Lina Liakou is Deputy Mayor in Urban Resilience and Development Planning for the municipality of Thessaloniki since 2016 responsible for the operational and strategy plan of the city and for the coordination of all EU funding streams. Lina is also responsible for the implementation of the Resilience Strategy of Thessaloniki in the context of the city’s participation in the ‘100 Resilient Cities initiative pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation”. Lina is designing and implementing for the first time in the city a bottom up and inclusive methodology in order to built city’s resilience in different themes such as environment, economy and social cohesion. Her previous professional experience includes being an associate at the nonprofit organization “School of ARCHitecture for All” and co-founder of the architectural studio “URBAN3” in Athens. Lina Liakou is an architect and urban designer from the Bartlett School of Architecture in London and a Marshall Memorial Fellow (2015) of the German Marshall Fund of the United Stated.
Deputy Mayor in Urban Resilience