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Viviana

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Validated Lead Expert

Generic Skills

B.1. Understanding of integrated and sustainable urban development: 
As an architect and researcher with a Masters qualification in urban regeneration, I have worked with several organizations providing strategic support to the public authorities in terms of planning and implementing inclusive, integrated and sustainable urban policies. Along the years, I have developed an international experience in relation to urban and territorial questions: first at INTA – the International Urban Development Association (FR), then at IFHP - the International Federation for Housing and Planning (DK). I designed, coordinated and delivered international exchanges, workshops and debates in Europe, Asia and Latin America, producing reports, policy documents, publications and presentations providing new understandings and benchmarking diverse and composite approaches to city-making. I am currently project leader at INTI – International New Town Institute where I am responsible for content development, programme management and transfer of knowledge (International New Town Day 2016 and 2017’s editions) and coordinator of the New Towns, Arrival Cities project (2017-2019) co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme. I was awarded the METREX Bernd Steinacher research Fellowship 2016-2018 to explore models of metropolitan governance in the European context in dialogue with local and regional representatives. I’m a co-founder of Urban Reports, an international collective that uses photography as a tool to increase awareness on contemporary landscapes’ changes.
B1. Assessment: 
1: The applicant has a broad understanding of integrated and sustainable urban development. First as an scholar, then as an architect and later as a project coordinator.
B.2. Understanding of exchange and learning processes at transnational level: 
Connect, share experiences, co-produce knowledge and create the conditions for mutual learning, encouraging multidisciplinary and multi-level exchange, has been my primary activity in the last ten years and the core mission of the international associations I have worked for. Whether at IFHP (2014-2016), in charge of the IFHP activities agenda 2015 on housing & habitat, or at INTA (2011-2014) as coordinator of the Community of competence Metropolisation as well as at INTI (2016-present), my main tasks relate to the design, management and coordination of international activities (roundtables, workshops, panel debates, experts meetings, but also conferences and annual congresses) bringing together public and private actors, practitioners, decision-makers, citizens and academic partners. Main goal: the co-creation of knowledge and new learning, its capitalization and transfer. Having lived and worked in different countries (Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal) I am aware that there is not a “one fits all” methodology for sharing best practices and activate learning processes. Each case requires the understanding of the participants’ needs and goals, their way of working and their backgrounds, mediating between different parties. Mainly in long term partnerships and commitments, it also means efforts and time to create trust and confidence, meaning by this the creation of a comfort zone which can allow everybody to be open and resourceful.
B2. Assessment: 
1: The applicant has an understanding of exchange and learning processes at a transnational level through her work as a project manager in several countries.
B.3. Proficiency in English: 
I have studied both English and French during all my school trajectory until I was 18, and later I have been involved in international networks and projects while I was working in Turin, Italy. However, it was only with the decision to move to The Netherlands in 2009 that English has become my primary language of communication. Since 2011, most of my professional work has been dealing with transnational exchanges and network activities in different countries (Latin America, Asia, Europe) involving a great variety of actors and urban players (researchers, professionals, decision-makers, associations, public and government representatives, business sectors, citizens) from all over the globe. I commonly use English for researches and presentations (Metrex research Fellowship and Urban Reports activities and researches and articles) planning and final reports, policy papers, as well as communication texts (for newsletters and social media) related to the activities I am coordinating. I have made presentations and moderated roundtables and experts’ meetings. Apart from being fluent in English, I also speak fluent French and Portuguese and I have a basic knowledge of Dutch, an ability that allows me to communicate with international colleagues and partners also in their own language. Italian is my mother tongue.
B3. Assessment: 
1: Viviana Rubbo is proficient in English (C1), both according to her CV and her application. She makes some grammatical errors but overall her command of the English language is fine.

