Anastasia Stratigea

Anastasia Stratigea
National Technical University of Athens | NTUA · Department of Geography and Regional Planning

PhD

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Introduction
Anastasia Stratigea currently works at the Department of Geography and Regional Planning, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Her research interest are: Sustainable Development, Urban and Regional Planning and Policy, Spatial Planning, Participatory Planning, Smart Cities and Communities, e-Planning, Foresight Methodologies, Evaluation in Spatial Planning, ICT and Urban/Regional Development, ICT & Rural Development, Cultural/Tourism Planning
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September 2017 - present
National Technical University of Athens
Position
  • Professor
November 2015 - December 2017
National Technical University of Athens
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  • National Conference Organizer
Description
  • Cities are nowadays considered as the SOURCE but also the SOLUTION of global challenges. The Conference aims to promote Good Practices for Managing the above Problems at the Urban Level.
August 2015 - July 2016
National Technical University of Athens
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  • Scientific responsible
Description
  • Project "Strategic Planning (master plan) of Cultural Policy and Sustainable Development of the Municipalities of Kissamos and Platanias - Chania - Crete"

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During the last decade, the rising interest in the marine world has enriched the planning discourse with issues such as the protection, preservation as well as sustainable and resilient exploitation of marine resources. At the European level, Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) has come to the forefront in this respect, as part of the EU blue growth st...
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In the scenery of the unprecedented global crisis of COVID-19 pandemic, which is still challenging the planet’s social, economic and political limits, the issue of urban and regional resilience to external shocks comes to the forefront as a core property of relevant systems and a distinct feature for effectively coping with unexpected, highly impac...
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Escalating urban development in coastal zones is currently noticed in many regions around the globe, leading to unsustainable future pathways. This, among others, accounts for: land and marine ecosystems’ degradation; higher vulnerability to Climate Change impacts; and a largely uneven urban network pattern, raising issues of the ‘coastal vs mainla...
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The article uses the “socio-ecological fix” concept in order to critically analyse contemporary energy transition processes. It discusses the inherent contradictions of such transitions and the need to actively involve local communities in planning the emerging energy geographies. Influenced by Geographical Political Economy and drawing upon three...
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Urban sprawl and tourism urbanization, as prevailing trends in the Mediterranean coast, result in particular forms of ‘linear’ urban development, stretching with deployment of low-density urban fabric along extended areas near the shoreline. The evolving ‘linear city model’ accounts for: land and marine environmental degradation; higher vulnerabili...
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Share Link (FULL TEXT): https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1eCu63RKK-qPn2 Mediterranean Region is nowadays deemed to be a ‘hot spot’ in various respects, including climate change, environment and biodiversity, urbanization and mass tourism, to name a few. This holds true in the case of Mediterranean islands in particular, i.e. places that are globally...
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With the adoption of the United Nations’ Agenda 2030, some member states of the European Union have voluntarily assessed their state regarding the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by use of the United Nations’ monitoring system for administrative bodies. However, this system does not consider specific challenges in achieving SDGs that are fa...
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Tourism trends towards authentic, experience-based products have brought to the fore front lesser-known destinations, e.g., small and medium-sized Mediterranean islands. These can gain competitiveness on the ground of their distinguished land and Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH), thus opening up new directions for their future sustainable develop...
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The impacts of mass tourism and COVID-19 crisis demonstrate the need for healthy, peaceful, and authentic recreation options, giving prominence to emerging destinations, such as remote Mediterranean islands. These, although endowed with exquisite land and underwater cultural heritage (UCH), are confronted with insularity drawbacks. However, the exc...
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In the UN Agenda 2030, tourism acquires a salient position as a critical sector, directly or indirectly influencing a number of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The pursuit of Sustainable Tourism (ST) is founded on the respectful exploitation of the sector's core 'raw material', i.e., the precious and vulnerable nexus of natural and cultural h...
