Course Information
SchoolSchool of Spatial Planning and Development
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorApostolos Papagiannakis
Course ID600014459

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

Registered students: 151
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course324

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students are expected to: -understand the different spatial scales of transport planning; -acquire basic knowledge about the characteristics of different transport systems; -comprehend the transport and land use systems interactions and the process of integrated transport planning; -get acquainted with the basic concepts of traffic engineering. -be informed about the intelligent transport systems and applications; -applied knowledge and technical skills for the analysis and study of traffic data.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This is an introductory course to the fundamentals of transport systems planning and spatial analysis of transport networks. The multimodal nature of transportation is demonstrated by an overview of the basic characteristics of ground, air, maritime and inland waterway transportation networks including their operation, design and economic characteristics. The course present the principles of traffic flow, road classification and capacity and initiate students to transport demand analysis, modeling and land use systems interactions. The major goal is to appreciate the multi-dimensionality of transportation issues, emphasizing in: sustainability, land use structure, environment and energy, technology, institutions and process of decision making. The course focus focuses on: Introduction to system analysis and planning of transport networks; Basic characteristics of transport modes; Land use and transport systems interactions from the microscopic to macroscopic scale; Principles for an integrated spatial and transport planning; The concepts of mobility and accessibility; Road classification, traffic flow elements and flow-density fundamental relationships; Introduction to travel demand forecasting procedures; Overview of Intelligent transport systems; Transport systems environmental impacts.
Transport planning, Transport systems, Integrated spatial and transport planning, Traffic engineering fundamentals
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • 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
Teaching with electronic viewing slides. Computer aid design softwares for spatial representation. Internet use for literature research. Email και e-learning for communicating with students.
Course Organization
Written assigments24
Student Assessment
Regular attendance and active, informed participation in class discussion and activities are necessary. The grade will be based upon a final examination, a team project report and a class presentation. The various components are weighted as follows: examination 80%, team project 20%.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Φραντζεσκάκης, Ι.Μ., Γκόλιας Ι.Κ., Πιτσιάβα-Λατινοπούλου, Μ.Χ., (2009). Κυκλοφοριακή τεχνική, Εκδόσεις Παπασωτηρίου, Αθήνα. 2.Φραντζεσκάκης, Ι.Μ., Γιαννόπουλος, Γ.Α., (2005). Σχεδιασμός των μεταφορών και κυκλοφοριακή τεχνική, Τόμος Ι, Εκδόσεις Επίκεντρο, Θεσσαλονίκη.
Additional bibliography for study
3. Ανδρικοπούλου, E., Γιαννακού A., Καυκαλάς Γ., Πιτσιάβα-Λατινοπούλου, Μ, (2014). Πόλη και πολεοδομικές πρακτικές”, Εκδόσεις Κριτική, Αθήνα 4. Sussam, J. (2003). Εισαγωγή στα Συστήματα Μεταφορών, Σταμούλης, Αθήνα.
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