Luca Lazzarini

Staff – Assistant Professor – NBFC Fellow

 Luca Lazzarini is an Assistant Professor in Urban and Regional Planning currently working in the National Biodiversity Future Center (NBFC) on the mapping and monitoring of the socio-spatial impacts of the biodiversity interventions in urban contexts. He holds a masters degree in Urban Planning & Policy Design (2015) at the Politecnico di Milano and a PhD in Urban and Regional Development (2019) at DiST/Politecnico di Torino. In 2017, as part of the doctoral research, he was visiting research fellow at the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI) of the University of Gloucestershire (UK). Between 2019 and 2023, he was postdoc research fellow in spatial planning at Politecnico di Torino, Politecnico di Milano and University IUAV of Venice, respectively, working at several national and international research projects on different topics including urban/rural relationships, territorial governance and cohesion, experiential walking and social innovation in inner peripheries. His recent publications include: “Wanna Be Provoked”: Inner Peripheries Generators of Social Innovation in the Italian Apennine (with E. Micelli and E. Ostanel, 2023), Investigating the health-planning nexus in Italy: a survey on local and metropolitan plans (2022), The roots of city-countryside relationship: a lesson from post-war town planning in Italy (2022), The Contested Countryside. Spatial planning and governance across the urban/rural interface in Italy and England (2021),

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