City Planning Design 1

The aim of the course is the approach of the theoretical, technical and methodological issues that are confronted in the Urban Planning process and the application of the newest subjects on spatial planning. The course focuses on the composition of analytical planning methods concerning urban programming and housing development of urban areas. Based on the theoretical, methodological and technical analysis approaches of urban areas, the course attempts the application of an urban approach in the form of urban planning.


The course is structured by two parts a..the theoretical part that is about Planning procedure and the kinds/hierarchy of urban plans. Management of urban indicators and standards The approaches in the city’s morphology and architecture (typological types of urban fabric elements, spatial planning evolution e,tc.) The investigation of planning parameters for sustainable cities The role of innovation for the creation of smart cities. Cities marketing. The role of spatial and social parameters that lead to today’s cities. Case studies of urban plans in national and international level. b. The project of the course is the urban planning of a new city that will include the residence, working places and all the necessary infrastructures for 10.000 residents. Students will plan in one of the propsed areas a new city without the limitations of the existing ownership status but based on the existing geomorphological relief, existing roads, landscape and other physical parameters.




The course is structured by two parts: 1) The theoretical part analyses a) the process of planning and the type/hierarchy of plans. b) the management of urban indicators and models. c) the approaches in the morphology and the architecture of the city. d) the investigation of parameters for planning sustainable cities. e) role of innovation for the configuration of smart cities. f) the matter of cities marketing. g) the investigation of areal and social data that lead to the current cities status. h) characteristic examples of urban projects from Greece and other countries. 2) The project of the course is about planning a new satellite city in an area where restrictions of existing structures do not exist. The new city will be inhabited by 10.000 residents and will not have only residence but other supporting activities and infrastructures for the city’s function as well. The students teams will choose one of the areas that are suggested, by taking into consideration the existing geomorphologic bas-relief, the existing road axes, the natural landscape and the rest natural parameters.






Department: School of Architectural Engineering
Institution: Technical University of Crete
Subject: Other Engineering and Technologies

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