My research focuses on the long-run impact of social mixing urban regeneration policies on the neighbourhood’s internal and external reputations. It is a comparative case study project looking at neighbourhoods in Milan, Italy and Bristol, UK, that have been targeted by similar national programmes in the early 2000s to contrast social exclusion. Qualitative methods for the collection of primary data go from discourse analysis of newspapers to focus groups with residents through creative and participatory tools. Such in-depth analysis of both urban contexts allows consideration of whether and how urban policies, thus neighbourhood change, can determine future reputations, and ultimately life chances of residents, with particular attention to long-term policy aims.
I am part of the Political Economy research group and supervised by Prof. Julie MacLeavy and Prof. David Manley.
I hold a M.A. in Languages for International Communication and Cooperation (2016) and a B.A. in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation (2014) at the University of Padua.
Structured keywords and research groupings
- Cabot Institute City Futures Research