Final conference

15:00 - 17:00 Projects presentation

Presentation of the projects developed in the Co-working LAB

Stefano Gregorini has a degree in Political Science, with a master in Social Innovation. Since 2012, the year of its foundation, he is President of Urban Center and co-founder of ArtaRuga Coworking and Spazi Creativi. He is a local development agent and project manager of events and projects of innovation, creativity and territorial promotion and a scholar and expert in social innovation. He is also a trainer on the issues of business start-up and marketing and a designer and facilitator of open innovation processes.

17:00 - 19:00 Keynote


Smart cities & Smart territories: an effective way to approach the new global challenges

Roberto Lippi is a political scientist, with over 30 years of experience in planning and managing international cooperation initiatives, in the fields of sustainable development, territorial planning and governance, innovation and promotion of human rights. Since 2013, he is an executive of UN-Habitat (United Nations specialized Agency for urban and territorial development). As UN-H Coordinator for the Andean Countries (2016-2020), he participated in the realization of the 3rd UN Global Conference for Sustainable Urban Development (Quito, October 2016), in which the “New Urban Agenda” was adopted. As senior advisor to Latin America Directorate of UN-H, he is currently leading the establishment of the Technical Secretariat of the Smart Latam Alliance, a multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together international organizations, public institutions, companies and universities, in order to promote the concept of Smart cities and Smart territories in the LAC Region.

Roberto Lippi has held relevant positions as official and expert of international organizations, the Italian government and cooperation agencies, working especially in Countries in conflict, post-conflict and transition and on issues related to political and social dialogue, democratic governance, endogenous local development, territorial planning, financing and technologies for development. Among the positions helds, he was Programme Manager of the United Nations Development Program in Colombia (1997-2003), leading initiatives in the field of peace and transition to the post-conflict; Head of Mission of the Consortium Movimondo in Albania; General Coordinator of the Office for Relationships with Multilaterial Development Banks of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Senior Program Manager of the Special Unit (Structure of Mission) of the Presidency of the Italian Council of Ministers for the e-government and innovation for development; Senior expert on international cooperation and strategic alliances of ANCITEL, (technology company of the Association of Italian Municipalities).

Roberto Lippi has been also visiting professor in Brazil, Colombia and Italy and has collaborated in numerous publications, including: Generating consensus in the web-2.0: Online Political Communication Manual (Rome, 2010); Cities, sustainability and post-conflict in Colombia (Bogotá, 2018). The integral management of the habitat policy of Bogotá (Bogotá, 2019); Report on the state of the cities of Colombia: path to urban prosperity (Bogotá, 2015); Report on the state of the metropolitan areas of Santo Domingo, San José and San Salvador (Tegucigalpa / CABEI, 2018).


Design for Resilient, Sustainable and Circular Community Building

Architect, Biophilic Designer, Sustainable Manager and Green Building coach deals with research, resilient innovation, strategic consulting and integrated design in the fields of Design, Creativity, Sustainability, Architecture and  Environmental Technologies. Designer and consultant of various projects and realizations
in the public and private sector in Italy and abroad, winner of the World Green Design Awards in 2105 and the Green Building & Leadership Italia Awards in 2017. He teaches and researches at Politecnico di Milano (Research Group Environmental Design and Lab Edme) and at Domus Academy. Founder of Marchingenio Workshop Human Living Lab Design and Green Smart Living Start up Innovativa Clean Tech finalist of Unicredit Startlab. Appointed Academic by the European Academy for Economic and Cultural Relations A.E.R.E.C. in Rome, member of the Board of the Green Building Council Italia – Chapter Lombardia, member of IMAC Istituto Marangoni Advisory Committee, member of the Advisory Stakeholder Committee of Edison and of the Scientific Committee of Environment and Health.

The role of data-driven sector-coupling for the development of smart, sustainable cities

Fabrizio Pilo is Full Professor of Power Systems at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (DIEE) of the University of Cagliari. He is the Head of the Department and Member of the Academic Senate. He has been Head of DIEE from 2006 to 2012; Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Engineering from 2012 to 2015; Director of the PhD School in Industrial Engineering from 2012 to 2014. He graduated in Electrical Engineering at the University of Cagliari in 1992 (magna cum laude). In 1998 he earned the PhD from the University of Pisa. Prof. Pilo is author of more than 170 papers published in international journals or presented in national and international conferences. Fabrizio Pilo has 25 years of experience in power distribution planning and development. He has been a researcher and project leader in national and international research projects; he worked as a consultant for CESI, ENEL, RSE, CNR and the Italian and Sardinian Government. As a consultant for the Italian Regulatory Agency, he contributed to the selection of the Italian Smart Grid pilot projects and the definition of the Target Capacities for the transmission system. He is one of the Chairmen of CIRED (Chairman of Session 5, Distribution System Development); Convener of several CIGRE WGs; Operating Agent (Chairman) of ISGAN Annex 3 on Cost-benefit Analysis for Smart Grid; member of the board of the Italian Association for Electric Energy (AEE). As Chairman of the CEI Technical Committee 316, he is contributing to develop the Italian standards for the connection to high, medium and low voltage networks of passive and active customers. He has been elevated to the grade of IEEE Senior Member and CIGRE Distinguished Member. He is a registered professional engineer.

