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Staff profile

Matteo’s research aims at defining principles of urban design that nurture strong human-nature connection in children

Profile summary

  • Sustainability science
  • Transdisciplinarity
  • Human nature connection
  • Sustainable urbanism
  • Social-ecological systems
  • Environmental psychology

Matteo researches the relationship between sustainable ecological and psychological systems. His PhD in Sustainability Science, preliminary titled “Nature Routines: From sustainable cities to sustainable human habits,” addresses a design of urban nature that not only focuses on functional or technological sustainability, but also motivates the cognitive and emotional foundation of biosphere stewardship.

He is supervised by Stephan Barthel, researcher at the University of Gävle, and Lars Marcus, professor in architecture at Chalmers University. At the Stockholm Resilience Centre, he am affiliated with the Urban Social-Ecological theme, and he privately nourishes collaborations with architecture firms and planning offices.

Matteo obtained a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Verona in 2007, and a MSc through the programme “Ecosystems, Governance and Globalisation” from the Stockholm Resilience Centre in 2012. He obtained a PhLic degree in Sustainability Science from the Stockholm Resilience Centre (2016).

Outside of academia, Matteo enjoys any active outdoor activities, especially those that involve bicycles or beautiful natural sceneries. He’s a professional eater and an amateur cook.

Ulrika Svane, MSc candidate

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