- Environmental planning for low carbon cities: the Greek case    click here to open paper content117 kb
by    Beriatos, Elias & Papageorgiou, Marilena | beriatos@otenet.gr   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
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The paper investigates the achievements and the problems in the field of environmental planning of Greek cities and the lessons learned from the implementation of the related policy.
The degradation of urban environment - as a result of the broader environmental crisis (greenhouse effect ect) - have changed drastically our concepts, policies and practices concerning spatial planning and development of cities and urban areas/regions.

The main issues of urban environment are constantly on the agenda of public and private sector projects of all European cities in which live more than 80% of the population. Today, in Europe as well as in Greece, the management of the traffic, the management of solid wastes, the planning of open green spaces and the network of parks and recreation areas, the energy management, the protection and enhancement of the architectural and cultural heritage, compose the new challenges towards a ‘recuperation’ of the urban space. They are considered as problems that need to be faced in combination with urban an regional planning which is the catalyst for the integration of the various sectoral policies.

This paper investigates the achievements as well as the problems laying on institutional, administrative and political level in the field of environmental planning of cities and tries to demonstrate the lessons learned from the Greek experience of the last three decades’ urban policy.
Environmental planning, urban policy, Greek cities
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