E. Asprogerakas is currently an Assistant Professor of Spatial Planning and Director of the Research Unit for Tourism Policy and Planning at the Department of Spatial Planning and Regional Development of the University of Thessaly. He is a Surveyor Engineer, holding an MSc in Development and Planning of the University College of London and a PhD in Spatial Planning of the School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).
His scientific interests relate to Spatial Planning, focusing on issues of spatial policy and governance. His current research concerns Maritime Spatial Planning, Spatial Resilience and Integrated Spatial Development Strategies.
PhD, Spatial Planning (full Scholarship awarded by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation)
National Technical University of Athens, School of Architecture, Athens, Greece
MSc in Development and Planning (full Scholarship awarded by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation)
University College London, Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, Development Planning Unit, London, UK
Diploma in Engineering in Surveying
National Technical University of Athens, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, Athens, Greece
Scientific conferences committees
6th PanHellenic Congress of Spatial Planning and Regional Development (Volos, 29/9-2/10/2022).
5th International Conference on “CHANGING CITIES: Making our Cities Resilient in times of Pandemics”, Corfu Island, Greece, 20-25 June 2022. University of Thessaly – Ionian University.
4th Euro-Mediterranean Conference on: “VISIONING MED 2020+ / Mediterranean in Transition: Preserving the Past – Preparing for the Future”. Athens, Greece, October 9-10, 2020.
4th International Conference on “CHANGING CITIES: Spatial, Design, Landscape & Socio-economic Dimensions”, Chania, Greece, 24-29 June 2019.
5th PanHellenic Congress of Spatial Planning and Regional Development (Volos, 27-30/09/2018).
ECOCITY FORUM 2018: Circular Economy in Smart Cities, Coordinator and President of the Session “Urban Planning to promote Circular Economy”, 3-5 October 2018, Thessaloniki.
Editorial boards of scientific journals
2006: Thomaidion Award, awarded by NTUA for outstanding publication in scientific journal.
2005: Grant awarded by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation for Post Doctoral Research.
1999: full Scholarship awarded by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation for PhD Studies
1998: full Scholarship awarded by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation for MSc Studies
2010 – 2018: Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy, Expert in Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development
2006 – 2010: Greek Ministry of Interior, Expert in Spatial Development
2005 – 2017: Hellenic Open University, Postgraduate Tutor
2004 – : National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government, Visiting Lecturer
“Cross-border Cooperation for the Implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning”, THAL-HOR 2, Interreg Greece – Cyprus, European Regional Development Fund. 11/2021-02/2023.
SoCoN – Social Cohesion in Urban Neighborhoods – the Role of Civil Society Initiatives. TU Dortmund University / Department of Spatial Planning, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). 01/2022 – 12/2022.
“MSPMED: Towards the operational implementation of MSP in our common Mediterranean Sea”. European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (03/2020 – 02/2022).
CLIMASCAPE: “Development of a Platform and Multi Criterion Application for Climate Change Forecasting, Detection and Risk Management for Major Cultural and Tourism Areas – Application for Selected Archaeological Sites and Monuments of the UNESCO World Heritage List”, Operational Program “Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship &Innovation” (EPAnEK), NSRF, 2014-2020.
“De-Carbonization Plan for Western Macedonia and Megalopolis” (06/2020 – 02/2021).
“Planning Study for Promoting growth of medium and small cities to achieve Balanced and Sustainable Spatial Development Across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”, MOMRA-KSA. 2018 – 2019.
“Challenges of the crises for European cities (HeKriS): Development of planning strategies and measures by the NTUA and LUH”, DAAD – program “Hochschulpartnerschaften mit Griechenland 2017”.
IKYDA 2015: “New forms of governance and democratic legitimacy of urban planning decisions. Urban planning cultures in the frame of civil society initiatives and protests”. Greek State Scholarship Foundation & DAAD.
IKYDA 2007, “The impact of Large-Scale events on the spatial structure of metropolitan regions. The Case studies of Athens & Hamburg”, Greek State Scholarship Foundation & DAAD.
ESPON Project 2.3.2, “Governance of territorial and urban policies from EU to local level / 2004-2006”, ESPON, European Commission.
ESPON Project 1.1.1, “The role, specific situation and potentials of urban areas as nodes in a polycentric development”, ESPON, European Commission.
