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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Stefania Fiorentino

Dr Stefania Fiorentino

Senior Teaching Associate in Planning, Growth and Urban Regeneration

Visiting Lecturer, University College London (UCL), Bartlett School of Planning

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Dr Stefania Fiorentino's research focusses on ways to reconcile planning practices and local economic development for more inclusive and resilient regeneration strategies. Before joining Land Economy, she has extensively lectured and led research in spatial planning, local economic development and urban regeneration between the Bartlett (UCL) and London South Bank University (LSBU). 

Dr Stefania Fiorentino currently keeps contributing to the Bartlett School of Planning (UCL) as visiting lecturer. She holds a PhD in Planning from the Bartlett School of Planning (UCL) where she has investigated the new geography of innovation in Italy, including the underlining socio-economic dynamics and the governance implications of the new workspaces (e.g. co-working spaces, maker spaces, start-up incubators) and entrepreneurial ecosystems. She has a number of other active research projects looking at the new flexible office spaces, coastal town regeneration, and urban densification processes. Her work has been published on a number of international journals, she serves as reviewer of several journals and she is editor for Local Economy and Regions, the e-zine of Regional Studies Association.

Before becoming an academic, Dr Stefania Fiorentino has trained as a chartered engineer and she has worked in international consultancies across Italy, France and the UK with leading expertise in the fields of real estate, planning and economic development.

She is the representative member for the EU COST Action: "The Geography of New Working Spaces and the Impact on the Periphery".


Research Interests

Urban regeneration;

Planning practice and policy;

Local economic development and inclusive growth.


Sustainability ; Public Policy ; Public Engagement