Transformations in the Greek property and spatial planning system in the crisis era: Towards the emergence of a new paradigm?

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Abstract

The deep economic crisis that Greece is facing after 2009 was the catalyst for the adoption of fiscal measures and accelerated the structural reforms needed for the country's economic recovery. In particular, in the last three years in Greece, there is an intense legislative activity that, on the one hand, aims to increase government revenues through the expansion of the taxation of real estate and private exploitation of public property, while on the other hand, measures and policies are being taken in the context of structural reforms in order to facilitate private investments and reduce administrative burdens in the business environment caused by the lack of an effective Land Administration System and a cumbersome Spatial planning System. The purpose of this presentation is to shed light on these policies, measures, and laws adopted recently or are being processed, to investigate the consistency between them, and to illuminate the features that are transforming the longstanding and resistant current property and spatial planning system in Greece.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJoint FIG/UN ECE Workshop 2012 FIG Commission 3 Workshop, FIG Task Force on Property and Housing and 2012 UNECE WPLA workshop
PublisherInternational Federation of Surveyors (FIG)
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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