Ares Kalandides is Professor of Place Management and Director of the Institute of Place Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is Managing Director of Inpolis Urbanism, an international Berlin-based consultancy in urban and regional development policy. His most recent publication is the Routledge Handbook of Place (2020) which examines aspects of place conceptualisation and identity. Ares Kalandides holds a PhD from the National Technical University of Athens. His current research is on the topic of spatial politics with a focus on citizen participation and the urban commons. Ares Kalandides lives in Berlin.