Luca is a social researcher from Milan. His main research interests are strategic urban planning, new urban economies and sustainable local development. Luca has conducted a number of academic and applied researches. Some of its latest work has included designing the strategic plan for the Rimaflow Cooperative in Milan (Italy) and the regeneration strategy for the Morriston ward in Swansea (Wales, UK), in partnership with the University of Manchester and Coastal Housing. He is also a PhD student in Urban Studies (URBEUR Programme) at the University of Milano-Bicocca and member of the Foundational Economy Group. He is working on a thesis on Reinventing Municipalism.

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Luca e' un ricercatore sociale di Milano. I suoi principali interessi di ricerca sono la pianificazione strategica, le nuove economie urbane e lo sviluppo locale sostenbile. Luca ha condotto ricerche accademiche e applicate. Alcuni dei suoi ultimi lavori sono stati progettare la strategia di sviluppo della Cooperativa Rimaflow di Milano e progettare la strategia di rigenerazione per il quartiere di Morriston a Swansea (Galles, UK), quest'ultimo in collaborazione con l'Universita' di Manchester e Coastal Housing. Luca e' anche dottorando in Studi Urbani (Programma URBEUR) presso l'universita' di Milano-Bicocca e membro del Gruppo Studi sull'Economia Fondamentale. Sta lavorando a una tesi su Reinventare il Municipalismo.

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Towards a sustainable urban future? Opportunities and challanges of new urban economies , with Letizia Chiappini, Che Fare (Italian)
Local government and the commons: the time has come, with Neil McInroy, Centre for Local Economic Strategies (English)
Making maker spaces transformative, Urban@it - Centro Nazionale di Politiche Urbane (Italian)


How grounded are Italian cities? An analysis of size and composition of the foundational sectors of urban economies in Italy (presentation at the International Conference of Sociology of Urban and Regional Development. Leeds, September 2017)

Building the city for all. The new strategies of economic regeneration in Europe (lecture for public officials at the course The Social Dimension of Urban Regeneration organised by the Emilia-Romagna Region. Bologna, February 2018)

New urban economies between innovation and social cohesion (presentation at public seminar organised by the University of Milano-Bicocca and CheFare at Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation. Milan, October 2018