Thursday 16 June 2022, 18:30 – 20:00 (EEST)
Serafio City of Athens, Echelidon 19 & Pireos 144, 118 54 Athens

Marking the completion of the Athens Urban Age Task Force initiative, this event will explore the future liveability and sustainability of Greece’s capital city.
Professor Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities will present new in-depth analysis comparing Athens with other global cities and offering insights into spatial, social, economic and environmental attributes at a metropolitan and local level.
Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis will be joined by local and international experts to discuss innovation and best practice in Urban policy and design.
In its current post-pandemic phase, the city is making new investments in its urban infrastructure and public realm to improve the quality of life and reverse recent population decline. The Athens Urban Age Task Force has been designed to contribute to this urban renaissance.

Moderator: Alexis Papahelas, Executive Editor of Kathimerini Newspaper

Speakers: Kostas Bakoyannis, Mayor of Athens and Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies and Director of LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Jean Louis Missika, Deputy Mayor of Paris for urbanism, architecture, economic development and attractiveness (2014-2020)
Georgios Panetsos, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Patras
Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE
Mary Vassilakou, Deputy Mayor of Vienna (2010-2019); Director, Vienna Solutions, Urban Transformation Consulting

This event is free and open to all.

The event will be in English with simultaneous Greek translation available.

A registration via Eventbrite is required. REGISTER HERE

Organised by LSE Cities at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and the City of Athens, in partnership with the LSE Hellenic Observatory