Armando Montanari

Professor at the Department of European, American and Intercultural Studies, Rome Sapienza University and at the Master‘s Programme in Human Ecology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (1993-2000). Member (1993-2000) and Vice-President (1998-2000) of the European Commission “European Consultative Forum on the Environment and Sustainable Development”, President of the European Environment Bureau, (1993-1998); Chairman (2000- ) of the IGU Commission on “Global change and human mobility”. Project manager of the following international projects: "Population processes in the urban and regional system” and "Tourism”, Scientific Programme on Regional and Urban Restructuring in Europe (RURE) of the European Science Foundation, 1988-1993; “Innovation and urban development: the role of technological and social change”, 1987-1990; “Exploitation Advisor” for the EU Project “Multimedia and Geographical Information System based Tourism Applications Authoring System”, Esprit, 1993-1995. Responsible of numerous research projects at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) where he has been director of the Research Institute of Mezzogiorno Economy (1988-93); Scientific secretary at the International Social Science Council, Vienna Centre, where he coordinated the European research projects on “Costs of urban growth” and “Project Turin International” (1979-1983). He has published more than 190 articles and volumes in Italian, English, French, Spanish and Japanese.