Seventh Conference Athens: ‘Rethinking planning law in the crisis era: new scope, new tools, new challenges’
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Presentation: Introduction to the Conference Theme
Presentation: Crisis theory and planning laws – Rachelle Alterman
Speech: Louis Wassenhoven – Rethinking planning law in the crisis era: new scope, new tools, new challenges
Presentation: Rethinking Planning Law – Greek-Case
The seventh Conference of the Platform of experts in Planning Law took place in warm and sunny Athens in the beautiful Kostis Palamas building of the University of Athens.
After a warm welcome by Ionannis Tassopoulos (Director of the Department of Administrative Science, University of Athens) and Konstantinos Menoudakos (President Emeritus of the Council of State, President of the Greek Association of Urban & Regional Planning Law) and a introduction to the conference theme by our host Georgia Giannakourou (University of Athens) the conference started with a presentation ‘Rethinking planning law in the crisis era: the need for a comparative approach’, by Rachelle Alterman. This was followed by a presentation by Louis Wassenhoven (Professor Emeritus (National Technical University)): ‘Planning policy and law in hard times. Some thoughts based on the Greek experience’.
After that the participants had a lovely dinner nearby the conference building.
The next morning a case concerning ‘Rethinking planning law in the crisis era: new scope, new tools, new challenges’ was discussed. Evangelia Balla and Georgia Giannakourou introduced the case and gave the Greek point of view. After that Tim Schwarz and Ed Sullivan presented their response to the case and after the coffee break Jan Struiksma gave the Dutch point of view.
In the afternoon there were three short presentations followed by an discussion about: ‘Planning reforms in Greece: progress achieved and the way forward’ (presentations by: Harry Coccissis (University of Thessaly), Yannis Pyrgiotis (Secretary General for Tourist Infrastructure and Investments, Ministry of Tourism) and Andreas Taprantzis (Executive Director Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund).
This led to a lively group discussion led by Rachelle Alterman.
All participants expressed their intention for a follow up to the further exchange of knowledge through this website and a eight conference next year!
The third day of the conference included a cultural program. A Guided Tour in Athens New Acropolis Museum was very much appreciated by the members of the Platform of Experts in Planning Law.
Conference Athens 17, 18 & 19 October 2013 – Announcement
After six successful conferences of the Platform of Experts in Planning Law the seventh will take place in Athens, Greece on 17, 18 and 19 October 2013! Location: The conference will take place in the Kostis Palamas building of the University of Athens, Akadimias str number 48 and Sina str (entrance from Akadimias).
The subject of the conference will be: ‘Rethinking planning law in the crisis era: new scope, new tools, new challenges’. The conference is organized in collaboration with Georgia Giannakourou, Associate Professor of Planning Institutions and Policies, Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens.
17 October 2013
17.30-20.30: Opening session
17.30-17.50: Registration and coffee
17.50–18.10: Welcome addresses
17.50-18.00: Ioannis Tassopoulos, Director of the Department of Administrative Science, University of Athens
18.00-18.10: Konstantinos Menoudakos, President Emeritus of the Council of State, President of the Greek Association of Urban & Regional Planning Law
18.10-18.30: Introduction to the Conference theme, Georgia Giannakourou (University of Athens)
18.30-19.00: Rethinking planning law in the crisis era: the need for a comparative approach, Rachelle Alterman (TechnionUniversity), co-founder Platform of Experts in Planning Law
19.00-19.30: Planning policy and law in hard times. Some thoughts based on the Greek experience, Louis Wassenhoven, Professor Emeritus (NationalTechnicalUniversity)
18 October 2013
09.30- 13.00: Morning session
10.00-10.15: Introduction case and Greek point of view: Evangelia Balla & Georgia Giannakourou
10.15-10.45: Case study: Tim Schwarz (Germany)
10.45-11.15: Case study: Ed Sullivan (USA)
11.15-11.30: Coffee break
11.30-12.00: Case study: Fred Hobma (NL)
12.00-13.00: Panel discussion – chair: Rachelle Alterman (TechnionUniversity), co-founder Platform of Experts in Planning Law
13.00-14.00: Lunch break
14.00 -17.00: Afternoon session
14.00-16.00: Planning reforms in Greece: progress achieved and the way forward
Opening Remarks: Harry Coccossis(University of Thessaly)
Spatial and Urban Planning Issues: Socratis Alexiadis, Secretary General for Spatial Planning and Urban Environment, Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change
Tourist Issues: Yannis Pyrgiotis, Secretary General for Tourist Infrastructure and Investments, Ministry of Tourism
Real Estate Development Issues: Dr. Andreas Taprantzis, Executive Director, HellenicRepublic Asset Development Fund
16.20-17.00: Discussion and conclusions by Rachelle Alterman
19 October 2013
10.00 – 12.00: Guided Tour of Athens New Acropolis Museum
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