12th Annual International Conference on Urban Studies & Planning
30-31 May & 1-2 June 2022, Athens, Greece
Program (Athens Local Time)
(Note 1: the program is organized along time slots and not according to common theme)
(Note 2: at the end of each time slot questions and discussions will follow)

Monday 30 May 2022


Opening and Welcoming Remarks:

  • Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER
  • Nicholas N. Patricios,Vice President of Strategic Planning & Analysis, ATINER, Dean Emeritus & Professor, School of Architecture, University of Miami, USA.
  • Clara Germana Gonçalves, Head, Architecture Unit, ATINER & Researcher, CITAD (Centro de Investigação em Território, Arquitectura e Design), Lusíada University, Portugal.


Coordinator: Ms Olga Gounta, Researcher, ATINER

  1. Roman Klementschitz, Senior Scientist, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria.
    Title: In Depth Analysis of Trip Chains and Tours Based οn the National Travel Survey Database in Austria. (Monday)
  2. Frane Tadic, Researcher, University of Rijeka, Croatia.
    Sinisa Vilke, Head, Department of Technology and Organization in Transport, University of Rijeka, Croatia.
     Title: Examples of Urban Traffic Management Systems.
  3. Gaurab Das Mahapatra, PhD Scholar, Hokkaido University, Japan.
    Title: Role of Cognition in Pedestrian-Level Universal Mobility: Case of Central Kolkata, India.
  4. Martin Bárta, PhD Student, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic.
    Analyze of Public Transport Accessibility in Novi Sad Based on Population Address Points.
  5. Javier Cubas, Associate Professor, Polytechonc University of Madrid, Spain.
    Title: UPMQuBe: An Academic/Educational PocketQube Proposal for the EU2Space Challenge.


Coordinator: Ms Olga Gounta, Researcher, ATINER

  1. Jelena Culin, Associate Professor, University of Zadar, Croatia.
    Title: Cruise Ships as a Source of Pollution of the Adriatic Sea by Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products.
  2. Leila Khodabakhsh, PhD Candidate, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany.
    Title: The Discursive and Institutional Scalar Transformation of the State: (Re)Production and (Re)Configuration of the Hydro-social Territories in Iran.
  3. Tahmid Rouf, PhD Candidate, York University, Canada.
    Title: Lessons about Our World from Re-Migration among the Children of Immigrants.



Coordinator: Ms Olga Gounta, Researcher, ATINER

  1. Lingjin Wang, PhD Student, Southeast University, China.
    Title: A Research on Local Response and Optimization Strategies of International Student Settlement in China on Globalization.
  2. Qian Zhang, PhD Candidate, Southeast University, China.
    Title: Location Choices of Internal Migrants in Yangtze River Urban Agglomeration, China.
  3. Kamna Karan, Assistant Director, Delhi Development Authority, India.
    Title: Smart City Planning and Heritage – An IoT based Toolkit Framework.
  4. Sisi Xia, PhD Student, National University of Singapore, Singapore and Southeast University, China.
    Title: A Coupling Study of Public Service Facilities and Land Price in Wuxi City Based on Big Data Perspective.


Coordinator: Ms Olga Gounta, Researcher, ATINER

  1. Foteini Papadopoulou, PhD Student, University of Hertfordshire, UK.
    Title: Safe Houses: Design Principles, Potentials and Limitations. An Analysis through Data-Driven Approaches.
  2. Loreta Šutinienė, PhD Student, Vilnius University, Lithuania.
    Title: Investigation of Reading Geographical Educational Maps Using Eye Movement Analysis.
  3. Ann Borst, Professor, Wentworth Institute of Technology, USA.
    Title: Industrial Heritage and Urban Regeneration: Reinventing the Port District in Nantes, France.
  4. Amber Horning, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA.
    Title: The Shifting Geography of Sex Markets in NYC (the 1970s-2000s) through Mental Maps of Third-Party Facilitators.

Greek Night

Tuesday 31 May 2022


 08:00-09:30 Time Slot 5a1

Coordinator: Mr Konstantinos Manolidis

 Time Slot 5b

Coordinator: Ms Olga Gounta, Researcher, ATINER

  1. Mee Kam Ng, Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China.
    Title: Planning for Multifaceted well-being? A Review of the Planning for Multifaceted Well-being: Hong Kong Planning Standards and Guidelines.
  2. Yunyi Li, Student, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.
    Title: Research on Types and Characteristics of Fishing Village Space in Coastal.
  3. Alwyn Hoffman, Professor, North-West University, South Africa.
    Crynos Mutendera, PhD Student, North-West University, South Africa.
    Title: A Simulation Approach for Optimized Border System Design.
  4. Yipin Xu, PhD Student, Southeast University, China.
    Title: Approaches to the Planning and Management of Architectural Style and Feature in China.
Old and New-An Educational Urban Walk

The urban walk ticket is not included as part of your registration fee. It includes transportation costs and the cost to enter the Parthenon and the other monuments on the Acropolis Hill. The urban walk tour includes the broader area of Athens. Among other sites, it includes: Zappion, Syntagma Square, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Roman Agora and on Acropolis Hill: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and the Parthenon. The program of the tour may be adjusted, if there is a need beyond our control. This is a private event organized by ATINER exclusively for the conference participants. Some participants have videotaped the event. Click here for an example. 

