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Recent Publications

Plienaitis, G.; Daukšys, M.; Demetriou, E.; Ioannou, B.; Fokaides, P.A.; Seduikyte, L. Evaluation of the Smart Readiness Indicator for Educational Buildings. Buildings 2023, 13, 888.


Spyrou, G., Ioannou, B., Souliotis, M., Savvides, A.L., Fokaides, P.A., The Adaptability of Cities to Climate Change: Evidence
from Cities’ Redesign towards Mitigating the UHI Effect
Sustainability 2023, 15, 6133.


Reckien, D., Buzasi, A., Olazabal, M., Spyridaki, N., Eckersley, P., Simoes, S., Salvia, M., Pietrapertosa, F., Fokaides, P., Goonesekera, S., Tardieu, L., Balzan, M., de Boer, C., De Gregorio Hurtado, S., Feliu, E., Flamos, A., Foley, A., Geneletti, D., Grafakos, S., Heidrich, O., Ioannou, B., Krook-Riekkola, A., Matosovic, M., Orru, H., Orru, K., Paspaldzhiev, I., Rižnar, K.,  Smigaj, M., Szalmáné Csete, M., Viguié, V. & Wejs, A. (2023) Quality of urban climate adaptation plans over time. npj Urban Sustain 3, 13.

Kylili, A., Fokaides, P., Zachariou, A., Ioannou, B., Georgalli, P., Vlachos, S., Skouroupathi, M., Matak, N., Majdandzic, L., Olival, E., Vasconcelos, H., Cherchi, V., Groppi, V., Garcia. A., Florou, A., Komninos, K., Procopiou, S., Kouros, P., Håkon Sandnes, A., Aaram Vike, M., Britt Roald, M., Vassdal, L., Suárez García, S., Kask, Ü., Andrijevskaja, J. & Kirsimaa, K., (2022) A comprehensive policy framework for the development of green markets in European Islands, Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy.

Mouzas, A., Ioannou, B., Fokaides, P., (2022), The establishment of an intermodal walkability index for use in car-oriented urban environments: The case of Nicosia, Frontiers in Environmental Science, Toward Carbon Neutrality: Spatial Planning and Sustainable Utilization of Natural Resource, August 2022.

Mouzourides, C., Ioannou, B., Nicolaou, L. Kalnis, G., (2022), Sustainable mobility challenges and gaps for low-density suburbia. Assessment of the community consciousness. AESOP Annual Congress, Space for Species: Redefining Spatial Justice, Tartu, July 25-29.

Keleg., M., Watson, B., Nicolaou, L., (2022), Eco-Aesthetics, Social Acceptance and Environmental Concerns of the Current Landscape Practices in Global South Cities. IALE2022, European Landscape Ecology Congress, Warsaw, July 11-15.


Nicolaou, I., Ioannou, B., (2022), Post-crisis high-rise development: A comparative
, 16th Annual Conference ‘With or Without Limits’, International Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights (PLPR), Ghent, July 4-8.


Ioannou, B., Kalnis, G., Nicolaou, L. (2022), Working with communities. Promoting SDGs in design and planning workshops, Changing Cities V, Spatial, Design, Landscape, Heritage & Socio-economic Dimensions, University of Thessaly, Ionian University, Greece, Corfu, June 20-25.


Ioannou, B., Kalnis, G., Nicolaou, L. (2021). Public Space at the “Palm of a Hand”: Perceptions of Urban Projects Through Digital Media, Urban Planning, 2021, Vol 6, No 4,(2021): Towards Digital Urban Regeneration: Embedding Digital Technologies into Urban Renewal Processes and Development.


Ioannou B., Kalnis G., Nicolaou L. (2021) Affordable housing and densification processes. Opportunities and threads from sprawl to compact neighbourhood, in the Third World Conference of the Society of Urban Ecology, Poznan, 7-9 July, Session D.6.: Dynamics of Urban Landscapes. 


Pietrapertosa F., Salvia M., Simoes S., Olazabal M., Geneletti D., De Gregorio Hurtado S., Heidrich O., Fokaides P., Ioannou B., Tardieu L., Flamos A., Spyridaki N., Rižnar K., Belšak Šel N., Feliu E., Matosović M., Balzan M., Viguié V., Reckien, D., Local adaptation plans in Mediterranean Europe: how cities and regions are responding to the climate crisis? SDEWES2021.00177


Salvia M., Olazabal M., Fokaides P., Tardieu L., Simoes S., Geneletti D., De Gregorio Hurtado S., Viguié V., Spyridaki N., Pietrapertosa F., Ioannou B., Matosović M., Flamos A., Balzan M., Feliu E., Rižnar K., Belšak Šel N., Heidrich O., Reckien D., (2021) Climate mitigation in the Mediterranean Europe: An assessment of regional and city-level plans, Journal of Environmental Management, Volume 295.


Drilling M., Grove H., Ioannou B., Moulaert T. (2021) Towards a Structural Embeddedness of Space in the Framework of the Social Exclusion of Older People. In: Walsh K., Scharf T., Van Regenmortel S., Wanka A. (eds) Social Exclusion in Later Life. International Perspectives on Aging, vol 28. Springer, Cham.


