Profile of Mr Federico Savini University of Amsterdam

Federico Savini

Assistant Professor in Urban and Regional Planning
University of Amsterdam

General research interests

Governance in Large scale development. International comparative analysis of processes of consensus building around controversial issues of land use. Case Studies in Amsterdam, Paris and Milan metropolitan areas.

PhD/Postdoctoral Research Title

Governing metropolitan transformations: cooperation, conflict and legitimacy in large-scale development projects.

PhD Abstract

How to ensure cooperation among stakeholders in large scale developments? This is the overarching question leading the research project. Large scale development projects are thorny issues. They are strategic interventions that overtake governmental, jurisdictional and political boundaries. They often regards more than one municipality; they aim at creating synergy between national, local and regional governments; they can survive just if private investors are committed in the long term and ultimately they need popular support at the local level for their implementation. The research aims at discovering the patterns of cooperation arranged in governing three large development projects: three cases will be selected in Amsterdam, Paris and Milan. Regime theory allows for a more solid definition of power and coalition building, it looks at consolidated patterns of interaction and at stable power configurations in governance. The research attempts to discover whether solid and stable governing coalitions are constructed around the projects and which are their characteristics. By focusing on financial and political institutions it is possible to explain different patterns of cooperation within the three selected city-regions.

Latest deposited documents

Letter of Introduction abstract PHd workshop 2010 image
Letter of Introduction abstract PHd workshop 2010 (January 2010)

Dear colleagues,I hereby introduce the abstract of my PhD research proposal, which I would like to present in the coming AESOP PhD workshop 2010....

Governing metropolitan transformations: cooperation, conflict and legitimacy in large-scale development projects image
Governing metropolitan transformations: cooperation, conflict and legitimacy in large-scale development projects (January 2010)

How to ensure cooperation in large scale developments? Large scale projects are thorny issues. They are localized interventions which however...