Iolanda Bianchi (PhD in political science and PhD in urban planning) is an urban political scholar. She works in the field of urban politics, urban governance, public management and public policies. Her research focuses on the interplay between collective and public action at the urban scale, to examine how this interplay can produce social and policy change, in order to achieve more just, equal and democratic cities. To push knowledge forward in this debate, she is working at the crossroad of commons and new municipalism theory. She currently holds a Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral researcher position at the Institute of Government and Public Policy (IGOP) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.