PhD in Urban Policies and Projects (at the Polytechnic University of Milan), Francesco Chiodelli is currently associate professor in urban planning at GSSI, where is the vice-coordinator of the international PhD Program in Urban Studies and Regional Science.

He teaches classes and seminars in master courses and PhD programmes in several Italian universities, such as University of Florence and IUAV University of Venice. Previously, he was lecturer at the at the Polytechnic University of Milan (2010 – 2014);

His research focuses mainly on the social effect of spatial regulation, in particular with reference to questions of pluralism, diversity, migration, informality and corruption. He investigated also the spatial dimension of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over Jerusalem.

His papers have appeared in international journals such as Urban Studies, Urban GeographyPlanning Theory, Town Planning Review, Geoforum, Land Use Policy, Cities, Journal of Urban Affairs, European Planning Studies, Planning Perspectives, Urban Research and Practice, Journal of International Development.

He has recently published Shaping Jerusalem. Spatial planning, politics and the conflict (Routledge, 2017) and co-edited The Illicit and Illegal in the Governance and Development of Cities and Regions: Corrupt Places (Routledge, 2018; co-edited with Tim Hall, University of Winchester, and Ray Hudson, University of Durham).

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