“Harmonization of spatial planning systems with European Union and OECD policy guidance and cross border co-operation: The case of Greece and Bulgaria”, OECD Development Assistance Committee Programme .
“Strategic-Regional development framework of Athens-Attica”, Greek Ministry of Regional Planning and Environment.
Wassenhoven L., Sapountzaki K., Asprogerakas E., Gianniris H., T. Pagonis, Territorial Governance: Theory, European Experience and the Case of Greece, p. 352 (in Greek), Publications Kritiki, Athens, 2010.
Chapters in collective volumes
Markada, S. & Asprogerakas, E. (2020) “The effects of climate change on cultural heritage and the role of spatial planning in addressing the impacts”. In V. Djokić & L. Triantis, (eds.) Heritage in a planning context. Brussels: European Council of Spatial Planners, 195-216.
Serraos K, & Asprogerakas E., (2018) “Typologies of bottom-up planning in southern Europe. The Case of Greek Urbanism during the Period of Economic Crisis “in Mahyar Arefi & Conrad Kickert (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of Bottom-Up Urbanism (working title, to be published), University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Serraos Κ., Greve Τ., Asprogerakas Ε., Balampanidis D, Chani A., “Athens, a capital in crisis. Tracing the spatial impacts”, (2016) in Knieling J., Othengrafen F. (eds) Cities in Crisis, Socio-spatial impacts of the economic crisis in Southern European cities, 334 pages, ISBN: 9781138850026, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London.
Serraos K., Asprogerakas E. y Ioannou B., “La cultura de planificación y la interferencia de grandes eventos: la experiencia reciente de Atenas” in Joerg Knieling, Frank Othengraren (eds) Culturas de planificación en Europa : descifrando los fenómenos culturales del urbanismo y la planificación regional, Madrid : Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Ordenación del Territorio, 2013.
Serraos K., Asprogerakas E., Ioannou B., “Planning Culture and the interference of major events. The recent experience of Athens”, chapter in Planning Cultures in Europe Decoding Cultural Phenomena in Urban and Regional Planning (pp. 203-218), Knieling J. & Othengrafen F. (eds), Ashgate (Aldershot), 2009.
Asprogerakas E., Ioannou B., “Redefining space: The web access profile of the small and medium sized Greek cities”, chapter in in Bucher U., Finka M. (eds), The Electronic City (pp. 97-110), BWV, Berlin, 2008.
Asprogerakas E. “Mechanisms of urban environment formation in the postmodern city, Reference to the Greek experience”, chapter in City and Urban Development in Greece. 21st century prospects, pp 41-52, SEPOX, NTUA, UTH, (in Greek), Athens, 2004
Journals articles with reviews
Preza, E. & Asprogerakas E. (2022) Applying integrated, spatial tools in the framework of EU cohesion policy (2014-2020). European Journal of Spatial Development 19(6), 1–22.
Melissas, D. & Asprogerakas E. (2022) “Spatial parameters for the development of floating wind farms in Greece”, European Journal of Geography. Volume 13, Issue 4, pp. 001 – 017.
Asprogerakas E., (2016) APPROACHES Of INTEGRATED URBAN INTERVENTIONS IN GREECE: TOOLS AND GOVERNANCE, AEIHOROS journal, Issue 26, pp.4-36, September (in Greek).
Asprogerakas E., “IN SEARCH OF THE POLICY APPLIED AND SPATIAL CORRELATIONS OF ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT APPLICATIONS IN GREECE”. Regional Science Inquiry Journal, Vol. IV,(3), 2012, Special Issue, pp. 91-103.
Asrogerakas E., Zachari B. (2012) “In search of a spatial policy for the EU and the perspective of integrated planning approaches in Greece”, Regional Science, Volume III, No. 1, pp. 87-105 (in Greek).
Asprogerakas, E. , & Serraos, K., “Urban Development. The Hamburg Paradigm: The Passage from the 1950΄s to the 21st Century”, AEIHOROS Journal, 16, pp. 30-59, 2011. (in Greek)
Asprogerakas E., Ioannou B., “Accessibility and Development Prospects: The Web implications for local economy extroversion in Greece”, in International Planning Studies, Vol. 12, Issue 2, pp. 89-106, May 2007.
