The initial idea for the Atlas belongs to Thomas Maloutas, who proposed it to the Onassis Foundation and explored the Foundation’s intention to support this effort within the framework of the Reactivate Athens program.
The Atlas’ editors are Thomas Maloutas and Stavros Spyrellis. Among other things, Stavros editorial responsibilities include map illustrations as well as standardising the extremely diverse supporting material which accompanies most article submissions, a task carried out with the important help of Markos Kalofolias. Vasilis Papadopoulos (http://www.itis.gr/) tirelessly worked on the website’s structure and visual set-up.
The article authors comprise scientists from various disciplines whose work focuses on Athens. Many of them also contributed to the Social and Economic Atlas of Greece. The Cities. The Editors’ intention is to constantly expand the list of contributing authors.
Following the launch of the Greek version of the Atlas an Editorial Team comprising Vassilis Arapoglou,Dimitris Balampanidis, Nikos Karadimitriou, Iris Polyzou and Ion Sagias has joined Thomas and Stavros in order to assist with the launch of the English version and to enhance and develop the Atlas’ future content.
Professor at the Department of Geography, Harokopio University. Former Director of the Institute of Urban and Rural Sociology of the National Centre for Social Research (EKKE) and Professor at the Department of Planning, University of Thessaly. He recently served as General Secretary for Research & Technology. His work is related to the changing social structures in metropolitan areas in the era of capitalist globalisation with a focus on issues of segregation and gentrification related to housing and broader welfare regimes. His research and published work refer mainly to the South European urban context and especially to Athens.
The Editorial Board
Initially trained as an economist, M.Sc. in European social policy, and PhD in human geography, London School of Economics. He is assistant professor in social inequalities and social exclusion at the department of sociology of the University of Crete and tutor at the Greek Open University. His research concentrates on the critical analysis of urban social problems and policies, poverty, immigration, and forms of belonging. He is editor of European Urban and Regional Studies.