RESEARCH TEAM

Several researchers are involved in the project by the three academic units: Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II and University of Groningen.

Politecnico di Milano 

He is Full Professor at Politecnico di Milano since 2018, in Urban and Territorial Planning. His research activities focus on the relations between spatial and social processes in contemporary cities and the design and implementation of urban policies, with a focus on urban regeneration processes and housing policies in the context of the post-industrial city; Emerging forms of urbanity, dwelling and inequalities in the face of economic rescaling, urban shrinkage/growth, transnationalism and demographic change; sustainability, social and spatial organization processes in new urban development projects; social change patterns at the urban level and the restructuring of local welfare policies. Within these domains he has carried out extensive research activities and established relevant international networks, playing an active role in qualified research groups, scientific boards ad advisory boards to Public Institutions. Currently: Active member of the Think tank “Piano Città” promoted by the Vice Minister, Ministry of Infrastracture and Transportation, Rome; Active member of the Board (Cabina di Regia) of the “Welfare di tutti” project, coordinated by Comune di Milano and funded by Fondazione Cariplo; Coordinator of the working group for the development of innovative social housing policies, Regione Lombardia; Member of the International Scientific Board of the IBA Vienna on New Social Housing 2016-2022; member of the Advisory Board of the EU consortium Re.Cri.Re. (2016-2018); Member of the scientific board of the Social Housing series of Bruno Mondadori; Referent on Italy at the City Reformers Group – London School of Economics; Referent on Italy at the Research Seminar on Social, Housing and Safety Policies of the French Ministry of the Interior; Founding member of SUI GENERIS Research Centre on the Sociology of Public Action – University of Milano Bicocca).

She is Associated Professor of Urban and Regional Economics at DAStU-Politecnico di Milano. She achieved a Master in Regional Science at the University of Reading (UK), a Ph.D in Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen (NL) and a Ph.D in Transport Economics at the Università degli Studi di Genova. She is Board Member of the Italian Regional Science Association (AISRe), and member of the Centro Interuniversitario di Economia Applicata alle Politiche per l’Industria, lo Sviluppo Locale e l’Internazionalizzazione (c.MET05). She is Chair of the COST Action18214. She teaches Urban and Regional Economics and Environmental Economics, and she is Board Member of the Ph.D Urban Planning, Design and Policy at DAStU.

She is Associate professor for the scientific disciplinary sector “Tecnica e Pianificazione Urbanistica” (Urban planning) at the DAStU-Politecnico di Milano. She specialized at the Monuments Restoration School – Università Federico II di Napoli and obtained a research doctorate (PhD) in “Urban Planning”, at the Politecnico di Milano. She teaches “Urban Planning”. She is scientific coordinator of the Postgraduate Course in “Urbanistica Tecnica”. She is coordinator and scientific responsible of a national research project “Itinerario ciclo-turistico Adda”, financed by the Fondazione Cariplo. She is a member of research groups, scientific and academic commissions, evaluator of research and teaching activities, reviewer for national and international journals and research projects.

He is the responsible of the “Mapping and Urban Data Lab” (MAUD), Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano. MAUD concentrates scientific, technical and methodological skills in the analysis of statistical data and the production of cartography and other forms of visualization for urban and territorial studies. He is specialized in the development of methods for the analysis, visualization and interpretation of spatial dynamics. His main areas of expertise are methods and techniques of territorial and environmental analysis, design and management of geographical information systems, statistical and spatial analysis, mapping and data visualization. In the last years, he specialized in the use of innovative data source for urban studies and for mobility mapping.

She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor at Politecnico di Milano – Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, where she received her PhD degree in Spatial Planning and Urban Development (2015). Since 2018 she has been involved in the project MOBILAGE. Mobility and aging: daily life and welfare supportive networks at the neighbourhood level. She is also part of the management committee of the European Cost Action 18214 “The Geography of New Working Spaces and the Impact on the Periphery” (2019-2023).

