Title: Spatial planning deficiencies in Greece during the 1980s: what went wrong and why?

Authors: Elias Kourliouros; George M. Korres; Aikaterini Kokkinou

Addresses: Department of Geography, University of the Aegean, University Hill, Geography building, Mytilini 81100, Lesvos, Greece ' Department of Geography, University of the Aegean, University Hill, Geography building, Mytilini 81100, Lesvos, Greece ' Department of Geography, University of the Aegean, University Hill, Geography building, Mytilini 81100, Lesvos, Greece

Abstract: During the decade of 1980s, a new approach to spatial planning at national and regional scales in Greece seemed to open-up new possibilities of coping with the country's complex spatial development and land use-related problems. However, it was soon realised that the planning system was ineffective in handling these problems. A crucial question could therefore be raised: what went wrong with Greek spatial planning during the 1980s and why? We will try to address this question by analysing the major spatial economic trends in Greece during the 1980s, examining the various aspects of the planning system, reviewing existing approaches and sketching out the main lines of an alternative one based on an analysis of state-society relations over spatial issues.

Keywords: Greece; spatial planning; state-society relations; 1980s; land use; economic trends.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSAMI.2015.074614

International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics, 2015 Vol.1 No.3, pp.216 - 234

Available online: 05 Feb 2016 *

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