46th Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Enlargement, Southern Europe and the Mediterranean", August 30th - September 3rd, 2006, Volos, Greece
The planning of space is a political process. It is a form social and political action that determines the way and the place where we will live. But who are these factors that shape the form of the city? Who are the data that influence the configuration of urban fabric? In our suggestion we will try to record the data and the factors, as well as their role in the configuration of urban fabric of a Greek middle size city. As such are usually comprehended the cities with population between 100 and 500 thousands of residents. The each city , small or big , is a unique case. The regrouping and generalisation become for charm of research. Among the data we have to report the below: - population - immigration - geographic place - topologike's peculiarities - technical infrastructures - mentality Also, the factors that they influence are: - economic - social - cultural - policies The example of Larissa Larissa is a formal Greek city of middle size with augmentative tendencies. Its population, in the inventory of 1991, was 113.090 residents while in the inventory of 2001 they are roughly 125.000 residents. It is found in central Greece, in the means of Thessalian plain and near of national road Athens - Thessalonica. The Municipality of Larissa does not have contact with the sea, but the city crosses of Penaeus river. Close by the city exists an airport of military service. The various districts of city are shaped concerning Penaeus river, the national road, the railway lines , the airport and of course the illegal building. The population in the neighborhoods of city is pull or repel by the reason of all the higher up , but also by the world that already lives in the region. All these has their role and these are that influences the configuration of urban fabric. Other than these least and other more. In any case , all these with the guidance of the government are that builds the modern cities where we see and live.