Università di Napoli Federico II

Carmela Gargiulo is full professor of Urban Planning Techniques at the University of Naples Federico II. Since 1987 she has been involved in studies on the management of urban and territorial transformations. Since 2004, she has been Member of the Researcher Doctorate in Hydraulic, Transport and Territorial Systems Engineering of the University of Naples “Federico II”. She is Member of the Committee of the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department of the University of Naples “Federico II”. Her research interests focus on the processes of urban requalification, on relationships between urban transformations and mobility, and on the estate exploitation produced by urban transformations. On these subjects she has co-ordinated several research teams within National and International Projects such as PRIN project on the “Impacts of mobility policies on urban transformability, environment and property market” from 2011 to 2013, and Smart Energy Master for the energy management of territory financed by PON 04A2_00120 R&C Axis II, from 2012 to 2015. Scientific Responsible Unit TeMALab Dicea ERASMUS+ Key Action2: Project “Development of a Master Programme in the Management of Industrial Entrepreneurship for Transition Countries” (MIETC). Author of more than 140 publications. Since 2008 Associate Editor of TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment.

Floriana Zucaro is an engineer, she received a M.Sc. in Environmental and Territorial Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II with a specialization in management of urban and territorial transformations. In April 2015 she holds a PhD in Hydraulic, Transport and Territorial Systems Engineering at the Department of Civil, Building and Environmental Engineering – University of Naples Federico II. In 2014 she was a scholarship holder within the Project Smart Energy Master for the energy management of territory financed by PON 04A2_00120 R&C Axis II, from 2012 to 2015. Her research activity was focused on the integration of land use planning and energy saving policies in urban contests. Since 2018 she has been a research fellow on the “MOBILAGE – Mobility and aging: daily life and welfare supportive networks at the neighborhood level” project financed by Fondazione Cariplo (Grant n° 2017-0942). As part of this research, she worked on defining methods and techniques to improve urban accessibility for vulnerable users.

Engineer, Ph.D. in Civil Systems Engineering at University of Naples Federico II and Research Fellow of Land Use Planning at the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering of the University of Naples Federico II. In July 2013 he won a scholarship within the PRIN project on the “Impacts of mobility policies on urban transformability, environment and property market”. From the 2014 to 2015, he collaborated in the research project “Smart Energy Master” for the Energy Management of Territory. He is currently involved in the research project “Aging and social research: people, places and relations” financed by Fondazione Cariplo (Grant n° 2017-0942).

Federica Gaglione is an engineer, Ph.D. in Civil Systems Engineering at University of Naples Federico II. Her research topic concerns the urban accessibility. The aim is to develop a decision support tool that, on an urban scale, allows to choose the most effective actions to improve urban accessibility for vulnerable users, by contributing to improve their quality of life.

 

Engineer, Ph.D. student in Civil Systems Engineering at University of Naples Federico II. She received a master’s degree in Hydraulic and Transport Systems Engineering at University of Naples Federico II with a thesis on the safety performance of urban intersections, developed at University of Central Florida, Orlando (USA). Currently, her Ph.D. research concerns accessibility to urban services for elderly people with the aim of minimizing social exclusion and inequalities within urban areas.

Rosa Morosini is an engineer, Ph.D. student in civil systems engineering at University of Naples Federico II. The research topic concerns the urban planning transformations and soils consumption. The purpose is to identify supporting instruments for the local authorities and technical, for the definition of possible actions, so that it is possible to minimize the use of this resource and make it a sustainable use.

 

University of Groningen 

Aleid is a professor at the NHL Stenden university in Leeuwarden and also hold a position at Groningen University, both in the Netherlands. One of the research interests is on Ageig-in-place. With an ageing population, the society needs to adapt housing, transportation, health services among others in order to make it possible for people to age in place for as long as possible, without decreasing levels of wellbeing. Aleid works in international networks, based in the European Regional Science Association. She publishes in international peer reviewed journals and also in local professional journals (In Dutch, English and Italian).

His research interests are in health geography, active transportation and landscape research. In his research he uses GIS analysis and gps-data, combining qualitative and quantitative methods, to better understand peoples movement behavior and their interaction with places. Currently he is involved in research on the impact of new modes of transportation on mobility behavior, the relationship between mobility and wellbeing of older adults, and accessibility and use of urban green space.