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.

This year "Pint of Urban Research" is subdivided into two parts: "Pint of Urban Research #1 | chatting about research ideas" and "Pint of Urban Research #2 | chatting about paper drafts"

 

Pint of Urban Research #1 | 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.

 

Pint of Urban Research #2 | chatting about paper drafts

During this meeting, PhD students will have the opportunity to receive feedbacks on the draft of a paper (about its contents, structure, methodology, publication strategy). This meeting is recommended to students working on a scientific paper. In order to attend this meeting, PhD students are required to send a draft of the paper (consisting at least in an abstract and a table of contents) to the researcher they will meet. Further details will be provided in due time to students enrolling to this meeting.


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

Giovanni ATTILI

Giovanni Attili is associated professor in urban planning at the La Sapienza University of Rome

Languages: English and Italian

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Matteo BASSO

Matteo Basso, urban and regional planner, Ph.D in Regional Planning and Public Policy, is currently a postdoctoral research fellow 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 Associate 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 120 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.

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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Carlo CELLAMARE

Carlo Cellamare is Associated professor at Università di Roma La Sapienza

Languages: Italian and English

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Angelique CHETTIPARAMB

Angelique is Managing Editor of Planning Theory, a top ranking journal within the planning discipline. She has published extensively in international peer reviewed journals within Planning and Development and is a recipient of two awards for her publications. Her work has been anthologized twice within both planning and organizational studies disciplines. Angelique is interested in planning theory, especially in the use of Complexity theory. She has worked with the concept of ‘fractals’ to explain planning outcomes viz-a-viz the design and configuration of governance arrangements across scales. She has also engaged with the theory of ‘autopoiesis’ to understand how institutional factors impact on planning practices. Angelique has researched a wide range of issues including solid waste management, land management tools and techniques, school meals, local health provisions, multi-level governance, bottom-up planning practices, education and responsible tourism practices. Besides numerous internal University funding, her research has been funded by the World Food Programme, Ford Foundation, USAID and the Higher Education Academy of UK.

Languages: English

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Francesco CHIODELLI

Francesco Chiodelli is associate professor in urban planning at GSSI, where is the vice-coordinator of the international PhD Program in Urban Studies and Regional Science. His research focuses mainly on the social effect of spatial regulation, in particular with reference to questions of pluralism, diversity, migration, informality and corruption. He investigated also the spatial dimension of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over Jerusalem. His papers have appeared in international journals, such as Urban Studies, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Urban Geography, Planning Theory, Town Plan- ning Review, Geoforum, Land Use Policy, Cities, Journal of Urban Affairs, European Planning Studies, Urban Research and Practice. 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: diversity and migrations,  illegality/informality,  urban conflicts, 

Anna Maria COLAVITTI

Anna Maria Colavitti is Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the School of Architecture, University of Cagliari (DICAAR), Italy. She started as a Research Fellow, before becoming a Lecturer at the Department of Land Engineering of the same university. In 2011 she became an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture and she has been an Associate Professor since 2014. She teaches Urban Planning Foundamentals and Techniques and she is currently member of the PhD board in Civil Engineering and Architecture. She coordinates also the PhD in Cultural Heritage and Environmental Goods. She graduated in Ancient urban City Planning, Ancient Topography and Archaeology at the University of Rome La Sapienza and hold a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning. Her main scientific interests are oriented to formal and functional reading of the city, historic settlement analysis and interpretation, cultural heritage management and the role cultural and environ- mental resources (as factors of long-lasting and sustainable local development) play in the urban planning processes. She has recently published Urban Heritage Management. Planning with history, Springer 2018.

Languages: Italian and English

Keywords: cultural heritage and place based policies,  historical centres and urban regeneration,  urban and regional planning, 

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Alessandro COPPOLA

MA in History and PhD at the Urban Studies Department of Università di Roma 3, Alessandro Coppola is currently a research fellow at GSSI and a member of the Teaching Committee of the Doctoral School in Urban Studies and Regional Science where he teaches the course "Critical Approaches to the City". His research has mainly focused on qualitative approaches to issues such as neighbourhood policy and politics, community development and organizing, informality, urban shrinkage, urban resilience. His contributions have appeared on journals such as Urban Studies, Urban Geography, Metropoles, Territorio, Archivio di Studi Urbani e Regionali, Urbanistica, Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa and on several national and international academic books. He has published Apocalypse Town. Cronache dalla fine di una civiltà urbana, Laterza, 2012; Envisaging L'Aquila. Strategies, spatialities and sociabili- ties of a recovering city, Professional dreamers, Trento (with Cora Fontana and Valentina Gingardi), 2018 and Roma in transizione. Governo, strategie, quadri di vita e metabolismi di una metropoli, Planum Publisher, 2018 (forthcoming, with Gabriella Punziano). He has taught courses and studios in urban sociology, urban ethnography, urban policy and social work, urban planning at Politecnico di Milano, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Università di Roma III, Kent State University in Florence and Accademia di Architettura-Usi Mendrisio and has been a research and visiting fellow at Politecnico di Milano, Johns Hopkins University and Cleveland State University.

