Spatial Environmental Planning I

(Course Code: 330Υ, Course outline)

Semester: 4 Teaching Credits: 3 ECTS Credits: 5 Type:


Prerequisite Courses:  Economics & the Environment II Course type: General background Instructor: Spilanis Ioannis

Acquire knowledge for:
• The main mechanisms of operation of the economic, social and environmental systems and their interactions
• the comprehensive impact assessment as a result:
(A) an anthropogenic developmental policy intervention (eg investment for the installation of a hotel or a wind farm or industrial unit)
(B) an environmental policy (eg declaring a protected area)
• measuring and evaluating the development status of an area, designing alternative policies that address identified economic, social and / or environmental problems and assessing the impact of these policies.

Topics per Week:
  • Introduction to Environmental Planning.
  • Scales of space and planning.
  • Planning procedures.
  • Basic principles and methods, with emphasis on practical training through exercises and special issues: town plans, coastal management, analysis of impacts.
Theory – Lectures
(hours / week)
Exercises – Laboratories
(hours / week)
Other Activities:  –
Grading: Assignment (50%)

Final examination (50%)

Basic Textbook:
  • Σπιλάνης Ιωάννης, (1996), «Περιφερειακός Οικονομικός Σχεδιασμός και Περιβάλλον», Παρατηρητής,  ISBN 960-260-888-9, pages 220
Bibliography: -L.Braat – I.Steetskamp, (1990), “Ecological-economic analysis for regional sustainable development”, R.Costanza (ed), Ecological Economics, Columbia University Press, New York, σελίδες 269-288

-European Commission, (1997), Indicators of sustainable development, EC, Luxembourg.

-ΟΕCD, (1993), Environmental indicators, OECD, Paris.

-UNEP – Mediterranean Action Plan, (1995), Follow-up of Agenda 21 for the Mediterranean countries, t.4.

-UNEP, (1992), A Blue Plan for the Mediterranean People, Sophia – Antipolis

-UN, (1996), Indicators of sustainable development. Framework and methodologies, UN, New York. (στο δίκτυο του Περιβάλλοντος lidserver/common /graduate env / pos1 / indicators.doc).

-Κόνσολας Ν., (1998), Σύγχρονη περιφερειακή οικονομική πολιτική, Παπαζήσης

-Λαμπριανίδης Λ., (2001), Οικονομική Γεωγραφία: Στοιχεία Θεωρίας και Εμπειρικά Παραδείγματα, Εκδόσεις Πατάκης, Αθήνα.


The course is taught in Greek. For exchange students, English literature is proposed and examinations are given in English.

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