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Silvia Rossetti is Assistant Professor (Tenure Track position) in Urban Planning at the Department of Engineering and Architecture (DIA) of the University of Parma (Italy), where she lectures “Urban and Sustainable Planning” and “City, Landscape and Regional Analyses”.

From 2013 to 2018 she was Research Fellow at the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Territory, Environment and Mathematics (DICATAM) of the University of Brescia, where she carried out research and teaching activities within the Urban and Mobility Planning group. Her research interests include Geographic Information Systems, analysis of urban systems, integration between urban planning and mobility, Accessibility, and Road Safety.

She graduated in Environmental Engineering in 2010 at the University of Brescia, and in 2014 she received her PhD in "Places and times of the city and territory" with the thesis "Towards People Friendly Mobility: Theoretical Framework and Research Methodologies for Accessibility and Safety". During her PhD studies, she was visiting researcher at the University of Amsterdam, and participated in several International Schools. She also holds an Advance Course diploma in Geographic Information Systems for Urban Planning from the Polytechnic of Milan.

Since 2010 she has worked on several research projects, both national and international, including the European projects SOL "Save Our Lives", ROSEE "Road Safety in South East Europe", DOCPIE "Democratic Ownership & Civic Participation in Europe" and the COST Actions C27 “Sustainable Development Policies for Minor Deprived Urban Communities”, TU1002 “Accessibility Instruments for Planning Practice in Europe” and TU1204 “People Friendly Cities in a Data Rich World”. She has also carried out applied research activities within research agreements with public and private bodies.

She is the author of more than 70 scientific publications, both at national and international level, and she is a reviewer for major international journals. In 2013 she was awarded the "INU Letteratura Urbanistica" prize from the National Urban Planning Institute for an article in the TEMA journal. In 2018 she obtained the National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor for the sector 08/F1 - Planning.

Mondays, 15.30 - 17.30. Please write an email to to schedule the appointment.

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2023/2024

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019


Lines of research

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a support tool to the analysis of urban and territorial systems; Integration between urban planning and sustainable mobility planning; Accessibility and Road Safety in urban environments; Evaluation of planning strategies for sustainable development and urban regeneration.



Office location
Campus Scienze e Tecnologie - Padiglione 10 - Sede Scientifica di Ingegneria
Parco Area delle Scienze, 181/A
43124 PARMA