This course focuses to skills and abilities. Acquiring knowledge is only a secondary objective, and from this point of view the course is based upon basic knowledge learned in previous courses and semesters. More specifically:
The students are supposed to get factual information regarding the plans and policies of different kind which influence urban planning. Among the skills that the students will obtain are the application of a specific methodology and the official prescriptions for the preparation of general urban plans (with an emphasis on analytical subjects), as well as the comparison of these prescriptions with those of similar plans in other countries. As for the more general abilities the students are expected to acquire, they comprise the critical evaluation of the official prescriptions taking into account on the one hand the experience from their application and on the other hand the existing theoretical framework.
The course has applied character and consists in the preparation of a project by group of students, concerning the assessment of existing (enacted) or the elaboration of the analytical part (diagnosis) of new urban level plans, for areas of relatively large scale. It is based on the Greek legal framework and planning practices, but it takes also into account the international experience.
The course of the current academic year (2013-2014) concerns the assessment of the existing General Urban Plan of Nikaia (Thessaly).
This lesson is closely related to the course of the spring academic semester “Urban Planning Studio IIb”. which constitutes from a methodological point of view its sequel. Moreover, there is co-ordination with the course of the winter semester “Spatial Planning Studio IIa”.
Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information by using necessary technologies B
Adaptation to new situations A
Decision making A
Team work A
Working within an international context B
Interdisciplinary work A
Producing new research ideas B
Respecting diversity and multicultural aspect B
Respecting the natural environment A
Applying criticism and self-criticism A
Promoting free, creative and deductive thinking A