Expertise for the design and delivery of transnational exchange and learning activities:

C.3.1. Ability to communicate complex concepts to non-English speakers: 
I am not sure I have the right example for this question. By having a good command of Italian, French and Portuguese, and believing that international exchanges need to be inclusive, in many occasions I had to work on complex subjects like the Co-operative housing Lab in Porto Alegre, Brazil or the New Town Lab in Sabaudia, Italy, but I could address them using the local language (….). Notes and summary reports in English have allowed the transfer of knowledge on the international scale. Non-related to the use of English, but to the knowledge of the Italian language in Italy, while working in Turin at the Local development agency The gate in the Porta Palazzo district, we have often worked with Cultural mediators. Chinese, Romanian and Moroccan facilitators which helped the intermediations and made possible the involvement of a wider range of participants in the activities organized in the neighborhood. This was the case in projects of urban renewal and public spaces transformation where the cultural mediators played a crucial role in facilitating the involvement of the inhabitants (people from different backgrounds and origins). “In piazza s’impara” was a cultural project which offered the chance to get learning some basic knowledge of Italian, Chinese, Arabic and Romanian languages during the Sunday mornings when the large square of the Porta Palazzo neighborhood was finally free from the market stalls.
C3.1 Assessment: 
1: The applicant shares her experience of working with stakeholders from different countries, involving them in the projects she is working on.
C.3.2. Ability to draw out, support the verbalization and documentation of knowledge and practice from participants: 
As already mentioned, in many activities (with INTA, IFHP and at INTI) we have given a lot of attention to the preparation of the international exchange by engaging the participants well in advance in producing their contribution and sharing with us thematic inputs and contents related to their specific expertise. This has allowed me, together with the team involved, to elaborate on the material received and integrate the verbalization phase of the meetings with written information (shared via the website, in reports, presentations). Within the framework of the E4C New Towns Arrival Cities programme, we have built an online platform gathering city facts-sheets with information related to the city origins, demographic and migration trends, founding planning principles and strengths and challenges each city is facing today. During the lab and immediately after its delivery, we publish a short Facebook post making evident which are the key learning points of the event, and what people can take home as a first reflection (https://www.facebook.com/NewTownsArrivalCities/) After this phase, we collect impressions from the partners, and we work to the elaboration of a preliminary report of the knowledge produced during the workshop. (http://www.newtowninstitute.org/spip.php?rubrique149)
C3.2 Assessment: 
1: The applicant shares several examples where project activities led to outputs (website posts, reports, presentations).
C.3.3. Ability to capture learning for participants to take away: 
New cities are fertile grounds for innovation and the invention of new solutions to social, economic and climatic challenges. They are pioneering cities, exploring progressive approaches to planning, participation, inclusiveness and sustainability. Therefore, at INTI, in order to capitalize on the experience of the first two editions of the International New Town Day, we have started the permanent platform “Doing New Towns Better” which gather innovative practices from which other cities can be inspired. Doing New Towns Better Platform: http://www.newtowninstitute.org/spip.php?rubrique147 As IFHP project manager, I designed and produced final reports, baseline studies, policy papers and short summaries of the findings. An example is the report of the YORK HOUSING NETWORK EVENT held in York (https://www.ifhp.org/product/york-housing-networking-event-report). This is a summary of the thematic discussions which took place during the two-day activity including an overview of the speakers’ profiles and contributions. It points out the directions emerged during the meeting for a long-term commitment in developing a knowledge network capable of co-producing practices and create a bridge between professional organizations working on the same topics. The INTA’s collection of stories of metropolitan strategies worldwide is also a valuable example: https://inta-aivn.org/en/activities/exchange/roundtables/metro-in-progress-programme/stories-of-metropolitan-strategies
C3.3 Assessment: 
1: The applicant shares two examples of taking project results one step further, mobilizing stakeholders to apply and use results.