19:00 - 20:30 Roundtable

Graduated in Engineering at the University of Cagliari (1996), Specialization course in “Urban Planning, Environment and Territory” at the University of Cagliari, Master in Economics and Institutions (2001) at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, PhD in Urban Planning Technique at the Sapienza University of Rome (2002), Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Sannio (2002-2004) and at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (2005-2006), coordinator of the observatory Smart Cities – Società Geografica Italiana e Roma Capitale (2013-2014), Aggregate Professor of Economic Policy (SECS-P02) at the University of Cagliari (since 2007). He is currently Research Fellow at the Tor Vergata Economics Foundation (since 2012), Research Fellow – CIREM at the University of Cagliari (since 2018), Research Fellow at the Digital Transformation Institute (since 2018), Aggregate Professor of Economic Geography (MGGR-02) at the University of Cagliari (since 2019) and eligible (since 2014) to the role of Associate Professor of Economic Geography (MGGR-02).

Civil Engineer with skills in design, construction supervision and safety coordination for public and private works, consulting and expertise for public and private clients and RUP for local public authorities.
Master in Net Business Administration and 2nd level Master in Health Engineering and HTA.
Experiences as a teacher in professional training courses.
Currently he is Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Strategic Planning and Urban Development of the Municipality of Cagliari. He is in charge of Strategic Planning, Spatial Planning, Environment and Energy, Private Building and European Policies.

Maurizio Delfanti graduated in electrical engineering from the University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Pavia, in 1999.,From 2001 to 2009, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. From 2010 to 2015, he was an Associate Professor of power systems at the Energy Department, Politecnico di Milano. Since 2016, he has been a Full Professor of power systems. His research activity has initially covered planning and operation of transmission systems (voltage security; network congestions). Since 2005, the research focused on quality of service of distribution grids. Since 2008, the focus is on the need for accommodating higher quantities of DG, in the perspective of smart grids. He has been consulting for the Italian Energy Regulator in activities related to smart grids, the local dispatch of the renewable energy sources, and the use of storage systems. He coordinated the Smart Grid Master Program, a joint initiative held by the Politecnico di Milano and ENEL SpA. Currently he is CEO of RSE – Ricerca Sistema Energetico.

Graduated in Political Science, administrative course, at the University of Cagliari.
Since 2011 he obtained from Formez an advanced post-graduate training in local development.
Subsequently, he worked in public institutions and private companies as a socio-economic consultant for local development.
From February 2015 to July 2019 he served as Regional Secretary of Confartigianato Imprese. He currently holds the role of General Manager of the Metropolitan City of Cagliari.

Carlo Alberto Nucci graduated with honors in electrical engineering from the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, in 1982. He is a Full Professor and Head of the Power Systems Laboratory of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering “Guglielmo Marconi”, University of Bologna. He is an author or coauthor of over 370 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals or in proceedings of international conferences. Prof. Nucci is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE), of which he is also an Honorary member, and has received some best paper/technical international awards, including the CIGRE Technical Committee Award and the ICLP Golde Award. FromJanuary 2006 to September 2012, he served as Chairman of the CIGRE Study Committee C4 System Technical Performance. He has served as IEEE PES Region 8 Rep in 2009 and 2010. Since January 2010, he serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Electric Power Systems Research journal (Elsevier). He has served as the President of the Italian Group of the
University Professors of Electrical Power Systems (GUSEE) from 2012 to 2015. He is presently serving as Italian Representative in the Horizon Europe Mission Board Sub-group “Climate-neutral and Smart cities”, and as a member of the Technical Scientific Committee of the Regional Energy Plan of Emilia Romagna Region, Italy. Prof. Nucci is Doctor Honoris Causa of the University Politehnica of Bucharest and a member of the Academy of Science of the Institute of Bologna. He is also serving as vice-chair of the International Conference on Lightning Protection, ICLP.

Degree in Economics, former responsible for the communication of the Consortium Company territorial pact for the employment of Oristano, municipal administrator since 2010 first with the role of Assessor and then from 2015 with that of Major of the municipality of Siamaggiore. Since 2016 he is part of the Council of Local Authorities and holds the role of deputy regional coordinator of Anci Giovani. He is currently Assessor to Industry of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia.