Dimitrios is a Research Associate with a background in architecture and urban planning. His research at the Bennett Institute centers on developing innovative frameworks for measuring social and cultural infrastructure to provide policymakers with actionable insights for enhancing community wellbeing.
Dimitrios was previously a Research Associate, Fellow and Lecturer (HPL) at The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL where his research and teaching focused on local and regional development and socio-economic sustainability of ‘left-behind places’.
His work is at the forefront of policy research and strategic planning, addressing themes such as urban transformation, ‘levelling up’, the vitality of social infrastructure and participatory democracy in England and internationally. Dimitrios has lectured and taught Regional Development, Planning theory and practice, and Urban Design at UCL and the University of Oxford.
Dimitrios’ research interests are anchored in the intersection of urban planning, socio-economic policy, and participatory governance. His work critically examines the socio-economic impacts of urban development with a particular focus on equity, just transition, and the role of participatory processes in shaping places. His work to date is characterised by a strong emphasis on policy-relevant research that produces insights informing policy discussions, in the context of the UK government’s ‘Levelling Up’ agenda.