C.3.4. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate good practices and policy messages: 
For Torino Strategica I have produced short readings on the metropolitan dynamics in Europe. Eight articles gathered under the website section ‘raccontare il cambiamento’ (a possible translation could be ‘tales of change) http://www.torinostrategica.it/raccontare-il-cambiamento/ For INTA, while project coordinator of a number of activities aimed at increasing the engagement of the members and the co-production of knowledge starting from their experience and practice, I have been responsible for summarizing the outcomes and elaborate concise reports that incorporate good practices and policy messages. Some examples are: - The Report of the Schwechat roundtable “Have we reached a limit in making the city?” (https://inta-aivn.org/en/activities/exchange/roundtables/2012-austria) - The Report of the International roundtable “Metro in progress” (2013) “Metro in progress. From strategies to implementation” https://inta-aivn.org/images/cc/Metropolisation/activities/in_between/20131114_Report_International-Roundtable-Brussels-3.pdf
C3.4 Assessment: 
1: The applicant shares two examples of developing concise reports that include policy messages.
Summary Expertise for the design and delivery of transnational exchange and learning activities: 
Having worked for many years with international organizations performing as platforms for knowledge exchange, I have acquired a certain experience in designing and delivering transnational exchanges and learning activities. With INTA (international urban development association) between 2011 and 2014 and then IFHP (International Federation for Housing and Planning) 2014-2016, I had the chance to travel around the globe and organize a wide variety of local, national and transnational learning, action-led and research-based activities. More recently with INTI (2016-present) and METREX (2016-2018), I could strengthen my expertise in relation to new town planning and European metropolitan dynamics. In my position, I have often collaborated with strategic and knowledge partners in the elaboration of the activities’ scope and concept design, being responsible for the selection of the thematic experts, the format of the sessions, the logistic and the practical aspects. What I have learned is that the decision on what is the right approach changes from time to time, depending on the context and the activities’ goals and requirements. Therefore, flexibility and an open-minded and positive attitude is always a good way to start.
Assessment: 
1: The applicant is validated for category C by answering all questions to satisfaction.

Thematic expertise:

Theme / Policy: 
Urban Strategic Planning
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
My experience in relation to this theme has grown along the year fed by professional practice and research work. I have been coordinating transnational and local projects, events, city to city cooperation and panel of experts on strategic urban planning. I have designed and delivered activities, organized meetings, moderated workshops, drafted concise and thematic content reports. I have also conducted research on urban sustainable development (Metropolitan antenna for Torino third Strategic Plan - http://www.torinostrategica.it/) and my recent research fellowship at Metrex exploring the factors that create the conditions for successful models of metropolitan and regional governance (http://www.eurometrex.org/activities/bernd-steinacher-fellowship/). In the international fora and learning exchange activities of INTA, I was responsible for the thematic community of competence Metropolisation (https://inta-aivn.org/en/812-community-of-competences-on-metropolisation-defining-the-metropolis), for which I have designed, coordinated and delivered a wide variety of activities all based on the activation of the membership and network's expertise. INTI itself works as a platform of knowledge exchange and this is where I have built up a specific knowledge on the New Towns: what we can learn from the existing ones to improve the quality and sustainability of future new cities by bringing together multidisciplinary expertise in collaboration with public, private and academic partners.
D1 Assessment: 
1: The applicant has more than 2 years of experience in the field of Urban Strategic Planning.
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
For the International New Town Day (2016) we have created an online database of new cities attending the conference. Each New town was described, and issues and challenges schematically explained. The new towns’ representatives also prepared a summary introduction for each city: a sort of identity card for each of the new towns in preparation to the conference day. http://www.newtowninstitute.org/spip.php?rubrique141 For the International New Town Day 2017, with the aim to introduce the conference theme and the hosting city, we prepared texts and position papers providing thematic information and background materials (recent articles, news and previous reports) in preparation to the conference day. http://www.newtowninstitute.org/spip.php?article1173 http://www.newtowninstitute.org/spip.php?article1177
D2 Assessment: 
1: The applicant has experience in developing monitoring tools to pool results for projects in the field of Urban Strategic Planning
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
As example of reports that incorporate learning from exchange and learning activities, put forward good practice and policy messages targeting city practitioners and urban policy-makers: Metro in progress. Transition and changes in the metropolitan construction (https://inta-aivn.org/en/activities/exchange/roundtables/metro-in-progress-programme/a-first-synthesis) For this report I have been responsible defining the questions for the experts and contributors, gathering the information and elaborate the texts and edit the report together with other authors. The summary Reports of the New Town Labs within the “New Town Arrival Cities” programme: Lab#1 in Milton Keynes (http://www.newtowninstitute.org/spip.php?article1241) Lab#2 in Sabaudia (http://www.newtowninstitute.org/spip.php?rubrique151) As co-author, I have participated to the texts and the organization of the structure of the reports.
