The main objective of the Laboratory is to develop research and support the academic work of the Department in Integrated Spatial Planning issues.

The Environment and Spatial Planning Laboratory is engaged in issues related to:

  • The environmental dimension of spatial planning
  • The relationship of environmental policy with city planning and spatial planning
  • Planning for human and natural ecosystems generally, and specifically such as:
  • Integrated coastal area management
  • Integrated river basin management
  • Sustainable tourism development
  • Integrated development in insular areas
  • Sustainable development and planning at the national, Mediterranean and European levels.

Special emphasis is given in the development of information technology tools and methods supporting the integrated approach at spatial planning with emphasis on the environmental dimension such as development of environmental scenarios, carrying capacity assessment, strategic environmental assessment, spatial decision support systems, etc.