Prof. Dr. Silvia Mugnano

Università Bicocca, Milano.

Assistant Professor in Urban Sociology at  Department of Sociology and Sociological Research  of the University of Milano Bicocca (DSRS-UNIMIB)


She holds a MA in Sociology and Social Research at University of Essex University (UK) and PhD in Social Policy at University of Bristol (UK).  She has always researched on extreme forms of housing exclusion and she has collaborated with FEANTSAin Brussels.  Since 2000 she is working at the University of Milano Bicocca (IT) and she has been part in several EU projects on housing:RESTATE (Restructuring Large Housing Estates in European Cities) (2002-2005) and ACRE (Accommodating Creative Knowledge – Competitiveness of European Metropolitan Regions within the Enlarged Union) (2006-2010). She has been vising researcher at Universidad de Barcelona for 6 months in 2006. Since 2010 she is in the National Board of the Italian Association of Urban Sociology (AIS) and right now is the vice- Director of the Association. Silvia has been working closely with local policy makers and practitioners implementing projects on collaborative planning in Italy and abroad (especially in decentralized cooperation programs in Lebanon and Central America). In September 2017 she will launch the first edition of a Italian Summer School in Lampedusa on Planning Sustainable Hosting for Refugees.