Lina Liakou




To which areas of REACHOUT will you contribute?

City engagement and capacity building

What are your hopes/goals for REACHOUT?

Strengthen the city’s capabilities to use and integrated climate services within their decision-making processes


Lina leads the resilience practice in Europe and the Middle East for the Resilient Cities Network. She is also responsible for the organization’s global governance, city engagement and knowledge. Before joining R-Cities, Lina was Deputy Mayor and Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Thessaloniki, Greece. As Deputy Mayor, she initiated collaborations with the European Commission, the EIB and The World Bank. Prior to this, Lina was Chief Executive of the Metropolitan Development Agency of Thessaloniki, an intermunicipal company that coordinates national and international research projects. Lina was trained as an architect and urban designer at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London.