Research unit host coordinator:

Dr. Pantelis Skayannis
Professor of Infrastructure Policy, PRD UTH

Pantelis Skayannis (Architect AUTH, Urban & Regional Studies Sussex) is Professor of Infrastructure Policy and the Director of the Research Unit of Infrastructure, Technology Policy and Development (RUITEPOD) and of the Unit of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UTH, Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, School of Engineering.
Professor Skayannis has an extensive experience as a researcher in infrastructure development and as a regional analyst and planner and he will be a core coordinator and consultant into the methodology of this research process providing systematic knowledge about the impact of Rail Infrastructure on development of Rail Regions and defining the challenges of smalls scale investments associated to innovation and regional development of Rail Regions. He will further provide a systematic input to the examination of how those investments  “fit for purpose” in face of the spatial complexities, uncertainties, risks and opportunities that characterize their context environments.

Workshop scientific coordinator:

Dr. Io Carydi
Adjunct Lecturer, PRD UTH

Io Carydi
is an adjunct lecturer at PRD UTH and a registered architect and planner. She holds a PhD from the NTUA School of Architecture and an MA with Distinction on Landscape Urbanism from the Architectural Association of London.
Her profile combines academic research, teaching and professional practice with an international design portfolio of award winning projects and international collaborations dealing with landscape and urban infrastructures across Europe. All her three activities come under a core study interest that aims to redefine the morphology and sustainable function of infrastructures within the spatial planning discipline. Within this scope, Io has developed a critical insight for the spatial issues relating to the technological modernization of infrastructures and the socio-ecological implications of this change. In this context, she engages in a multidisciplinary research approach that has been tested throughout various collaborations across interrelated fields (ecology, design, planning and engineering). Her research has been published in international journals and conferenceproceedings.

Accredited Academics

The detailed list with all accredited academics to enroll in the workshop is currently being updated. Please do take the time to visit the website again in the next few days to check for the updated material.

The Department of Planning and Regional Development
The Research Unit of Infrastructure, Technology
Policy & Development (