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  • Lorenzo Chelleri

    Lorenzo Chelleri

    Lorenzo Chelleri is a multidisciplinary senior researcher in urban studies, currently appointed at the Gran Sasso Science Institute, GSSI Cities. With a background in urban and regional planning, environmental policy and urban geography, his research and teaching activities critically address the governance and planning processes related to city resilience building. Interested in the complex relationship between urban resilience and sustainability, he is particularly concerned about the nowadays normative application of resilience in cities, and the emergence of unaccounted trade-offs among social, environmental or spatial and temporal aspects of urban resilience. After his Ph.D. and having worked for the European Environment Agency, Lorenzo co-founded an international young academics network in urban resilience (UR-Net) and an international pracademic network addressing the Operationalization of User-driven Resilience for Sustainability transition in Cities (OURS CITIES). His main research goals, embedded within these network activities, are to bring at light a more critic, inclusive, and sustainability oriented discourse about building resilient cities.

    February 18, 2016

    Resilience and the Butterfly Effect: Could a Grain of Quinoa from Bolivia Influence Barcelona City Resilience?
    Lorenzo Chelleri, L'Aquila

    Edward Lorenz’s application of chaos theory to weather forecasting is better known to the general public as “the butterfly effect”, thanks to his conference presentation, “Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?”...

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    May 19, 2015

    Taking “resilience” out of the realm of metaphor. How do you measure resilience in cities? How would you know if your city or your community was resilient?
    Keren Bolter, Fort Lauderdale
    Cezar Busatto, Porto Alegre
    Lorenzo Chelleri, L'Aquila
    William Dunbar, Tokyo
    Thomas Elmqvist, Stockholm
    Antoine Faye, Dakar
    Richard Friend, Bangkok
    Lance Gunderson, Atlanta
    Tom Henfrey, Bristol
    Patricia Holly, Barcelona and Nairobi
    Dan Lewis, Barcelona and Nairobi
    Rachna Leveque, London
    Shuaib Lwasa, Kampala
    Timon McPhearson, New York
    Franco Montalto, Philadelphia and Venice
    Luciana Nery, Rio de Janeiro
    Henk Ovink, The Hague
    Elisabeth Peyroux, Paris
    Catherine Sutherland, Durban
    Pakamas Thinphanga, Bangkok
    Claire Weisz, New York
    Daniel Zarrilli, New York

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