Alexandra Tsatsou

Urban Strategic Planning & Climate Resilience Expert

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Alexandra Tsatsou (Msc Urban Management and Development, IHS Erasmus University Rotterdam; MSc Architectural Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) an expert in Urban Strategic Planning and Climate Change at IHS, Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is involved in the educational activities of IHS with teaching and curriculum development for the master's course and short trainings. She has gained experience as an architect and urban designer of new towns and social housing, and got involved in land redevelopment and urban planning projects in the Netherlands, Sint Maarten and China.

Currently she researches climate change, urban risk and resilience, placemaking and public space, and develops tools, methods and frameworks for urban analyses and strategies. At IHS she has worked on projects on green infrastructure and land value capture, urban resilience, climate change adaptation, port cities, inclusive placemaking, social integration, building resilience with communities. Countries of work include Nepal, Colombia, Italy, South Africa, Greece, the Netherlands.

Alexandra explores data and information visualization, graphic design and communication as powerful tools that complement research, the understanding of concepts and dissemination of knowledge.   


Grafakos, S., Gianoli, A. and Tsatsou, A. 2016. Towards the development of an integrated sustainability and resilience benefits assessment framework of urban green growth interventionsSustainability, 8 (5), pp. 461-494.

Capra, C., Jachnow, A., Ruijsink, S., Tsatsou, A., Zamora Auza, B., Zuijderwijk, L., 2015. The role of knowledge institutions in placemaking. Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS): Rotterdam.

Tsatsou, A. 2015. Port-city relationship and climate change : actions for resilience. In: J. Ryser ed. Cities save the world : let's reinvent planning (Proceedings of the 51st ISOCARP Congress, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 19-23 October, 2015), The Hague, International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP). pp. 1370-1379. 


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