Zamani, Alexandra Karavokiros, George Kotzamanis, Byron Lalenis, Konstantinos
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50th Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Sustainable Regional Growth and Development in the Creative Knowledge Economy", 19-23 August 2010, Jönköping, Sweden
The Olympic Village settlement was constructed under the responsibility of Workers Housing Organization during the preparation of the 2004 Olympic Games. It is a new city with 2.292 housing units which was developed in a very short time period (3.5 years) via the system of organized planning. It is situated in an area outside of the urban fabric of Attica and the post - Olympic settlement has a population of approximately 10,000 inhabitants with different demographic, socioeconomic and cultural characteristics. The inhabitants of the post - Olympic settlement are beneficiaries of the Workers Housing Organization. They have been selected after a lottery and satisfied previously determined social criteria. The methodology of the research was supported by the analysis and statistical process of 2,292 questionnaires supplemented to the beneficiaries by the year 2003, during the Census of Workers Housing Organization for the lottery of housing units of Olympic Village settlement. The results of the study determine the social identity of the post-Olympic Village after re-designing the data base and analyzing main characteristics of the inhabitants such as the synthesis of the households, the age, the labor status, the income and the educational level of the population. The analysis aims to contribute to the identification of the resident's needs which is an essential factor for the successful post-Olympic use of the settlement.