Vivianna Metallinou – Greece
“Cultural Structures in the Periphery: The way for sustainable development in the rural areas of Greece Ecomuseum of Agricultural Life in Mountainous Rethymno-KOURITIA ODOS”
Αrchitect, Historian of Environment & Environmental Designer
Senior lecturer at MIT, School of Architecture at Aristotelian Un of Thessaloniki and Research Associate of MIT at ETH Zurich and AA London during the years 1988-1992. Senior officer in environmental organizations for the protection of cultural heritage and the environment –Hellenic Society, Europa Nostra- as well as city movements for urban regeneration and green agendas. As a member of the Board of the Architects Association of Greece –SADAS- she is representing Greece in the Union of the Mediterranean Architects- UMAR- participating in all the events organized in the region. Acts as a scientific advisor to municipalities all over Greece, to promote models of sustainable development based on cultural and environmental specificity of the place along with cultural tourism as the viable model of local expertise. She is currently working on several SEE and Interreg projects on cultural protection, promotion and small scale development of local reserves – CultTour, Seas of Culture, JovaPro, Greek Green Cities Network.
“Culture Projects” a consultancy section of METROPOLIS ARCHITECTURE- Vivianna Metallinou & Colleagues, specialized in culture & social planning, urban renewal projects, locally based sustainability, eco tourism and networking programs for traditionally sustained agricultural productions.
Scientific advisor on issues of openspace urban planning, planning of protected natural areas, rural development, valorization of natural & cultural resources, sustainable tourist development, development of tourist infrastructure, international networking on alternative procedures of development. Feasibility studies, Cultural profile assessment of projected areas, EU-funding proposals(Interreg, SEE, Leader+, Life, MED)on cultural development and social cohesiveness.