There is no single straight course to changing the world, but many circuitous paths through brambles, along which we must constantly find our way.

Iolanda Bianchi

Iolanda Bianchi is an urban political scholar. She holds a PhD in Political Science, Public Policies and International Relations from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and in Regional Planning and Public Policies 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).

Latest publications

Rossini L, Bianchi I (2020) Negotiating (re)appropriation practices amid crisis and austerity. International Planning Studies. 25 (1), pp. 100-121. [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. [Q1 SJR, Urban Studies; Q1 SJR Sociology and political science]


11/11/2020. I will be participating to the webinar “Comunes Urbanos en Movimiento” organised by Observatori Desc and the Universitat of Girona. Research studies on urban commons infrastructures- housing, water and energy- will be presented and discussed. Please register here.