Vasilis Niaros is a Research Fellow at the Urban Transformation and Global Change Laboratory of Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. He is also a Core Member of the P2P Lab and a Member of the Fab City Foundation.
Vasilis Niaros is an urbanist and regional planner who investigates the transition dynamics towards a commons-oriented city.
He is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Urban Transformation and Global Change Laboratory (TURBA) at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. His research interests include urban commons, smart city, makerspaces, circular economy, sustainability transitions, and technology.
Vasilis is a Core member of the P2P Lab and was the Research Coordinator of the P2P Foundation, winner of the 2016 Golden Nica for Digital Communities.
In addition, Vasilis is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Fab City Foundation which aims at promoting the development of resilient and sustainable cities, based on local production and global collaboration.
Through the development of long-standing coalitions with various organisations and institutions, he designs, coordinates and participates in the implementation of large-scale, EU-wide research projects.