Maria Kaika is Professor of Human Geography in the School of Education, Environment and Development at Manchester University. She holds a D.Phil. in Geography from the University of Oxford, and an MA in Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens as well as professional qualifications as an architect. She is Editor of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. In 2012, she was appointed City of Vienna Visiting Professor. She is author of, among others, ›Cities of Flows‹ and co-editor of In the Nature of Cities.