DescriptionMy research interest focuses on energy household behaviour as a driver for the effective implementation of retrofit programmes and urban regeneration. The Italian social housing stock has been taken as the case study of the Ph.D. project. The expected results will regard proposals to be included in existing policy instruments and urban planning tools in order to tackle the impact of user's behaviour.
I recently started also to focus on behaviour change as a strategy to alleviate energy poverty, particularly prevalent in social housing, and to investigate strategies to tackle in particular energy poverty related to cooling behaviour, a growing phenomenon which has received so far much less attention than the heating patterns.
I was born in Bologna (Italy) and graduated in 2012 at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Bologna in Building Engineering/Architecture, with the master thesis in urban planning "Social Housing in Italy: possible responses to the housing question learning from Dutch Housing Associations" that was carried out firstly at the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Since 2013 to 2015 I had been research fellow of CIRI (Centre for applied research) - Buildings and Construction of the University of Bologna, working on the development of the European project BUILD SEE - Addressing the divide between EU indications and their practical implementation in the green construction and eco-social re-qualification of residential areas in South East Europe Regions.
Since 2013 I have been part of the urban planning research group at University of Bologna coordinated by prof. Simona Tondelli, working on the development and implementation of EU project in the field of spatial and urban planning.
Since 2015 I have been Ph.D. student in Architecture at the University of Bologna.
From September 2016 to January 2017 I have been visiting Ph.D. student at Building Energy Research Center, Tsinghua University, Beijing.
In 2017 I had been one of the Climate-KIC’s Pioneer as part of the Climate Kic Pioneers into Practice Programme 2017. From September to October 2017 I had been Pioneer at the Environmental Center of the City of Helsinki.
Since March 2018 I have been nominated MC Substitute of the COST Action "European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation".