Mariusz Czepczy?ski is cultural geographer, professor at the Department of Spatial Management, University of Gda?sk, Poland. His research interests are focused on cultural landscapes, post-socialist cities, heritages, urban cultures, critical geographies, quality of life, and local and regional development. In 2009 – 2011 he had been employed at the Geographical Institute of the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany. His activities also include consultancy and advisory, recently to the mayor of Gda?sk, Polish Metropolitan Union, City Hall of Lodz and Thuringian Ministry for Economy, Labour and Technology. Prof. Czepczy?ski coordinated, together with Greater London and Belgian Roselare, Energy Transition Partnership in the Urban Agenda for the EU project (2017-2019). His major publications include books Cultural Landscape of Post-Socialist Cities. Representation of Powers and Needs (Ashgate: 2008), The City during the Times of Transformation: Experiencing 20 Years of Self-Governance in Gdansk (ed. 2011, in Polish), Spaces of the post-socialist cities. Social transformations of urban areas (ed. 2006, in Polish). He was a member of Investigating Cultural Sustainability COST Action Programme and the Metropolitan Working Group of the Polish Academy of Sciences.