BIOGRAPHY

A journalist and author, Corrado Poli is currently Director of the International Master Program in “Sustainable Urban Management: Communication, Economics and Social Science for Creative Managers and Administrators”. He serves in the Technical and Scientific Committee of the Natural Park of Colli Euganei, a public body located in Veneto Region, Italy. This year he has lectured and taught in Paris, London, Los Angeles, Toulouse (France), Lima (Perù), Barcelona (Spain), Mersin (Turkey), and in Italy. Corrado consults for public and private international institutions.

From 2004 to 2011, Corrado has taught Environmental Policies at the University of Bergamo (Italy). From 2008 to 2011, Corrado served as President of the International Urban Fellows Association (IPS-IUFA) established at the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies, Baltimore, Md.. This association includes more than 300 scholars, professionals, politicians and members of central and local governments from Europe and the US. The IPS-IUFA Annual Conferences, held in a number of European cities and in Baltimore since 1970, have been a major source of information for Corrado’s essays.

After having studied and taught at the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies, Baltimore in the 80’s and early 90’s, in 2003 Corrado was appointed in IUFA-IPS Board and came back to Johns Hopkins in academic years 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 as a Senior International Urban Fellow. In 2007/2008 he was also visiting lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University Department of German and Romance Languages (where he gave a course on “How to write about cities”) and at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. In 2008/2009, Corrado came back to Northern Arizona University and gave a course on “Traffic Revolution and Mid-size European Cities”. In spring 2011 he has been a visiting lecturer at Universitat Autonoma Barcelona.

Corrado chaired and managed public Bodies. He serves on journals boards and consults for international organizations and governmental institutions. He taught official courses at European and foreign universities such as University of Trieste (Italy), the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (USA), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane (Australia), and Ovid University, Costanta (Romania). He also lectured and offered short courses in Poland (University of Lodz), Brazil (Itajai), Argentina (Santa Fe), and in several American University such as University of Colorado, Boulder (Co.), and U.C. Berkeley (Ca.).

Corrado consults on urban and environmental policy and is an editorialist for newspapers and TV networks.

From 1987 to 1994, Corrado directed the Ethics and Environmental Policy Program at Fondazione Lanza, Padova (Italy) that introduced Environmental Ethics studies in Europe. He chaired and organized two International Conferences on Ethics and Environmental Policies in Borca di Cadore (Italy) and Athens (Georgia, U.S.A.). The Conference Acts and Proceedings were edited by Corrado and published in two volumes.

Corrado has applied these pioneering studies (in Italy and Europe) to several environmental impact assessments and analyses commissioned by central and local governments. He has also consulted in risk analysis and in communications that eventually became the major focus of his work.

As a (professional) hobby, Corrado is an endurance runner. He also writes stories and has published a novel set in the world of runners.