Ι., & Γριτζάς, Γ. (2016). Εναλλακτικοί οικονομικοί και πολιτικοί χώροι. Αθήνα: Αποθετήριο Κάλλιπος, Ελληνικά Ακαδημαϊκά Ηλεκτρονικά Συγγράμματα & Βοηθήματα. Roelvink, G., Martin, K. S., & Gibson-Graham, J. K. (Eds.) (2015). Making Other Worlds Possible: Performing Diverse Economies. Minneapolis: Univ Of Minnesota Press.
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