Francesca Pirlone

Francesca Pirlone is Full Professor in Urban Technique and Planning at the Polytechnic School – Engineering of the University of Genoa. Professor in Urban Planning in several degree courses at the Polytechnic School of the University of Genoa.

Her research interests includes: urban and territorial requalification; safety and security policies for urban and land planning territory; urban resilience; circular and sustainable city; sustainable waste management; sustainable and slow tourism; promotion of the local entrepreneurial spirit (start-ups creation and support); enhancement of rural areas and abandoned/unexploited villages. She has carried out an intense scientific activity in the university field also thanks to European research projects, as Scientific Manager (INTERREG II, III, IV, V, Leonardo Da Vinci, VI and VII Framework Development and Research Programs, Maritime Cross-border, MED, ENPI CBC MED) and national programs (PNRR, PRIN, PAR FAS) and thanks to several collaborations with local Administrations.

She is the contact person for the Circular City at the University of Genoa in Sustainable UniGe Group and the Contact person of the University of Genoa within the RUS- Network of Italian Universities for the working group on sustainable mobility.

She is Coordinator of the Master’s Degree Course in Building Engineering-Architecture at the Polytechnic School – Engineering of the University of Genoa. Lecturer in several Engineering Degree Courses at the University of Genoa.

She is a member of the teaching staff of the PhD in Sustainable Development and Climate change (PhD SDC).

She is on the Editorial board of the series “Città e territorio” by FrancoAngeli Edizioni (Milan) and she is a Reviewer for several scientific journals of Area 08.

She has authored more than 130 publications and participated as a speaker in several International and National Conferences.

She is a member of the Italian Society of Urban Planners (SIU), of the National Institute of Urban Planning (INU) and of the Association of Transportation Engineering (AIIT).