Course Information
SchoolSchool of Spatial Planning and Development
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID20002371

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

Registered students: 132
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course328

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours6
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By successfully attending the class, students will be able to: - to understand the basic concepts of structure and function of urban and peri urban space - to understand the spatial organization of urban systems and its correlation with urban planning and urban plans - to conduct on-site research to record land uses in urban and periurban areas - to compose field data and secondary data, in the context of urban analysis - to make maps depicting current situation (analysis maps), for various scales of the space (from city to urban scale) to become familiar with basic tools for analysis and diagnosis of urban development and urban planning.
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 interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The basic components that will be taught are: urban planning as a tool for organizing and regulating space. Scope and content of urban development plans. Urban, suburban and countryside areas, built-up areas with and without a binding plan. Basic structural elements of an urban settlement. Land uses and urban functions. Networks and urban form. The concept of neighborhood-“urban unit” and basic elements for its planning. Field research in urban planning. Estimation of basic statistical data used in urban planning. The course is organized in two sections, a) lectures that cover basic theoretical, practical and methodological urban planning issues and b) elaboration of a spatial plan that refers to a Municipality’s geographical area. The elaboration of such a plan is based on secondary sources as well as on field research and recording of basic development data, spatial data, urban form, trends of urban and suburban development, and analysis of settlements’ urban structure. The project is conducted in stages and with a common methodology for all study groups. It is of great importance that the students will get familiar with data recording and processing techniques in regard to urban, suburban and countryside areas as well as with the synthesis of different methods and data sources in various spatial scales.
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
Power Point is used for the lectures. Design software (AUTOCAD, ARCGIS) is used for presenting any geographical data related to the project. All lectures are accessible through Blackboard. Furthermore blackboard is used for uploading all data (text, legislative framework, maps) necessary for conducting the project. Finally there is an extensive use of Blackboard for corresponding purposes with students (email, announcements etc).
Course Organization
Laboratory Work39
Reading Assigment26
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities6
Student Assessment
The final grade for each student will be formulated as follows: •Oral examinations in theory 20% • Project: 80%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Αραβαντινός Α., Πολεοδομικός Σχεδιασμός, Εκδόσεις Συμμετρία, εκδ. 2007 Οικονόμου Δ. , Πετράκος Γ. (1999) Η Ανάπτυξη των Ελληνικών πόλεων, Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Θεσσαλίας Χριστοδούλου, Χ. (2015) Τοπία αστική διάχυσης. Αστικοποίηση και Πολεοδομικός Σχεδιασμός. Η περιφέρεια της Θεσσαλονίκης. Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press
Additional bibliography for study
Στα πλαίσια του μαθήματος είναι διαθέσιμα σε ηλεκτρονική μορφή διάφορα επιστημονικά άρθρα και βιβλιογραφικό υλικό σχετικά με το αντικείμενο του μαθήματος, καθώς και παραδείγματα από μελέτες πολεοδομικού σχεδιασμού
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