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Monitoring coastal urban sprawl could provide the ground for better informing decision making processes towards sustainable development In this study, a methodology is proposed, processing high resolution spatial data with GIS technology and using spatial metrics for analyzing coastal urban sprawl in Crete Island, at a dis-aggregated level. Results...
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Urban sprawl heavily affects coastal areas worldwide, posing threats to the environment and resulting in unsustainable urban growth patterns. This is particularly true in the Mediterranean Region, where coastal and especially insular territories constitute distinct cases of fragile ecosystems, affected by long-lasting mass tourism development trend...
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In the 3rd Millennium, Climate Change (CC) constitutes a huge, multidimensional and largely impacting challenge for society as a whole, rating at the top of the global policy agenda. It is strongly associated with vulnerability of various types of regions and their capacity to cope with predicted but also largely unknown or not yet fully assessed C...
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Island regions in the Mediterranean have so far been highly attractive tourism destinations due to their mild climate, relaxing atmosphere and the warm Mediterranean spirit, culture and hospitality. However, the repercussions of the prevailing polarized and mass tourism model are already noticeable in their bodies. These, coupled with the predicted...
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The present paper aims at supporting small settlements, located in the countryside, towards paving long-term sustainable development pathways. To this end, a methodological framework is developed and implemented in a specific case study area, the lagging-behind region of Nemea. The ultimate goal is the mobilization of local assets in order for the...
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Αξιοποιώντας τις σύγχρονες τάσεις εξέλιξης στον τομέα του τουρισμού, τη ραγδαία ανάπτυξη των ΤΠΕ και των εφαρμογών τους και την ανάδειξη των πολιτιστικών πόρων ως πυλώνα ανάπτυξης των απομονωμένων νησιωτικών περιοχών, η παρούσα εργασία εστιάζει στη δημιουργία ενός «διαύλου επικοινωνίας» μεταξύ των σχεδιαστών του χώρου και της τοπικής κοινωνίας για...
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Among the key constituents in the contemporary smart city paradigm lie ‘smart people’ and ‘smart governance’, placing at the forefront community engagement and awareness raising with regards to current and emerging cities’ challenges; and the necessity for a steady interaction/cooperation between decision-making bodies and societal groups. Within s...
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In recent years, the concept of cohesion goes beyond the economic and social concern, focusing also on alleviating territorial imbalances and rendering sectorial policies of countries belonging to the European Union (EU) coherent and unified. Territorial imbalances are particularly evident in island regions which, constrained by their geographical...
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The focus of this work is on the sustainable and resilient exploitation of natural and cultural resources of remote and fragmented insular territories for rendering these endowed but lagging behind entities, attractive, experience-based cultural tourism destinations. For reaching this goal, a participatory, integrated and strategic planning framewo...
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Martial incidents during wars (World War I and II), but also shipping fatalities through centuries along the densely populated commercial routes of the Mediterranean Sea have resulted in significant submerged remnants, falling into the Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH) corps. A large part of this heritage is located in the neighborhood of insular...
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The scope of this work is to set up a comprehensive, multidimensional indicator framework for assessing performance of Smart, Sustainable, Resilient, and Inclusive Cities (S2RIC). Towards this end, a thorough review of contemporary, globally-initiated, indicator frameworks that address cities’ smartness, sustainability, resilience and inclusiveness...
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This chapter sets up a comprehensive, multidimensional indicator framework for assessing performance of Smart, Sustainable, Resilient, and Inclusive Cities (S2RIC). A thorough review of contemporary, globally-initiated, indicator frameworks that address cities' smartness, sustainability, resilience, and inclusiveness is conducted – top-down approac...
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Of the millions of historic wrecks that scatter the ocean’s floors across the world, those from the 20th century form a valuable part of our shared Cultural Heritage (CH). The Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH) of WWI and II represents the dramatic events marking the history of the past century. The lessons learned from them are significant to our...
