PhD in Urban Policies and Projects (at the Polytechnic University of Milan), Francesco Chiodelli is currently senior research fellow at GSSI, where is member of the committee of the international PhD Program in Urban Studies since 2014.

He teaches classes and seminars in master courses and PhD programmes in several Italian universities, such as University of Florence and IUAV University of Venice. Previously, he was lecturer at the at the Polytechnic University of Milan (2010 – 2014);

His research focuses mainly on the social effect of spatial regulation, in particular with reference to questions of pluralism, diversity, informality and corruption. He investigated also the spatial dimension of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over Jerusalem.

His papers have appeared in international journals such as Planning Theory, Town Planning Review, Geoforum, Land Use Policy, Cities, Journal of Urban Affairs, European Planning Studies, Planning Perspectives, Urban Research and Practice, Journal of International Development.

He has recently published Shaping Jerusalem. Spatial planning, politics and the conflict (Routledge, 2016) and co-edited Cities to be tamed? The space of urbanism and planning in the urban South (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014). He is currently co-editing (with Tim Hall, University of Winchester, and Ray Hudson, University of Durham) a new book titled Corrupt Places: The Illicit in the Governance and Development of Cities and Regions (forthcoming from Routledge in 2017).