Anastasia Theodorou - holds a Diploma in Architecture (2008) from the Department of Architecture of the University of Patras, Greece; is a Chartered Architect in Greece since 2009 (Technical Chamber of Greece). She has an extensive experience in designing and managing projects, from as small as furniture designing to as large as urban planning, while her main focus of expertise lays in residential buildings. She is a Phd Candidate from the Department of Architecture of the University of Ioannina.
Phd Thesis Summary
The Greek city; improving the quality of living via coupling
urban planning with contemporary urban mobility trends.
The city of Ioannina - case study.
This thesis concerns itself with the quality of living in the city. The cities one is living in today were designed many years ago, taking into concern less population with different needs. As a result of the rapid population growth, urban areas have widely expanded, not only as a result of a planning procedure, but also in an anarchical manner, without provisioning for the future. The aim of this study is to examine this urban environment and to propose realistic improvement models for the contemporary living.
One of the main objectives in urban planning is the element of unhindered mobility, so as to include all. Hence, focus will be given to autonomous driving as a tool for planning; since autonomous driving should soon be released for public use and large-scale projects, it could offer solutions for mobility, spare time, and space, making societies more inclusive and thus more democratic.
In this study, the road network will be examined not only us connecting axis to link city functions but also as a public life development area. The main objective is to produce the right planning tools that would promote interpersonal relationships, inclusivity and thus, social cohesion while improving mobility and daily routines for the urban population
The research will focus into the Greek city and more specifically in the City of Ioannina. Towards that purpose, various neighborhood areas will be examined as subcases since several differences in regulation and landscape result to attributes inhomogeneity.