Degree in Civil Engineering from the National and Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Master Degree and PhD in Urban Planning from the Department of Planning and Regional Development (DPRD), University of Thessaly.
Her academic interests include Quality of Life in Cities, Urban Development, the Contribution of Culture and Tourism to urban and regional development and the transformations of urban centers.
She has worked in several researched units both in the School of Architecture in NTUA and in the DPRD, University of Thessaly. She has a long research experience in projects concerning urban planning, urban regeneration and tourism.
She is a member of the Laboratory of Tourism Planning, Research and Policy since 2008. She is teaching assistant for the undergraduate courses: ‘Technical Drawing’, ‘Tourism and Leisure Planning’, ‘PlaceMarketing’, ‘Planning and Management of Special Events’, ‘Urban Renewal, Regeneration and Development’. She also teaches in postgraduate courses of the Master in Tourism and Cultural Planning and Development.
University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
MSc in Urban Planning and Development
University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Diploma in Civil Engineering
National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
1995-2001. Freelance Engineer. External Expert (researcher) in the School of Architecture, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, NTUA and in the Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly
2005-2014. Researcher (staff member) in NTUA
2014-today. Laboratory Teaching Staff with expertise in ‘Cities and Urban Development’ in the Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly
2018-, HELIX: Entrepreneurial Learning Exchange Initiative For Sustainable Hospitality Smes In The Balkan-Mediterranean Region (INTERREG Balkan-Mediterannean)
2015-16‘Evaluation of the adequacy and sustainability of infrastructures and development of the research method for assessing the impacts for the event ‘Eleusis 2021’
2014-15 ‘Marketing Plan for the City of Kozani’
2013-15 ‘Marketing Plan for the City of Larissa’
2014 ‘CHARTS’: Engaging Culture & Heritage for Sustainable Tourism Development (INTERREG IVc)
2012-14 Investigating an Integrated Urban Intervention Plan for the Center of Athens
Chapters in collective volumes
Psycharis, Y., Kallioras, D. & Psatha, E. (2018), ‘Political Resilience in Times of Economic Crisis and Local Government Reforms. The case of the Municipality of Volos’, στο Othengrafen, F. & Serraos, K. (eds) Urban Resilience, Changing Economy and Social Trends.
Kallioras, D., Psatha, E. & Psycharis, G. (2018), ΄Financial Redress in the Local Governments : The Case of Volos’, in Hlepas, N.K. & Getimis, P. (eds.) Financial Redress in the Local Governments, Athens: Papazissis, 234-252 (in Greek language)
Psatha, E. & Deffner, (2014), ‘Measuring quality of life in Greek cities using the system DPRD-50’, In: Proceedings of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) 28th Annual congress: From Control to Co-Evolution, Utrecht/Delft, July 2014
Psatha, E. and Deffner, A. (2012), ‘Quality of Urban Life and City Competitiveness: compatible or non-compatible concepts?’, in Deffner, Α. & Karachalis, Ν. (eds) Place Marketing and Branding. International experience and the Greek reality, Volos: UTH University Press, 151-166.
Journals articles with reviews
Deffner, Α., Bogiantzides, Ν., Mantas, Ν. & Psatha, Ε. (2020), ‘Accessibility to Culture and Heritage: Culture for All’, in Aeihoros: Texts in planning and development (under issue)
Deffner, A., Karachalis, N., Psatha, E., Metaxas, T. & Sirakoulis, K. (2020), ‘City Marketing and Planning in two Greek cities: plurality or constrains?, in European Planning Studies, 28(7), 1333-1354.
Psatha, Ε. (2020) ‘Critical Presentation of the book: Polyzos, S. (2015), Urban Development, in Aeihoros: Texts in planning and development, 29, 192-196.
Psatha, Ε., Petachti, S. & Lourontzi, Ε. (2019) ‘Choosing the bicycle as a means of urban transportation: functional and symbolic dimensions’, in Aeihoros: Texts in planning and development, 28, 250-275.
Conference proceedings with reviews
Psatha, E. (2019), ‘Cheers to the city. Local Microbreweries as drivers of neolocalism in the Greek cities’, 4th Conference of the Interantional Place Branding Association, Volos, December 2019
Psatha, E. (2019),’ The Quality of Life in Greek Cities Reconsidered: From the urban indicator system DPRD-50 to the DPRD-20’, Presentation in the 59th ERSA Congress ‘Cities, Regions and Digital Transformations: Opportunities, Risks and Challenges’, Lyon: Universite de Lyon II, August 2019
Psatha, E., Deffner, A., Lalou, G., Katsafadou, S. & Bogiantzides, N. (2018),’ Small cities & Mega events: The case of Eleusis, ECoC 2021’, Presentation in the 5th Panhellenic Conference of Planning and Regional Development, Volos: University of Thessaly, September 2018
Psatha, E., Deffner, A., Lalou, G., Katsafadou, S. and Bogiatzides, N. (2017) ‘Can small cities host mega events? The case of Eleusis European Capital of Culture 2021’. Presentation in the 54ème Colloque ASRDLF – 15th conference ERSA-GR, Athens, July 2017.
Psatha, E., Nikolopoulou, K. (2017), ‘Who remembers the European Capitals of Culture? Is the ECoC title an opportunity for cultural and economic development, or another city marketing tool?’ Presentation in the 54ème Colloque ASRDLF – 15th conference ERSA-GR, Athens, July 2017.
Psatha, E., Deffner, A. (2017) ‘’Healthy and livable’ cities in the era of crisis: the case of the greek medium sized cities’. Presentation in the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) 31st Annual congress, SPACES OF DIALOG FOR PLACES OF DIGNITY: Fostering the European Dimension of Planning, Lisbon, July 2017.
Psatha, Ε. (2017), ‘City titles and rankings. Elements of the city identity or Place Marketing Tools?’ Presentation in the 2nd Panhellenic Conference for Place Marketing and Branding, Larissa, April 2017
Deffner, A., Psatha, E., Metaxas, T., Karachalis, N. and Sirakoulis, K. (2016), Strategic Marketing Plans for nearby, but not similar, cities: A comparative analysis of Larissa and Kozani in Greece, Presentation in the 1st Conference of the Interantional Place Branding Association, London, December 2016
Psatha, E. (2016), The role of the local governments in defining the level of Quality of Life in Greek cities, 14th Conference of The Greek ERSA Section, Athens, June 2016
Deffner, Α., Psatha, Ε., Bogiantzidis, Ν., Mantas, Ν., Vlachaki, Ε., Ntaflouka, P. (2015) Accessibility To Culture & Heritage: Designing For All, In: Proceedings of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) 29th Annual congress, Definite Space – Fuzzy responsibility/ ed by Milan Macoun, Karel Maier, Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP), 2015. ISBN: 978-80-01-05782-7