Aikaterini Gkoltsiou

Dr. Aikaterini Gkoltsiou has a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Aegean in Greece, a Master in Landscape Architecture from the University of Edinburgh, U.K., and a diploma in Agriculture from the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece.Nowadays, she is working as a freelance landscape architect and she is having a practice (www.katerinagoltsioiu.gr) established in Athens since 1997. She specializes in a wide range of services in the design, construction and research sector of landscape architecture. Her landscape expertise involves the landscape design of public and private projects, landscape assessment, and landscape restoration projects. She is also a partner of AGRODESIGN (www.agrodesign.gr), in order to promote rural tourism and to provide innovative ideas concerning the landscape design of agritourism farms and agricultural landscape.
She is the president of the Panhellenic Association of Landscape Architects (PHALA), and a member of the International Federation of Landscape Architects and of the Geotechnical Chamber in Greece.
From 2002, she is participating in research projects towards landscape character assessment, methodologies about the evaluation of tourism impacts upon the landscape, landscape indicators, the application of Geographical Information Systems in landscape analysis as well as policies and methods for raising awareness among the civil society, private organisations, and public authorities about the value of landscapes and their protection.
She was also the co-author in books for High Schools and Universities, she wrote articles in many journals, participating in technical reports for road schemes and she was giving lectures about landscape design and research. She speaks and writes fluently English and French, she is literate in many design softwares (Autocad, Photoshop,etc.), she has skills in MAC and PCs (Windows xp) and in ArcGIS.