Languages: Italian, English and French

Keywords: fieldwork,  neighborhoods,  urban policy, 

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Giancarlo COTELLA

Giancarlo Cotella is associate professor at Politecnico di Torino. His research positions in the field of comparative spatial planning studies, and in particular on the comparison of territorial governance of spatial planning systems in Europe and beyond. He devoted particular attention to the exploration of the mutual influence between European Union and domestic territorial governance and spatial planning, and of the resulting mechanisms of Europeanization. Through the years, the geographical scope of his research has interested Central and Eastern European Countries, the Western Balkan Region, but also Japan and Latin America. His work borrows from the toolbox of new institutionalism, and in particular sociological/discursive institutionalism, historical institutionalism, and actor-centred institutionalism. Giancarlo participated to a high number of international research projects on the above matters, among which it is worth to mention ESPON SUPER, ESPON URRUC, ESPON COMPASS, ESPON ReSSI, MILESECURE-2050, ESPON TANGO, ESPON Smart-Ist, LisGo, ESPON 2.3.2 Governance, ESPON 2.3.1 ESDP. He taught and researched in Germany, Poland, Estonia, United Kingdom, France, Greece, Turkey and Japan, and published widely in the international scientific literature. He’s actively involved in the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) since 2005, first as a member of the AESOP Executive Committee and now as national representative for Italy

Languages: Italian, English and Polish

Keywords: comparative spatial planning systems research,  europeanization,  new institutionalism, 

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Luciano DE BONIS

Luciano De Bonis is Associated professor at Università del Molise

Languages: Italian and English

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Lidia DECANDIA

Laureata in Architettura presso la Facoltà di Architettura di Firenze dove, dal 1986 al 1994, svolge attività didattica e di ricerca presso il Dipartimento di Urbanistica. Nel 2008 fonda Matrica. Laboratorio di “fermentazione” urbana all'interno del quale porta avanti attività di sperimentazione di pratiche di ricerca-azione in diversi contesti locali. È stata responsabile scientifica, coordinatrice e componente di progetti di ricerca finanziati da CNR, Ministero dell’Ambiente, amministrazioni locali e regionale, MIUR, PRIN, presentando il proprio contributo individuale a convegni nazionali ed internazionali. Nel 2012 le è stato conferito il Premio per la ricerca scientifica offerto dall'Università di Sassari per i ricercatori che hanno ottenuto i migliori risultati di produttività scientifica con riferimento al periodo 2004-2008. Nel 2014 le è stata conferita l’Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale come Professore di I Fascia Settore con- corsuale 08/F1 – Pianificazione e Progettazione Urbanistica e Territoriale.

Languages: italiano

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Valeria FEDELI

Valeria Fedeli is associate professor in urban planning at the Polytechnic University of Milan

Languages: Italian and English

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Andy INCH

Andy Inch is a Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield in the UK. His research revolves around the ideology and politics of planning, relations between citizens and the state and how the future is rendered governable through planning processes, with a particular focus on how critical planning theories can be used to construct alternative futures.

Languages: English

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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Laura LIETO

Laura Lieto (1966) is a planner-architect, and associate professor of urban planning at “Federico II” University of Naples, where she teaches Planning Theories. She has been visiting professor at Columbia University and Copenhagen University. She is a member of AESOP (Association of European Planning Schools), ACSP (Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning) and SIU (Società Italiana degli Urbanisti). Member of the committee of doctoral school in Architecture at Federico II University. Managing editor of CRIOS (Critica degli Ordinamenti Spaziali), and peer-reviewer for several international planning journals. Laura is a planning theorist and an urban ethnographer; she works on urban informality and trans-national urbanism, new materialism, Actor Network theory and assemblage.

