Emma Puerari is a PostDoc Researcher at the Faculty of Industrial Design of the Delft University of Technology. She is working on the “Participatory City Making” project since October 2016. The aim of her research within the “Participatory City Making” project is to better understand what barriers and enablers obstruct the interplay between top-down and bottom-up actions and initiatives in participatory city making.
During the three years of her PhD, her research has been mainly developed around the field of governance models and their interplay with the innovation of urban public services. The relevance of these processes and their potentials in fostering, enabling and driving transitions at the urban scale is still at the heart of her research activities. She obtained a PhD in Territorial Design and Government at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of Politecnico di Milano. She is an Architect by education. She attended the course “European Module in Spatial Development Planning” at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven(BE). She did an internship at Strathclyde University (UK) to develop the research for her master thesis. She has been member of research groups of Politecnico di Milano that worked on the European Projects MyNeighbourhood (CIP PSP Grant Agreement no. 325227) and Periphèria.
(CIP PSP Grant Agreement no. 271015). She was the manager, for DAStU, Polimi, of the Italian pilot of the European Project Erasmus+ CPIP (http://www.cpip-planningwithcommunities.eu).