D3 Assessment: 
1: The applicant has experience with translating project results into concise reports.
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
Capitalization of the results and definition of the dissemination strategy for the Project ‘New Towns, Arrival Cities’. The outcomes produced will be summarized in a written report gathering the findings and the results of the 5 New Towns Labs. In the form of a tour guide exploring New towns across Europe dealing with the migration topic, it will bring you from city to city to the discovery of different contexts, questions and policy frameworks which have produced a variety of answers and set of actions. This digital product will be published in the “publication” session of the INTI website and available for download and distribution. Partners will share it with their local networks. Moreover, we have been working with a film-maker who has followed us city after city. She has run interviews to old and new migrants trying to describe the living conditions and urban contexts at the time of the first pioneers compared to the new arrivals today and the changes undergone in each town. As project coordinator for the overall activity programme, I have discussed the script for the film and I have supported the identification of the characters to be interviewed, making the liaison between the film-maker and the local partner for the organisation of the shooting sessions. We would like the film to be presented in film festivals and cultural events in each of the partners' cities. A first screening is planned in October in Rotterdam during the INTI annual event.
D4 Assessment: 
1: The applicant shares an example of using project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design and awareness in an original way.
Summary Thematic expertise: 
My experience in relation to this theme has grown along the year fed by professional practice and research work. I have been coordinating transnational and local projects, events, city to city cooperation and panel of experts on strategic urban planning. I have designed and delivered activities, organized meetings, moderated workshops, drafted concise and thematic content reports. I have also conducted research on urban sustainable development (Metropolitan antenna for Torino third Strategic Plan - http://www.torinostrategica.it/) and my recent research fellowship at Metrex exploring the factors that create the conditions for successful models of metropolitan and regional governance (http://www.eurometrex.org/activities/bernd-steinacher-fellowship/). In the international fora and learning exchange activities of INTA, I was responsible for the thematic community of competence Metropolisation (https://inta-aivn.org/en/812-community-of-competences-on-metropolisation-defining-the-metropolis), for which I have designed, coordinated and delivered a wide variety of activities all based on the activation of the membership and network's expertise. INTI itself works as a platform of knowledge exchange and this is where I have built up a specific knowledge on the New Towns: what we can learn from the existing ones to improve the quality and sustainability of future new cities by bringing together multidisciplinary expertise in collaboration with public, private and academic partners.
Assessment: 
1: The applicant is validated for the theme of Urban Strategic Planning by answering all questions under D to satisfaction.
Theme / Policy: 
Integrated Urban Renewal
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
My experience in relation to this theme has grown along the year fed by professional practice and research work. After my master’s degree in urban regeneration, I had the chance to work to the integrated urban regeneration programme of one of the most colorful multi-ethnic neighbourhoods in Turin, Porta Palazzo. I coordinated projects supporting the renewal of the housing stock and enhancing the improvement of the living conditions in the district involving inhabitants, community leaders and local actors in permanent dialogue with the different departments of the public administrations and in line with city’s urban policies agenda. In the international fora and learning exchange activities of INTA, IFHP and INTI (as concerns new town regeneration and development), or at Metrex (addressing the metropolitan dimension), we have always encouraged integrated, multi-actor and multidisciplinary approach as a starting point to help our members to master the complexity of the present urban dynamics. INTA’s thematic communities of competence , IFHP and Metrex working groups, are all based in the activation of their networks’ resources. INTI itself works as a platform of knowledge exchange and this is where I had the chance to build up a specific knowledge on New Towns: what we can learn from the existing ones to improve the quality and sustainability of future new cities by bringing together multidisciplinary expertise in collaboration with public, private and academic partners.