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Small islands in the Mediterranean Sea, although endowed with exquisite natural and cultural, land and maritime resources are in most cases lagging behind areas, due to insularity. Through their long history, many of them are strongly interwoven to fatal incidents of European or global significance, e.g. World War II. Such events have left in their...
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Despite the remarkable interest in smart cities, noticed during the last decade, a consistent comprehension of the concept is not yet fully realized. Various definitions, ranging from exclusively technology-oriented perceptions to broader views, have been introduced, establishing a definitional polyphony and causing lack of semantic interoperabilit...
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Managing cultural heritage (CH), both land and underwater (UCH), is an issue that is nowadays high on the policy agenda for serving CH preservation objectives and leveraging sustainable local/regional development pathways. The multiple dimensions of the sustainable and resilient management of CH—such as social, economic, historical, cultural, econo...
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Τις τελευταίες δύο περίπου δεκαετίες η έννοια της έξυπνης πόλης έχει αναδειχθεί ως ένα νέο, φιλόδοξο υπόδειγμα, ικανό να συνδράμει καθοριστικά στην επιδίωξη στόχων βιωσιμότητας και ανθεκτικότητας των σύγχρονων πόλεων. Σημαντικό ζήτημα που αναδύεται στο πλαίσιο αυτό είναι, μεταξύ άλλων, η ενεργός συμμετοχή διαφόρων παραγόντων (πολίτες, stakeholders,...
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Fatal events taking place in World War (WW) I and II have left behind important historical evidence as an underwater cultural heritage (UCH) (e.g., shipwrecks, submerged aircraft, war artifacts), lying in peace at the bottom of, among others, the Mediterranean Sea. The article aims at exploring the challenges for UCH protection/preservation and sus...
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Participatory Planning (PP), as a streamline approach in coping with sustainability concerns, is nowadays largely acknowledged in research and policy makers' community as a ‘bridge' between decision-making processes and society. Its implementation implies substantial preparation, ending up with certain choices on participation tools, relevant for u...
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ABSTRACT: Cities are often confronted with short-term catastrophic events (earthquakes, floods, etc.) that catalytically affect and eventually alter their smooth or planned developmental trajectory. Impacts appearing as corollaries of these events are most of the times violent, unexpected and accidental; have painful repercussions on the natural an...
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Due to the escalating urbanization trend and commercialisation of public space (PS), degradation of this space is an emerging issue in many urban contexts. Since PS constitutes the ground for socio-political action and community interaction, while it demarcates local identity and sense of belonging, its sustainable management and regeneration as we...
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In the current, globally witnessed, escalating urbanisation wave, the issue of strengthening capacity of urban systems and their constituents for effectively tackling contemporary challenges and risks in a rapidly evolving, complex and uncertain global environment; and creating value for local communities in a sustainable and inclusive way, brings...
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Small islands in the Mediterranean Sea, although endowed with exquisite land and maritime natural and cultural resources, are in most cases lagging behind areas, mainly due to insularity. Through their long history, many of them are strongly interwoven to events of European or even global significance, e.g., World War (WW) I and II. Such events hav...
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Due to the escalating urbanization trend and commercialization of Public Space (PS), degradation of this space is an emerging issue in many urban contexts. Since PS constitutes the ground for socio-political action and community interaction, while it demarcates local identity and sense of belonging, its sustainable management and regeneration as we...
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The goal of the paper is to elaborate on sustainability aspects of smart sustainable urban environments. More specifically, at a first step the paper aims at critically reviewing globally initiated state-of-the-art approaches for assessing smart cities' performance as to sustainability objectives. The scope of this effort is to identify sets of ind...
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Future development of coastal and island communities is nowadays marked by two evolving trends, namely the rapid urbanization and the increasing interest in sea-related activities. Coping with these trends as well as other challenges faced in these areas (climate change, coastal erosion etc.) lies at the heart of policy concern, while has also open...
