Laura Colini


Dr. Laura Colini is trained as architect and has a PhD in Urban and territorial studies. She works as a Senior Researcher at the Leibniz Institute for regional development and Structural Planning (IRS) in Erkner (near Berlin), Germany and the Sorbonne Paris IV.

She studied and worked with several institutions (University of Florence (IT), Strathclyde University (UK), MIT (USA), Bauhaus University (DE)), for URBACT as lead expert since 2005 and for EC DG regio on studies regarding practices about integrated urban regeneration in Europe. She is co-founder of TESSERAE urban and social research and she collaborates with collectives and cultural associations e.g. Viaindustriae, Oginoknauss and INURA.

Her work focuses on urban governance, renewal, public participation and related issues of social justice.



Dear local support groups members and participants to the URBACT summer school, this message is to invite you to participate in the Low carbon transition Lab.

The topic of “low carbon transition” is rather a catchy title: it is meant to attract those of you who are eager to learn and share ideas about the work of local support groups with an ecological interest on urban challenges. We want to have fun and engaging discussions about what means today to rethink a more radical sustainable approach to cities: we will look at ecological politics and we will debate weather green necessarily translate into socially just for all. Your are more than welcome to join us throughout the summer school towards the creation of an action plan for the imaginary city of Allium.

See you in Dublin!