Enza Lissandrello

PhD in Management Sciences, PhD in urban and regional planning and public policy, Associate Professor

  • Rendsburggade 14

    9000 Aalborg



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Enza Lissandrello is an Associate Professor at Aalborg University with a background in urban planning and public policy, human geography and socio-technical transition studies. Her work examines urban and regional planning under contemporary trends of reflexive modernization, participation, deliberation, conflicts and issues of representation. She has taught and published on the roles of the planners and policy actors in planning with sustainable aims and though deliberative forms. She has led various empirical projects on cross-border governance in Italy, France and Switzerland (the Mont-Blanc area), the planning of sustainable transitions in The Netherlands (Amsterdam and Waterdunen) and on the role of planners as catalysts of change in Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Norway and Sweden). She has also engaged in research on gamification as a mediation strategy between citizens and policy managers in several EU cities (Amsterdam, Ghent, Helsinki, Fundao, Palermo, Barcelona) for the transformation of urban mobility values. Her main research interests are on the practice and the theory of planning, urban governance and participation, deliberation and power, performative studies, sustainable transitions, interpretive methods of policy analysis and planning, critical approaches to smart citizenships.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy in Management Sciences: Planning, Geography and the Environment , PhD, The Utopia of Cross-Border Regions. Territorial Transformation and Cross-border governance on Espace MontBlanc, Radboud University Nijmegen

1 Sept 20031 Aug 2005

Award Date: 29 May 2005

Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Planning and Public Policy , PhD, Pianificazione transfrontaliera nello spazio del Monte Bianco, IUAV University of Venice

1 Jan 20011 Jan 2005

Award Date: 29 May 2005

External positions

Post-Doc Researcher , University of Amsterdam

15 Sept 200515 Aug 2010

PhD fellow - Management Sciences: Planning, Geography and the Environment , Radboud University Nijmegen

1 Sept 20031 Aug 2005

PhD fellow - Urban Planning and Public Policy , IUAV University of Venice

1 Jan 20011 Jan 2005

Researcher (Assegnista di Ricerca), DIST - Universita di Genova, Viale Causa, 13, 16145, Genova, Italy

25 Mar 199925 Mar 2002


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