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Small islands in the Mediterranean Sea, although endowed with exquisite natural and cultural, of land and maritime nature, resources, are in most cases lagging behind areas, due to physical barriers and isolation from mainland, limited capacity for sustainably exploiting available resources, lack of targeted policy efforts, etc. Many of these islan...
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Participatory planning is nowadays perceived as the main stream for dealing with spatial planning problems, constantly gaining ground worldwide at various decision-making levels and planning fields concerned. However, participatory processes are very demanding and require important decisions to be made that are critical for the effectiveness of rel...
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Radical developments in information and communication technologies (ICT) have widely affected urban sectors including cultural tourism. Furthermore, ICT have influenced modern spatial planning practices and have contributed to the advancement of interactive Web-GIS technologies that create new challenges and opportunities for spatial data managemen...
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Possessing an extremely critical geopolitical location,at the crossroad of three continents,the Mediterranean region is perceived as a very special area, of great significance concerning its natural and cultural wealth, history, climate, biodiversity, etc.It is also conceived as a crucial hot spot in many respects, with urbanization being the most...
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Η αξία της συμμετοχής των πολιτών στη λήψη αποφάσεων για ζητήματα που αφορούν τις σύγχρονες προκλήσεις της κοινωνίας και άπτονται της καθημερινότητάς τους έχει ευρέως αναγνωριστεί για τη συμβολή της στη διαμόρφωση και επιτυχημένη υλοποίηση των εν λόγω αποφάσεων. Η Κυκλική Οικονομία (ΚΟ), ως ένα νέο πεδίο επιδίωξης στόχων βιωσιμότητας, δεν αποτελεί...
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Η ολοκληρωμένη διαχείριση του θαλάσσιου και παράκτιου χώρου αποτελεί σήμερα αντικείμενο που προσελκύει το ενδιαφέρον ενός πλήθους μελετητών διαφόρων ειδικοτήτων, στοιχείο που αναδεικνύει τις πολλαπλές του διαστάσεις και την ανάγκη διεπιστημονικών προσεγγίσεων στον σχεδιασμό του εν λόγω χώρου. Το αυξημένο ενδιαφέρον αξιοποίησής του από διάφορους τομ...
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Radical developments of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have severely affected various sectors, with culture and tourism being among the direct recipients of this technological revolution. Supported by ICT, the efficient and innovative management of cultural resources as well as their interlinkages with the tourist sector—the cultu...
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Strengthening capacity of urban systems and their constituents in order to effectively tackle contemporary challenges and risks in a rapidly evolving, complex and uncertain global environment; and produce value for local communities in a sustainable and inclusive way, brings to the forefront the concept of smart governance. Tracking paths to smart...
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This book addresses the issue of smart and sustainable development in the Mediterranean (MED) region, a distinct part of the world, full of challenges and risks but also opportunities. Above all, the book focuses on smartening up small and medium-sized cities and insular communities, taking into account their geographical peculiarities, the pattern...
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The goal of the paper is to elaborate on sustainability aspects of smart sustainable urban environments. More specifically, at a first step the paper aims at critically reviewing globally initiated state-of-the-art approaches for assessing smart cities' performance as to sustainability objectives. The scope of this effort is to identify sets of ind...
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Piraeus is the fourth largest municipality in Greece and a port city. Piraeus port is one of the biggest in the Mediterranean, serving thousands of passengers, who use the city as a transport corridor to reach Athens. On the other hand, the harbor gives a sense of liveliness in the city, further reinforced by the advantageous geographical position,...
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The focus of the paper is on the development of an innovative participatory planning framework, Pedio Agora, supporting the regeneration of an open public space. It emphasizes the participatory context, i.e., tools for engaging citizens and stakeholders, in an effort to test the effectiveness of the selected participatory tools on the problem at ha...
