PhD in Urban Planning (1996); cum laude Degree in Urban Planning (1992).
Adjunct professor of “Urban Conflicts Analysis” at Milan Polytechnic, senior consultant for Avanzi. Sostenibilità per azioni, past Director of “Urban Policies” Area of Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale (Irs). He is currently involved as consultant for the Parliamentary Commission on the condition of Italian urban peripheries. He has been external assessor for the Urbact III programme.
Main fields of research: urban regeneration, social innovation and local development.
He is author of articles and essays concerning governance and innovation in urban policies.