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Typologies of Bottom-Up Planning in Southern Europe: The Case of Greek Urbanism During the Economic Crisis

  • Konstantinos Serraos
  • Evangelos Asprogerakas
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Abstract

This chapter explores bottom-up interventions in the spatial planning process in Greece and attempts to categorize, understand, and evaluate them, while drawing attention to relevant European experience and practice. It presents a selection of case studies to create a typology of bottom-up initiatives in Greece, primarily based on the actors involved and the formal or informal character of the initiatives. The chapter describes their level of integration in the mainstream planning process, their on-the-ground characteristics, and their main short- and long-term results. The basic research for this chapter uncovered interactions between civic society initiatives and responses by official authorities, especially during times of economic crisis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Konstantinos Serraos
    • 1
  • Evangelos Asprogerakas
    • 2
  1. 1.School of ArchitectureNational Technical University of Athens (NTUA)AthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of Spatial Planning and Regional DevelopmentUniversity of ThessalyVolosGreece

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