Alberto Gianoli

Alberto Gianoli

Head of Urban Sustainability & Climate Change Resilience Department, Associate Professor

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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 the Head of Urban Sustainability & Climate Change Resilience Department, is involved with high-profile research and consultancy assignments, and is project leader for various international projects. He also teaches at IHS within the MSc in Urban Management and Development. In previous years he has been the chairperson of the IHS Academic Board and IHS Research Committee and has coordinated the IHS PhD programme. Before joining IHS, Dr Gianoli worked for an international research and consultancy organisation on European Commission projects in 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 worldwide. He has working experience in many countries, including Italy, the 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.

Adamu, D. and Gianoli, A., (2021) Collaborative capacity of public–private partnerships in housing projects: case studies from Nigeria, in Urban Planning, Management and Governance in Emerging Economies, Fransen, J., van Dijk, M.P., Edelenbos, J. (eds), Edward Elgar.
Alade, T. and Gianoli, A., (2021), Knowledge and skill transfer in Addis-Ababa’s light-rail transport, in Urban Planning, Management and Governance in Emerging Economies, Fransen, J., van Dijk, M.P., Edelenbos, J. (eds), Edward Elgar.
Haas, S., Gianoli, A. and Van Eerd, M., (2021), The roles of community resilience and risk appraisal in climate change adaptation: the experience of the Kannagi Nagar resettlement in Chennai, Environment and Urbanization (forthcoming).
Ma, M., Roozema, J., Gianoli, A. and Zhang, W., (2021), The Impacts of City Size and Density on CO2 Emissions: Evidence from the Yangtze River Delta Urban Agglomeration, Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy (forthcoming).
Alade, T., Edelenbos, J. and Gianoli, A. (2020), Sustainable Approach to Innovation Adoption in Light-rail Transport, Sustainability, 12, 3.
Endo, K., Gianoli, A. and Edelenbos, J. (2020)., Coming to Financial Close in PPPs: Identifying Critical Factors in the Case of Toll Road Projects in Indonesia, Public Works Management and Policy, (forthcoming).
Gianoli, A. and Bravo, F. (2020), Carbon Tax, Carbon Leakage and the Theory of Induced Innovation in the Decarbonisation of Industrial Processes: The Case of the Port of Rotterdam, Sustainability, 12, 18.
Gianoli, A. and Palazzolo Henkes, R. (2020), Innovation districts and adaptive governance: the evolution of 22@ in Barcelona, Urban Science, 4, 2, pp. 16-24.
Gianoli, A., Sharma, S. and Gebremeskel, G. (2020), The management of green spaces in Addis Ababa in the context of climate change, Advances in Environmental Research, volume 74, (forthcoming).
Bhatnagar, R and Gianoli, A. (2019), Water-for-energy in a climate change context: lessons learnt from Cuenca, Ecuador, A Better World - Actions and Commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals, volume 5, UN Habitat.
Gianoli, A. and Bhatnagar, R. (2019), Managing the water-energy nexus within a climate change context - Lessons from the experience of Cuenca, Ecuador, Sustainability, (forthcoming).
Lim, Y., J. Edelenbos J. and Gianoli, A., (2019) Identifying the results of smart city development: Findings from a systematic literature review, Cities, (forthcoming).
Ngo, H., Edelenbos, J. and Gianoli, A. (2019), Community participation and local government capacity in Vietnam: Conditions for co-production, Public Administration and Development, 39, 2, pp. 104-118.
Russell, M., Gianoli, A. and Grafakos, S. (2019), Getting the Ball Rolling: An Exploration of the Drivers and Barriers Towards the Implementation of Bottom-up Circular Economy Initiatives in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, (forthcoming).
T. Alade, J. Edelenbos and A. Gianoli (2019), Adapting Urban Light-Rail Transport to the African Context; A Process by Transport Authorities and Chinese Rail Corporations in Addis-Ababa, Abuja, and Lagos, Urban Science, (forthcoming).
T. Alade, J. Edelenbos and A. Gianoli (2019), Frugality in Multi-actor Interactions and Absorptive Capacity of Addis-Ababa Light-rail Transport, Journal of Urban Management (forthcoming).
Wall, R., Grafakos, S., Gianoli, A. and Stavropoulos, S. (2019), Which policy instruments attract foreign direct investments in renewable energy?, Climate Policy, 19, 1, pp. 59-72.
