The element of sustainability in the Greek statutory spatial planning system: A real operational concept or a political declaration?

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dc.contributor.author Sapountzaki, K en
dc.contributor.author Karka, H en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:17:15Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:17:15Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en
dc.identifier.issn 0965-4313 en
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.lib.ntua.gr/xmlui/handle/123456789/14414
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dc.subject.classification Planning & Development en
dc.subject.other institutional framework en
dc.subject.other national planning en
dc.subject.other planning practice en
dc.subject.other sustainability en
dc.subject.other Greece en
dc.title The element of sustainability in the Greek statutory spatial planning system: A real operational concept or a political declaration? en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 2001 en
heal.abstract This paper focused on the response of the Greek statutory spatial planning system to the concept and principles of sustainability. The query to be answered is the following: Have the structure, institutions, processes and instruments of the planning system been affected by sustainability principles and in what way? Furthermore, are there any public policy results contributing to sustainable development and attributable to spatial planning? Methodological approach is based on cross-examination of a group of assumed sustainability criteria on the one side and recent changes/transformations in the key-factors of the spatial planning system (institutions, processes, instruments) on the otherside. The approach is complemented by reverse direction considerations: in cases of operational processes leading evidently up to sustainability the responsible policy sector is acknowledged and any factual connection to spatial planning is addressed. The main conclusion is that for the time being sustainability objectives in strategic and top-down spatial planning in Greece rather perform the function of a political manifesto and 'legalize' traditional weaknesses than drive real development towards a sustainable course. The chances for operational success are expected slim in the near future and originate mostly from the European Union (EU) political and economic pressures, producing however fragmented, single-dimension (mainly environment conservation) results for which commitment of the involved societies has never been accomplished and confirmed. en
heal.publisher CARFAX PUBLISHING en
heal.journalName European Planning Studies en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:000167971100007 en
dc.identifier.volume 9 en
dc.identifier.issue 3 en
dc.identifier.spage 407 en
dc.identifier.epage 426 en

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