The study of the environmental landscape evolution of the city of Ptolemaida, Greece (Master thesis)

Κατσίκη, Πολυξένη/ Katsiki, Polyxeni

The landscape consists on of the basic criterion that has to be investigated in a research for the constitution of an area. More specifically, it constitutes a bond between nature and civilization, connecting the natural and με artificial elements. Thus, the landscape is immediate correlated with the human interventions forming accordingly the landscape of the area. Consequently, a research of the landscape can reveal the history of how land is used and has been affected by humans. Ptolemaida is a town of western Macedonia and consists one of the most important lignite centers of Europe, in which the past few years both the natural and the and structured landscape have been affected. The aim of the present thesis is the investigation of the effects on the nature and structured landscape of Ptolemaida after the operation of power plants. More specifically, the thesis aims to analyze environmental landscape of the town from the 1950s, when the essential evolution and modernization of the town began affected by the creation and operation of PPC factories. In addition, the thesis indicates the need for rational management of the natural resources and the designing of urban structures according to the sustainability of maximizing both the natural and the anthropogenic sustainable urban structures to maximize both natural and anthropogenic environment in order to improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of every industrial - urban city. Finally, the thesis aims to raise the awareness of the authorities and the inhabitants of areas like this and not only, for the sustainable management of natural resources, such as lignite, but also of their active involvement in issues related to the design of sustainable cities
Alternative title / Subtitle: η περίπτωση της πόλης της Πτολεμαΐδας
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Δημοκρίτειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θράκης. Σχολή Επιστημών Αγωγής. Τμήμα Επιστημών της Εκπαίδευσης στην Προσχολική Ηλικία
Subject classification: City planning
Keywords: Τοπίο,Χρήσεις Γης,Ηλεκτρική Ενέργεια,Αειφορία,Πτολεμαΐδα,Landscape,Uses of land,Electricity,Sustainability,Ptolemaida

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