Work History

Work History

CITIES STICHTING FOUNDATION

www.citiethemagazine.com

General Director

From July 2009 till now

PROJECTS

October 2010

Organization of the screening "CITOPIA", the future of the city

Festival of independent cinema Kriterion, 65 years anniversary

Studio K - Amsterdam www.studio-k.nu/  

COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN

INTA - INTERNATIONAL URBAN DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

http://www.inta-aivn.org/

Prposal: strategy and concept development

FARMING THE CITY

Curation and management of the activities

Exhibition - September 2010

Symposium and workshop - 15 th September 2010

RESEARCH ON URBAN AGRICULTURE

From February 2009 till March 2010

Definition of the categories and conceptualization of new definitions

INDUSTRIAL SITES RENEWAL

September 2009

http://2009.festivaldellacreativita.it/en

Exhibition, workshops and lectures

From July 2008 till July 2009

ISSUE 00 - INDUSTRIAL RENEWAL

http://issuu.com/citiesthemagazine/docs/00_industrial_renewal

Research and editorial management

GLOC

Urban Research Agency

PROJECTS

METAHAVEN STUDIO FOR DESIGN AND RESEARCH

http://www.metahaven.net/

Freelance  urban researcher -

Research on the Visual identity of low-income neighborhood, Amsterdam

July 2010

VOLUME MAGAZINE

www.archis.org

External researcher - Moon urbanization patterns

April till July 2010

MORGEN TOMORROW

Activity: Analysis of the contents and research of future trends in city development

Client: Freeedom LAb http://www.freedomlab.org/

Period: January till March 2010

BIKING IN AMSTERDAM AND NEW YORKActivity: Research and concept developmentClient: SCAPE http://www.createscapes.com/ Period: from May to July 2009

KOSICE 2013 - EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE Activity: Advisory and assistance for thesis preparationClient: Jeff Povlo – The green Space / InHolland University, School of Communication, Media and MusicPeriod: February to June 2009

ECONOMY OF CULTURE IN EUROPEActivity: Research about the European Union approach towards cultural economy

to find partners for suitable collaborationsClient: SCAPE http://www.createscapes.com/ Period: January to July 2009

    /Subordinate Research activities:    'CREATE' project launch Event – Brussels     Activity: workshop participation    Period: April 2009

    European Summit Of Cities And Region – Prague    Activity: Participation     Period: March 2009

NOKIA CYCLING Activity: Cycling Feasibility Research Client: The Green Space for  NOKIA  - http://www.thegreenspace.com/ Period: August to November 2008

RENEWAL OF DERELICT INDUSTRIAL SITESActivity: Research set up: comparative case studies analysis Client: REUSE http://www.reusebv.com/Period: June and July 2008

GOOD METROPOLISActivity: Research ProposalClient: Municipality of Amsterdam– Department of Spatial PlanningPeriod: May and June 2008

METROCULTActivity: Project Proposal  Client: Monica Amari / Milano Metropoli www.milanomet.it Period: February 2008

HOMOGENEITY OF URBAN LANDSCAPESActivity: lectureClient: Polytechnic of Milan, Cultural Planning Course – Prof. Monica AmariPeriod: December 2007

Mar 2007 - Jul 2007

International research about European media

ASCoR (Amsterdam School of Communications Research)

Media content analysis of EU coverage in Italy. I was part of a team of coders for the analysis of the approach that the media have regarding European Union in different EU countries. The main activity was to read Italian selected articles and code them according to quantitative standards.

Feb 2006 - Jul 2006

Mobility Manager Assistant

ARPA (Environmental Protection Agency of Lombardy Region)

After the bachelor degree in Human Science of the Land, the Environment and the Landscape in Milan, I worked at the Commuter Manager Office of the Regional Agency of the Environmental Protection.

Firstly as a trainee, then as a project manager, I have set and defined the Commuter Plan of 21 ARPA departments in Lombardy.

I developed skills for the creation and management of a project:  data collection, research about availability of systematic solutions. Research about the mobility of ARPA Lombardy employees through questionnaires; research about structural and technical conditions of ARPA Lombardy departments. First elaboration of data collected. Description of the “accessibility profile of each department”. Data analysis, reports about general conditions, car users, public transports costumer. Goals, strategies, proposals for solutions. Activity of communication with each department and employees. Public presentation of the whole project.

Education

Education
Sep 2007 - Jun 2009

Master of Science

University of Amsterdam

During my Master Degree in Metropolitan Studies, my academic career has developed from a broad knowledge about the discipline to the formation of a critical approach till the employment of specific methods for the research of urban developments.

Specific disciplines:

Environmental Planning – Urban Governance – Social Challenges for the City - Economic Geography – Cultural Clusters Development – Research Methods - Urban Policy Design Laboratory - Public Policies Analysis- Real Estate Development

Final Thesis: "Local Institutional Environments as Filters of the Renewal of Derelict Industrial Sites"

Comparative institutional analysis, case-study research, Amsterdam and Milan

Skills

Skills

CONCEPT DEVELOPER

I developed skills in the understanding of the current situation of the urban area under analysis. I usually start with an international comparative case study research to figure out which are the possible directions to take. I develop concepts and ideas that tailored to the needs of the local community and address themselves to the problem of the urban context. I believe and practice participatory planning

URBAN CONCEPT DEVELOPER

I also work as a concept developer and a communicator in urban development subjects. I have skills in understanding the problems of an urban area and the needs of a community. I usually come up with tailored solutions thought after extensive international research about the problem or subject under analysis

GROUP WORK

I am used to work with professionals of different backgrounds. I believe that, in the development of a project, diversity is the key to achieve innovative thinking and forward-looking results. I respect the experience and the advice of senior professionals and I find the approach of younger colleagues usually interesting and stimulating.      

URBAN RESEARCH DESIGN

Thanks to my professional experience and acedemic studies, I developed skills in organizing and defining a research activity in the field of urban development, in reporting the results and organizing creative  presentation formats, like workshops and exhibitions.    

Interest

I define my self an "urban addict". My work is my passion. While wolking around different cities, thanks to my academic experience and background, I discover processes of urban decay, waterfront redevelopment, industrial renewal, cultural clusterization and so on...  My interest is to live the city experience from my personal perspective.

I also love to bike

Certifications

Certifications

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