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  • Publicity on LYCABETTUS PROGRAM

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  • Publication

    Editor of “PROGRAM LYCABETTUS: the present and future of the urban forest of Athens”, a not-for-profit publication. Gift of the John S. Latsis Foundation, 2019. Also of the electronic catalog, available at https://resilientathens.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/site-cea4ce95cea5cea7ce9fcea3-ce9bcea5ce9ace91ce92ce97cea4cea4ce9fcea3.pdf

  • Project Manager

    Of PROGRAM LYCABETUS, a collaborative work of Athens Municipality with the Agricultural University of Athens and the School of Architecture of NTUA. January 2017-July 2019

  • Design Project

    Design for the re-pavement of the 1,7 km road traversing Lycabettus hill converting it into the main pedestrian access/promenade to the forest, and for the rehabilitation of a 3km pedestrian path around the lower part of the hill; in collaboration with the Technical Department of Athens Municipality and expert consultants. May 2019

  • Contributor, chapter on 'Urban ethics and dystopia: is architecture as we know it under strain?'

    For the book “Urban Ethics under Conditions of Crisis: Politics, Architecture, Landscape Sustainability and Multidisciplinary Endineering”. Kostas Moraitis-Matina Rassia, editors. Published by World Scientific, 2019

  • Workshop participant

    In 3 Workshops hosted by the Physics Dept. of Athens National & Kapodistrian University - (1) Presentation of deep energy building retrofits/energy savings for Mediterranean buildings - in the context of EU Project HAPPEN. October 2019 https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/213576/factsheet/en, - (2) Presentation of deep energy building retrofits/energy savings for Mediterranean buildings targeting applications, the exchange of ideas, and the challenges and prospects regarding smart communities and urban resilience. May 2019 - (3) Energy retrofits for listed heritage buildings. April 2019

  • Invited speaker

    A presentation of the collaborative LYCABETTUS PROGRAM at the special event on “Public Architecture”; The Architect Show, May 2019

  • Research proposal

    Participating researcher in the proposed research program “Development of a standard methodology for an integrated urban planning policy to tackle energy poverty” submitted to ΕLIDEK. Main Research Group: University of Thessaly-Department of Planning, Urban Planning and Regional Development. Partner: Department of Environmental Physics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. 2018

  • Invited speaker

     Presentation of the LYCABETTUS PROGRAM at the joint PREFECTURE OF ATTICA & ETAD SA symposium on “The rehabilitation of Lycabettus Theater and its surrounding landscape”. November 2018

  • Presentation

    Official presentation of the first projects that have been tendered for implementation in the context of LYCABETTUS PROGRAM and were designed to enhance the resilience of Lycabettus; at the MUNICIPALITY OF ATHENS Conference on “Lycabettus Program: the present and future of Athens' urban forest”. Athens Conservatory, October 2018

  • Participant in workshops and work meetings

    Numerous participatory workshops and working meetings engaging various stakeholders and official bodies acting in the city on issues regarding Lycabettus hill. Athens Municipality, throughout 2018

  • Assignment

    ELPE-HELLENIC PETROLEUM CYPRUS LTD, LARNACA. Follow up report regarding the future development of the company's waterfront plot in Larnaca, in view of the relocation of its industrial facilities. May 2018

  • Invited Speaker and Panelist

    Presentation on the topic “Integrated Urban Planning Policy for Energy Poverty” at the ENGAGER COST action CONFERENCE, Athens, in the context of the European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation, March 2018 http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA16232

  • Design Project

    A NEW 1.400 m2 SPORTS & EVENTS PAVILLION as addition to an existing complex. Investigative preliminary design. March 2018

  • Visiting scholar

    Visiting Scholar at NYU Abu Dhabi. Analysis of the topic “Urban resilience and renewal” and participation at the joint NYUAD-Rachel Carson Center (RCC) workshop on "Transformations in environment and society in the Anthropocene". February 2018

  • Research proposal

    Participating researcher in the proposed “Development of a standard methodology for an integrated urban planning policy to tackle energy poverty” submitted to ΕLIDEK. Main Research Group: University of Thessaly-Department of Planning, Urban Planning and Regional Development. Partner: Department of Environmental Physics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. February 2018

  • Assignment

    Consultancy Services for CRS (Catholic Relief Services) in the context of CRS's work assisting the Refugee and Migrant Emergency in Europe, and delivery of the report “Emergency Shelter for Refugees in Greece”. July 2017

