My name is Francesco Chiodelli. I got my PhD in Urban Policies and Projects at the Polytechnic University of Milan in 2010. I am currently associate professor in urban planning at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (l’Aquila, Italy), where I am the vice-coordinator of the international PhD Program in Urban Studies and Regional Science.
I teach classes and seminars in master courses and PhD programmes in several Italian universities, such as University of Florence and IUAV University of Venice. Previously, I was lecturer at the at the Polytechnic University of Milan (2010 – 2014);
My research focuses mainly on the social effect of spatial regulation, in particular with reference to questions of pluralism, diversity, informality and corruption. I investigated also the spatial dimension of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over Jerusalem.
My papers have appeared in international journals such as Planning Theory, Town Planning Review, Geoforum, Urban Geography, Land Use Policy, Cities, Journal of Urban Affairs, European Planning Studies, Planning Perspectives, Urban Research and Practice, Journal of International Development.
I have recently published Shaping Jerusalem. Spatial planning, politics and the conflict (Routledge, 2017) and I co-edited Cities to be tamed? The space of urbanism and planning in the urban South in 2013 (Cambridge Scholars Publishing) and The Illicit and Illegal in Regional and Urban Governance and Development. Corrupt Places in 2017 (with Tim Hall, University of Winchester, and Ray Hudson, University of Durham, published by Routledge).