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Research Statement

Alessandro Busà is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the SGGE of the University of Leicester, UK.

His current MSCA project "SUSTEUS” explores the socioeconomic impact of environmentally sustainable redevelopment plans on communities housed in social housing estates in EU and US cities.

Alessandro holds a PhD in Theory of Urban Planning from the Technical University of Berlin. He has been a fellow at the TGK Transatlantic Graduate Research Program Berlin – New York of the Center for Metropolitan Studies, and a visiting scholar at GSAPP of Columbia University. His book titled “The Creative Destruction of New York City” was published by Oxford University Press in 2017.

His recent research focuses on speculative geographies of green investment and on the uneven impacts of finance-mediated greening initiatives in cities and urban regions.

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