  • Article

    On ‘Policy and Governance Tools for Change’ for the book RE-ACTIVATE ATHENS-101 IDEAS by Brillembourg-Klumpner, Chair of Architecture and Urban Design ETH Zurich, DARCH. Financed by the A. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation and under the auspices of the City of Athens. Published by RUBY PRESS, May 2017

  • Appointment

    Member of the “Resilient Athens” Steering Committee, in the context of the city of Athens as a member of the global network of 100 resilient cities pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. Contribution in defining aspects that are necessary to address for the adaptation of resilience measures by the city. 2017

  • Design Project

    THE “GREEN TENT” Design for a small new cafe-bar building and its surrounding terraces, on the south slope of Lycabettus hill. In collaboration with the Technical Department of Athens Municipality, 2017

  • Contributor

    Essay on “Athens in crisis and the social dimension of design”, with Thomas Maloutas, regarding the social dimension of REACTIVATE ATHENS-101 IDEAS. For the ongoing electronic publication “ATLAS of the social geography of Athens” by HAROKOPEIO University. Financed by the A.Onassis Public benefit Foundation under the auspices of the City of Athens. 2016 https://www.athenssocialatlas.gr/author-articles/καλτσά-μαρία/

  • Participant

    - “VISION MUST MEET THE LAGGING PARTS OF THE CITY CENTER: small architectural competitions in search of creativity, balance, identity”. A Letter to the Mayor, an invited entry for the exhibition organized by the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, and metamatic:taf in Athens, in collaboration with METASITU. Proposal to the Mayor of Athens expressed in the form of a provocative letter, May 2016 - Invited participation to the Resilience workshop for Athens organized in the context of the city as a member of the global network of 100 resilient cities, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. Definition of necessary aspects for the adaptation of resilience measures by the city. April 2016 - Invited participation at the 1st Conference for Athens, a Municipal workshop on The role of Civil Society within neighborhoods. February 2016

  • Conference participant

    Presentation of “Design as a tool to manifest the social dimension of architecture” in the Special Session Design as a planning tool, at the 2nd International Conference on Changing Cities: Spatial, Design, Landscape & Socio-economic Dimensions. Porto Heli, Greece, June 2015

  • Invited speaker

    New York University-Abu Dhabi, presentation of techniques, objectives, and frameworks for sustainable urban development in Europe, and lecture on 'Mindsets and trends shaping Europe's vision for sustainable cities'. November 2015

  • Research proposals

    - Participating external expert in the proposed research program entitled "RECIPROCATION HOUSING” submitted for funding by the ΧΜ ΕΟΧ 2009-2014 call of the General Secretariat of Research & Technology, with main participants the UTH (University of Thessaly-Lead Partner), Harokopio University, and the Municipalities of Athens and Thessaloniki (Partners). 2014 - Participating external expert in the proposed research program entitled "PLANNING WITH URBAN NETWORKS: Urban policy tools to address poverty and social exclusion in central Athens" submitted for funding by the ΧΜ ΕΟΧ 2009-2014 call of the General Secretariat of Research & Technology, with main participants the NTUA (National Technical University of Athens-Lead Partner), Harokopio University and the Municipality of Athens (Partners). 2014

  • Presentations

    - On “Energy design and the new Greek building Code” at the Workshop of the Physics Dept. of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens in the context of EU Programs MaTrID (www.integrateddesign.eu) and AIDA (http://www.aidaproject.eu) on the processes of holistic energy design for near zero-energy buildings. March 2014 - On “The image of Athens in the period of crisis: a focus on the most deprived parts of the city center ” organized by ELLET-the Greek Society of Environment and Culture. TEE, December 2014 - The participatory practices of REACTIVATE ATHENS-101 IDEAS at the Actors of Urban Change” & the Bosch Foundation Athens Conference, a transnational program on Sustainable and participatory urban development through cultural activities. April 2014 - “Towards a new urbanity: Major public projects for the metropolitan area of Athens”. At the National Observatory of Athens Workshop Urban monitoring from Space, a component of environmental change with ecological, biophysical, social, climatic impact. April 2014 Lecture on “Energy design for buildings and the new Building Code” at the Environmental Studies Conference on Energy design for buildings of near zero energy consumption. University of Athens Physics Dept., March 2014

  • Participant

    Participant in focus group on initiatives regarding urban participatory processes. Organized by ΕΚΚΕ-National Center for Social Research on the occasion of DIVERCITIES EU research program. May 2014

