Anna Arvanitaki

Architect and urban planner, she studied in Greece (NTUA) and UK. She worked for 32 years at the Hellenic Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning. She dealt for many years with Sustainable Urban Development, municipal Land-use Plans, Urban Regeneration studies, while between 2007 and 2012 she coordinated the Master Plans for the medium-sized cities of Greece: Patras, Larissa, Volos, Ioannina and Heraclion. In parallel, she has been involved in several European projects, advising Greek local / regional authorities on issues of planning and environment, while also delivering presentations in scientific conferences in Greece and abroad. Since 2003, she was president of the NGO “Poiein kai Prattein” (“To Create and to Do”), whose main goal was to promote cultural and artistic as well as scientific actions and projects contributing to sustainable living conditions in cities and the countryside.

  • Greece, a modern Odyssey: selected essays

    About the Book

    This outstanding collection of personal essays, sharp analysis, unusual photographs, and poetic reflections focuses on Greece and its people as they found themselves in the eye of a storm that continues to shake Europe and the world. Ranging widely from economics and politics to social and environmental issues, and from cultural and diasporic interactions to literature and the arts, the essays and other materials have been put together in ways that attract, inform, and challenge the reader no matter where she or he may reside. Presenting a roster of distinguished contributors, the editors offer a variety of perspectives, points of information, and allusions, which substantially add to ongoing debates on how individuals and groups may proceed in challenging circumstances. Greece: A Modern Odyssey is being published by Mumbai-based Paperwall Media & Publishing, in memory of the late Hatto Fischer, the German poet and philosopher who lived in Greece and brought this volume together with his wife Anna Arvanitaki.