D1 Assessment: 
1: The applicant has strong practical and academic experience in the field of Integrated Urban Renewal.
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
In the EU funded project ‘New Towns, Arrival Cities’, each new town is presented and described through a comprehensive introduction looking at the City origins and development, the socio-economic dimension, identity and culture, and international ambitions. Issues and challenges schematically explained with the aim to provide a broad overview of the contexts, feeding the learning process and the understanding of the local dynamics at the transnational level: - Lab#1 – Milton Keynes (UK) >> http://www.newtowninstitute.org/spip.php?rubrique150 - Lab#2 – Sabaudia (IT) >> http://www.newtowninstitute.org/spip.php?rubrique151 - Lab#3 – Grand Paris Sud (FR) >>http://www.newtowninstitute.org/spip.php?rubrique152 - Lab#4 – Vallingby (SE) >> http://www.newtowninstitute.org/spip.php?rubrique154 - Lab#5 – Nissewaard (NL) >> http://www.newtowninstitute.org/spip.php?rubrique155 As project coordinator, I was responsible for gathering the information and editing the texts for the website pages.
D2 Assessment: 
1: The applicant has produced thematic inputs in the field of Integrated Urban Renewal on several occasions.
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
I coordinated projects and researches supporting the improvement of the urban living conditions through integrated programs of renewal. Within the international fora and activities programme of INTA, examples of concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange and learning events include: - A summary text for the website on the project “A city for all made by all ! The future of social contract in the scattered city” (https://inta-aivn.org/en/activities/exchange/roundtables/2012-vaulx-en-velin/international-seminar-in-vaulx-en-velin) My role included text editing and realization of the website page. - The summary text for the website and the report of the international Roundtable “Have we reached a limit in making the city?” (https://inta-aivn.org/en/activities/exchange/roundtables/2012-austria) As project coordinator, in this case I was responsible of the activity’s design, organization and delivery. Also, I was co-author of the report and editor of the text published on the website.
D3 Assessment: 
1: The applicant shares several examples of using project results to produce concise reports that incorporate learning.
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
Capitalization of the results and definition of the dissemination strategy for the Project ‘New Towns, Arrival Cities’. The outcomes produced will be summarized in a written report gathering the findings and the results of the 5 New Towns Labs. In the form of a tour guide exploring New towns across Europe dealing with the migration topic, it will bring you from city to city to the discovery of different contexts, questions and policy frameworks which have produced a variety of answers and set of actions. This digital product will be published in the “publication” session of the INTI website and available for download and distribution. Partners will share it with their local networks. Moreover, we have been working with a film-maker who has followed us city after city. She has run interviews to old and new migrants trying to describe the living conditions and urban contexts at the time of the first pioneers compared to the new arrivals today and the changes undergone in each town. As project coordinator for the overall activity programme, I have discussed the script for the film and I have supported the identification of the characters to be interviewed, making the liaison between the film-maker and the local partner for the organisation of the shooting sessions. We would like the film to be presented in film festivals and cultural events in each of the partners' cities . A first screening is planned in October in Rotterdam during the INTI annual event.
D4 Assessment: 
0: The applicant shares the same example as she did under the theme of Urban Strategic Planning, which is less relevant to the theme of Integrated Urban Renewal.
Summary Thematic expertise: 
My experience in relation to this theme has grown along the year fed by professional practice and research work. After my master’s degree in urban regeneration, I had the chance to work to the integrated urban regeneration programme of one of the most colorful multi-ethnic neighbourhoods in Turin, Porta Palazzo. I coordinated projects supporting the renewal of the housing stock and enhancing the improvement of the living conditions in the district involving inhabitants, community leaders and local actors in permanent dialogue with the different departments of the public administrations and in line with city’s urban policies agenda. In the international fora and learning exchange activities of INTA, IFHP and INTI (as concerns new town regeneration and development), or at Metrex (addressing the metropolitan dimension), we have always encouraged integrated, multi-actor and multidisciplinary approach as a starting point to help our members to master the complexity of the present urban dynamics. INTA’s thematic communities of competence, IFHP and Metrex working groups, are all based on the activation of their networks’ resources. INTI itself works as a platform of knowledge exchange and this is where I had the chance to build up a specific knowledge on New Towns: what we can learn from the existing ones to improve the quality and sustainability of future new cities by bringing together multidisciplinary expertise in collaboration with public, private and academic partners.
