pint of urban research

Inspired by “Pint of Science” (an initiative started in 2012 by a group of UK based postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers), “Pints of Urban Research” will be offered as an opportunity to meet researches in an interesting, engaging and approachable way: a number of Italian scholars are available for "beer-to-beer" meetings over a beer, a glass of wine or a soft drink, with a limited number of PhD candidates and young academics for exchange and tutoring activities.

 

Pint of Urban Research | Chatting about Research Ideas

During this meeting, PhD students will have the opportunity to exchange with a researcher on their research ideas and questions. This meeting is recommended to students working on their PhD research proposals or on preliminary ideas for a scientific paper.

 

 

Following scholars will be available 
for a meeting held over a beer, 
a glass of wine or a soft drink!

Matteo BASSO

Matteo Basso, urban and regional planner, Ph.D in Regional Planning and Public Policy, is assistant professor of Urban and regional planning at IUAV University of Venice and visiting professor at Venice International University. His research focuses mainly on quantitative and qualitative analyses of urban transformations and land-use changes, and their interaction with planning processes. In 2017 he has published Grandi eventi e politiche urbane. Governare «routine eccezionali»: un confronto internazionale, Guerini: Milano. He has been visiting scholar at University of Westminster, London and the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai. He is a member of INU (Italian National Institute of Urban Planning) and INU-Veneto Region section’s coordinator of the Journal Urbanistica Informazioni.

Languages: Italian and English

Keywords: land-use changes,  planning processes,  urban and regional transformations, 

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Michele CAMPAGNA

Michele Campagna (Msc Civil Engineering, PhD Planning Support Systems) is full professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture, University of Cagliari, where he teaches spatial planning, geodesign, and GIScience in the curricula of Architecture and of Engineering (Bsc, Msc, PhD). Authors of over 130 publications, his main research interests concern the innovation of digital technologies in spatial planning and design, including geodesign, Metaplanning, Planning Support Systems, authoritative and volunteered geographic information, and Spatial data Infrastructures. On these subjects he delivered invited key-notes, lectures and seminars in Brazil, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, and United States of America. He is member of the International Geodesign Collaboration, and coordinator of the AESOP Thematic Group New Technologies and Planning

Languages: Italian and English (and very little Spanish, French, Portuguese and Greek)

Keywords: communicative plannign,  geodesign,  new techonology in planning,  planning support systems, 

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Francesco CHIODELLI

Francesco Chiodelli is associate professor of urban and legal geography at the University of Turin, where he directs OMERO – Interdepartmental Research Centre for Urban  Studies. His research focuses mainly on the social effect of spatial regulation, in particular with reference to questions of pluralism, diversity, informality/illegality. Currently, he is working mainly on different manifestations of illegality and informality in the urban and housing sphere: corruption in urban planning, criminal infiltration in urban governance, housing informality, unauthorized housing construction, occupation of public housing. He investigated also the spatial dimension of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over Jerusalem. His papers have appeared in renowned international journals, such as Political Geography, Urban Studies, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Urban Geography, Planning Theory, Town Plan- ning Review, Progress in Planning, Housing Studies. He has recently published Shaping Jerusalem. Spatial planning, politics and the conflict  (Routledge, 2017) and co-edited The Illicit and Illegal in the Governance and Development of Cities and Regions: Corrupt Places (Routledge, 2018).

Languages: Italian, English and French

Keywords: illegality/informality,   urban conflicts,   diversity and migrations,    housing,   legal geography, 

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Gabriella ESPOSITO

Architect, PhD in Urban Planning and researcher at the CNR since 2001, she is Senior Researcher (2010) and member of the Scientific Board of IRISS since 2015. She developed research activities since 1994 in national and international universities and in 2000 started coordinating research groups and projects regarding heritage-led urban regeneration, multicultural city, urban safety and security, cohesion policies for territorial balancing. She is visiting scholar in European and USA universities and collaborates with several international research institutions. Since 2010 she is member of the AESOP TG Public Space and Urban Culture in which she has been coordinator (2015-2019) and is currently member of the Advisory Board. Dissemination and exploitation activities have been developed through: books and journal articles, editor and reviewer activities, conferences: as organizer, chair, scientific committee and keynote. She is member of the Managing Board of the Italian Scientific Society of Urban Planners (SIU) in which she coordinates the Thematic Group on Marginalized and In-between areas.

