Department of Geography and Regional Planning

Department of Geography and Regional Planning Scope Print

The Department of Geography and Regional Planning – School of Rural and Surveying Engineering (NTUA) is involved in Research and Teaching activities focusing on the following fields:

1. Regional Planning and Regional Development
2. Urban Planning
3. Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment
4. Spatial Analysis and Geographical Information Systems

The above fields are further specified as follows:

1. Regional Planning and Regional Development

The focus of this field is on planning spatial interventions for dealing with spatial and development problems of the society. In this respect, it provides the necessary theoretical and methodological background to the students of the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, which will enable them to effectively cope with spatial and development plans and programs.

Towards this end, it involves a range of lectures supporting the theoretical and methodological background on: Regional Planning; Regional Policy and Development; Evaluation in Spatial Planning; Economic Geography; Theory and Methods of Participatory Planning; and Methods and Applications of Spatial Planning.

2. Urban Planning

The focus of this field is on the study of the urban context. In this respect, it provides the theoretical and methodological background for coping with problems of the urban environment.

For this purpose, it involves a range of lectures focusing on the study of the urban settlements, such as: Introduction to Urban Planning and Urban Settlements; Urban Geography; Urban Planning; Geography of Transport; and Methods and Applications of Urban Planning.

3. Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment

This field provides the necessary background for studying the impact of human activities (plans, projects etc.) on the natural and built environment.

It involves a range of lectures supporting students in coping with: the study of physical variables, management of natural resources, assessment of the impacts emerging from the implementation of plans and projects. More specifically it involves lectures on: Physical Geography and the Environment; Applications in Resource Management; Environmental Impact Assessment; and Environmental Planning.

4. Spatial Analysis and Geographical Information Systems

The focus of this field is on the analysis and mapping of quantitative and qualitative spatial information, supporting the exploration of spatial planning problems.