Alberto Gianoli (PhD Policy Studies, University of Bristol; MSc Economics, University of Milano) is an economist and management specialist with fifteen years of working experience as a researcher and consultant. His main areas of expertise and interest include urban environment and infrastructure, project and infrastructure finance, climate change adaptation and mitigation, decision making analysis (e.g. cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis, multi-criteria decision making), performance measurement and management, monitoring and evaluation, impact studies, urban and regional management and governance, and urban and regional economic development. At the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) Dr Gianoli is involved with high-profile research and consultancy assignments, is project leader for various international projects and teaches on IHS Master in Urban Management and Development. In previous years he has been the chairperson of IHS Academic Board and of IHS Research Committee and has coordinated IHS PhD programme. Prior to joining IHS, Dr Gianoli worked for an international research and consultancy organisation on European Commission projects in the field of urban and regional (sustainable) development.
Dr. Gianoli has completed a wide range of consultancy assignments and has held various positions including project coordinator, team leader, senior technical advisor, principal researcher and trainer. He has carried out assignments for the World Bank, European Commission, United Nations (UNDP, UNEP, UN-HABITAT), OSCE and several national, regional and local governments world-wide. He has working experience in a number of countries including Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Kosovo, Romania, South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Curacao. Dr. Gianoli coordinates IHS activities in Vietnam.
Gianoli, A. and Otgaar, A. . Integrated housing development programme (Addis Ababa). In: L. Carvalho, L. van den Berg, H. Galal and P. Teunisse eds., . Delivering sustainable competitiveness : revisiting the organising capacity of cities. London: Routledge. pp. 61-75.
Grafakos, S., Gianoli, A. and Tsatsou, A. 2016. Towards the development of an integrated sustainability and resilience benefits assessment framework of urban green growth interventions. Sustainability, 8 (5), pp. 461-494.
Dool, L. van den, Hendriks, F., Gianoli, A. and Schaap, L., 2015. The quest for good urban governance : theoretical reflections and international practices. Wiesbaden: Springer.
Dool, L. van den, Hendriks, F., Gianoli, A. and Schaap, L. 2015. Introdution. Introdution. 2015. The quest for good urban governance: theoretical reflections and international practices. Wiesbaden: Springer. pp. 11-28.
Dool, L. van den, Hendriks, F., Gianoli, A. and Schaap, L. 2015. The continuing quest for good urban governance: concluding reflections. The continuing quest for good urban governance: concluding reflections. 2015. The quest for good urban governance: theoretical reflections and international practices. Wiesbaden: Springer. pp. 203-223.
Gianoli, A. and Bongwa, A., 2013, Financing urban infrastructure : challenges and options. Financing urban infrastructure : challenges and options. 2013. Africa infrastructure investment report 2013. London, Commonwealth Business Communications, pp. 76-78.
Grafakos, S., Kaczmarski, C., Olivotto, V. and Gianoli, A., 2013, Measuring the immeasurable : towards an integrated monitoring and evaluation framework of climate change adaptation projects [Paper presented at: 4th Resilient Cities Congress, 31 May - 2 June, Bonn, Germany].
Grafakos, S., Olivotto, V. and Gianoli, A., 2013, Towards an integrated evaluation framework of climate change adaptation projects [Paper presented at: European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA), March 19-20, Hamburg, Germany].
Bergström, T., Gianoli, A. and Rao, N., 2012, Strong leadership and local democracy : rivals or potential allies? In: L. Schapp and H. H. F. M. Daemen, eds., 2012, Renewal in European democracies, puzzles, dilemmas and options. Berlin: Springer. pp. 119-142.
Gianoli, A., Grafakos, S., Olivotto, V. and Haque, A., eds., 2012, Climate change adaptation projects : integrating prioritization and evaluation, [Paper at Rethinking Cities : Framing the Future : Sixth [World Bank] Urban Research and Knowledge Symposium]. Barcelona, 2012. Washington, DC, USA: World Bank.
Ostaaijen, J. van, Gianoli, A. and Coulson, A., 2012, The added value of intra-municipal decentralisation : comparing Bologna, Rotterdam and Birmingham. In: L. Schapp and Daemen, H. H. F. M. eds., 2012. Renewal in European democracies : puzzles, dilemmas and options. Berlin: Springer. pp. 145-163.
Principe, A. P. and Gianoli, A., 2011, Public service improvement initiatives in developing countries : the experience of the Citizens' Charter in Naga City, Philippines, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, 112 p.
Gianoli, A., 2010, Directly elected mayor and effectiveness of strategic city planning : the case of Turin, Italy, Journal of town & city management, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 186-196.
Gianoli, A., 2009, Local democratic governance : the management of complexity, Saarbrücken, VDM Verlag.
Odufuwa, B.O., Fransen., J., Bongwa, A., and Gianoli, A., 2009, Cities, theories and reality, Journal of Geography and Regional Planning, vol. 2, no. 10, pp. 243-248