Among others teaching activities, she is developing academic courses in Italian universities since 1996 and internationally, since 2012, within IRSES Marie Curie projects, PhD courses and international summer schools. She is member of the Academic Board of the International Doctorate Programme Urban Regeneration and Economic Development. Is 2013 she has been granted by the Ministry of University and Education of the Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale as Associate Professor in Urban Planning.

Languages: English, Italian

Keywords: democracy,  futures,  ideology, 

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Umberto JANIN RIVOLIN

Umberto Janin Rivolin is full professor of spatial planning at the Politecnico di Torino, where he coordinates the inter-university Ph.D. programme in Urban and regional development. His recent works concern the systems of spatial governance and planning, in an epistemological, comparative and technological perspective. He is a member of the editorial board of the international journals European Planning Studies and European Journal of Spatial Development.

Languages: Italian, English and French

Keywords: europeanization,  institutional technologies,  territorial governance and spatial planning systems, 

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Davide LUCA

Assistant Professor in Regional Economics and Policy at the University of Cambridge, Department of Land Economy. Also By-Fellow at Churchill College, and an Associate at the London School of Economics’ Middle East Centre. From September 2021 he will join LSE’s International Inequalities Institute as a Visiting Fellow. In the past he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University, worked for the European Commission, and consulted for the European Parliament.

Dr. Davide Luca's research explores the links between power, place, and public policy. It is interdisciplinary, cutting across Economic Geography, Public Policy, and Political Economy. His work has been published in various international academic journals, including the Journal of Economic Geography, World Development, Regional Studies, the Journal of Development Studies, and the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy, and Society. Before joining Land Economy Dr Davide Luca was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, worked for the European Commission, and consulted for the European Parliament. He holds a PhD in Economic Geography from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Middle East Centre. Dr Davide Luca's research was awarded the Quality of Government Institute 2018/19 Best Paper Award, the Regional Studies Association 2019 Best Conference Paper Award, the 2016 G. Leonardi PhD Dissertation Prize and the 2014 G. Atalık Prize.

 

Languages: English, Italian

Keywords:  public policy delivery,  geographies of political discontent,  local governance,  organised crime,  politics of local and regional development,  regional inequality, 

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Filippo MAGNI

Filippo Magni (1985), Urban planner, PhD in Planning and Public Policies for the Territory at the Iuav University of Venice, Master's Degree in Planning at Iuav with double title of International Master in Estudios Territorials i de la Poblaciò issued by the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB). He is currently assistant professor (RTDa) in Urban Planning (ICAR / 20) where he teaches in the courses of Fundamentals of urban planning and Spatial Planning and Design for Climate Change. He is coordinator of the technical unit of the INTERREG MED 2014 – 2020 projects “COEVOLVE, LIFE “MASTER ADAPT” and INTERREG Italia-Croatia “ADRIADAPT”. Since 2011 he has been actively collaborating with various research groups operating at national level on issues related to territorial resilience, including Iuav Planning Climate Change Lab of which he is a senior member, the Young Planner Ectp-ceu network and the RESILIENCE LAB of the Politecnico di Milano. Since September 2019 he has also been associate researcher for the Eni Enrico Mattei Foundation.

His research focuses on the need to redesign urban planning tools and policies through the study of governance and public policy orientation systems, recognized as the main vectors capable of directing urban development towards resilience to climate change.

