Ares Kalandides

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Born 1965 in Athens, Greece
Ares Kalandides is the founder and Managing Director of INPOLIS, He has implemented numerous projects in urban and regional development at a national and international level and has consulted various districts, cities, and regions in Germany and worldwide.

He is a director of the Institute of Place Management in Manchester and a co-initiator of the City Innovation Lab at the Catholic University in Milan. In 2008 he launched the International Place Branding Conference series, which is now in its 4th edition after Berlin, Bogotá, Utrecht and Manchester.

In addition to his scientific publications he is an editorial member of the Journal of Place Management and Development and a member of the Georg Simmel Centre for Metropolitan Studies at the Humboldt University Berlin. He is currently a Professor in Metropolitan Studies at NYU Berlin and a guest lecturer in Urban Economics at the Urban Management programme of the Technical University also in Berlin. He is the editor of the blog Places. (

Born in Athens (Greece) in 1965 Ares Kalandides graduated in Romance Studies, completed a post-graduate programme in urban and regional planning and holds a PhD from the National Technical University of Athens. His current research focuses mostly on the topics urban and regional development.