Languages: Italian and English

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Filippo MAGNI

Filippo Magni, Urban planner, PhD in Spatial Planning and Public Policy at IUAV, is postdoctoral research fellow at the IUAV University of Venice. Currently its research focuses on the relationship between climate change issues and policies and ordinary tools for urban management

Languages: Italian and English

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Valeria MONNO

Valeria Monno is associate professor in Urban and Regional Planning at the Politecnico di Bari. Her recent research focuses on how to strengthen radical and critical planning practices and theories. She has worked with migrants, poor, disadvantaged groups and local communities claiming for planning practices embedding social and environmental justice and the right to the city. She explored the potentials associated to socio-ecological perspectives in urban and regional planning regimes. She has been visiting scholar at KU-Leuven (BE) and visiting professor at the Technical University of Stockholm.

Languages: Italian and English

Keywords: disadvantaged groups,  radical and critical planning,  social and environmental justice, 

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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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Lucia NUCCI

Lucia Nucci is associated professor in Urban Planning at the Roma Tre University. Lucia Nucci brings skills associated with the contemporary city regeneration through public space design, studying particularly metropolitan and local open space system, the development of indicators of quality of life, (spatial, environmental, public services, economic, social) associated with the comparison of a range of European cities in different countries. In addition, she has developed indicators relevant to measuring the differences in urban policy and its implementation among Italian cities

Languages: Italian and English

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Mark PENNINGTON

Mark Pennington has been Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy in the Department of Political Economy since January 2012 and is now Head of Department. Prior to joining King’s he taught for 12 years in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary College, University of London. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Mark works at the intersection of politics, philosophy and economics.

Languages: English

Keywords: ethics,  regulation,  self-governance, 

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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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Davide PONZINI

Davide Ponzini is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Politecnico di Milano and was Visiting Professor at TU Munich in 2017. His research focuses on planning theory, urban and cultural policy, and contemporary architecture. Among recent publications, he has co-edited (with Harvey Molotch) of the book The New Arab Urban: Gulf Cities of Wealth, Ambition and Distress and co-authored (with the photographer Michele Nastasi) of the book Starchitecture: Scenes, Actors, and Spectacles in Contemporary Cities.

Languages: Italian and English

Keywords: contemporary architecture,  cultural policy,  planning theory,  urban policy, 

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Michelangelo RUSSO

Michelangelo Russo (1965) is full Professor of Urban Planning and is the head of the Laboratory of Urbanism and Urban Design at the Department of Architecture, University of Naples Federico II, where he is since 2013 the Coordinator of the PhD Program in Architecture. He is a member of several national and international research groups. Since 2014 he is the president of the SIU, Italian Society of Urbanists, the Academic and Scientific Society of Italian professors of Urbanism. He is carrying out financed researches of national and international interest. His research activities, design oriented, deal with the themes, the knowledge and the phenomena of contemporary urban design in relation to the changes of the contemporary cities, urbanized areas, landscapes, and the complex interaction between environment, space, ecology.

Languages: Italian and English

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

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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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Loris Antonio SERVILLO

Associate professor at Politecnico di Torino (IT) and former Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Bartlett School of Planning (UK), he holds a PhD in territorial planning and local development, and has about fifteen years of professional and academic experience first in Italy, Belgium and UK. His scientific interests are about (a) spatial planning system and multi-level governance process, with a specific focus on changes, rescaling processes and new governance arenas; (b) the role of EU in developing spatial initiatives (European Spatial Planning), in particular concerning tailored regions and small and medium sized towns (e.g. Community Led Local Development programme); and (c) the analysis of territorial and socio-spatial dynamics, and innovative planning initiatives to foster territorial cohesion and spatial justice. In particular, he has been investigating the socio-spatial dynamics in ‘territories that don’t matter’ and the dedicated policy agendas, such as the Italian ‘inner area’ agenda.

Languages: Italian and English

Keywords: european spatial planning,  spatial planning system and multi-level governance process,  territorial anc socio-spatial dynamics, 

Iacopo ZETTI

Iacopo Zetti is associate professor of Urban and regional planning at the University of Florence. Master degree in architecture in 1994 and PhD in Urban, territorial and environmental planning in 2000. His research activity covers several fields, as: GIS and cartography as knowledge instruments for urban planning; the participation of inhabitants to the urban project and to planning policies; re-use and rehabilitation of marginal spaces and in-between areas. Recently he has publish the (open access) book In mezzo alle cose. Città e spazi interclusi - https://didapress.it/in-mezzo-alle-cose

Languages: Italian and English

Keywords: gis cartography as knowledge instruments,  partecipation of inhabitants,  re-use and rehabilitation of marginal spaces, 

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