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.
Emeritus 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) (2001-2012), Professor at the Department of Planning, University of Thessaly (1991-2009) and General Secretary for Research & Technology (2015-2016). 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
Professor in “Urban sociology, social inequalities and exclusion” at the department of Sociology of the University of Crete. Initially trained as an economist, M.Sc. in European social policy, and PhD in human geography, London School of Economics. He has been an associate of significant social research institutes in Greece and a visiting researcher at the European Institute Hellenic Observatory LSE and the OpenSpace Research Center of the Open University in the UK. His work focuses on the analysis of social inequalities, multiple deprivation, homelessness, residential segregation and the settlement of immigrants in urban centers and on comparative approaches to urban and social policies in Europe and the USA.
Postdoctoral researcher in Social and Cultural Geography at the University of Zurich. Ph.D. in Urban Planning Design & Policies (Politecnico di Milano), MSc. in Urbanism (TU Delft), and in Architecture (AUTH). Her doctoral thesis examined the socio-spatial production of housing vacancy in post-crisis Athens focusing on the practices and everyday experience of these processes in the dense neighbourhoods of the city. Her research interests involve housing and dwelling, housing precarity and dispossession, housing and urban policies. She has worked in teaching and research at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies Politecnico di Milano and as an architect-urban planner in Berlin.