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Francesco Musco

Senior Research Associate


Associate professor in Urban Planning at the Department of Architecture and Arts – Università Iuav di Venezia. Trained in architecture and urban planning, completed in 2007 his PhD in “Analysis and Governance for Sustainable Development”. Director of the graduate degree programme in Planning and Policies for Cities, Territory and Environment and director of the Erasmus Mundus Master Course on Maritime Spatial Planning. Deputy Rector for Research (mandate 2018-2021) and member of the board of directors of CORILA Consortium for Coordination of research activities concerning the Venice Lagoon System. He obtained the national scientific qualification for the role of full professor in Urban and Territorial Urban Planning and Design.

He taught and developed research activities in Italy and abroad in the universities of Lousville (Center for the Environmental Policy and Management), Drexel University of Philadelphia (School of Environmental Engineering), Parma (School of Economics), Bologna (School of Engineering), Reading (Department of Real Estate and Planning), Barcelona (UAB, Geography), Alghero-Sassari (Department of Architecture, Design and Urban Planning), Seville (Department of Geography).

Supporter of a multidisciplinary approach to city and environmental planning, during the last years he finalized his research activity to the relationship between urban planning, sustainability and resilience, with particular attention to sustainable urban regeneration processes and the implementation of local plans and their contribution to a "climate-proof planning". Consultant of several public and private institutes on urban planning and design, definition of environmental policies, local development.

In 2011 he funded the Planning & Climate Change Lab providing applied research to support innovation in planning and design for resilient city and in different experimentations to implement urban resilience at international level. The lab obtained more than 7 million euros of research grants in the period 2011-2019.

He published more that 130 articles and scientific products. He currently coordinate the Editorial Series “Planning for Climate Proof Cities” by Springer Verlag.

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