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"The urban planning development of Karditsa and Herakleion" Stauroula - Vaggelio Varela

The main theme of the particular lecture is the presentation of the urban planning development of two greek provinces, mainly different in each level: that of Karditsa and Herakleion. It is about two modern cities of greek features in terms of urban planning, as they were formed throughout their history.

Herakleion is a big city, 'an Athens micrography', as it is often called even by its population; seaside and fully developed in activities dealt with trade and tourism due to the sea routes. Historically, Herakleion confronted a number of enemies (Arabians, Venetians, Genovians and Turks) before winning its independence.

Karditsa, on the other hand, a 'low profile' town has always been based on the plain that embraces and provides the necessary prerequisites for its development through the agricultural production. Although a new town in all respects, the city of Karditsa experienced at its birth the turkish yoke and developed its first nucleus in  the Tsarsi Mosque of the Market.

To conclude, both cities have to face a number of new challenges to the best of their ability. Their route, till now, and some of their current, though common, problems reveal the common resultants in their development. These elements, despite being basically the same, they are formed in different situations and depending on the prevailing conditions they finally give us the diversity of the structure of society those two cities.