Konstantin combines consulting, research and design in urban planning with an expertise in spatial and cultural development. Before joining the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, he managed consortia delivering urban and strategic plans, as well as spatial planning legislation. Over time, Konstantin has advised private and public sector actors on socio-economic, cultural and urban development matters in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He has also worked with UNICEF Madagascar, the EU Commission, and international NGOs in Brussels and Beirut. Alongside his work with planning practices and international organisations, Konstantin has collaborated on large research grants, and has published on questions of urban planning, citizenship and socio-political development. He holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of Cambridge, and a Masters in Urbanism from the Architectural Association, London, as well as a Master from Sciences-po Paris in Development Studies and a BA in Economics and Social Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.