He is full professor of the Project and Planning in complex Environments Department at the Iuav University of Venice. He has taken part in classes and seminars in numerous Italian and foreign Universities. From 1993 to 2001, he has been the Chairman of the Urban National Institution (INU). Since 2005, he has been the Chairman of SIEV, the Italian Evaluation Society. The main scientific publications deal with strategic planning and urban redevelopment, evaluation of financial and socio-economic feasibility of projects, public and private partnership instruments. He is a member of the ministerial Commission, which has drafted the explanatory Circular regarding urban transformation Societies. He is also a member of the Commission of the Council of State that drafted the Italian Consolidated Law concerning the expropriations for public utility. He directed the drafting of the strategic plans for Trieste, Modena and Vicenza, among others. He is the consultant of the Regions Emilia-Romagna, Marche and Umbria about urban redevelopment. He has drafted feasibility studies for projects in numerous cities: Cesena, Grosseto, Marsala, Modena, Padua, Palermo, Pescara, Prato, Ravenna, Rovereto, Udine, Verona, among others.