Andrea Bortolotti

Staff – Assistant Professor 

Andrea Bortolotti is an architect by training (IUAV, 2011) and holds a Ph.D. in urbanism from the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB, 2019). His research focuses on urban metabolism, the circular economy and their relation with urban planning, policies and practices, a topic that he investigates through spatially and designerly approaches. Since 2022, he is a fixed-term assistant professor at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of the Politecnico di Milano, where he is an affiliated researcher at Laboratorio di Simulazione Urbana Fausto Curti–LABSIMURB. Previously, he has conducted extensive research on waste governance and planning in Brussels as an affiliated researcher at ULB/Laboratory on Urbanism, Infrastructures and Ecologies. He has been involved in the interdisciplinary and inter-university research projects Metrolab-Brussels Metropolitan Laboratory (ULB/UCL, FEDER 2014-2020), Syncity-Synergic Cities for Europe (ULB, JPI Urban Europe 2019-2021), and has conducted different studies funded by the Brussels Environment Agency on biowaste generation, decentralized treatment and strategic planning. From September 2019 to January 2022, he has been also an affiliated researcher at TUDelft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment for the SARCC–Sustainable and Resilient Costal Cities project (Interreg 2 Seas), and he is a member of Latitude-Platform for Urban Research and Design since 2012. His work has been published in Territorio, OASE, Flux, the Society and Business Review and Brussels Studies.