Alessandro Colombo

Edited on 01/02/2024

Alessandro Colombo

  • Portugal

  • Italian, English, Portuguese, Spanish
Availability :
Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions

Validated Expert info

Expert can perform Ad hoc expertise missions at network and programme level in relation to:

  1. The design and delivery of (transnational) exchange and learning activities
  2. Thematic expertise:
    > Energy transition
    > Housing
    > Strategic Urban Planning
  3. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
    > Integrated and participatory design of strategies


Alessandro Colombo is a freelance Lisbon-based senior consultant and urban planner specialized in housing policies and socio-territorial intervention in distressed urban areas. Skilled in participatory and strategic urban planning, Alessandro develops consultancy services in the area of territorial development, having 10 years of experience in technical assistance. Alessandro worked as researcher and consultant in several Portuguese universities in the areas of participatory processes, socio-territorial intervention in disadvantaged communities, housing policies and urban regeneration, local development and new forms of multilevel, integrated and collaborative governance. Alessandro was also a consultant in a private sector company in the areas of spatial planning, local development and urban regeneration and managing editor of an urbanism magazine in Italy, and project manager in a public company in the area of sustainable urban mobility in Lisbon. Between 2019 and 2023, he was a consultant for projects financed by Portuguese national and local funds - with a focus on local housing strategies - and manager of projects financed by European funds (e.g H2020; CEF; UIA) in private consultancy companies in Portugal, in the areas of housing policies, urban regeneration and rehabilitation, urban transformation, territorial development, smart cities, adaptation to climate change, nature-based solutions, energy transition, co-creation and social engagement, cultural heritage, farm to fork, sustainable urban mobility, circular economy. In this framework, he also delivered technical assistance for a project financed by URBACT Find Your Greatness network, supporting a Portuguese municipality in developing its integrated action plan. He has also deep expertise in writing grants applications for national and European funds, especially within Horizon Europe and LIFE programs.