  • Invited participant

    Invited participant by the National Center for Social Re search (EKKE) at the workshop on “Design of public policies and their application in the sector of urban design and urban rehabilitation”. An examination of the topic with regards to the critical current socio-economic reality, and the proposition of integrated solutions and innovative initiatives that may be employed by the Public Administration in order to build-up a culture of dialogue and cooperation among stakeholders in charge, necessary for the production of design and the implementation of sustainable urban rehabilitation projects. December 2016

  • Invited panelist

    At the panel discussion by the Larissa Association of Greek Architects, on “Time discontinuities: archaeological areas within urban environments”. The discussion addressed the future of the city center's ancient theater and that of the urban surroundings. July 2016

  • New assignment

    Feasibility Study, assessment of the development potential, and crafting of terms for the sustainable development and rehabilitation of the E. coast of Larnaca, Cyprus. For over 60 years, the 2,5 km long area of 35 hectares is mostly owned by the Cyprus petroleum companies and occupied by their heavy industrial facilities. As these are in the process of relocating, the region will be converted from an extensive brownfield to an urban sector with strong identity, providing a sustainable new environment of high quality and an economic catalyst for the development of the city. The study provides baseline information for the development of a master plan by ARUP, and comprises:
    - analysis of official city plans and local development programs
    - identification of appropriate processes to enable new planning regulations
    - suggestion of planning and building code regulations for the area
    - development scenarios, following economic assessment based on technical and financial analysis
    - evaluation of the impact of all proposals presented in the master plan by ARUP
    In collaboration with Nikos Triantafyllopoulos. Assigned by the Larnaca Commercial & Industrial Chamber.
    June 2016

  • New project

    Design of a 400 m2 residential building in Kefalari, Athens. The near zero energy building (nZEB), will be licensed in the A+ building code energy category. The energy study was conducted in collaboration with the Environmental Physics Dept. of Athens University. June 2016

  • Appointment

    Appointed Urban Design Consultant to the Mayor of the City of Athens, George Kaminis. May 2016

  • Invited participant

    Invited participant at the “RESILIENT ATHENS” Workshop, an initiative of Mayor G. Kaminis, directed by Eleni Myrivili -Chief Resilience Officer and City of Athens Council member. In the context of the "100 Resilient Cities" program, founded and supported by the Rockefeller Foundation (https://resilientathens.wordpress.com ). Athens City Hall, April 16 2016

  • Workshop participant

    Invited participant at the thematic workshop addressing the role of the civil societies in the city neighborhoods, during the “1st Conference for Athens” organized by the Municipality. February 11, 2016

  • Contributor, chapter on 'The role of spatial planning' for the book 'Urban Climate Mitigation Techniques'.

    Mat Santamouris, Denia Kolokotsa, editors. January 2016.

  • NYU in Abu Dhabi, seminar on sustainability techniques.

    Seminar regarding the objectives and frameworks for sustainable urban development in Europe, and lecture on 'Mindsets and trends shaping Europe's vision for sustainable cities'. November 2015

  • New Project

    Design of a passive residential building for a single family in Kefalari, January 2016

  • Presentation

    Presentation of one of my near zero-energy projects in the Workshop of the Physics Dept. of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens for 'Promoting renovation of schools in a Mediterranean climate up to nearly zero-energy buildings' in the context of ZEMedS. November 2015

  • Smart-cities: a sum of smart parts

    Contributor, chapter on 'Smart-cities: a sum of smart parts' for the book 'Energy and Environmental Transformations in a Globalizing World: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue'. Sophia Kalantzakou, editor. Published by Nomiki Vivliothiki, January 2016

  • Proposal: "Multi culti cuisine carts for Athens' center: the contribution of food as a tool to accent local identities, place making, employment and social cohesion”

    Through the architect-urbanist's eyes, the proposal identifies a novel task, suggesting the necessary conditions, policies, incentives, synergies and framework for the sustainable development of a street-food culture in lagging city parts containing latent potential. It targets the empowerment of social diversity and local economy under the support and initiatives from the local government and other institutions, and by inviting the participation of local people via participatory platforms. February 2016

  • Contributor, essay on 'How Art & Cultural diversity empower citizens: two Athenian initiatives' for the ECLECTIS project (European Citizens’ Laboratories for Empowerment: CiTIes Shared)

    A 2012-2014 European cultural cooperation project to encourage creativity and new appropriation of urban space. Corinne Szteinsznaider and Claire Loucopoulos – Dedale, Yvette Masson-Zanussi and Marco Stathopoulos – PACT, Editorial coordination. December 2014