Dr. Georgia Alexandri
Research Associate | Politics and Planning

Georgia Alexandri joined the IRS in January 2022. She is working as a postdoctoral researcher within the "Urban Politics" research group which is part of the research area "Politics and Planning". Her main research focus is on housing, with an emphasis on the processes of gentrification, housing financialisation and displacement. Georgia has collaborated as a researcher in two 7th Framework Programmes (FP7) of the European Commission (Divercities at the National Centre for Social Research in Athens, Greece and Contested_Cities at the Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain). Furthermore she led the transdisciplinary project “Contested Cities Athens” on urban studies, ancient Greek drama and displacement. In her recent Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellowship, she studied comparatively the process of housing financialisation in Athens (Greece) and in Barcelona (Spain). At the IRS, Georgia will partake at the Lead project “Conflicts in planning: Megaprojects and their potential for institutional change”. Moreover, her plan is to explore the novel modalities in housing financialisation outlined by climate-change policies.

Projects

Ongoing Lead Projects

The project examines large-scale projects as profound disruptions that shake the well-rehearsed routines of institutions and can lead to institutional change. The project examines the large-scale project of the Tesla settlement in comparison to other case studies with regard to disruptive effects on policy and planning and thus tests the transferability of the term disruption to policy and planning research. more info

Selected Publications by Year

2020
Janoschka, M., Alexandri, G., Vivés Miró, S., & Orozco, H. (2020). Tracing the socio-spatial logics of transnational landlords’ real estate investment: Blackstone in Madrid. European Urban and Regional Studies, 27(2), 125-141.
Alexandri, G., & Janoschka, M. (2020). ‘Post-pandemic’transnational gentrifications: a critical outlook. Urban Studies, 57(15), 3202 - 3214.
2018
Alexandri, G. (2018). Planning gentrification and the "absent" state in Athens. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 42(1), 36-50.
Alexandri, G. (2018). Book review: Austerity and Democracy in Athens: Crisis and Community in Exarchia. Urban Studies, 55(13), 2050-2053.
Alexandri, G., & Janoschka, M. (2018). Who loses and who wins from a housing crisis? - Lessons from Spain and Greece for a nuanced understanding on dispossession. Housing Policy Debate, 28 (1), 117-134.
2015
Alexandri, G. (2015). Reading between the lines; gentrification tendencies and issues of urban fear in the midst of Athens’ crisis. Urban Studies, 1631-1646.

Selected Publications by Type

Journal Article
Janoschka, M., Alexandri, G., Vivés Miró, S., & Orozco, H. (2020). Tracing the socio-spatial logics of transnational landlords’ real estate investment: Blackstone in Madrid. European Urban and Regional Studies, 27(2), 125-141.
Alexandri, G., & Janoschka, M. (2020). ‘Post-pandemic’transnational gentrifications: a critical outlook. Urban Studies, 57(15), 3202 - 3214.
Alexandri, G. (2018). Planning gentrification and the "absent" state in Athens. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 42(1), 36-50.
Alexandri, G. (2018). Book review: Austerity and Democracy in Athens: Crisis and Community in Exarchia. Urban Studies, 55(13), 2050-2053.
Alexandri, G., & Janoschka, M. (2018). Who loses and who wins from a housing crisis? - Lessons from Spain and Greece for a nuanced understanding on dispossession. Housing Policy Debate, 28 (1), 117-134.
Alexandri, G. (2015). Reading between the lines; gentrification tendencies and issues of urban fear in the midst of Athens’ crisis. Urban Studies, 1631-1646.