Chiara Tornaghi [CV]

CURRENT RESEARCH THEMES
My current research area is Urban Agriculture as an emerging social practice with political, cultural and economical specific connotations.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
  • 2008-10 Lecturer in Critical Human Geography - School of geography, University of Leeds (UK)
  • 2009-10 Visiting Professor (junior) - Interdisciplinary centre for urban culture and public space (SKuOR), Technische Universitat, Vienna (Austria)
  • 2008-09 Part-time temporary lecturer in Urban Sociology - Faculty of Architecture and Society - Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
  • 2005-08 Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Dept. of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy)
  • 2003-04 Research assistant, Dept. of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy)

EDUCATION

  • 2006 - PgCert in European Spatial Planning (School of Achitecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, UK)
  • 2005 - PhD in Applied Sociology and Research Methods (Dept. of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
  • 2001 - Lauream (MA Equivalent) in Politics and Sociology (faculty of Political Science, State University of Milan)

PUBLICATIONS
Articles in journals:
  • TORNAGHI Chiara (2007), “Implementing the Urban Italia regeneration programme in Cinisello Balsamo (Milan): Change and continuity in the pattern of local governance”, in Journal Für Entwicklungspolitik - Austrian Journal of Development Studies (peer review), vol. XXIII, n° 1, pp. 75-97
  • TORNAGHI Chiara, BOFFI Mario (2006), “La lettura sociologica dei dati urbani”, in Urbanistica Quaderni, “Milano verso il Piano”, anno XII, n°46, pp. 142-151 and 157-160
  • TORNAGHI Chiara, MUGNANO Silvia (2005), “Milan, the Bicocca area: from industrial landscape to cyber village”, in OFX Architettura, anno XI, n° 82, pp. 128-135
  • TORNAGHI Chiara (2004), “Mobilità e "city users" a Milano: individuazione e stima delle popolazioni non residenti”, in Amministrare, pubblicazione ISAP a cura di ROTELLI Ettore, n°1, pp. 5-50

Working paper:
  • TORNAGHI Chiara (2008), “Questioning the social aims of public art in urban regeneration policies. The case of Newcastle and Gateshead”, in Electronic Working Paper Series, n° 42, GURU (Global Urban Research Unit), Newcastle University, UK (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/guru/publications/)

City council – policy related publications:
  • TORNAGHI Chiara (march 2010), “Emanzipativer urbaner öffentlicher Raum für die Jugend: Chancen, Herausforderungen und Umsetzungsstrategien” (Emancipatory urban public spaces for the Youth: possibilities, challenges and ways to implementation), in FreiRaumSzeneSalzburg/Stadt gestalten – Menschen bewegen, Salzburg: Stadt Magistrat Stadtplanung und Verker – In German

Chapters in multi-authored books:
  • TORNAGHI Chiara, VICARI HADDOCK Serena (2009) “Soggetti, domande, luoghi: pratiche di innovazione sociale nei servizi” in POMILIO Filomena (ed.), Welfare e territorio. Esplorare il legame tra politiche dei servizi e dimensione urbana, Firenze: Alinea; pp. 77-88
  • TORNAGHI Chiara (2008), “Le fonti dei dati per l’analisi secondaria sulla mobilità. Censimento, analisi critica e proposte di armonizzazione”, in COLLEONI M. (a cura di), La ricerca sociale sulla mobilità urbana. Metodi e risultati di indagine, Cortina Editore, Milano, 2007; pp. 3-30
  • TORNAGHI Chiara, D’OVIDIO Marianna, BAZZACO Edoardo (2005), “Il ruolo delle fiere nello sviluppo metropolitano. Le attività espositive e la nuova economia delle città”, in MARTINOTTI Guido (a cura di), Nuovi stili di vita dei cittadini. La popolazione di Rho-Pero, Quaderni della Fondazione Fiera Milano, Libri Scheiwiller, Milano, 2005
  • TORNAGHI Chiara, VICARI HADDOCK Serena, MUGNANO Silvia (2005), “Nuove visioni del territorio: il rinnovo urbano e i nuovi spazi pubblici nel Nord Milano”, in DELL’AGNESE Elena (a cura di), Bicocca e il suo territorio, Skirà
  • TORNAGHI Chiara (2003), “L’offerta pubblica per la socialità degli anziani a Milano” in Invecchiare: un’occasione per crescere. Attività culturali, partecipazione sociale e benessere - Rapporto Annuale SPI-CGIL, a cura di Carla FACCHINI, Franco Angeli, Milano
  • TORNAGHI Chiara, NUVOLATI Giampaolo (2002), “L’evoluzione della cultura civica nella città che cambia” in Osservatorio sulla cultura civica in Italia, II Rapporto Nazionale di Legambiente, Roma
  • TORNAGHI Chiara, NUVOLATI Giampaolo (2002), Urban Renewal Policies in Italy. The case of Milan, in KESTELOOT Chris (ed), Urban Territorial Policies and their Effects at the Neighbourhood Level, Urbex. The Spatial Dimension of Urban Social Exclusion and Integration: A European Comparison, n. 21, AME, Amsterdam pp. 58-68

