Efthimios Bakogiannis, Dr Urban Planner - Transport Engineer, is an Assistant Professor at NTUA- SATM, Department of Geography and Regional Planning. He is one of the founding members of the 'Sustainable Mobility Unit-SMU' in the NTUA http://www.smu.gr/. He is teaching various undergraduate courses, including Urban Planning, Urban Geography, Housing Networks, Methods and Applications of Urban Design and Environmental Planning as well as postgraduate courses related to Housing Settlements' Networks. He has participated in more than 40 European and National research projects, conducted by NTUA. His main research fields comprise integrated urban and transport planning towards the sustainable city, integration of alternative transport means in urban areas (bicycle network planning, evaluation and infrastructure design, urban & transport design for pedestrians and public transport), environmental planning (with emphasis on the vulnerable road users) of large scale metropolitan areas (campuses, metropolitan Parks, old airport, coastal areas, central zones), mobility management and policies for the promotion of alternative transport means. The research funding comes both from national bodies such as municipalities, ministries, urban planning and transportation agencies, and the European Commission (FP4, FP5, FP6, ERDF, INTERREG). Today is the General Secretary of Spatial Planning and Urban Environment of the Hellenic Ministry of Environment and Energy.