News 27 June

est. 1995

The Athens Institute
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Dr. Anna Winiarczyk-Raźniak (Assistant Professor, University of the National Education Commission, Poland)
has accepted the offer from the Athens Institute to serve as the next Deputy Head of the
 Urban & Regional Planning Unit

As the Deputy Head, Dr. Winiarczyk-Raźniak will collaborate with the Head of the Urban & Regional Planning Unit (Dr. Jesus J. Lara, Professor, The Ohio State University, USA) and the Director of the Architecture Division (Dr. Nicholas N. Patricios, Dean Emeritus & Professor, School of Architecture, University of Miami, USA) in the organization of all the conferences (small symposiums) organized by the Division and the Unit. She will also serve as associate editor of the Athens Journal of Architecture.

Dr. Anna Winiarczyk-Raźniak is a geographer, specializing in the study of the social structure of the population in various spatial arrangements. She is particularly interested in issues of the quality of life of the population and the factors that influence it (including ethnic structure, cultural conditions, or accessibility to services). Spatially, her research in population and social geography is concentrated in the area of Poland and the Latin American region. She also conducts research in economic geography, particularly on large global corporations and the impact of their location on the control and management functions of cities. She lives in Poland, in Krakow (Assistant Professor at the Institute of Law, Economics, and Administration at the University of the Commission of National Education in Krakow) and is actively involved in several research groups – including RETESYG (Red Internacional de Territorios, Sustentabilidad y Gobernanza en México y Polonia). She also chairs the Latin American Geopolitics Committee of the Polish Geopolitical Society. She is the author of a number of important publications on population geography, social geography, and economic geography (including tourism). 

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