Federico Cavallaro

Docente esterno e/o collaboratore didattico
Ateneo (ATENEO)

Docente esterno e/o collaboratore didattico
Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST)

  • Member of Interdepartmental Center FULL - Future Urban Legacy Lab


Research interests

Combined transport
Cross-border mobility
High speed railway
Public transport
Transport externality
Transport plan


Federico Cavallaro (PhD) is associate professor in Transport at the Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning of the Politecnico di Torino and member of the Transport Research for Innovation and Sustainability research group (TRIS). From 2010 to 2019, he collaborated with Eurac Research as project manager of several EU-funded projects, senior researcher, leader of the research group “Sustainable mobility” and consultant of the Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano. He was member of the Carpathian Convention Working Group on Sustainable Industry, Energy, Transport and Infrastructure, member of the iMONITRAF! Platform, national expert for the Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea Protection at the transport working group of the Alpine Convention and at the Action Group 4 (inter-modality and interoperability in passenger and freight transport) of Eusalp. He has been collaborating with Università IUAV di Venezia since 2012, firstly as teaching assistant in “Transport” and in “Transport Planning” and as scientific consultant for European MED and Adrion projects, then as aggregate professor in Transport. His scientific interests include the assessment of infrastructural impacts on the territory, transport externalities (mostly GHG emissions), the assessment of transport systems, infrastructures and mobility plans, freight transport (with a focus on combined transport and the integration of passenger and freight transport), the evaluation of the quality of public transport, mobility in low-demand areas and the accessibility. His research activity is documented by more than 60 papers, published mostly at international level.

Research topics

  • Accessibility by public transport: towards a change of mobility paradigm
  • Combined transport: technological solutions to increase its competitiveness
  • Cross-border passenger mobility: issues and solutions to make it less car-oriented
  • Impacts of climate change on mobility and infrastructures
  • Monitoring of transalpine areas through indicators related to transport, environment and economy
  • Tourism mobility and its impacts on destinations
  • Transport externalities, with a focus on GHG emissions. modelling and their inclusion in the mobility plans
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ERC sectors

SH2_8 - Energy, transportation and mobility


Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 13: Climate action

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Professore a contratto, presso Università IUAV di VENEZIA (22/2/2021-28/5/2021)
  • Professore a contratto, presso Università IUAV di VENEZIA (1/3/2020-30/9/2020)
  • Professore a contratto, presso Università IUAV di VENEZIA (30/9/2019-30/9/2020)
  • Visiting Researcher, presso Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (12/7/2015-11/10/2015)
  • Ricercatore, presso Accademia Europea EURAC (4/10/2010-15/12/2019)


PhD Boards

  • URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2020/2021 (37. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO

Courses of Study Boards



MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Master of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Bachelor of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati


Supervised PhD students

  • Francesco Bruzzone. Programme in Urban And Regional Development (cycle 36, 2020-in progress)


Last years publications

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