Marilena Papageorgiou is an Assistant Professor of spatial planning in the Department of Planning and Development (Eng.) at the Aristotle University of Thessaly (Greece) and Tutor at the Hellenic Open University. She also works as a planning consultant (Eng.), participating in spatial planning projects (urban and regional plans).
She holds a Degree in Spatial Planning and Regional Development (School of Engineering, Volos, Greece) and a DESS (MSc) in Tourism, Culture and Local Development (Univ. of Avignon, France). She also holds a PhD Degree in Spatial Planning and Development from the University of Thessaly (Greece).
Professionally she has been involved with spatial, environmental and tourism planning as: Scientific Advisor for Members of the Hellenic Parliament (2002-2009); Consultant (Eng.) in spatial planning projects assigned by the Greek Planning Authorities (since 2010); Deputy Bureau Member of ISOCARP (International Society of City and Regional Planners) – Greek Section (2009-2019), and Member of the Board of the Association of Greek Planners -SEPOX (2013 - 2017).
She has participated in several national and international (E.U., CoE, U.N., etc.) research projects and published her work in Greek and international scientific journals, collective volumes, congress proceedings, etc. Her research interests mainly focus on: spatial planning (maritime and terrestrial), environmental planning, tourism planning, planning for the protection of natural and cultural heritage.