Asprogerakas E., “City competition and urban marketing: The case of tourism industry in Athens”, in TOURISMOS Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp. 89-114, 2007.
Asprogerakas E., “Development of electronic Governance applications. Policy and Spatial Correlations”, AEIHOROS journal, Volume 5, Issue 1 (in Greek), May 2006.
Asprogerakas E., Ioannou B., (2006) Accessibility to Internet and Development prospects of the Small and Medium sized Greek cities, TOPOS, Vol 26-27, pp. 95-120 (in Greek).
Asprogerakas E. (2004) “Services as a field of urban competition: The role of Medium Sized Cities”, Geographies, Vol. 8, pp 50-66, (in Greek).
Conference proceedings with reviews
Asprogerakas, Ε. & Tasopoulou, Α. (2021) “Climate change and green networks: Spatial planning provisions at the Greek metropolitan areas”. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Vol. 899, 2nd International Conference on Environmental Design, 2021. Athens, Greece, 23-24 October.
Asprogerakas, E., & Mountanea, K. (2019) “Place branding and industrial heritage: Spatial Strategies and Interventions in the Rurh area”, 4th Annual Conference of the International Place Branding Association (IPBA), Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, Volos, 27-29 November.
Asprogerakas E., Tasopoulou N. (2019) “The role of spatial planning policies in fostering regional economic resilience in Greece”, 4th International Conference on “CHANGING CITIES: Spatial, Design, Landscape & Socio-economic Dimensions”, Chania, Greece, 24-29 June. ISBN 978-960-99226-9-2
Lazoglou M., Voulelis P., Asprogerakas E., Koudouni A., Serraos K. (2019) “Tourism Carrying Capacity as a Tool for Spatial Planning: An Index-based Approach for the Greek islands”, 4th International Conference on “CHANGING CITIES: Spatial, Design, Landscape & Socio-economic Dimensions”, Chania, Greece, 24-29 June. ISBN 978-960-99226-9-2
Serraos K., Asprogerakas E., Chazapis A., Gkoumopoulou G., and Voulelis P., (2017) “Civil society and institutional practices towards democratization of urban planning: case studies on three German cities”, in Changing Cities: Spatial, Design, Landscape & Socio-Economic Dimensions, Department of Planning & Regional Development School of Engineering, University of Thessaly, Syros Islands, Greece, 26-30 June.
Serraos K., Asprogerakas E., Voulelis P., (2017) “Spatial Governance and City Identity: The German Experience in Participatory Processes for Planning and Development” in the 2nd Pan-Hellenic Marketing and Place Branding Conference, (Proceedings) Department of Planning and Regional Development of the University of Thessaly, Larissa, 31 / 03-02 / 04.
Asprogerakas E. (2016), “Development dimension of spatial planning: Prospects and prerequisites for the implementation of the new Attica Master Plan”, in 14th ERSA-GR SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE (Conference Proceedings), ATHENS, June 25th.
Polydoropoulos E. & Asprogerakas E., (2015), “Strategic Environmental Assessment and its application in spatial planning. The experience of Europe and an example from Greece” in 4th National Conference for Planning and Regional Development, 24-27 September, Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, Volos.
Michailidis, E. Asprogerakas & K. Serraos, “Cities as Growth Engines; the spatial planning’s role for the improvement of networking and competitiveness”, in XI EURA CONFERENCE, Milan, Italy, October 9-11, 2008.
Asprogerakas E., “Functional Centrality Of The Greek Urban System Cities”, 8th Pan-Hellenic Geographical Conference, Athens, 4-7 October 2007 (in Greek)
Asrpogerakas E., Serraos K., Sofianopoulos D., “Spatial Changes and Replanning Policies for Urban Coastal Areas. Investigation of Prospects for the Improvement of the Urban Environment in Athens and Hamburg”, 8th Pan-Hellenic Geographical Conference, Athens, 4-7 October 2007 (in Greek)
Serraos K., Asprogerakas E., Ioannou B., Michailidis T., “Formation of new poles of interest in the urban space and investigation of their contribution in a more balanced development. The case of post – olympic Athens”, 8th Pan-Hellenic Geographical Conference, Athens, 4-7 October 2007 (in Greek)