1. To familiarize students with the basic concepts of Planning and Environmental Law.
2. To present the thematic modules that make up these specific subjects and the applicable principles, rules and regulations.
3. To promote the role of law in the development and organization of space, in the residential development and construction of real estate, as well as in the protection and management of the natural and human environment.
4. To demonstrate the role of an integrated legislative policy in these areas.
Successful completion of the course requires that students have obtained a clear and practical understanding of the role that law has in issues of space management and environmental protection.
Upon completion of the course, students have acquired the ability to combine, within an interdisciplinary approach and rationale, the relationship of individual legal arrangements and rules to the assumptions and positions of planning and environmental sciences.
Students obtain the ability to solve, to a greater or lesser degree, specific practical legal issues that practice and the day-to-day implementation of the law raise in order to facilitate the desired spatial development, organization and management. They also understand the importance that their perception about the environment, the space and the citizens may have, thus increasing their responsibility.
Α. Spatial Law
Origins, evolution and principles of planning law
Strategic spatial planning and planning law
The spatial forecasts from a constitutional point of view
Legal analysis of the Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development Frameworks of Law 4447/2016. In particular, analysis of: (a) the General/National Framework, (b) the Special/National Framework (for RES, Tourism, Industry) and (c) the Regional Frameworks.
Requirements for approval of other Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development Frameworks (e.g. for coastal or mountain areas, etc.)
The European Union’s Spatial Cohesion Policy after the Lisbon Treaty
Forms of judicial consideration of spatial planning issues
Comparative references to foreign law
Β. Urban Law
Origins, evolution and principles of urban planning law
Constitutional aspects of urban planning law (Constitution, Article 24, par. (2), (3) and (4)
Legal analysis of planning tools and their implementation. Specifically, analysis of (a) land use plans, (b) planning implementation plan (planning study and implementation act)
Prerequisites for the implementation of the town planning (the institution of the land contribution, the land segmentation, the institution of the transfer of the Building – Plot ratio, etc.)
Authorizations related to the implementation of town planning (building approval, building permit, ‘small scale works’ permit, demolition permit, etc.)
The jurisprudence as a factor in the form and evolution of planning law
Legislative policy on urban planning
Legal relationship between spatial planning and urban planning tools
Comparative references to foreign law.
Determination of weight
Student evaluation depends on whether students have a clear and practical understanding of the role of law in issues of space management and environmental protection. Particular emphasis is given to the ability of solving practical issues and problems. Students are familiar with the method of evaluation, which ensures objectivity and equal treatment.
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Χαϊνταρλής Μ. (2010) Χρήσεις γης και δίκαιο της πολεοδομίας, «Περιβάλλον και Δίκαιο», τεύχος 2, σελ. 258 – 265.
Haidarlis, M. (2010) “Land uses and urban planning law” [in Greek]. Environment and Law, 2, pp. 258-265.
Christophilopoulos, D. (2002) Cultural environment – spatial planning and sustainable development (shaping the cultural - anthropogenic environment through spatial and urban planning) [in Greek]. Athens: P.N. Sakkoulas.