Despina Dimelli is an Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the School of Architecture of the Technical University of Crete and the Founder and Director of Urban and REgional Planning laboratory. She holds a PhD in the field of Urban Planning from the National Technical University of Athens, MSc in Urban and Regional Planning and MSc in Environmental Planning of cities and buildings.
Her research interest include urban preservation of historic centers and the integration of historic urban landscape in urban planning.
She has been a consultant of the General Secretariat of the Urban and Regional Planning in the Ministry of Environment, and she has been a member of Scientific committees as the Urban and Regional reform committee, the committee for Inofita industrial development, the National Metropolitan planning council (vice-president), e.tc.
She participates in scientific committees of national and international conferences, and she is a reviewer in national and international scientific journals. She participates in international (HORIZON2020, COST E.TC) and national research programs. She has been awarded in international and national urban and architectural competitions. She has publications in international journals and collective volumes. She has participated in international and national summer schools and workshops, and student exhibitions.