International Conferences and Workshops

2019 “Digital social participation transforming urban governance. A scenario building exercise in Ghent”, Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual Conference, London

2019 “Crowdsourcing as social innovation for urban sustainability governance in Europe”, EU SPRI Conference 2019, Rome

2019 “Co-creating, commoning, sharing. Digital participation for urban sustainability governance in Ghent”, EUGEO Conference 2019, National University of Ireland, Galway

2018 “Assemble, mobilize, impact! Gentenaars’way to digital social innovation”, UGent Dag van de Wetenshap, MIAT, Gent

2018 “Much ado about nothing? A critical investigation of crowdsourcing for urban governance in Europe”, Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual Conference, Cardiff

2018 Panel discussion The New Network Economy – Impact Investment for a Sustainable Society”, Crowdsourcing Week Arctic//Europe 2018, Luleå University of Technology

 2018 Much Ado About Nothing? Crowdsourcing for Public Governance in the European R&I Context”, Crowdsourcing Week Arctic//Europe 2018, Luleå University of Technology

2017 “Cultivating justice? A critical analysis of the correlation between Political Gardening and Spatial Injustice in Rome”, 2017 Lund Conferenceon Earth System Governance, Lund University

2017 “The spatial distribution of Urban Gardening and Spatial Injustice. In between social-economic and environmental determinants”, Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual Conference, London

2017 “Crowdsourcing the city agglomerate for sustainability governance”, Conference on “Participatory Urbanism”, COST Action TU1204  People Friendly Cities in a Data Rich World, Bruxelles

2016 “A new season for planning. Urban Gardening as Informal Planning in Rome”, “Growing in the Cities. Interdisciplinary perspective on urban gardening”, University of Applied Science Northwestern Switzerland, Basel

2016 “The informal planning of urban green space toward sustainability transition”, Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual Conference, London

2016 “Beyond Post-environmentalism”, European Consortium for Political Research – Joint Sessions of Workshop, Environmental Politics Group, Pisa

2016 “An exploration of the relationship between Environmental Human Rights and CSR”, Workshop “Multinational Business Companies and Human Rights”, University of Pisa

2015 “Rethinking Attractiveness. The transformation of tangible and intangible factors in post-rural Chianti”, 2nd  workshop “Gastronomy and Local Development”, Goupe Soup de Co, La Rochelle

2015 “ Spontaneous smartness. Smart city as an emerging effect of bottom-up agency”, Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual Conference, University of Exeter

2015 “Crowdsourcing urban sustainability. Data, people and technologies in participatory governance”, Plenary Conference COST Action TU1204  People Friendly Cities in a Data Rich World, Glasgow School of Architecture

 2014 “Chianti Experiences. Turning a post-rural region into a listening territory”, Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual Conference, Imperial College London

2014 “Crowdsourcing urban sustainability. Data, people and technologies in participatory governance”, International Geographical Union Regional Conference, University of Krakow

2014 “Chianti Experiences. Turning a post-rural region into a listening territory”,  International Geographical Union Regional Conference, University of Krakow

2014  “Risks & Opportunities of Private Sector Reporting & Targeting for CBD Resource Mobilization: a Global Compact view”, EU Experts Workshop “Advancing together on Biodiversity Resource Mobilization and preparing the CBD COP PyeongChang”, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rome

2014 “Informal planning for resilience.
 Suggestions from urban gardening in Ghent”, International workshop Resilient Landscape, Inter-universitary Research Center Territory and Landscape Planning, Abbadia Fiastra(MC)

2014 “Urban gardening as a planning opportunity in mid-cities”,  3rd Plenary Session COST Action TU1201 Urban Allotment Gardens, National Laboratory for Civil Engineering, Lisboa

2013 “Wine Experience. Social mapping wine tourism”, Great Wine Capitals Network, Annual general conference, San Francisco and Napa Valley (invited speaker)

2013 “Crowdsourcing urban sustainability. Data, people and technologies in participatory governance”, Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems – SDEWES Conference, University of Dubrovnik

2013 “Chianti Experiences. Crowdsourcing wine tourism in a post-rural region”, Emotional geographies conference, University of Groningen

2012 “Living space. A political interpretation of the urban gardening”, International Geographical Union Regional Conference, University of Koeln

2012 “From colonial botany to public gardens. The influence of scientific paradigms in the shaping of modern cityscape”, Space, Politics and the Environment, Science Museum of London and RCC, London

2011 “Tuscany in between. Local identity, wine production and global networks”, First Wine and Food Tourism Conference, Scuola Italiana Alta Formazione di Volterra, SSSUP

2010 “Is sustainability ‘sustainable’? Crisis and transformation of the contemporary environmental theory”, Crisis, Rupture and Anxiety International Conference, Salford University

 2010 “The Brunello affaire. A material-semiotic investigation into Tuscan wine production”, Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual Conference, Imperial College London

2010 “Scientific truth and social truth. The normalisation of environmental politics”, Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual Conference, Imperial College of London

2010 “Urban gardening as a Post-Environmentalist practice”, Urban Green Space Colloquium, Leeds Metropolitan University

 2009 “Politics of places. Conventional environmental politics and the space of antagonism”, Conference The Politics of Space and Place, Centre for Applied Philosophy, University of Brighton

 2009 “Being globally local: power-geometries in post-global space”, Global Studies Association, Royal Holloway University of London

2009 “Environmental issues: a space for democracy”, Space, Contestation and the Political: A Workshop on Planning, Development and Resistance, ETH – University of Zurich

 2008 “Exclusive and Inclusive Authenticity. A criticism of conventional environmental politics”, Annual conference in Political Theory – Green Politics Workshop , Manchester Metropolitan University

 2008 “Environmental politics for an inclusive authenticity of Places”, International Conference Political Studies Association, Swansea University

 2007 “Authentic places, local identities and Environmental Discourses”; International Conference “Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship”, Inter-disciplinary Net, Mansfield College, Oxford

2007 “The evaluation of sustainability of organic farms in Tuscany”, International Conference on Environment: Survival or Sustainability – ESS, Near East University, Larnaca, Cyprus