Associate Professor at the Department of Urban Studies of the University of Rome 3, he has been teaching Urban policies and Urban Theories since 1996. He is also adjoint professor at the Rome Programme of the Cornell University. He published extensively on subjects such as: housing, urban policies, and the European Union initiatives for the regeneration of cities. He is a Member of the Advisory Board of: the Italian Committee for Spatial Development (Ministry of Infrastructure); the Programme “Europäische Urbanistik“ at the Bauhaus University, Weimar; the programme Arquitectura at the UNSAM, Buenos Aires; the journals Urbanistica, ASUR, CRU.
He has been Visiting Scholar at several universities: UNSAM, Buenos Aires Argentina (2012): Calcutta University, India(2011); Cornell University, Ithaca NY (2008); Pittsburgh University (2003); Bartlett School of Architecture (Ucl) di Londra (1995-96); IFU di Parigi (1991-92).
GSSI, Scuola Sperimentale di Dottorato Internazionale in Urban Studies, Gran Sasso Science Institute:
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Among his latest works:
- (2013). “Diversity and interculturalism, a critique and a defence. Going through multiethnic neighbourhoods in Rome”. In: The Intercultural City: Exploring an Elusive Idea, (con C. Fioretti, M. Balbo ed.);
- (2012) “Contemporary debate on public space in Rome”, in: Perspectives on Public Space in Rome, from Antiquity to the Present Day. London, Ashgate;
- (2011), (ed.), Changing Places, Urbanity, Citizenship, and Ideology in the new European neighbourhoods, Techne, Rotterdam;
- (2011). “The future of neighbourhoods”. In: F. Eckardt, L. Colini. Bauhaus and the City. A contested heritage for a challenging future. Würzburg:Könighausen & Neumann.
- Tracce di quartiere, esplorazioni nel cambiamento urbano (Traces of neighborhoods, explorations into city change), ed., Milano.
Città e innovazione. Politiche regionali tra retoriche e cambiamento (Cities and Innovation: the rhetoric of change in regional policies, ed.) Roma, 2008.
L’Europa delle città, Accessibilità, partnership e policentrismo nelle politiche comunitarie per il territorio, (A Europe of Cities: Accessibility, Partnership and Polycentrism in European Territorial Policies) Alinea 2005.
Progetti di sviluppo territoriale, Le azioni integrate in Italia e in Europa (Spatial Development Projects: the Integrated Actions in Italy and Europe), il Sole 24 ore, Milano, 2003.
Papers from ongoing projects
2009, “Criminalita’ e periferia”, Territorio, 48.
2008, “La nuova questione urbana”, Territorio, 46.
2008, “Tattiche di resistenza all’erosione dello spazio pubblico”, Espacio Público, sociabilidad y espacio de ciudadanía, 15-17 Abril 2008, Real Academia de España, Roma.
2007, “The dark side of social capital: crime, development, and social regulations in Southern Italy”, Aesop International Conference, Napoli, july 2007.
Papers available for download on this site (full list in the Publication page):
“Amman” (con G. Piccinato), capitolo VI in UNCHS-Habitat, SUP, Informal Settlement Upgrading, the demand for capacity building in six pilot cities, a research study conducted with the support of the governement of Italy, Habitat, Nairobi, 1998
Housing Policies in Italy, con A. Tosi, IUT (International Union of Tenants) www.iut.nu/members/Europe/West/Italy_Housing%20policies.doc (2001).
“Matching urban renovation and housing renewal in Rome”, Housing renewal in European Cities, Madrid, 29th October 2007.
“The Spatial Logic Of European Actions”, Urban And Spatial European Policies: Levels Of Territorial Government, Eura Conference In Turin, 18-20 April 2002
“Urban Actions And The Making Of A European Spatial Policy”, Urban Affairs Association 32nd Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, March 20-23, 2002
“Moving targets: crowds and the abstraction of XXI century citizenship” alla Conferenza internazionale “Villes et métropoles au XXI siècle”, organizzata da METL, DRAST/CPVS a La Rochelle, nov. 1998.
“Family strategies and housing practices in Italy” al Seminario internazionale dell’European Network for Housing Research e dell’Università Complutense di Madrid “Housing in SouthernEurope, a separate path?, Madrid, 2-4, dic. 1998.
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