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Lila Leontidou

Dean of the School of Humanities and Professor of Geography and European Culture at the Hellenic Open University, Athens.

An architect and geographer, she has been a professor of Geography and European culture at the Hellenic Open University and at the University of the Aegean. In her academic career she has worked in universities in Thessalonica, Athens, London as well as other European cities. She founded the first Greek degree course in Geography at the University of the Aegean, where she was also the first Chair in the Department of Geography. In addition to her research work, she has been an advisor to European Union and United Nations committees on several occasions. Among her best-known books are The Mediterranean City in Transition (Cambridge, 1990/2006) and the co-authored books Mediterranean Tourism (Routledge, 2001, with Apostolopoulos and Loukissas) and Urban Sprawl in Europe (Blackwell, 2007, with Petschel-Held and Couch).

Update: 21 June 2019


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