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Spatial, Environmental Planning and
Course Description / Contents
1. Creation, theoretical foundations and principles of urban planning, spatial planning
and environmental law.
2. Legislative policy of urban planning, spatial planning and environment
(Establishment and application of relevant provisions and rules).
3. Forms of judicalization of urban, spatial and environmental planning issues.
4. The establishment of legal judgments and its basic characteristics in the case of
urban planning, environmental and spatial planning (spatial) issues.
5. Principles and guidelines of Codification of urban planning, spatial planning and
environmental laws.
6. Legal analysis of the General, Special/National and Regional Frameworks of
Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development.
7. Legal analysis of the Regulatory, General Urban Planning Schemes, Open City
Residential Organization Scheme, Urban Planning studies and Implementation Acts.
8. Interventional legal tools, and implementation of urban planning (The institution of
contribution in land, road-planning expropriation, preemption right, active urban
planning, urban agrarianism, reconstructions / reformations)
9. Licensing and urban planning (construction approval, construction license, etc.).
10. The importance of the recent changes in spatial planning and urban planning laws
(Law 4269/2014).
11. Environmental assessment and environmental licensing of works and activities.
12. Strategic environmental assessment of schemes and programs.
13. The notions of sustainable development (sustainability), planning, cohesion
(financial, social and spatial) from the perspective of law (Constitution, Treaty on the
Functioning of the European Union).
14. The law of protection and management of nature (protected areas, forests – freest
expanses, sea, biodiversity, etc.).
15. Balancing of constitutionally protected rights (protection of the environment,
urban planning, property, financial freedom, etc.)
16. European and national legal framework for waste management.
17. The law of natural resources (water management [Directive 2000/60 on water],
renewable energy sources)
18. Comparative references to foreign laws.
Assessment manner
The course examination will be carried out through the preparation of an individual
paper, in which the postgraduate student is required to approach and analyze in depth
an issue directly associated either with spatial planning and/or urban planning and/or
environmental laws in general, or in particular with its implementation on specific
Learning Objectives / Outcomes
Successful conclusion of the course entails that the students have acquired the ability
to approach and construe the spatial planning, urban planning and environmental
laws, and hence, the ability to solve specific practical legal issues, which are
connected with the implementation thereof. Taking into consideration that emphasis is
placed, mainly through the preparation of an (individual) paper, on legal issues arising
during the design and implementation of significant public and private works and
investments, the students acquire the ability to design such investments in a manner
compatible with the laws, i.e. in a legally safe manner.
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