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DELOUKAS

ALEXANDROS

DELOUKAS

Ad-Hoc Expert

Generic Skills

B.1. Understanding of integrated and sustainable urban development: 
EDUCATION Dipl. Bau-lngenieur ETH (Civil Engineering) Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1978 Graduate Studies in Economics (5th term) Hochschule Saint Gall, 1979 Dr. sc. techn. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1986 PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND 2014 : Attiko Metro, Athens, Research & Technology Manager 2012-2013: OASA Athens Transit Authority, BoD Chairman and Managing Director 2003 : Attiko Metro, Athens, New Funding Sources Investigation Manager 1999 - 2002: Attiko Metro, Athens, Business Planning Manager 1994 - 1999: Attiko Metro, Athens, Data Base and Transport Modeling Manager 1991 - 1993: City Planning Agency Bern, Transport Section officer 1989 - 1991: RII AG Zurich, Engineering and Computing Firm, Transport Engineer 1987 - 1989: Lunds Universitet / Transportraedet (Institute of Social Geography / Swedish Ministry of Transport and Communications), Senior Researcher 1980 - 1986: IVT/ETH Zurich (Institute of Transportation Planning, Traffic Engineering & Railway Construction), Research Fellow
B1. Assessment: 
1: Extensive experience in the area of urban transport
B.2. Understanding of exchange and learning processes at transnational level: 
- Primary school in Montreal, Canada - High-school in Athens, Greece - Undergraduate and post-graduate studies in Zurich, Switzerland - Research in Lund, Sweden - Transportation projects in Zurich and in the City Planning Agency, City of Bern, Switzerland - Sustainable transportation, urban mobility planning, transit-oriented development, organization of public transport in Athens, Greece - EU-wide transport research & innovation projects TRANSECON/HoPE/RESOLUTE, Interreg TRANSURBAN/ATTAC, CIVITAS Catalist, EPOMM Endurance - Chairperson and rapporteur of sessions (European Transport Conference), evaluation meetings (research proposals of DG TREN) and consensus meetings (TEN-T/CEF proposals of INEA) in Brussels, Belgium - National Contact Point & Greek representative to the EU Taskforce on Passenger Intermodality - Inspirer and organizer of the 1st and 2nd International Congress on Transportation Research in Athens, Greece
B2. Assessment: 
1: EU-wide transport research & innovation projects TRANSECON/HoPE/RESOLUTE, Interreg, TRANSURBAN/ATTAC, CIVITAS Catalist, EPOMM Endurance
B.3. Proficiency in English: 
Oral More than 20 presentations in international congresses (i.a. 7 X European Transport Conference, invited speaker in the IJTF-KPMG 2004 conference on PPPs in Scotland), 1987-89 sojourn as post-doc and senior researcher at Lund University (English-speaking academic environment) Written More than 30 scientific papers in proceedings, peer-reviewed journals and books of U.K. publishers (i.a. Avebury, Ashgate)
B3. Assessment: 
1: The candidate points to convincing evidence of his proficiency in English (C1 level according to the CV).

Thematic expertise:

