I am an urban and regional planner from Greece and currently, I am studying Geoinformatics at Aalborg University in Copenhagen. Until now I have mostly worked with different tools regarding urban, transportation planning and Geographical information systems(GIS). As Placemaking was one of the approaches I experienced, I found my enthusiasm in combining methods related to Placemaking and Technology.
Which additional experience/skills can people of Placemaking Europe reach out personally to you for?
I had worked with a project regarding the sustainable urban development of two metro station of Thessaloniki from a residents perceptions, where it was examined how the Transport oriented development strategy can be connected with the Placemaking approach. Currently, as Geoinformatics master student, my team and I, are working on a project related to the evaluation of public spaces through social media usage in Copenhagen, where we exploring how people use public spaces through social media networks.
Which experience/skills can people of Placemaking Europe reach out to your organisation for?
Based on the projects I had practised so far I can advise on urban development and Placemaking approaches around transportation stations and on different possibilities technology can be a tool of a Placemaking strategy.
Describe one of the projects you are most proud of
The project I most proud of is the sustainable urban development of two metro station of Thessaloniki from a residents' perceptions. This project examined the possibilities of the smooth integration of two urban stations and the way in which the development of these areas is linked to Placemaking policies. Residents participated in the planning process through a questionary survey and during the course of two events that were held in both areas. Based on the results of the analysis and residents perspective, it was created an urban design proposal for the two study areas, based on the concepts of Transit oriented development and Placemaking.