Spatial Justice, Governance and Sustainability

Dr Roberto Rocco

Dr Roberto Rocco is an Associate Professor of Spatial Planning and Strategy at Bouwkunde.   Roberto is trained as an architect and spatial planner with a master’s in planning by the University of São Paulo, a specialisation in urban management tools by the Ecole d’Urbanisme de Paris (former Institut Français d’Urbanisme) and a PhD by TU Delft. Roberto specialises on governance for the built environment and social sustainability, as well as issues of governance in regional planning and design. This includes issues of spatial justice as a crucial dimension of sustainability transitions. Roberto has also published extensively about informal urbanisation in the Global South and he does research on how informal institutions influence and shape planning at the local level. He is a consultant for the Union for the Mediterranean and has recently drafted the UfM Action Plan for Sustainable Urbanisation 2040.

For more detail, please visit his personal website.