Geddes, I., Ioannou, B., Psaras, M., (2020), Factors, mechanisms and challenges of planning in Cyprus: a historical narrative of Limassol’s urban development, Planning Perspectives, DOI: 10.1080/02665433.2020.1855233

Salvia, Monica; Reckien, Diana; Pietrapertosa, Filomena; Eckersley, Peter ; Spyridaki, Niki-Artemis; Krook-Riekkola, Anna ; Olazabal, Marta ; De Gregorio Hurtado, Sonia ; Simoes, Sofia G. ; Geneletti, Davide; Viguie, Vincent; Fokaides, Paris; Ioannou , Byron I. ; Flamos, Alexandros; Szalmane Csete, Maria ; Buzási, Attila; Orru, Hans; de Boer, Cheryl ; Foley, Aoife Mary; Riznar, Klavdija ; Matosovic, Marko; Balzan, Mario; Smigaj, Magdalena ; Bastakova, Viera ; Streberova, Eva ; Belšak Šel, Nataša; Coste, Lana ; Tardieu, Lea ; Altenburg, Corinna ; Krkoska Lorencova, Eliska ; Orru, Kati; Wejs, Anja ; Feliu, Efren ; Church, Jon Marco; Grafakos, Stelios ; Vasilie, Sergiu ; Paspaldzhiev, Ivan ; Heidrich, Oliver  (2020), “Will climate mitigation ambitions lead to carbon neutrality? An analysis of the local-level plans of 327 cities in the EU: Datasets and Supplementary Materials”, Mendeley Data

Ioannou, B., Nicolaou, L., Serraos, K., Spiliopoulou, G., (2019), Large Urban Developments as Non-Planning Products: Conflicts and Threats for Spatial Planning, Vol 4, No 4: Large Urban Developments and the Future of Cities.


Ioannou, B., (2019), Ageing in Suburban Neighbourhoods: Planning, Densities and Place Assessment. Urban Planning, 2019, Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 18–30. 


Ioannou, B., Nicolaou, L., Parlalis, S. (2019), Good Practices for Preventing Ghettoization in Social Housing Projects: An Outline of the Cyprus Case, International Journal of Housing and Human Settlement Planning, Vol. 5, Issue 1.

Ioannou, B. Nicolaou, L. (2018), Compact urban development models: contemporary paradigms of city restructuring, In Patsavos, N. Pissourios, J. (2018) The Cypriot City Paradigm. Urbanity issues in Design and Planning, Athens: Domes. p.p. 223-242.

Reckien D, Salvia M, Heidrich O, Church JM, Pietrapertosa F, De Gregorio-Hurtado S, D'Alonzo V, Foley A, Simoes SG, Lorencová ElišKrkoš, Orru H, Orru K, Wejs A, Flacke J,Olazabal M, Geneletti D, Feliu Efré, Vasilie S, Nador C, Krook-Riekkola A, Matosović M, Fokaides PA,Ioannou BI, Flamos A, Spyridaki N-A, Balzan MV, Fülöp O, Paspaldzhiev I, Grafakos S, Dawson R, How are cities planning to respond to climate change? Assessment of local climate plans from 885 cities in the EU-28, Journal of Cleaner Production (2018), doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.03.220.

Ioannou, B., Nicolaou, L. (2018), Planning for Investors: Urban Density and Public Space. In Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP), The urbanisation of (in)justice. Public spaces in uncertain geographies, 16th -18th of May 2018, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Ioannou, B. (2018), Concepts of suburban development in Cyprus: the spatiality of ageing. In Constructing an Urban Future. The spatiality and resilience of cities – infrastructures, communities and architectures, March 18-19, 2018, Abu Dhabi University (UAE).

Diana Reckiena, Monica Salvia, Oliver Heidrich, Jon Marco Churchd, Filomena Piatrapertosa, Sonia De Gregorio-Hurtado, Valentina D’Alonzo, Aoife Foley, Sofia G. Simoes, Eliška Krkoška Lorencová, Hans Orru, Kati Orru, Anja Wejs, Johannes Flacke, Marta Olazabal, Davide Geneletti, Efrén Feliu, Sergiu Vasilier, Cristiana Nador, Anna Krook-Riekkola, Marko Matosović, Paris A. Fokaides, Byron I. Ioannou, Alexandros Flamos, Niki-Artemis Spyridaki, Mario V. Balzan, Orsolya Fülöp, Ivan Paspaldzhiev, Stelios Grafakos, Richard Dawson, (2018), Are European Cities Prepared for Climate Change? Evidence and Gaps from Local Climate Action Plans in 885 Cities in EU-28, Cities and Climate Change Science Conference Edmonton, Canada, March 5-7, 2018

Ioannou, B., Parlalis, S., Nicolaou, L. (2018), Social Housing – ghettoization – Mitigation Strategies. In European Seminar: Social housing challenges and the European practice, Cyprus Land Development Organisation, Nicosia, January 2018. 

Ioannou, B. (2016), Post-colonial urban development and planning in Cyprus: shifting visions and realities of early suburbia, Urban Planning (ISSN: 2183–7635), 2016, Volume 1, Issue 4, Pages 79–88. DOI: 10.17645/up.v1i4.768

Fokaides, P., Kylili, A., Nicolaou, L., Ioannou, B., (2016), The effect of soil sealing on the urban heat island phenomenon. Indoor and Built Environment, SAGE, Vol. 25(7) 1136–1147.

Ioannou, B. Moran, N. Sondermann, M. Certomà, C.  Hardman, M. (2016) Grassroots gardening? Movements. Towards cooperative forms of green urban development? P.p.62-90 in Bell, S. Fox-Kamper, R. Keshavarz, N. Benson, M. Caputo, S. Noori, S. Voigt, A. Urban Allotment Gardens in European Cities, London: Routledge

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