PSE51 Design, Environmental Consequences and Assessment Methods

 Module code: PSE51

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 1st

Language: Greek

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this module the students will be able to,

1. Evaluate the city as an ecosystem which utilizes resources and produces outflows. Describe procedures for the sustainable management of the city.
2. Describe the policies of the European Union for the urban environment and report the primary characteristics of the policies implemented by the Hellenic Government.
3. Report the consequences of existing city functions and unplanned city expansions, and trace incompatible land uses.
4. Recognize the environmental impact of transportation networks and describe reorganization plans.
5. Describe the environmental data which must be taken into consideration for planning land uses and building constraints, and incorporate them into urban design.
6. Describe directions for environmental design of networks for the collection and management of solid wastes, water and sewer networks and energy distribution networks.
7. Estimate the environmental, financial and social aspects of the impact caused by technical works and activities on the natural and man-made environment utilizing the tool of environmental evaluation.
8. Suggest solutions and measures for the protection of the environment based on estimation of the impact caused on it by technical works and activities.
9. Understand the methodology for preparation of an environmental impact statement and evaluate such a statement with respect to its objectives and the existing legal framework.

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
here.

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

Evaluation: Completion of six 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
here.