John Sayas

John Sayas is the Deputy Ombudsman for the Quality of Life Department since September 2011.

He studied Development Economics and Urban & Regional Planning at the London School of Economics.

He holds a PhD from of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens.

From 1998 to 2004 he worked as a Researcher at the Institute of Urban and Regional Sociology of the Greek National Centre for Social research.

Since 2004 he has been a member of the academic staff at the Department of Geography and Regional Planning, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens. Currently an Associate Professor he teaches urban geography, spatial planning methods and techniques, as well as environmental planning at graduate and post graduate level.

John Sayas has been a scientific director and principal investigator in many research projects, dealing with the spatial and socio-economic impacts of development at urban and regional level. He has published papers and books on issues of spatial planning methodology, social segregation, urban sprawl, collective consumption and the geography of manufacturing.

His main research interests focus on issues of theory and methodology of spatial analysis and spatial planning with particular emphasis on the urban and regional aspects of geographic and economic structures and processes.

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