Giulia Sonetti

principal investigator

Assistant professor - sustainability

Giulia Sonetti, PhD, Msc, MArch+BArch, is chartered architect and sustainability advisor at the Green Team of Politecnico di Torino, while being a multidisciplinary assistant professor in sustainability management and evaluation currently appointed at the Interuniversity Department of Regional & Urban Studies and Planning (Turin, Italy). She co-designed and implemented many national, EU FP7 / H2020 research projects about inter-transdisciplinary approaches, sustainability management strategies and socio-technical pathways towards a post carbon society embracing the 17 SDGs.


Patrizia Lombardi

Green team Coordinator - deputy rector

Patrizia Lombardi, PhD, MSc, BA/MA is Deputy Rector of the Politecnico di Torino. Full Professor in Planning Evaluation and Project Appraisal, she is Chair of the Green Team Office since 2015. She is an established figure in the field of sustainable urban development evaluation and management for over 20 years, publishing widely in the subject area and coordinating, or serving as lead partner in several interdisciplinary Pan-European Projects. She has received a number of awards for excellence.


Isabella Lami

associate professor - evaluation and metrics

Isabella M. Lami, graduated with honors in Architecture, Ph.D in Real Estate and Urban Planning, MSc in Real Estate and Urban Planning, is Associate Professor of Urban Planning Evaluation and Project Appraisal at Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning of Politecnico and Università di Torino (DIST).  She teaches “Project Appraisal” at the MSc degree in Architecture Construction and City, and at the MSc degree in “Territorial, urban planning and landscape-environmental planning”, both at the Politecnico di Torino. She is a member of the PhD Board “Urban and Regional Development” at the Politecnico di Torino. She has a wide expertise in in Multicriteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) and spatial decision processes within the context of urban and territorial transformations  and also in managing international participatory processes. She is involved in several National, European and International Research Projects on this topic including: SHAPENERGY (Social Sciences and Humanities for Advancing Policy in European Energy) funded in the European Program H2020; URBE (Understanding the relations between URban form and energy consumption through BEhavior patterns), funded by the Siebel Energy Institute (USA); DIMMER (District Information Modeling and Management for Energy Reduction), funded under FP7 European projects; CODE24 (Genoa-Rotterdam Corridor Development) funded by the European Union under the "INTERREG IVB NWE" program; URBAX2 (Urban Planning Systems in Europe), funded by the European Leonardo da Vinci project, a project chosen as one of the 50 "Best Practices" at European level in the five-year period 2000-2005; "Land reform and land market development in Ukraine", funded by the European Tempus program. She has numerous publications in national and international journals and texts, and is also a referee. She is a member of the International Society Multiple Criteria Decision Making, MCDM and EURO Working Group Multicriteria Decision Aiding.


Sara Monaci

associate professor - sociology of media

Sara Monaci is Associate Professor in Media and Communication at Politecnico di Torino (DIST). Her research interests focus on Internet studies, social media, online narratives with a particular concern about the processes of polarization, radicalisation enhanced by the digital environments. She's been recently the PI (Politecnico) of the EU funded research project SAFFRON, 2016-2018, www.
Recently she got involved in researches on interdisciplinarity in the field of SDG goals and Urban Sustainability with a particular focus on the relation between online and physical environments of collaboration".

Emilio Paolucci

Full Professor - strategy and entrepreneurship

Emilio Paolucci is full professor at Politecnico di Torino, where he teaches “Strategic Management” and “Hi-tech Entrepreneurship”. Vice Rector for Technology Transfer from 2015 to 2018. He is xurrently board member at “Collegio Carlo Alberto” and at “Alta Scuola Politecnica”, responsible of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Politecnico di Torino and of the Contamination Lab project. His research interests include the role of IT in transforming existing value chains and changing the value creation and value appropriation dynamics,  the role and the use of IT in transforming firms’ organizational configurations and their relationships with management and strategy (also in the perspective of the so-called Industry 4.0 paradigm), the changing role of TT practices and entrepreneurship education in fostering innovation in universities and ecosystems. He co-founded a company active in the storage of energy (now Engie-EPS, listed on Euronext Paris), awarded with the “National Innovation Prize” in Italy in 2006, selected in 2011 as “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum, and included in 2012 in the “Global Cleantech 100” list as a global technology leader.

Dario Padovan

associate professor - Political ecology

Caterina Barioglio

Assistant professor - urban design

Caterina Barioglio (1985) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture and Design of Politecnico di Torino. She earned a Ph.D. in History of Architecture and Urban Design in 2016, with a dissertation carried out between Turin and Columbia University, New York. Bridging history and design, her research and publications relate to urban regeneration processes, with a main focus on the spatial effects of urban rules and socio-economic transformations. From 2016 to 2018 she coordinated the operative research team of the Masterplan project of the Politecnico di Torino and linked teaching activities. Since 2018 she is being fellow of the interdepartmental research center FULL - Future Urban Legacy Lab.

Daniele Campobenedetto

Assistant professor - architecture

Daniele Campobenedetto is an architect and an Assistant Professor in Architectural and Urban Design at the Department of Architecture and Design of Politecnico di Torino. He holds a Ph.D. in History of Architecture and Town Planning from Politecnico di Torino  and in Architecture from Université Paris Est. His research activities focus especially urban transformations and reuse strategies and have been carried out in Paris, Shanghai and Turin. From 2017 to 2018 he has been part of the Masterplan Team of Politecnico di Torino. 

Ianira Vassallo

Assistant professor - urban planning

Ianira Vassallo earned a PhD in Spatial Planning and Public Policy at IUAV, Venice, and she is now assistant professor in Urbanism at the DIST – Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning – in Politecnico di Torino. Her research deals with innovative practices for cities regeneration and the relationship between the different actors that contribute to this process.
In the last years she joined the FIRB National Research - Living urban scape (IUAV University of Venice and Roma Tre) (2011-2013), the Territories in crisis Program (2014- 2015) and City and Production Hub (2017-2019). In 2017 she was awarded the second prize at 14th European Design Competition with the project group MakingRoom(s). Since 2015 she's a member of LABSUS cultural association.

Osman Arrobbio

research fellow - sociology

Osman Arrobbio is research fellow at the Department of Culture, Politics and Society, University of Torino. His research is mainly focused on practice theory, energy practices, smart grids, rebound effect, SSH-STEM interdisciplinarity. He holds a PhD in Sociology and has a background in Political Sciences and Sustainable Development from the University of Torino.

Chiara Genta

phd candidate - Sustainability evaluation