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WP1 Leader / Task 1.1 Leader / Task 1.3 Leader

Santa Croce 191 Tolentini Venezia 30135 Italy


Phone: +39 041 257 2178

Fax: +39 041 257 2424

Skype: francesco.musco


Skill & Experience: Environmental planning  with particular attention to climate change and extension of planning system towards coastal and marine environments

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architect and urban planner, PhD in Analysis and Governance of Sustainable Development (Ca’ Foscari, Venice), lecturer and permanent researcher in Urban and Regional Planning at the Faculty of Planning, University Iuav of Venice. Currently teaches “Environmental Planning”, “Cities and Climate Change: methods, policies and tools” and “Sustainable territorial design”.  Member of the academic boards of the European Master in Planning and policies for the City, Environment and Landscape ( and of PhD program in “Planning and public policies for the territory”. He is charted urban planner member of the architects, planners and landscapers board of Venice. From 2013 he coordinates (with E. Gissi) the EU Erasmus Mundus Master on MSP Maritime Spatial Planning, in collaboration with University of the Azores, University of Seville, Unesco (IOC), Corila. He collaborates with several public and private bodies to define environmental (including energy) and local development policies. On behalf of Veneto Region he has been scientific coordinator of projects within the European territorial cooperation, “Natreg - Developing with Nature” (South East Europe Program) (2009-2011) and at the moment coordinates “UHI Development and application of mitigation and adaptation strategies and measures for counteracting the global Urban Heat Islands phenomenon in climate change scenario” (Central Europe Program) (2011-2014); he is also scientific responsible of the international cooperation program “Sustainable development and new asset of territorial planning in the wetland area Humedal de Mantequilla”, supported by Veneto Region and UNDP/ART. Currently he is coordinating a comparative research on Sustainable Action Plans supported by the European Social Fund (ESF April 2012-March 2013), including a specific experience in local support for public bodies in the North-East of Italy and in Spain (Catalunya);

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