Athens Social Atlas

The Athens Social Atlas aims at highlighting and critically analysing topics concerning the social geography of Athens through multiple perspectives, focusing especially on the last 20 years.

It contains entries concerning the historical development of the metropolitan area, the city’s social stratification, its governance, its international economic role, migrant groups, housing systems and practices, the commuting of its residents. The Atlas also hosts articles focusing at the micro-scale of the city, revealing the profile and function on specific areas such as Omonia Sq., the Faliron Delta or Ipokratous Str. The variety of subjects, forms and scales led to the creation of an unconventional online publication to be used as a dictionary or an encyclopaedia rather than as a typical book.

The articles / entries of the Athens Social Atlas  are classified into 15 main thematic categories: History, Social Structure,Politics, Economy, Education, Health, Housing, Ethnic Groups, Culture, Built Environment, Planning, Transportation, Infrastructure, Neighbourhoods and Social Economy. These categories facilitate searching within the Atlas, though readers may also look for entries using keywords (author’s name, subject). 

The Atlas’s digital form allows continuous addition of new entries and corrections/revisions of existing ones. Hence, the Athens Social Atlas is an ongoing and dynamic process of identifying and adding new entries that should further broaden its scope and enhance its role. This process is open to anyone who wishes to contribute articles and/or provide relevant material.

The group of authors includes more than 110 experienced and young experts from various scientific backgrounds.

Editors: Thomas Maloutas & Stavros Spyrellis

Editorial Board: Vassilis Arapoglou, Dimitris Balampanidis, Ifigeneia Dimitrakou, Nikos Karadimitriou, Nikolina Myofa, Iris Polyzou, Dimitra Siatitsa

The Atlas content is subject to the terms and conditions of the  “Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)”