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Area of Expertise

Urban Mobility and Urban Policy

Environmental Policy (Health, Risk, Bio-Ethics)

Communication and Media



1981-1983 Post-doctoral studies at the University of Padova,Italy

1979-80 Graduate study at the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (Junior International Fellow of Urban Studies at the Institute for Policy Studies)

1974 Dottorato Magistrale in Political Science (Dottore in Scienze Politiche), University of Padova, Italy

 Current appointments and activities

Since 2011: Adjunct Professor Libera Università IULM Milano, Italy, in charge for designing an International Master Degree Course in Sustainable Urban Management.

2004-2011: Adjunct Professor,University of Bergamo,Italy; teaching Economics of Cooperation and Development, Economics and Environmental Ethics, and coordinating the Laboratory in Environmental Communication

2008-2011: President International Urban Fellows Association, Johns Hopkins University, Institute for Policy Studies, Baltimore (U.S.A.)

1994-pres.: President, Studio Corrado Poli, a Padova, Italy-based consulting firm; specializing in public policy analysis and research including theoretical and applied research in urban and regional policy and providing consulting services in government, communication, and social planning

1994-pres.: Serving on several scientific committees and on institutional boards including the Johns Hopkins University International Urban Fellows Association board (Treasurer).

1994-pres.: Regular contributor to major Italian newspapers, periodicals, and commentator on television (licensed by the Official Italian Journalist Professional Association).

 Past professional experience (most recent)

2003   Director (political appointment) of the Regional Immigration Observatory, Venezia; focusing on immigration workforce issues

1999-2002   President (political appointment) and acting Director of Istituzione Progetto Impresa, an institutional public body providing public utilities and specializing in industrial relations, training, employment, and economic development in Padova, Italy with an annual budget of € 20.000.000,oo;  responsible for economic and employment policy for the City Government; coordinating EU-funded programs Adapt, Equal, and Integra concerning workforce and integration policies

 1994-1998  Chief editor of the Italian monthly journal Ambiente, Risorse, Salute,Padova,Italy

 1987-1994  Director, Fondazione Lanza (Lanza Foundation), Padova, Italy; directing international research program on ethics and environmental policies

1988-1990 Commissione Spesa Pubblica, Ministero del Tesoro, Consultant, Italian Government, Roma

1986-1987  Vice Director, Centro Italiano di ricerche e d’informazione sull’economia delle imprese pubbliche e di pubblico interesse (Italian Research and Information Center on Public Enterprises), Milan, Italy.

1984-1985 Researcher, Fondazione Censis,Rome, Italy

1970-1971 Military service in Carabinieri (sport team, Track and Field squad)

 Past academic experience

2013-2014 Visiting lecturer, Université Toulouse II-Le Mirail, Toulouse, France

2011-2012 Visiting lecturer, Universitat Autonoma Barcelona

2010-2011 Visiting lecturer, Universitat Autonoma Barcelona

2007-2009  Visiting Professor at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) and at Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ)

2006-2007 Compagnia di San Paolo Senior International Urban Fellow, Johns Hopkins University Institute for Public Policy, Baltimore,MD

1999-2003 Adjunct Professor, University of Trieste, Italy; teaching Environmental Marketing

1999-2001 Visiting Lecturer, University Ovid, Costanza,Romania; teaching four courses in regional economic development policies, social change, economic incentives, and entrepreneurial strategies to government officers and practitioners (EU appointment)

1995-1996 Visiting Full Professor, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia; teaching courses in environmental planning and policy

1995-1996  Adjunct Professor, Dipartimento di Geografia, Università di Padova, Italy

1991-1993  Adjunct Professor, Istituto di pianificazione territoriale, Facoltà di Ingegneria, Università di Padova, Italy

winter 1990 Visiting researcher, Institute of Urban and Regional Development, University of California, Berkeley

1985-1986 Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; teaching a course in small business-based regional economic development at the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering.

1985-1986 Senior international fellow funded by a Fulbright fellowship, Institute of Policy Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore,  MD

1983-1984, Special International Fellow, Center for Metropolitan Planning and Research, Johns Hopkins University,Baltimore, MD

1979-1980   Junior international fellow (on a Ford Foundation fellowship), Center for Metropolitan Planning and Research, Johns Hopkins University,Baltimore, MD

1977   Post-doctoral seminar in urban and regional planning—Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, Salzburg, Austria.

 PUBLICATIONS (see Bibliography)

Foreign languages

Italian: native language

English: excellent speaking, reading and writing

French: excellent reading, good speaking and writing

Spanish: excellent reading, good speaking, fair writing

Russian and German: basics

 References and samples of work

Available upon request.

Last updated:  July 31, 2011.