VASILIKI  MYROGIANNI ARKITEKT 

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IT IS EVIDENT THROUGH THE COURSE OF HISTORY THAT THE CITY AS AN ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL TYPE OF HUMAN ORGANIZATION HAS TRANSFORMED AND DEVELOPED IN PARALLEL WITH HUMAN EVOLUTION. MOST OF THE EARLIEST CITIES WERE HUMAN-SCALE SETTLEMENTS, SMALL BOTH IN AREA AND IN POPULATION. DUE TO TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT, AFFECTING ALL ASPECTS OF HUMAN LIFE, POPULATION GROWTH WAS INEVITABLE AND SO WAS THE CITY EXPANSION AND TRANSFORMATION.

IT IS ALSO A FACT THAT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMAN EVOLUTION AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, ALTHOUGH IT HAS GONE THROUGH DIFFERENT PHASES, HAS ALWAYS BEEN CRUCIAL FOR THE EXISTENCE OF BOTH: THERE IS A NUMBER OF ANCIENT CITIES WHERE ONE CAN DETECT THAT HUMANS LIVED WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THE ECOSYSTEM AND WITH THE NATURAL CAPITAL REMAINING PRESENT AND RENEWABLE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS. ON THE OTHER HAND, THERE IS A NUMBER OF ANCIENT SETTLEMENTS AND CITIES THAT EXPLOITED THE NATURAL CAPITAL OF THEIR LOCAL AND REGIONAL HINTERLANDS BEYOND ITS REGENERATION CAPACITY, DISTURBED THE BALANCE OF THE ECOSYSTEM AND EVENTUALLY WERE LED TO THEIR OWN DEMISE.

URBAN SUSTAINABILITY, ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT & THE COMPACT CITY  THROUGH THE TRANSPORT DIMENSION​
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TODAY, WE LIVE IN AN ERA WHERE THIS BALANCE IS FURTHER DISTURBED AND THE FIRST SIGNS OF PLANET DETERIORATION ARE ALREADY EVIDENT. CLIMATE CHANGE, ACCUMULATION OF GREENHOUSE GASES, OZONE DEPLETION, SPECIES EXTINCTION AND EXHAUSTION OF NATURAL RESOURCES ARE A FEW OF THEM. THE HUGE ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS IMPOSED ON THE PLANET DOES NOT DERIVE ONLY FROM THE EXPLOITATION OF THE NATURAL RESOURCES, AS HAPPENED IN EARLIER CITIES, BUT ALSO FROM A NUMBER OF ISSUES ALL ASSOCIATED WITH THE TYPE OF URBAN ORGANIZATION AND OUR SOCIETY’S LIFESTYLE...