Iolanda Bianchi is an urban political scholar. She holds a PhD in Politics, Policies and International Relations from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and in Regional Planning and Public Policy from the University IUAV of Venice. Her research focuses on alternative forms to satisfy basic needs and fundamental rights in the city, studying how this is achieved through the civil society / public action interplay. She is a “Juan de la Cierva” postdoctoral researcher at the IGOP- Institute of Government and Public Policy (IGOP) – Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).
Rossini L, Bianchi I (2020) Negotiating (re)appropriation practices amid crisis and austerity. International Planning Studies. 25 (1), pp. 100-121. https://doi.org/10.1080/13563475.2019.1701424. [Q2 SJR, Geography planning and development]
Blanco I, Salazar Y and Bianchi I (2020) Urban governance and political change under a radical left government. The case of Barcelona. Journal of Urban Affairs, 42(1), pp. 18-38. https://doi.org/10.1080/07352166.2018.1559648. [Q1 SJR, Urban Studies; Q1 SJR Sociology and political science]
Ongoing research projects
01/2020-current. La gestión procomún en el Área Metropolitana de Barcelona. Funded by Càtedra Barcelona UPF de Política Econòmica Local. PI: Dr. Villamayor S, Universdad Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
9/2019-current.Yes We Rent! Funded by EU – Urban Innovative Actions. PI: Dr. Gallego R, Universdad Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain