Title: Towards sustainable planning in the era of climate change: spatial policies for built-up areas in Greece

Authors: Elias Beriatos, Marilena Papageorgiou

Addresses: School of Engineering, Department of Spatial Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, Pedion Areos, 38334 – Volos, Greece. ' School of Engineering, Department of Spatial Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, Pedion Areos, 38334 – Volos, Greece

Abstract: This paper is a critical approach of the institutional framework and the related policies to environmental planning in contemporary Greek towns. Specifically, the paper investigates the achievements as well as the malfunctions that exist at the institutional, administrative and political levels in the sphere of sustainable planning of cities and tries to elucidate the lessons learned from the experience of Greek energy planning policy for the urban environment and development over recent decades.

Keywords: sustainable planning; climate change; spatial policies; urban space; Greece; spatial planning; built-up areas; urban development; environmental planning; energy policy; sustainability; sustainable development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSD.2011.039641

International Journal of Sustainable Development, 2011 Vol.14 No.1/2, pp.112 - 121

Available online: 12 Apr 2011 *

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