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Η συμμετοχή των πολιτών στον σχεδιασμό του δημόσιου χώρου είναι καταλυτικής σημασίας για την αναπτυξιακή διαδικασία και τον μετασχηματισμό των πόλεων, ενώ παράλληλα παράγει προστιθέμενη αξία για την κοινωνία, καθώς οδηγεί στην ωρίμανση των πολιτών. Στην εργασία διερευνάται η προβληματική της διαχείρισης και αναγέννησης του δημόσιου χώρου εμπλέκοντα...
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Blue Growth (BG) strategy of European Union has opened up a new field of sustainable spatial planning exercises, serving a variety of sectoral and community development goals in each specific maritime environment, based on the availability but also fragility of marine resources. To effectively implement BG strategy, Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) is...
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Citizens’ participation is gaining ground in sustainable urban development exercises, seeking to democratize relative planning initiatives and support bottom-up approaches in order local views, expectations and visions of a diversity of societal groups to be effectively embedded in decision-making processes and resulting planning outcomes. The scop...
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This book sheds new light on the current and future challenges faced by cities, and presents approaches, options and solutions enabled by Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the smart city context. By focusing on sustainability objectives within a rapidly changing social, economic, environmental and technological setting, it explore...
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Coping with contemporary urban challenges and smart city developments actually implies a conscious effort to engage a range of actors of local ecosystems and transform ways of implementing things in a significant, fundamental and structural rather than incremental manner, which results in more qualitative outcomes and cooperative, highly inclusive,...
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In recent years the concept of “smart cities” has emerged as a new promising paradigm for urban management, capable of attaining sustainability objectives. The issue of citizens and stakeholders’ participation, whose contribution to the collection of empirical knowledge, identification and prioritization of urban inefficiencies as well as selection...
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The present paper aims to set the geographical ground of this book by shedding light on a very special region of the world, the Mediterranean region. The scope of the chapter is, firstly, to illuminate the specific attributes of this region, which render it one of the most intriguing but also vulnerable regions of the world; and identify the charac...
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The goal of the paper is to elaborate on sustainability aspects of smart sustainable urban environments. More specifically, at a first step the paper aims at critically reviewing globally initiated state-of-the-art approaches for assessing smart cities’ performance as to sustainability objectives. The scope of this effort is to identify sets of ind...
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This book explores the ways in which information and communication technologies (ICTs) offer a powerful tool for the development of smart tourism. Numerous examples are presented from across the entire spectrum of cultural and heritage tourism, including art, innovations in museum interpretation and collections management, cross-cultural visions, g...
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Ο πολιτισμός θεωρείται σήμερα ως ο τέταρτος πυλώνας της βιώσιμης ανάπτυξης (UCLG 2009, Hawkes 2001), διαδραματίζοντας έναν οριζόντιο ρόλο στην υποστήριξη των λοιπών τριών πυλώνων, δηλαδή της κοινωνικής και οικονομικής ανάπτυξης και της περιβαλλοντικής προστασίας, και αποτελώντας με αυτόν τον τρόπο ένα συνεκτικό στοιχείο οριζόντιου χαρακτήρα, που δι...
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Ο ρόλος του πολιτισμού ως ενός σημαντικού πυλώνα στην αναπτυξιακή προσπάθεια των τοπικών κοινωνιών κερδίζει σήμερα ολοένα και περισσότερο το ενδιαφέρον των σχεδιαστών και των κέντρων λήψης αποφάσεων, ως εργαλείο για την επιδίωξη στόχων τοπικής ανάπτυξης. Η ολοκληρωμένη διαχείριση των πολιτιστικών πόρων ενός τόπου, μέσα από την πρακτική του στρατηγι...
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Sustainable cultural heritage management is nowadays considered as a key driver for regions’ development and flourish, lying at the heart of planning and decision-making exercises in many peripheral and insular communities around the globe. These planning efforts and related policies are focusing on building integrated cultural development paths by...