Weststrate, J., Dijkstra, G., Eshuis, J., Gianoli, A. and Rusca, M. (2019), The Sustainable Development Goal on water and sanitation: Learning from the Millennium Development Goals, Social Indicators Research, 143, 2, pp. 795-810.
Weststrate, J., Gianoli, A., Eshuis, J. Dijkstra, G., Rusca, M. and Cossa, I.J., (2019), The regulation of onsite sanitation in Maputo, Mozambique, Utilities Policy, (forthcoming).
Y. Lim, J. Edelenbos and A. Gianoli, (2019), Smart Energy Transition: An Evaluation of Cities in South Korea, Informatics, (forthcoming).
Wall, R, Grafakos, S, Gianoli, A. and Stavropoulos, S (2018), UN Habitat The State of African Cities 2018 Chapter 8 Policy Instruments for attracting FDI in Renewable Energy, UN Habitat.
Ylema, M. and Gianoli, A. (2018), Infrastructure governance: Causes for the poor sectoral coordination among infrastructure sectors of Addis Ababa, Cities, 83, pp. 165-172.
Grafakos, S., Gianoli, A. (2017), Sustainability Benefits Assessment Methodology for the Green Growth Programme in Colombo, World Bank.
Grafakos, S., Gianoli, A., Olivotto, V., Kaczmarski, C. (2017), ‘Measuring the Immeasurable: Towards an Integrated Evaluation Framework of Climate Change Adaptation Projects’, in Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, M N Madu and K Chu-hua (eds)  World Scientific Press and Imperial College Press, London.
Olivotto, V., Gianoli, A. (2017), ‘The Urban Governance of Climate Change Adaptation: Analyzing the Public-private Divide in Ho Chi Minh City’, in Unfolding City Governance in Complex Environments, J Edelenbos et al (eds), PA Publishing.
Gianoli, A., Otgaar, A. (2016), ‘Integrated Housing Development Programme in Addis Ababa’ in Delivering Sustainable Competitiveness - Revisiting the Organising Capacity of Cities, L Carvalho et al (eds), Routledge.
Grafakos, S., Gianoli, A., 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.
van den Dool, L., Schaap, L., Hendriks, F., Gianoli, A. (2015), ‘The Continuing Quest for Good Urban Governance’, in The Quest for Good Urban Governance: Theoretical Reflections and International Practices’, L van den Dool et al (eds), Springer VS.
van den Dool, L., Gianoli, A., Hendriks, F., Schaap, L. (2015), ‘Good Urban Governance: Challenges and Values’, in The Quest for Good Urban Governance: Theoretical Reflections and International Practices’, L van den Dool et al (eds), Springer VS.
van den Dool, L., Hendriks, F., Gianoli, A., Schaap, L. (eds) (2015), The Quest for Good Urban Governance: Theoretical Reflections and International Practices, Springer VS.
Gianoli, A., Bongwa, A. (2013), Financing urban infrastructure: challenges and options, in Africa infrastructure investment report, London, Commonwealth Publications.
Bergstrom, T., Gianoli, A., Rao, N. (2012), ‘Strong Leadership and Local Democracy, in Renewal in European Local Democracies’, Springer VS, in L Schaap, H Daemen (eds), Renewal in European Democracies. Puzzles, Dilemmas and Options, Springer VS.
van Ostaaijen, J., Gianoli, A., Coulson. A. (2012), ‘Added value of intra-municipal decentralisation: Comparing Birmingham, Bologna and Rotterdam’, in L Schaap, H Daemen (eds), Renewal in European Democracies. Puzzles, Dilemmas and Options, Springer VS.
Penaranda, A., Gianoli, A. (2011), Public Service Improvement Initiatives in Developing Countries: The experience of the Citizens' Charter in Naga City, Philippines, AV Publishing.
Gianoli, A. (2010), ‘Local leadership and the directly elected mayor: The case of strategic city planning in Torino, Italy’, Journal of Town and City Management, 1, 2, pp 186-196.
Rabe, P., Gianoli, A., Kamanzi, A. (2010), Participation at the Local Level in Tanzania, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. 
Rianita, S., Gianoli, A., Subanu, L. (2010), Regional Cooperation in Metropolitan Regions, AV Publishing.
Gianoli, A. (2009), Local democratic governance: the management of complexity, Saarbrücken, VDM Publishing.
Odufuwa, B., Fransen, J., Bongwa, A., Gianoli, A. (2009), Cities: theories and reality, Journal of Geography and Regional Planning, 2, 10, pp 243-248.
Dauskardt, R., Gianoli, A., van der Wegen, S. (2006), Starting a Pro-poor Public Private Partnership for a Basic Urban Service, United Nations Development Programme.
Dauskardt, R., Gianoli, A., Hofman, A. (2005), Global Lessons Learnt in Public Private Partnerships for the Urban Environment, United Nations Development Programme.

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