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CONTEMPORARY CITY, CULTURE AND URBAN PLANNING PRACTICES
ΠΧ0301, URBAN DESIGN AND PLANNING,
Elective at semester(s) 6, 8, ECTS: 3
Taught in: Greek, Not available to ERASMUS students

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The main goal of this course is to examine critical issues of the Greek cities today and highlight interrelations and differentiations in spatial policies, social practices and theoretical approaches for the cities in the global level. 

SUBJECT

The course intends to explore -through a critical approach- the processes of urbanization and development of the Greek cities, with particular emphasis on the current context of the debt crisis. Through the analysis of relationships and interactions of spatial planning and urban policies with market forces and social practices, the course focuses on the processes and mechanisms of the production of urban space in Greece.In this context, the course intends to unpack continuities and ruptures in the planning practices, the social dynamics and the dominant discourse about the Greek city. Emphasis is given on the priorities, the strategies, the synergies and the conflicts of the social actors that are involved in these processes, as well as on the multiple social impacts. Aspects of the spatial transformations that occur in the cities (large-scale projects, gentrification, gated cities, urban regeneration projects, changes in the land-ownership system, etc) and perspectives of the social phenomena that have emerged recently in the cities (poverty, exclusion, migration, racism, etc) are discussed and linked with specific cases of Greek and other cities and with theoretical concepts.

The course includes two teaching parts:

  • A series of theoretical lectures
  • Studio / workshop that includes on the one side educational activities in the classroom and on the other side discussion on the topic of the paper that students are asked to submit.

ASSESSMENT

The evaluation of students is based on the results of a written paper on a topic that is selected by the students. Students are asked to analyze a social phenomenon or/and an urban policy applied in a Greek city of their choice, based on the topics of the lectures that will be given during the semester.

The participation of the students in the lectures and the activities that take place in the classroom is also considered for their evaluation. 

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY

BallaEvangelia, Mantouvalou Maria, Vatavali Fereniki(2007), Housing production, ownership and globalization: social aspects of changes in Greece and Albania, Seminars of the Aegean.

Brenner Neil, Theodore Nick (eds) (2002), Spaces of neoliberalism. Urban restructuring in North America and Western Europe, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

EncounterAthens, https://encounterathens.wordpress.com/

HarveyDavid(2013), Εξεγερμένες πόλεις. Από το δικαίωμα στην πόλη στην πόλη της επανάστασης, ΚΨΜ.

The city at a time of crisis, http://crisis-scape.net/

Vaiou Dina, Kalandides Aris (2015), Practices of collective action and solidarity: reconfigurations of the public space in crisis-ridden Athens, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, Springer, pp 1-14.

Βαΐου Ντίνα (επιστ.υπευθ.) (2007), Διαπλεκόμενες καθημερινότητες και χωροκοινωνικές μεταβολές στην πόλη. Μετανάστριες και ντόπιες στις γειτονιές της Αθήνας, ΕΜΠ-Σχολή Αρχιτεκτόνων Μηχανικών, Τομέας Πολεοδομίας και Χωροταξίας.

Βαΐου Ντίνα, Μαντουβάλου Μαρία, Μαυρίδου Μαρία (2000), Η μεταπολεμική ελληνική πολεοδομία μεταξύ θεωρίας και συγκυρίας», πρακτικά 2ου Συνεδρίου Εταιρείας Ιστορίας της Πόλης και της Πολεοδομίας «Η πολεοδομία στην Ελλάδα από το 1949-1974».

Βαΐου Ντίνα, Μαντουβάλου Μαρία, Μαυρίδου Μαυρίδου (2004), Αθήνα 2004. Σταμονοπάτιατηςπαγκοσμιοποίησης;, Γεωγραφίες7:13-25.

Εργαστήριο συναντήσεις και συγκρούσεις στην πόλη (2015), Urbanconflicts,  https://urbanconflicts.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/urban-conflicts3.pdf

Καρύδης Δημήτρης (2006), Επτά βιβλία της πολεοδομίας, Παπασωτηρίου.

Κοινωνικός Άτλας Αθήνας, http://www.athenssocialatlas.gr/

Μαλούτας Θωμάς, Κανδύλης Γιώργος, Πέτρου Μιχάλης, Σουλιώτης Νίκος (επιμ.) (2013), Το κέντρο της Αθήνας ως πολιτικό διακύβευμα, ΕΚΚΕ και Χαροκόπειο Πανεπιστήμιο.

Σαρηγιάννης Γιώργος,  Οικονόμου Δημήτρης,  Σερράος Κωνσταντίνος (2004), Πόλη και Χώρος από τον 20ο στον 21ο αιώνα. Τιμητικός τόμος για τον καθηγητή Αθ. Αραβαντινό, ΕΜΠ και Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Θεσσαλίας.

Χάρβεϊ Ντέϊβιντ (2011), Το αίνιγμα του κεφαλαίου και οι κρίσεις του καπιταλισμού, Καστανιώτης.

Χατζημιχάλης Κωστής (2014), Κρίση χρέους και υφαρπαγή γης, Αθήνα: ΚΨΜ.