Ares Kalandides is a Professor of Place Management at Manchester Metropolitan University and Director of the Institute of Place Management. His current research focus lies in “the politics of citizen participation in spatial development”. In Berlin, he is presently working on “a conceptual framework for citizen participation” for the borough of Spandau (Berlin) and teaches Urban Economics at the Technical University of Berlin. Kalandides attained his PhD in Urban and Regional Planning at the National Technical University of Athens and implemented projects in various regions across the globe (among them South America, Africa, and Australia).
His latest publications include the Routledge Handbook of Place (2020) compendium as well as the scientific paper “The Ambiguities of Sustainable Berlin”, published in the “Sustainability” journal (2021).