Vasilis Niaros

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Vasilis (Bill) Niaros is the Sustainability Steward of the P2P Foundation and a Research Fellow at the P2P Lab. His research work is related to commons-oriented urban and regional development with an emphasis on the use of ICT and desktop manufacturing technologies. Contact: vasilis.niaros at

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

  • Niaros, V. (2016). Introducing a taxonomy of the “smart city”: Towards a commons-oriented approach? tripleC: Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society, 14(1), 51-61.
  • Kostakis, V., Niaros, V., & Giotitsas, C. (2015). Production and governance in hackerspaces: A manifestation of commons-based peer production in the physical realm?. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 18(5), 555-573.
  • Kostakis, V., Niaros, V., Dafermos, G. & Bauwens, M. (2015). Design global, manufacture local: Exploring the contours of an emerging productive model. Futures, 73, 126-135.
  • Kostakis, V., Niaros, V., & Giotitsas, C. (2015). Open source 3D printing as a means of learning: An educational experiment in two high schools in Greece. Telematics & Informatics, 32 (1), 118–128.
  • Kostakis, V., Bauwens, M., & Niaros, V. (2015). Urban reconfiguration after the emergence of peer-to-peer infrastructures: Four future scenarios with an impact on smart cities. In D. Araya (Ed.), Smart cities as democratic ecologies(pp. 116-124). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Working papers

  • Making and sharing (in) the smart city: The emergence of makerspaces.
  • Value practices in peer production: Developments in open and contributory value accounting.

See Greece.