Conference proceeding:
  • TORNAGHI Chiara, “Whose public spaces? Neighbourhood regeneration, participation and place making” at 10th EURA Conference The Vital City, Glasgow (UK), 12th-14th September 2007.
  • TORNAGHI Chiara, BOFFI Mario, D’OVIDIO Marianna (2005), “The post-Fordist transformation of the regional morphology: from industrial-based city to high services region. The case of the metropolitan area of Milan”, in ECTQG ’05. 14th European Colloquium on Theoretical and Quantitative Geography. Abstracts, e-Geo Edition, Lisbon, 2005
  • TORNAGHI Chiara, BOFFI Mario, D’OVIDIO Marianna, NATOLI Emanuele (2004), “Urban mobility of elder people. GPS and GIS for collecting and analysing spatio-temporal information on mobility”, AGILE 2004. 7th Agile Conference on Geographic Information Science, Greece, 2004
  • TORNAGHI Chiara, BOFFI Mario, D’OVIDIO Marianna, NATOLI Emanuele (2003) “La mobilità rilevata con il GPS per la ricostruzione del calendario dello spazio urbano”, ASITA conference proceeding, Verona, 28-31 ottobre 2003
  • TORNAGHI Chiara, BOFFI Mario, D’OVIDIO Marianna, NATOLI Emanuele (2003), “Slow mobility as an indicator of social urban spaces. An application on GPS data in the Milano-Bicocca area”, in AGILE 2003. 6th Agile Conference on Geographic Information Science, edited by Michael Gould et. al., Presses polytechniques, Lausanne

Other publications (grassroots movements’ magazine, of which I have been co-founder):
  • TORNAGHI Chiara (2006), “Spazio pubblico: arene pubbliche, luoghi collettivi”, in Contest. Territori, reti, movimenti, 1 (1), pp. 84-88
  • TORNAGHI Chiara (2006), “Advisory service for squatters”, in Contest. Territori, reti, movimenti, 1 (2), pp. 116-121
  • TORNAGHI Chiara (2007), “Noi, l’Europa e l’Antiziganismo”, in Contest. Territori, reti, movimenti, 2 (4), pp. 35-36

Forthcoming

City council – policy related publications
  • TORNAGHI Chiara (july 2010), “Experimenting action research in planning education: a reflection on research ethics”, in "Öffentliche Räume in Favoriten. Playful spatial games als methodische Tools in raumbezogenen Interessenmediationsprozessen.", Vienna: Stadtentwicklung Wien, pp. 26-31 – in English and German

ESTEEM INDICATORS AND GRANTS
  • Member of the scientific committee of the "city, society and governance" section for the Italian publisher Ledizioni (www.ledizioni.it/catalogo/catalogo_collane_citta-societa-governo.html)
  • Member of the advisory board of the SKuOR (Interdisciplinary centre for urban culture and public space), TU Vienna
  • Peer-reviewer for the ESRC and the AHRC Research Councils (UK)
  • Referee for the academic journals ANTIPODE. A RADICAL JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHERS and the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY
  • Research fellowship (£1000), Global Urban Research Unit, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, summer 2007
  • Visiting professorship junior (€ 15.700), TU Vienna, 2009
  • Postdoctoral research fellowship (€ 64.000), University of Milano Bicocca, 2005-2008

RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY
Research & Consultancy

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Teaching experience

ACTIVISM AND NETWORKS
Activism and Networks


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@ University of Vienna
@ University of Leeds