Theme / Policy: 
Sustainable Urban Mobility
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
Twenty-four (24) years of exposure: - Quality Urban Public Transport systems (managing the advancement of Bus Rapid Transit corridors in Athens in the capacity of the CEO of OASA, maturing of pertaining studies in order to gain priority funding). Related knowledge has been derived from TranSUrban involvement and a Metrobus visit in Istanbul - ‘Electric Trip Chain’ concept (co-ordinating as a leader the Smart Cities and Communities ’SMARTX3’ proposal of a P+R charging grid for e-commuters using [electrified] urban rail systems – in the capacity of Attiko Metro R&T Mgr - Delivery of a CIVITAS Catalist report on the socio-economic selection of alternative fixed track technologies for the Thessaloniki 6km air-rail connection (metro vs. tramway vs. monorail) - Development of a multimodal transportation GIS application for the Athens agglomeration in the capacity of Attiko Metro Geographical DB and Transport Modeling Manager - Studies for the formation of tariff associations of regional transport operators (cantons St. Gall and Thurgau respectively), enabling a seamless travel
D1 Assessment: 
1: Extensive experience in urban transport - more than 20 years
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
- Compendium on funding options for cities willing to develop SUMPs. Presentation in the transnational network building ENDURANCE convention taking place at Nea Ionia (2015) - Review of sustainable mobility issues for Attica municipalities participating in the UN Local Agenda 21 at Pefki municipality (2012) - Evaluation reports of eleven (11) intermodal Urban Nodes projects competing for TEN-T/CEF funding – in the capacity of an INEA Transport Expert. Finding ways of consensus with other experts’ reports - Literature survey on urban rail infrastructure and metropolitan development for the OECD Territorial Development Meeting in Athens (2002)
D2 Assessment: 
1: Plenty of valid examples provided
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
- Institutions’ consultation paper on options for the key-measure ‘Smart and integrated ticketing’ of the Thessaloniki SUMP, developed within ATtractive Urban Public Transport for Accessible Cities (ATTAC) project. Main author of the pertaining report - Strategy formulation report based on the best scenario arisen from the previous consultation with city policy-makers - Stated preference survey of potential e-ticket users and - based on the former - analysis of e-ticket costs and benefits. Author of the related ATTAC report
D3 Assessment: 
1: Demonstrated ability to produce reports
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
- The methodology developed within CIVITAS Catalist for the optimal socio-economic selection of rail technology within a corridor constitutes an (easily replicable) good practice transferred to other European cities. Study visit to Bremen in this respect. Main author of the pertaining report. - SUMP development for Thessaloniki gives the push for overpassing the related experience to cities networks within the frame of ENDURANCE. Main author of the SUMP key-measure ‘Smart and integrated ticketing’ - Expertise gained through INEA/CEF project experience transferred to the Greek Co-ordinating Agency for OP Implementation, in order to build up a specialized TEN-T Unit (awareness raising).
D4 Assessment: 
1: Valid examples provided
Summary Thematic expertise: 
Twenty-four (24) years of exposure: - Quality Urban Public Transport systems (managing the advancement of Bus Rapid Transit corridors in Athens, maturing of pertaining studies in order to gain priority funding). ‘Electric trip chain’ concept (co-ordinating 36 partners as a leader of the Smart Cities and Communities’ SMARTX3’ proposal for a P+R charging grid for e-commuters using urban rail systems. Delivery of a CIVITAS Catalist report on the socio-economic selection of alternative fixed track technologies for the Thessaloniki 6km air-rail connection (metro vs. tramway vs. monorail). Development of a multimodal transportation GIS application for the Athens agglomeration. - Compendium on funding options for cities willing to develop SUMPs in conjunction with the transnational network building ENDURANCE. Expertise on development of proposals competing for TEN-T/CEF funding (for intermodal Urban Nodes studies & projects on core/comprehensive network as well as new innovative technologies as electric mobility and transit ITS). Expertise on INTERREG innovative actions (based on ATTAC experience). - Organisation of public & institutional consultations, aggregation reports, strategy formulation, design & conduct of stated preference surveys, extended cost-benefit analyses for transport technology innovations. - Forming SUMPs and mobility tools with replicable good practices. Organizing transfer/capitalization processes for working ideas in sustainable mobility.
Assessment: 
1: Validated under theme: Sustainable urban mobility. The summary is with good quality
Theme / Policy: 
Local Governance
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
Eight (8) years of exposure, i.e. 3 y. (1991-94) as Transport Section officer of the City Planning Agency of the City of Bern and 5 y. (2010-15) as a member of the Urban Plan Committee of the Nea Ionia municipality in Attica: - Accessibility plan for the Station Area & Development Site Ausserholligen, Bern - Transfer flow optimization in the area of the Central Railway Station of Bern - Delivery of a local (transport and non-transport) impacts’ report pertaining to the development plan of a mall on the verge of Nea Ionia and Galatsi municipalities (2010) - Public consultation for the development of a municipal P+R structure close to Nea Ionia metro station (‘Building Block 150’) with accompanying measures (urban regeneration of the surrounding public square, road-side parking control in the CBD area) - Advisory opinion to the Attica Master Plan (2013). Generic and Nea Ionia-relevant commentary In the capacity of Attiko Metro’s New Funding Sources Investigation Mgr: - Supervision of a study investigating with financial models alternative PPP structures for the construction of Line 4 metro extension - Research study on the capitalization of urban rail investments in land values around Athens metro stations
D1 Assessment: 
1: 8 years of experience working with local authoriries
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
- Teaching of the ‘City-Rail’ concept in the Continuous Education Seminar in Urban Planning of the National Technical University Athens – as co-developed within Urban Spatial Development Concept of the City of Bern. Author of the accompanying position paper - Development of a peripheral P+R system report for the Athens Metro based on principles co-developed in the frame of the Regional Forum Bern and the research project GUIDE FP4 - Tender specs for a rolling customer satisfaction survey of the Athens PT system, in co-operation with the UITP Marketing commission