Assessment: 
The applicant is validated for the theme of Integrated Urban Renewal by answering 3/4 questions under D to satisfaction.
Theme / Policy: 
Sustainable Housing
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
After my master’s degree in urban regeneration, I had the chance to work to the integrated urban regeneration programme of one of the most colorful multi-ethnic neighbourhoods in Turin, Porta Palazzo. I coordinated projects supporting the renewal of the housing stock and enhancing the improvement of the living conditions in the district involving inhabitants, community leaders and local actors in permanent dialogue with the different departments of the public administrations and in line with city’s urban policies agenda. The core of our activity was the elaboration of Sustainable housing projects/actions providing support to the public policies implementation. Among the projects: Abitare Porta Palazzo, Ri-abitare and Abitare a 360*, research-based and place-specific programmes gathering institutional and non-institutional actors to foster sustainable housing renewal and the improvement of the quality living conditions in the neighbourhood. In the international fora and learning exchange activities of IFHP (roadmap of activities programme 2015 with a specific focus on Housing&Habitat (https://www.ifhp.org/roadmap-ifhp-activities-2015) and INTI (as concerns new towns regeneration and development), I had the chance to design and develop projects whose main goal was to build up a specific knowledge to improve the quality and sustainability of the built environment seeking for innovative solutions which can respond to the new emerging and pressing housing needs.
D1 Assessment: 
1: The applicant has experience working on sustainable housing projects, within the framework of urban regeneration.
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
In the role of project manager of the IFHP programme of activities 2015 (https://www.ifhp.org/roadmap-ifhp-activities-2015), I used to prepare thematic introductions to highlight the goals of the meetings and identify set of questions to frame the discussion, with the aim to feed the learning process at transnational level: >> Towards the York Housing Network Event https://www.ifhp.org/news/road-finding-affordable-housing-solutions >> Brazilian co-operative housing upgrading Lab https://www.ifhp.org/event/brazilian-co-operative-housing-upgrading-lab
D2 Assessment: 
1: The applicant has produced thematic inputs to feed in the learning processes of projects related to sustainable housing.
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
In the role of project manager of the IFHP programme of activities 2015 (https://www.ifhp.org/roadmap-ifhp-activities-2015),I used to produce concise reports. Examples include: >> The York housing network event Report (2015) (https://www.ifhp.org/product/york-housing-networking-event-report). This is a summary of the thematic discussions which took place during the two-day activity including an overview of the speakers’ profiles and contributions. It points out the directions emerged during the meeting for a long-term commitment in developing a knowledge network capable of co-producing practices and create a bridge between professional organizations working on the same topics. Project web page: https://www.ifhp.org/news/housing-networking-event-york) As project manager, I was responsible of the activity’s design, organization and delivery and author and designer of the report and editor of the text published on the website >> Brazilian Co-operative Housing Upgrade Lab - wrap up (2015) https://www.ifhp.org/news/co-operative-housing-upgrade-lab-wrap This is the summary of the outcomes the seminar which took place in Porto Alegre, Brazil. It gives an overview on the participants’ profiles and roles and highlights the policy frameworks and the questions raised during the working sessions. As IFHP project manager, I was responsible of the activity’s organization and delivery, author and editor of the text published on the website.
D3 Assessment: 
1: The applicant has produced several concise reports in the field of sustainable housing.
