Visit duration time (from – to): 15 March 2021 - 15 July 2021
Affiliation: Transport Studies Unit, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Host Department: DIST - Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning
Coordinator at Polito: LUCA STARICCO
Ersilia Verlinghieri is Research Associate at the Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford and Senior Research Fellow at the School of Architecture and Cities, University of Westminster. Since 2012, Ersilia's research focuses on developing theoretical and methodological approaches to issues of social and environmental justice in transport. She has published extensively in key journals in the field of transport geography and planning. As visiting fellow at the DIST, Ersilia is involved in two projects that explore urban transformations after covid19, with Turin as a key case study, aiming to develop answers to the current social and environmental crisis from the starting point of urban mobilities. Firstly, utilizing urban political ecology as a framework and with Turin and Barcelona as case
studies, she is analyzing the implication of ideas from heterodox economics, such as degrowth or postgrowth, when adopted in urban and transport planning. Secondly, she working on understanding more in depth the politics and conflicts around pro-active travel interventions via analyzing the experience of the Torino Mobility Lab.