Mr. Pietro Elisei
Town & Regional Planner
Pietro Elisei, Town and Regional Planner, is founder and director of URBASOFIA (Rome-Bucharest), a company providing services and consultancy in strategic planning, urban renewal/regeneration and regional development. From 2001 to 2009 he was Secretary General of Planum.net (Rome, Bologna, Milan), the European Journal of Planning Online. Researcher for DipSU (Department of Urban Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Uniroma3) from 2002 to 2008, he has mainly been researching on Design of Urban Policies (focusing on EU promoted Urban Initiatives) and Tools for Territorial/Regional Competitiveness. In 2007, he moved to Romania working as International Expert in Integrated Planning/Urban Regeneration for contracts promoted by the EU Commission and the Romanian Ministry for Housing and Regional Development. Since 2005 he has been member of the CORP (Vienna) scientific committee. In 2007 he was selected as 2007 - 2013 URBACT 2 EU validated expert (thematic expert) for Urban Regeneration: He is author of various articles and books (written and/or translated in Italian, French, English, German and Romanian), among these it is worth remembering: the use of ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) through integrated plans in Romania: real needs of urban renewal and the distant strategies of EU policy/politics makers (2009), Recherche de convergence et de cohérence concernant la planification territoriale de l'Espace Méditerranéen (2007), CITIES 3.0, smart, sustainable, integrative: Strategies, concepts and technologies for planning the urban future (2009). He is currently working in Bucharest as independent researcher in Urban Policies (teacher in the master of Urbanism at Ion Mincu Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Ministry of Regional Development) and town planner (designer of strategic plan of Baia Mare and integrated plans of Pitesti and Satu Mare). Pietro Elisei holds a doctorate in Politiche Territoriali e Progetto Locale (Università degli Studi Roma Tre) and is graduated in Environmental Engineering/specialization Urban and Territorial Planning (La Sapienza, Rome). Before moving to Romania, he was mainly living, studying and working "in between" Italy, Germany and Austria. In 2010 (Wroclaw) and in 2011 (Lisbon) he has been teacher at EUSS (European Urban Summer School - http://www.aesop-planning.eu/en_GB/un-habitat-aesop-european-urban-summer-school). ISOCARP and INU member.