urban innovation

Pietro L. Verga, PhD

I am an international expert and advisor in sustainable urban development with nearly two decades of experience in researching and working on a range of innovative, place-based policies and strategies in several EU countries. 

I support cities and urban authorities in the design, management, and/or coordination of European Projects and strategies focusing on community-led and participatory approaches, nature-based solutions, circular economy principles, social innovation, and sustainable mobility. 


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Capacity bulding and thematic expertise in the fields of sustainable urban planning, nature-based solutions, circular economy, social innovation, mobility, community-led local development.

I am an Expert for the European Urban Initiative as well as a Validated Lead Expert for URBACT.

eu project design

Design of EU project proposals for urban areas under different programmes and initiatives (European Urban Initiative, URBACT, Horizon Europe, Interreg, etc...)

project management

Management and coordination of European projects

urban research

Academic research on urban-related topics. You can find my publications HERE

I am a Board Member of LDnet, the Local Development Network bringing together knowledge and people in local development 



Project Manager at the Municipality of Milan in charge for the coordination of the Horizon2020 Project CENTRINNO

air break

UIA Expert for the Urban Innovative Actions project AIR BREAK Ferrara


Project Manager and Technical & Scientific Coordinator at URBASOFIA for the Urban Innovative Actions project SPIRE Baia Mare


Ad-hoc Expert for the URBACT UIA Transfer Mechanism Network NEXTAGRI.


Air-Break Participatory Air-Quality Monitoring Zoom-In

SPIRE Baia Mare Webinar Series

The Sustainable Smart City Nature, Community & Technology

CENTRINNO 2-Years Anniversary

CENTRINNO Key Concepts

Focus Group Workshop Series


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