2024 Sustainability & Infrastructure


6th Study Abroad Program on Sustainability & Infrastructure
18-30 May 2024

    Morning1 Afternoon1 Night1
Saturday 18 May Arrival in Athens

14:30 Airport transfer from ATH to Hotel Melia



Sunday 19 May (10:00-13:00)

Site Visit: The Ellinikon Experience Park


Welcome by ATINER & Speech by Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, ATINER’s President (Powerpoint)

(19:00) ATINER


Monday 20 May (09:45-13:00)

Urban Walk & Acropolis Museum2


Acropolis & Parthenon3

(20:30) ATINER

Dinner & Greek Night4

Tuesday 21 May (07:30-19:00) Field Excursion: Rio-Antirio Bridge (presentation, briefing & technical visit) & Corinth Canal (includes lunch)
Wednesday 22 May (09:00-11:00)

Site Visit: ATTIKO Metro –Construction Site TBM Veikou Line 4


Site Visit: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center & Flisvos Marina

(17:00-17:45) – Lecture

–         Dr. Mehmet Cevat Yildirim, Associate Professor, Gaziantep University, Türkiye. Title: “The Degrowth Alternative” (Powerpoint)

(18:00-18:45) – Lecture

–         Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER. Title: “Quality Infrastructure and Sustainable Development: An Empirical Economic Analysis” (Powerpoint)

Thursday 23 May (10:00-13:00)

Sustainability Design Projects

 (18:30-21:00) – Lectures

–              Mr. Antulio Richetta, Director, IBI Group, Greece. Title: “Toll & Motorway Management Systems, Practice in Greece” (Powerpoint)

–         Dr. Konstadinos Goulias, Professor, University of California Santa Barbara, USA. Title: “Sustainable Mobility Technologies” (Powerpoint)

Friday 24 May (10:00-13:00)

Sustainability Design Projects

(17:00-18:00) – Lecture

–         Dr. Roido Mitoula, Professor, Harokopio University, Greece. Title: “Individual Actions for The Implementation of the 17 Global Goals of Sustainable Development in Cities” (Powerpoint)

Saturday 25 May (9:30- 12:30)

Sustainability Design Projects

(13:00-17:30) Sustainability Design Projects Presentations

(17:30- 18:30) – Lecture

–         Dr. Amalia Polydoropoulou, Professor, University of the Aegean, Greece. Title: “Sustainable Transport”

Sunday 26 May Site Visit TBD (UMD)
Monday 27 May (06:50-20:00) Field Excursion Island Cruise: Aigina, Poros, Hydra (includes lunch)
Tuesday 28 May Site Visit TBD (UMD)
Wednesday 29 May Sustainability Design Projects (14:00- 18:00)

Sustainability Design Projects Reports & Reflection Summary

Thursday 30 May Departure from Athens

1The exact hours will be announced upon arrival but be prepared for last minute arrangements.
2The urban walk includes the broader area of downtown Athens. Among other sites, it includes: Zappeion, 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.
3Includes traditional Greek food, folklore dancing & live music.

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