Giovanni Allegretti


Biography

Giovanni (Aldo Luigi) Allegretti is an architect, planner and senior researcher at the Centre for Social Studies of the Coimbra University, Portugal. Here he is among the directors of the Ph.D "Democracy in the XXI century" and he coordinates the "PEOPLEs' Observatory: Participation, Innovation and Local Powers". He is a member of the Working Group "DECIDe" at CES, being part of the coordination board. Since 2001, he has been assistant professor in Town Management at the University of Florence, where he got his Ph.D in Town,Territorial and Environmental Planning. He studied in Brazil, Danmark and Japan with scholarships of the Ministry of Foreign affairs. Expert of the European Commission for the URBACT Programme, he deals with Participatory Budgets and Interactive Planning since 1998. On this subject he wrote several books. As a consultant and trainer about participatory processes, he was invited to hold professional courses by several Local Authorities (in country such Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Sweden, Portugal, Senegal Reunion Island), Universities (Harvard Design School in United States, King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, International Islamic University in Malaysia, Institute of European Studies in Vietnam) and NGO (TI in Morocco and Indonesia, TNI in India), and International Institutions (in Canada's 2006 UN/World Urban Forum, in Kenya's 2006 Africities Forum and in two continental courses on Participatory Budgeting organised by the World Bank in South Africa and Senegal). Since January 2008 he coordinated the scientific training of the EQUAL-funded project "Participatory Budgeting in Portugal" which trained more than 600 local authorities and municipal technicians in Portugal on the issue of Participatory Budget. He also coordinated the scientific outputs of the EU-funded project "PARLOCAL" (led by Malaga Province in Spain)and the three-years study on Participatory Budgeting called "OPtar", funded by the FCT of Portugal. He has been the coordinator of the Portuguese Unit of the Projects UNISOST (coordinated by the NGO Associação EStà - Economia e Sostenibilità, from Milan, Italy) and DUPLA-PAZ (coordinated by the NGO "Oikos" of Udine, Italy, and funded by Friuli Venezia Giulia Region). At present, he is the global coordinator of the international project "EMPATIA. Enabling Multichannel PArticipation Through ICT Adaptations"(2015-2018), funded by Horizon 2020 Programme, and member of the coordinating teams of the projects "Comunix. Active Youth Participation in Governance in Community Areas" (funded by Erasmus+) and "URBiNAT - Urban Innovative and Inclusive Nature" (funded by Horizon 2020 - Innovative Actions in the area of Smart Cities and Sustainabilty). He is also consultant of the internacional cooperation project "FOINCIDE - FORTALECIMENTO INSTITUCIONAL Y CIUDADADNO PARA EL DESARROLLO TERRITORIAL" (coordinated by SKL International, a branch of the Association of Municipalities and Regions of Sweden with the National department of Planning of Columbia). He is member of the Managing Committee of the Institute for Democracy and Democratization of Communication of Brazil (coordinated by UFMG from Belo Horizonte - Brazil) and a member of the Brazilian CNPQ Research Groups: "Mobilidades? A vivência acadêmica internacional" coordinated by the Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing of S. Paulo, and "Núcleo PRODEP - Teoria democrática, Sociedade Civil e Espaço Público" coordinated by UFMG from Belo Horizonte. On behalf of its department, dr. Allegretti is also a member of several international organisations whose aim is to promote networking among 'best practices' of urban participatory management (Committee for Participatory Democracy, Social Inclusion and Human Rights of UCLG and OIDP - International Observatory on Participatory Democracy). He is member of the Standing Group on "Democratic Innovations" in the European Consortium of Political Reserach (ECPR). Since 2007 he was committed in co-organising a network of municipal authorities within the CPLP (Community of Portuguese-speaking countries), which was officially approved by the chiefs of State in July 2008 and formally constituted in March 2009. At present, he has been appointed as co-chair of the Independent Authority for Promoting Participation (APP) of the Tuscany Region (Italy), for the mandate 2014-2019. He is a member of the Academic Council of the Institute for Political Ecology (IPE) in Zaghreb, Croatia, and of the do Scientific Council of the PhD in Public Policies at IUAV University, Venice. He was the founder and co-coordinator of the "Democracine" Film Festival in Porto Alegre - Brazil, and co-organiser of the "Fest-Cineamazonia - Itinerancia em Portugal".


Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Ferreira, Isabel; Allegretti, Giovanni (2018), Local Democratic Innovations in Africa: macro-trends in a complex continent, in Elstub, Stephen; Escobar, Oliver (org.), Handbook of Democratic Innovations and Governance. Camberley , surrey: Edward Elgar Publishing

Book Chapter

Allegretti, Giovanni; Giacomozzi, Sara (2018), "Construir o rio dos habitantes: a contribuição dos Contratos de Rio (CdR) lida atraves de alguns exemplos", in Peixoto, Paulo (org.), "A ÁGUA COMO PATRIMÓNIO". Coimbra: Almedina

Book Chapter

Allegretti, Giovanni; Zampetti, Enrico (2018), "(Des)cumprimdo a função social da propriedade: um debate italiano e os seus instrumentos juridicos", in Thiago dos Santos Acca (org.), Política Urbana Agora. Instrumentos para construir o Direito à Cidade. S. Paulo: Fundação Getúlio Vargas