Francesco Musco, Associated Professor, urban and
regional planner, holds a PhD in Analysis and Governance of Sustainable
Development (University Ca’ Foscari, Venice). Associate Professor in
Spatial and Environmental Planning at the IUAV University of Venice, in
the past years he also taught Environmental Ethics (University of
Bologna) and Urban Polices (University of Parma).
Dean of the Erasmus Mundus Master Course on Maritime Spatial Planning (EMMCMSP) www.iuav.it/msp . During the last years he oriented his research to the relationship between urban and environmental planning with sustainability, with particular attention to the tools to implement local policies sustainability oriented. This research stream has been particularly connected with activities committed by public sector (local and regional bodies) or NGO: Climate Protection Planning, Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA), Evaluation of public policies, Climate change and local development. Scientific coordinator and project manager of different European and cooperation projects: EU South East project “Natreg – developing with nature” (2009-2011), EU Central Europe “UHI Urban Heat Island – Development and application of mitigation and, adaptation strategies and measures for counteracting, the global Urban Heat Islands phenomenon” (2011-2014), int. cooperation Veneto Region “Economic and sustainable development in the framework of the new territorial planning assesment in the wetland of Humedal Abras de Mantequilla in Ecuador” (2011-2015). Among his recent publication: van Staden M., Musco F. (2010), Local Government and Climate Change, Springer, New York.