09:30-11:00 Time Slot 5a2
  1. Crynos Mutendera, PhD Student, North-West University, South Africa.
    Alwyn Hoffman, Professor, North-West University, South Africa.
    Title: Comparing Transport Corridors Based on Total Economic Cost.
  2. Sara Sánchez Muñiz, Manager, TECH Friendly, Spain.
    Title: The New Urban Agenda, a Good Excuse for Strategic Urban Planning.
  3. Ágota Ladó, PhD Student, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania.
    Title: Urbanization Processes of a Town that Affect Collective Memory and Urban Identity in Miercurea Ciuc, Transylvania, Romania.
  4. Laura Garcia Insa, Researcher, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.
    Title: Introduction to a Common European Framework for Aerospace Engineering Studies.


Coordinator: Ms Olga Gounta, Researcher, ATINER

  1. Marko Kiessel, Lecturer, Arkin University of Creative Arts & Design, Cyprus.
    Title: Urban Dystopia on Screen: The City, Architecture and Power in the 21st Century Science Fiction Film.
  2. Asu Tozan, Lecturer, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus.
    Title: Multi-Unit Housing Projects in British Cyprus during WWII and the Post-War Period.
  3. Viktoria Holmik, PhD Student, University of Canberra, Australia.
    Title: Diagramming Urban Fragments: Collage City and the ‘Vest-pocket’ in the Case Study of Canberra.
  4. Chiara Bocchino, PhD Student, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy.
    Title: Circular Urban Metabolism as Analysis and Design Tool for the Cities of Tomorrow.
  5. Antonia Koukouvelou, Research Associate, Technical University of Munich, Germany.
    Title: The Challenge of Transforming Post-industrial Landscapes in Greece.
  6. Denver Hendricks, Senior Lecturer, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
    Title: The Effects of Apartheid Architecture and Policy on the Human Psyche.
  7. Solomon Eghosa Uhunamure, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa.
    Title: Towards an Effective Management of E-Waste In South Africa. A Comprehensive Review of The Prospects and Challenges.


Coordinator: Ms Olga Gounta, Researcher, ATINER

  1. Toni Bielic, Professor, University of Zadar, Croatia.
    Title: Sociotechnical Aspects of a Modern Technology Applied at Maritime Transport.
  2. Vlatko Knežević, Assistant Professor, University of Zadar, Croatia.
    Zoran Pavin, Assistant Professor, University of Zadar, Croatia.
    Title: Impact of Hull Fouling on Vessel’s Fuel Consumption and Emissions Based on a Simulation Model.
  3. Suzanne Hiller, Assistant Professor, Hood College, USA.
    Title: Citizen Science as a Vehicle for STEM Career Motivation: Research, Assessment, and Implications.
  4. Ana Gundic, Head, University of Zadar, Croatia.
    Title: Harmonization of Short-Courses for Seafarers.
  5. Srdjan Vujicic, Assistant Professor, University of Dubrovnik Croatia.
    Title: From Comfort Zone to Growth Zone in the Context of Maritime Education and Training.
  6. Kyriacos Polycarpou, PhD Student, The Open University UK.
    Title: Spatial Planning and Policy: An Enabling or a Procrastinating Actor of Sustainability Design Decisions?



Coordinator: Ms Olga Gounta, Researcher, ATINER

  1. Dani Sabalja, Assistant Professor, University of Rijeka, Croatia.
    Title: Contribution to the Improvement of the System of Action in the Event of Sudden Marine Pollution.
  2. Nermin Hasanspahic, Researcher, University of Dubrovnik, Croatia.
    Title: Ballast Water Discharge Profile of a Port as a Tool for Ballast Water Risk Management – A Case Study of Port of Ploče, Croatia.
  3. Sławomir Goliszek, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization PAS, Poland.
    Title: The Significance of the Components of Transport Accessibility in Szczecin with Particular Emphasis on Public Transport in the Years 2009-2018 – Project Summary
  4. Gustavo Bittencourt Machado, Associate Professor, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil.
    Title: Affection and Reflexive Expectations in Geographical Indication.
  5. Michela Scaglione, Researcher, University of Genova, Italy.
    Title: Landscapes of Reuse: Enhancement Processes And New Opportunities Through Architecture.

Greek Home-Made Dinner (includes the traditional Greek household hospitality and quality)

Wednesday 1 June 2022
Educational Islands Cruise
Mycenae Visit

Thursday 2 June 2022
Delphi Tour