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
Capitalization of the results and definition of the dissemination strategy for the Project ‘New Towns, Arrival Cities’. The outcomes produced will be summarized in a written report gathering the findings and the results of the 5 New Towns Labs. In the form of a tour guide exploring New towns across Europe dealing with the migration topic, it will bring you from city to city to the discovery of different contexts, questions and policy frameworks which have produced a variety of answers and set of actions. This digital product will be published in the “publication” session of the INTI website and available for download and distribution. Partners will share it with their local networks. Moreover, we have been working with a film-maker who has followed us city after city. She has run interviews to old and new migrants trying to describe the living conditions and urban contexts at the time of the first pioneers compared to the new arrivals today and the changes undergone in each town. As project coordinator for the overall activity programme, I have discussed the script for the film and I have supported the identification of the characters to be interviewed, making the liaison between the film-maker and the local partner for the organisation of the shooting sessions. We would like the film to be presented in film festivals and cultural events in each of the partners' cities . A first screening is planned in October in Rotterdam during the INTI annual event.
D4 Assessment: 
0: The applicant shares the same example as she did under the previous themes. This example is not valid for the theme of sustainable housing.
Summary Thematic expertise: 
After my master’s degree in urban regeneration, I had the chance to work to the integrated urban regeneration programme of one of the most colorful multi-ethnic neighbourhoods in Turin, Porta Palazzo. I coordinated projects supporting the renewal of the housing stock and enhancing the improvement of the living conditions in the district involving inhabitants, community leaders and local actors in permanent dialogue with the different departments of the public administrations and in line with city’s urban policies agenda. The core of our activity was the elaboration of Sustainable housing projects/actions providing support to the public policies implementation. Among the projects: Abitare Porta Palazzo, Ri-abitare and Abitare a 360*, research-based and place-specific programmes gathering institutional and non-institutional actors to foster sustainable housing renewal and the improvement of the quality living conditions in the neighbourhood. In the international fora and learning exchange activities of IFHP (roadmap of activities programme 2015 with a specific focus on Housing&Habitat (https://www.ifhp.org/roadmap-ifhp-activities-2015) and INTI (as concerns new towns regeneration and development), I had the chance to design and develop projects whose main goal was to build up a specific knowledge to improve the quality and sustainability of the built environment seeking for innovative solutions which can respond to the new emerging and pressing housing needs.
Assessment: 
The applicant is validated for the theme of Sustainable Housing by answering 3/4 questions under D to satisfaction.

Expertise support to local authorities and other stakeholders in designing & delivering integrated and participatory policies

E.1. Knowledge on participatory methods and tools for co-production and implementation of local polices : 
While working at the local development Agency The gate, In Turin, I was responsible for the design and implementation of projects aiming at the urban renewal of the neighbourhood. The Urban Recovery Plans for Porta Palazzo was the major project (http://www.comune.torino.it/portapalazzo/ambienti/costruito/pdr/) imposed by the City Council on the area to foster urban renewal dynamics. The agency, working closely with the urban planning and housing department of the public authority, was in charge of the city strategy’s implementation and provided assistance throughout the overall process: from mapping the conditions of the built environment to the creation of ad hoc services and projects to accompany the regeneration programme. As an agency working on the process of integrated urban regeneration, the office was organized in thematic areas, and so my work on the built environment (housing and public space) was strongly supported by the colleagues of the social and cultural offices. Also, we could count on the cooperation of social and cultural mediators (Arabic, Chinese and Romanian) helping during the meetings with the inhabitants. We also organized public cultural activities in the main square of the district, like the world football tournament (2003-2006), one day of sport to recognize the value of the area’s diverse population and fight against discrimination and the image of decay associated to this place.
E.1 Assessment: 
1: The applicant has shared valid examples of involving local authorities to develop participatory methods and tools for co-production.
