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Exploring the Future of Infrastructure Design

A more human-centric approach to shaping the urban environment.
Our team in Greece explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mobility, including trends affecting infrastructure design in a post-pandemic world.

By , and Stavros Papadimitriou


August 11, 2020



The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for change. It has accelerated trends that were slowly emerging, and has introduced new ones. We’ve seen changes in a few months, that otherwise would have taken years. We’ve had to push some boundaries, and ask ourselves the questions that can help us achieve a more resilient and agile future.

As a result, we are experiencing major disruptions in almost every facet of our lives. Mobility as a whole is undergoing one of the most transformational periods in its history, with previously predominant trends and business models now being debated or even rejected. Director, Eastern Europe, Antulio Richetta, Associate Director and Intelligent Systems Practice Lead, Nikolaos Efstathopoulos, and Assistant Manager and Transport Consultant Stavros Papadimitriou share a deep analysis of the future of mobility and infrastructure design, using mobility patterns in Athens, Greece to support their case study.

In their whitepaper, they offer insightful solutions and projections on the infrastructure and mobility of a post-pandemic world. From technology-based solutions including autonomous vehicles, to human-centric solutions around more public space, their paper explores the past, current and future of mobility and infrastructure design in Greece and beyond.

Read the full whitepaper here

Antulio Richetta has a Master of Science in Transportation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and specializes in ITS, Motorway Concessions, Toll and Motorway Management Systems, Information Technology Applied to Transportation Systems, Intermodal Systems and Transport Systems Analysis.

Antulio is currently responsible for several Motorway Concession Toll, Motorway Management and Communications Systems deployments in Greece and as part of his ITS-related experience, he has led key projects in several cities worldwide including the Athens Traffic Management and Signal Study for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, the Automated Traffic Violations Administering and Monitoring in Saudi Arabia, and the Beirut Traffic Management Program.

His technical experience extends to areas of the Transportation sector, where he was responsible for the Attiki Region Public Transport Masterplan, and Airport Masterplan projects for Santorini and Tripoli in Greece.

Nikolaos is an Associate Director at IBI Group with more than 20 years of experience in the planning and design of urban transport networks, the master planning of airports and the design and implementation of large-scale intelligent transportation systems, including road user charging and advanced traffic management. He has experience in leading complex, multi-disciplinary design and implementation projects. Nikolaos has executed projects in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.

Headshot of Antulio Richetta

Written by Antulio Richetta

Director | Office Lead, Athens
Athens, Greece
Headshot of Nikolaos Efstathopoulos

Written by Nikolaos Efstathopoulos

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON
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