Arch.Uth Postgraduate Course Postgraduate Course Postgraduate Course Postgraduate Course Arch.Uth Ελληνικά
Obligatory, Semester 6, ECTS: 4



The course focuses on the tools of urban design (urban functions and activities, transportation, infrastructure, public and private space, urban block, parks and green spaces, etc) within a framework which argues for the double character of the contemporary city, (local and global).


 The question of urban identity and the role of urban design in establishing or reinforcing an urban identity is the main idea of the course. This seems to be particularly important within the contemporary context of the city-contest. The students are introduced to the design concepts, tools and methods through the analysis and design of specific projects located in Greece or abroad. This analysis helps the students to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the sites, the social and economic context, the opportunities offered and the role of design in creating both adequate facilities as well as a new vision for the area in question. The working projects include university campuses, urban regeneration in brownfield areas, seaside developments, etc.


Students assesment is based on a group project which includes a number of weekly tasks.


Τ. Koumbis, R. Scaufier (2007), La ville en eclat, Futura (greek - french)

Y. Simeoforidis, Y. Aesopos (2001), The contemporary (greek) city, Metapolis (greek - english)

D. Serra (ed), (1995), Urban Architecture, Malliaris (greek)


Α+U, Architecture and Urbanism, MORPHOSIS Urban Projects, June 1994 Special Issue

Architectural Monographs No 23, MORPHOSIS: Conected Isolation, Academy editions 1993

Arkitektens Forlag, Kobenhavnernes Rum-Copenhagen Spaces, The Danish Architectural Press, 1996

Breen, Ann; Rigby, Dick, The New Waterfront, A Worldwide Urban Success Story, Thames and Hudson, 1996

Berlage Institute, Institut Francais d’Architecture, Making the City by the Sea, Forum and Workshop Marseille 2001

Between sea and city: eight piers for Thessaloniki, NAi Publishers, 1997

Claude, Prelorenzo; Dehan, Philippe, La ville au bord de l’eau, Editions Parentheses, 1993

Çïyle,B.S.;Pinder, D.A., Husein, M.S., Revitalizing the Waterfront: International Dimensions of Dockland Redevelopment, Belhaven Press, 1988

Dreiseitl, Herbert; Grau, Dieter; Ludwig, Karl; Waterscapes: Planning, Building and Designing with Water, Birkhauser, 2001

Edwards, Brian,LondonDocklands: Urban Design in an Age of Deregulation, Butterworth Architecture, 1992

Eisenman, Peter, RE: WORKING EISENMAN, Academy editions, 1993

Europan 4: european results: constructing the town upon the town

Europa 6: in between cities, result book from Finland-Estonia-Sweden

Gosling, David; Maitland, Barry, Concepts of Urban Design, Academy editions, London/St. Martin’s Press, 1984

Himmelblau, Coop, Die Faszination der Stadt/ The Power Of The City, Verlag Jurgen Hausser 1992

Ibelings, Hans, 20th Century Urban Design in the Netherlands, NAi Publishers, Rotterdam, 1999

 – Dutchurbanism

Koolhas, Rem,Projectes urbans (1985-1990)= Urban projects (1985-1990), Collegi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya, Barcelona, 1990

Living on the water, New York : Rizzoli, 1998

Livingston Lawrence & Blayney John, What to do about the Waterfront: a report to the citizens waterfront committee, San Francisco, September 1971

Malone, Patrick, City, Capital and Water, Routledge, 1996

Martorell, Bohigas, Mackay, Puigdomenech, The Olympic Village: Barcelona 92, Editorial Gustavo Gili, S.A., 1992


green urban design, urban regeneration,