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.
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
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