E.2. Knowledge on integrated approach for the design, delivering, monitoring and evaluation of urban strategies/policies: 
Within the EU Europe For Citizens (E4C ) New Towns Arrival Cities programme (website: http://www.newtowninstitute.org/spip.php?rubrique149) we have created a series of questionnaires (one at the beginning, one half-way and one on the closing phase) which have been sent to the partners mainly to collect feedbacks and remarks with the hope to improve the programme effectiveness but also to capture the impact of the activities on the local policies and tools. Finally, we wanted to measure the interest of the city partners to look beyond the end of the project and imagine possible follow-up to move to the implementation of factual actions and policy tools responding to the needs registered during the project’s development.
E.2 Assessment: 
1: The applicant has strong knowledge of the design, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of urban strategies/policies based on her experiences with the NTI.
E.3. Awareness of the main policy and funding schemes for sustainable urban development at EU and national level: 
I often check the website, and follow the social media of the European Commission on the pages dedicated to “Cities and Urban Development”, as well as the agency for the territorial cohesion of the Italian government, ANCI, URBACT, Eurocities, EUKN, ICLEI. I participate to conferences, events and workshops in The Netherlands and abroad. As Metrex Bernd Steinacher research Fellow 2016-2018 I have given presentations and participated in the Metropolitan governance working group sessions during the following conferences: > Metrex Spring conference held in Stockholm, Sweden (June 2017) > Metrex Autumn conference “Living in the Future Metropolis” held in Helsinki, Finland (October 2017) > Metrex Spring conference “Sustainable Mobility - An Integrated Metropolitan Approach” held in San Sebastian, Spain (May 2018) > Metrex Autumn conference ”Metropolitan Solutions - Translating policies into Actions on a Regional Level” held in Brussels, Belgium (October 2018) Recent events to which I was invited: >> “Investire in innovazione sociale una sfida per le città metropolitane” organised by Città metropolitana di Milano (15 November 2018). Link: http://www.cittametropolitana.mi.it/welfare_metropolitano/notizie/Investire-in-innovazione-sociale-una-sfida-per-le-citta-metropolitane/ >> “Le aree interne nelle città metropolitane”, organized in the framework of the XVI International Architecture Biennale of Venice (2018) organized by Arcipelago Italia -http://www.arcipelagoitalia.it
E.3 Assessment: 
1: The applicant is capable of being aware of the main policy and funding schemes for sustainable urban development through social media and her professional activities.
E.4. Ability to understand specific local situations and adapt tools and content to different local realities: 
Design flexible frameworks capable of accommodating the local and place-specific requirements is an important point to consider when designing a programme of activities which differ one from another and take place in different countries. The “New Towns, Arrival Cities” project (http://www.newtowninstitute.org/spip.php?rubrique149) has gathered together 5 New Town Labs along one thematic mainstream: migration. Each Lab must have included one day of site visits and a second day of public event, including the participation and contribution of the local migrant communities. Each town had to define the context’s limits (neighbourhood, town, agglomeration), the sub-theme and the questions, the network of local partners and stakeholders which could contribute to give consistence to the analysis and development of the discussion. We have agreed to live quite a substantial freedom to the city partner in deciding the format that could have better suited the local context, decision which has led to the production of a wide variety of activities. As coordinator of the overall programme, the first step was to design a model of structure which could have been replicated/adapted/interpreted in each Lab according to the local needs. Then, lab after lab, I have supervised and discussed with the local partner the format and the questions in order to secure consistency and coherence of the outcomes.
E.4 Assessment: 
1: The applicant has significant experience of working in and adapting tools and content to various local contexts.
Summary Expertise: 
The promotion of collaborative processes between public authorities and other stakeholders has been the focus of my professional activity for many years. Since my collaboration with the Local development agency - The gate, in Turin, then at INTA, IFHP and more recently at INTI, I have developed a significant experience in developing and delivering activities where public and private policy-makers and urban practitioners come together to share knowledge, experience and performing tools for integrated urban development through a wide range of activities: workshops, panel sessions, conferences, experts’ meetings, site visits, as well as interviews and video-documentaries.
Assessment: 
The applicant is validated for category E by answering all questions to satisfaction.

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Italian - Mother tongue
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Email:
vivianarubbo@gmail.com

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