Academic and professional activities

2018 - Is a Member of the Internacional Council of the Global Cities Programme in the Spanish Think Thank CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

2016 to 2018 - Visiting Scholar at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Witwatersrand" in Jihannesburg, South Africa

2012 - Member of the Scientific Council of the PhD course "Architettura, città e design", curriculum in "Pianificazione territoriale e politiche pubbliche del territorio" at IUAV University in Venice

2008 - Coordinator of the "Observatory of Participation, Innovation and Local Powers" at CES, University of Coimbra

2006 - Researcher at the Centro de Estudos Sociais - CES, University of Coimbra

2005 to 2006 - Research Assistant IUAV University in Venice

2003 to 2004 - Research Assistant with scholarship Department of Town Planning, University of Florence

2002 to 2006 - Rapporteur in numerous seminars on strategic planning and participatory participatory budgeting "in the" Masters for the training of specialists in urban and regional planning in developing countries "(IUAV University, Venice)

2002 to 2006 - Trainer in seminars on Participatory Planning and Budgeting Post-graduated Advanced Training Courses at IUAV Univ., Venice

2002 to 2002 - Scientific coordinator and lecturer of the Course of Training for Technical and Adm. of local, autonomous province of Trento - Italy

2002 - Scientific coordinator and teacher of training courses for technicians and managers of local "indicators and instruments of the new territorial democracy: participatory budgeting" (Autonomous Province of Trento)

2001 - Training summer course "Living in City and Urban Cultures" for professionals Fondazione Michelucci - Fiesole (IT)

2000 to 2001 - Holder of a scholarship "Study Tour" of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

1999 to 2002 - Italian national editor of the magazine "TESTIMONIANZE" ( and the managing board of the Italian magazine "Plurimondi"

1999 - He starts a collaboration with the italian magazines "Carta"

1998 - Holder of a scholarship of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the Department of 'Human Settlements', School of Architecture and Urban Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen

1997 to 2006 - Member of the Architectural Rank (Florence and Prato District)

1993 to 1994 - Student of CINEMA Editing and Directing IMMAGINA School of Cinema and Mediateca Toscana

1989 to 2008 - Member of the Editorial Board of themagazine "Testimonianze" and colaborator of "L´altracittà"

Other Activities

2012 - Funda o Festival de cinema "Democracine" em colaboração com o OIDP e a Prefeitura de Porto Alegre

2004 - Join the documentary film of French director Jacques Guy Le Forum Social Européen: Un nouvel animal '

1996 - Appointed Delegate of the International Red Cross in Anglophone countries at war and under development, after the training course specifies

1993 - Join the Erasmus academic exchanges with University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, household and external courses to the "Master of Landscape Architecture in - I year"