PSP51 Design, Environmental Consequences and Assessment Methods

Module code: PSP51

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 1st

Language: Greek

Learning Outcomes: After completing the module PSP51, students are expected to have acquired the following skills,

  • Evaluation of the city as an ecosystem that uses resources and produces outputs. Description of processes for its sustainable management.
  • Description of the EU policies for the urban environment.
  • Reference to the main characteristics of the policy pursued by the Greek state for the urban environment in different periods, as well as to the planning and control agencies.
  • Reference to the effects caused by the current organization of urban functions as well as by the unorganized urbanization. Identification of disturbing land uses.
  • Identification of environmental impacts of transport networks and reference to guidelines for its redesign.
  • Description of environmental data which are necessary to take into account in the planning of land uses and building regulations. Integrating of environmental data in the design of the urban space.
  • Description of environmental design guidelines for waste management, water supply, sewerage and energy networks.
  • Understanding and enhancing the philosophical and theoretical background of the environmental assessment. Identification of its limits and capabilities as a tool for decision-making.
  • Reference to the various categories of environmental impacts.
  • Coordination of teams of experts in various fields of the environmental science, corresponding to specific problems with spatial effects, for which, planning decisions are going to be taken.
  • Explanation and support of the suitability of different approaches of the environmental assessment, according to each case specificities. Design and implementation of the most advisable assessment type for each case.
  • Reference to the characteristics and risks of the Greek natural environment, as well as to the procedures for implementing of Environmental Impact Studies in Greece.
  • Addressing the Environmental Impact Study as a unified set of issues approached in relation to each other.
  • Identification of critical points and problems concerning the structure and the content of Environmental Impact Studies, faced by the scholars.

Subjects covered:

1. Urban and Regional Planning
2. Policies for the Urban Environment
3. Evaluation and Assessment of Environmental Consequences

Learning Material: The HOU publications can be viewed

Teaching Method: Distance education with five Contact Sessions held at weekends during the academic year

Evaluation: Completion of four written assignments during the academic year, the average grade of which constitute a 30 percent of each student's grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 70 percent of the students' final course grade. More information is available