Chiara Valli


Chiara is an urban geographer interested in the social and political dimensions of urban restructuring and their impacts on social sustainability and urban (in)equality. Her research includes issues of gentrification, segregation, labor and precarity, urban activism, participatory and visual research methodologies. She conducted fieldwork in Italy, US, and Sweden.

As part of the Critical Urban Sustainability Hub (CRUSH), Chiara will focus on the emergence of Business Improvement Districts and other forms of public-private partnerships for urban renewal in Sweden, and the related impacts in terms of social sustainability and social justice.