 

Languages: Italian and English

Keywords: spatial planning,   climate change and climate proof design & planning,   energy and environmental planning,   coastal zone management,   policy design for tourism sustainability,   policies for landscape management, 

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Stefano MORONI

Stefano Moroni is full professor in planning at Milan Polytechnic University. His main research interests include planning theory, applied ethics and philosophy of the law. He is a member of the editorial board of the international journal Planning Theory. Recent publications: (with G. Brunetta), Contractual Communities in the Self-Organizing City, Springer, 2012; (with C. Basta), Ethics, Design and Planning of the Built Environment, Springer, 2013; (with D.E. Andersson), Cities and Private Planning: Property Rights, Entrepreneurship and Transaction Costs, Edward Elgar, 2014; (with D. Weberman), Space and Pluralism. Can Our Cities Today be Places of Toleration?, Central European University Press, 2016

Languages: Italian and English

Keywords: complexity and self-organization,  just city,  sustainable intentional communities, 

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Camilla PERRONE

PhD in Urban, Regional and Environmental Design (2002); associate professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Florence (UniFi) Italy. Founding Director of the Research Laboratory of Critical Planning and Design and Coordinator of the PhD Program on Urban and Regional Planning at Unifi.She has served numerous academic roles at UniFi, University of Tübingen, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW in Sydney, York University in Toronto (as visiting PhD student). She has published articles and books on spatial planning, interactive design and urban governance, urban diversity, processes of multiscalar regional urbanization, fixity and motion problematique for new sciences of cities. Publications includes “Diver-City” (Franco Angeli, Milano 2010); “Città in movimento. Dimensioni dell’urbano oltre le soglie del terzo millennio” (Guerini 2019 - in corso di pubblicazione); ”Innumerable Types of Diversity: The Potential of Latent Urbanity”, in Ressources urbaines latentes (Mètis Presses, Paris, 2016); "Space Matters: Spatial Implications of Post-metropolitan Transition" (with Giancarlo Paba), 2017, in A. Balducci, V. Fedeli, F. Curci, Eds., Post-Metropolitan Territories: Looking for a New Urbanity, London: Routledge; “Post-metropoli – tra dotazioni e flussi, luoghi e corridoi, fixity and motion” (with Giancarlo Paba and Paolo Perulli), 2017, in A. Balducci, V. Fedeli, F. Curci, Eds.: Guerini, Ripensare la questione urbana: Guerini.

Languages: Italian and English

Keywords: diversity,  regional urbanisation,  urban governance, 

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Barbara PIZZO

Barbara Pizzo is Researcher + Senior Lecturer / Research Professor in Urban and Regional Planning at the La Sapienza University of Rome. She works mainly in the field of Planning Theory, with a critical orientation. Her interests are in the processes of socio-spatial structuration, the relationships between spatial planning to socio-economic changes, politics and policies. She works in interdisciplinary research groups, where planning is considered together with policy analysis, urban sociology and political economy, so that keeping together the ‘How’ with the ‘Why’ of urban processes progressively became a distinct feature of her research and teaching approach.

Languages: Italian and English

Keywords: political economy and the city,  urban transformation,  value creation and value capture, 

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Laura SAIJA

Laura Saija is a 2009 Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellow, Department of Architecture and Planning at the University of Catania, Italy, and a visiting professor, Graduate Division of City and Regional Planning, University of Memphis, TN (USA). Her main research interest is on the theory and the practice of Engaged scholarship in the field of Community Environmental Planning. In particular her work focuses on the way Universities can play an active roles in enhancing democracy in long-term lagging regions, characterized by long-term power inequalities.

Languages: Italian and English

Keywords: action-research,  circular economy,  planning theory, 

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Filippo SCHILLECI

Filippo Schilleci (Palermo, 1963). Degree in Architecture (1987). Master in Garden Architecture and Landscape Planning, University of Palermo (1995). PhD in Urban Planning, University of Palermo (1999). Research Fellow in Urban Planning, Department of City and Region – University of Palermo (1999). Researcher in Urban Planning, Department of Archi- tecture – University of Palermo (2002). Associate Professor, in Urban Planning, Department of Architecture – University of Palermo (2015). Full Professor, in Urban Planning, Department of Architecture – University of Palermo (2018). Member of INU (Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica) since 1991. Member of SdT (Società dei Territorialisti e delle Territorialiste) since 2011 and Member of the Scientific Committee since 2018. National Representative in the Council of Representatives (CoRep) in the Association of European School of Planning (AESOP) (2018).

Languages: Italian and English

Keywords: ecological network planning,  green infrastructures,  protected areas, 

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