Urban Age Forum: Athens: towards a more liveable city?

A panel discussion to explore the future liveability and sustainability of Athens with Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis

Marking the completion of the Athens Urban Age Task Force initiative, this event will explore the future liveability and sustainability of Greece’s capital city. Professor Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities will present new in-depth analysis comparing Athens with other global cities and offering insights into spatial, social, economic and environmental attributes at a metropolitan and local level. Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis will be joined by local and international experts to discuss innovation and best practice in Urban policy and design.

In its current post-pandemic phase, the city is making new investments in its urban infrastructure and public realm to improve the quality of life and reverse recent population decline. The Athens Urban Age Task Force has been designed to contribute to this urban renaissance.

ModeratorAlexis Papahelas, Executive Editor of Kathimerini

SpeakersKostas Bakoyannis, Mayor of Athens and Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies and Director of LSE Cities

PanelJean-Louis Missika, Deputy Mayor of Paris for urbanism, architecture, economic development and attractiveness (2014-2020) and Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE Cities; Georgios Panetsos, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Patras; Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE; Maria Vassilakou, Deputy Mayor of Vienna (2010-2019), and director, Vienna Solutions, Urban Transformation Consulting.

Organised by LSE Cities at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and the City of Athens, in partnership with the LSE Hellenic Observatory.
Hosted at Serafio City of Athens



The event will be conducted in English with simultaneous translation into Greek available.

As this event is free to attend, it may be over-ticketed and therefore tickets do not guarantee entry. However, be assured we over-ticket based on past experience. We would expect those arriving at least 5 minutes before the start of the event to gain entry.

Date and time
Thursday 16 June 2022
6:30 - 8:00pm EEST

Serafio City of Athens
Echilidon 19 & Pireos 144
11854 Athina