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Report ΙΙΙ.1 on the «Development of the Final Plan for the Management of Cultural Structures and Infrastructures of Korydallos Municipality» consists of a main deliverable of Stage III of the “DemoCU” Project. The emphasis of Report ΙΙI.1 is on the development, from the “DemoCU” working group, of the Final Plan for the Management of Cultural Struct...
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Tο παρόν εγχειρίδιο επιχειρεί να κεφαλαιοποιήσει την εμπειρία που αποκτήθηκε από τις συμμετοχικές διαδικασίες στο έργο ‘DemoCU’ και στον συγκεκριμένο Δήμο, και να συστηματοποιήσει τα επιμέρους βήματα της συμμετοχικής προσέγγισης κατά τη διαδικασία κατάρτισης ενός πολιτιστικού σχεδίου με τη μορφή ενός "Οδηγού Καλών Πρακτικών". Στόχος είναι να αποτε...
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The focus of the present paper is on the sustainable tourist development of peripheral small island regions, setting as an example an island from the Greek territory disposing such attributes, the island of Lefkada. The proposed planning framework is supported by foresight and participatory evaluation tools, aiming at structuring and evaluating sus...
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The current report aims at the delineation of the Cultural/sport profile of the Municipality of Korydallos. Work in this chapter is the result of two distinct processes: the first one, carried out by ‘DemoCU’ partners, refers to the collection, elaboration and visualization of data relevant to the current state of the cultural/sport sectors in the...
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Η συμμετοχή του κοινού στη διαδικασία λήψης αποφάσεων έχει μακριά διαδρομή και έχει χρησιμοποιηθεί σε ευρύ φάσμα ζητημάτων (έρευνα αγοράς, κοινωνικές έρευνες κ.λπ.) από διάφορες επιστημονικές ειδικότητες (οικονομολόγους, κοινωνιολόγους, περιβαλλοντολόγους, κ.ά.), για την εξυπηρέτηση των στόχων των διαφορετικών αντικειμένων στα οποία έχει βρει εφαρμ...
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Ο χωρικός σχεδιασμός, μικρής και μεγάλης κλίμακας, αποτελεί πεδίο επιστημονικής ενασχόλησης εδώ και δεκαετίες. Στη διαδρομή αυτή έχουν αναδειχθεί θεωρητικές προσεγγίσεις, που αντιλαμβάνονται με διαφορετικό τρόπο το συγκεκριμένο αντικείμενο. Μία από τις διαφοροποιήσεις των προσεγγίσεων αυτών έγκειται στο ρόλο της συμμετοχής του κοινού και των ομάδων...
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Οι παρεμβάσεις του χωρικού σχεδιασμού είναι στενά συνδεδεμένες με το περιβάλλον, με το σχεδιασμό να αποτελεί εργαλείο για τη διαμόρφωση και προστασία του φυσικού και δομημένου χώρου. Ιδιαίτερη έμφαση δίνεται στην παραπάνω σχέση στη χωροθέτηση επιμέρους έργων και δραστηριοτήτων και τη μελέτη των επιπτώσεών τους στο περιβάλλον. Για το λόγο αυτό, η Ευ...
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Report I.1 on the “Analysis of the Current Situation – Recording and Visualization of Cultural Structures and Infrastructures of the Korydallos Municipality” presents the work carried out at Stage I of the ‘DemoCU’ Project. This work is considered as a prerequisite, a first step towards the structuring of a participatory strategic cultural plan, se...
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At present, sustainable urban development constitutes a major planning goal for many urban environments coping with contemporary challenges and problems confronted by world cities. Towards this end, the concept of smart cities emerges as a promising policy option for effectively dealing with sustainability objectives. In this respect, the focus of...
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Report II.2 on the “Development of the Participatory Methodological Approach of DemoCU Project” presents the participatory methodological approach developed in the project. In this report, the steps of the participatory approach are described through the: presentation of the participatory methods used; and their specialization in the context of ‘De...