D2 Assessment: 
1: Two valid examples provided
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
- Aggregation report of institutions’ forum discussion for the Transport Concept of the Urban Spatial Development Concept of Bern (1992). Structured discussion in thematic groups. Main author - Summary report of 2011 public consultations identifying local transport and non-transport problems for the attention of Nea Ionia municipal authorities (follow-up of five [5] neighborhood-level assemblies). Main author - Market sounding based on structured interviews with lenders, international contractors, bond underwriters, monoline insurers and rating agencies for Metro Line 4 realization as a PPP scheme. Supervision and report controlling
D3 Assessment: 
1: Two valid examples provided
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
- Institutions’ forum results pertaining to the Transport Concept of Bern have been presented to the City Planning Agencies of Basel and Zurich (awareness raising). Author of the related aggregation report - Presentation of the TranSUrban results as a good practice on land surplus value capture, alternative funding and financial engineering transferred to Athens Master Plan Organisation as well as to the Managing Authority for the OP of Accessibility Improvement. Author of the pertaining report
D4 Assessment: 
1: Valid examples provided
Summary Thematic expertise: 
Eight (8) years of exposure, i.e. 3 years (1991-94) as a Transport Section officer of the City Planning Agency of the City of Bern and 5 years (2010-15) as a member of the Urban Plan Committee of the Nea Ionia municipality in Attica: - Accessibility plans for station areas and development sites. Comprehensive local impact reports for large attractors and growth poles. Community consultation for local and supra-local infrastructure investments. Alternative funding models (i.a. PPP, JESSICA, value capture fees) for local infrastructure investments. Study of the capitalization of urban rail investments in land values around stations. - City development around rail hubs. Job/population-balanced development sites. Location-allocation concepts for Park+Ride & bus terminal systems promoting modal integration. Design & conduct of customer satisfaction surveys. Organizing concepts for local bus service provision (controlled competition regime). Formation of smart tariff associations for improved localities’ integration. - Forum discussions and public consultations for local transport and non-transport issues. Aggregation reports. Structured interviews with market players related to investment appetite. - Awareness raising for a trans-local/trans-institutional adoption of good practices and working ideas. Initiation and support of pertaining transfer processes.
Assessment: 
The expert is validated under theme Local Goverance. The summary is with good quality.
Theme / Policy: 
Research, Innovation and Knowledge Economy
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
Thirty-five (35) years of exposure: - More than 30 scientific papers in proceedings, peer-reviewed journals and books since the period of PhD studies - Contributing participation and responsibility for numerous research & innovation studies as GUIDE FP4, TranSEcon FP5, TranSUrban INTERREG IIIC, DG TREN evaluation of transport economics proposals FP6, ATTAC INTERREG IV, HoPE FP7, RESOLUTE H2020 - Member of the Programme Committee of the annual European Transport Conference assessing submissions of research papers (2004-2014) In the capacity of Attiko Metro’s Research & Technology Mgr: - Allocation of 120 post-graduate Attiko Metro engineers (i.a. electromechanical, civil, architects, planners) to research projects (knowledge management) - Leader of the proposed SMARTX3 innovation action within Smart Cities and Communities H2020 call, co-ordinating 36 partners and lighthouse cities
D1 Assessment: 
1: Extensive research activities and research management
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
- Development of an innovative automated performance measurement system for metro operations. The Performance Monitoring unit has been trained to use the tool. First co-author - Teaching the appraisal of transport infrastructure investments in the post-graduate transportation programme of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2004) - Position paper on the organization, monitoring and efficiency of the Athens urban public transport
D2 Assessment: 
1: Valid examples provided
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
- Presentation of Attiko Metro Research & Technology Dept. for international collaborative projects with universities, industry and local bodies. Main author of the road show tool compiling contributions of peers and external experts - Inception report for the RESOLUTE stated ranking survey concerning metro user resilience to malevolent actions. Designer of the interactive survey instrument in co-operation with the Civil Protection Agency of Attica
D3 Assessment: 
1:Valid examples provided
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
- Critical but innovative ITS issues elaborated within ATTAC ‘Smart and integrated ticketing’ in Thessaloniki have been capitalized in the tender docs of the PPP e-ticketing bid in Athens (implementation worth of 59 mi.€) - Support of the involvement of Nea Ionia municipality and ATTIKES DIADROMES urban motorways - being less-experienced stakeholders - in research or innovation actions (SMARTX3)
D4 Assessment: 
1:Valid examples provided
Summary Thematic expertise: 
Thirty-five (35) years of exposure: - More than 30 scientific papers in proceedings, peer-reviewed journals and books. Participation and responsibility for numerous research & innovation studies as GUIDE FP4, TranSEcon FP5, TranSUrban INTERREG IIIC, DG TREN evaluation of transport economics proposals FP6, ATTAC INTERREG IV, HoPE FP7, RESOLUTE H2020, INEA external expertise (Call 2014). Member of the Programme Committee of the annual European Transport Conference assessing submissions of research papers (2004-2014). - Development of automated performance measurement systems for transport operators. Innovative concepts for local bus service provision (controlled competition regimes). Organizing collaborative research projects with local bodies, industry and universities. Intensive research on the resilience of critical infrastructure systems (in co-operation with civil protection agencies). - Development of use cases (demonstrations, pilots) for cities and other end-users, especially for electric mobility and ITS research applications (interoperable smart ticketing, mobile payments, real-time route planners, AVL-based telematics).
Assessment: 
The expert is validated under theme Research, innovation and knowledge economy. The summary is with good quality.

Informations

Residence location:
Greece
Languages:
Greek - Mother tongue
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Email:
adeloukas@ametro.gr

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