Luca D'Acci

Associate Professor (L. 240)
Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST)


Research interests

Future cities and societies
Urban morphology
Urban planning appraisal

Scientific branch

(Area 0008 - Civil engineering and architecture)


ERC sectors

SH2_11 - Human, economic and social geography
SH2_6 - Sustainability sciences, environment and resources
SH2_9 - Urban, regional and rural studies


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


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Editorial boards

  • URBAN PLANNING (2016-), Director

Management or scientific roles in Research Institutes

  • Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam - Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (2015-2017), Head of Urban Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change, at Erasmus University Rotterdam (IHS)

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Visiting Researcher, presso Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich (1/11/2015-30/11/2015)
  • Visiting Researcher, presso University of Cambridge (24/9/2015-9/10/2015)
  • Visiting Researcher, presso University of Oxford (17/8/2015-21/8/2015)
  • Ricercatore, presso Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (1/2/2015-5/12/2017)
  • Ricercatore, presso University of Strathclyde (17/8/2012-16/2/2013)
  • Ricercatore, presso State University of Campinas (1/9/2010-30/6/2011)
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Collegi of the PhD programmes

  • URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2022/2023 (39. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2020/2021 (37. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2019/2020 (36. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO

Collegi of the degree programmes



MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Master of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Bachelor of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati


Other activities and projects related to research

  1. 2022: University College London & Royal Town Planning Institute : “Future Urban Growth Lab”: Isobenefit Urbanism (won January 2022)

  2. Laboratório de Ecologia Urbana, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (2022, Cnpq)

  3. Temporalidades do território universitário: entre o espaço edificado e o espaço propositivo sent for the Brasilian call: CNPq Nº 26/2021 (March 2022 sent)

  4. 2021: HORIZON 2020: EU Green Deal call (Feb 2021 sent), 5M€

  5. 2021: PRIN: Sustainable Urban Mobility (Feb 2021 sent), 1M€

  6. 2020: Platform for the resilience of cities. Federal University of Santa Catarina UFSC.

  7. 2019-2020: Future Urban Growth Lab: Isobenefit Urbanism. University College London. UCL Grand Challenges Small Grant.

  8. 2016: the Liveable City project. University of Birmingham, Lancaster University, UCL, University of Southampton, EPSRC.

  9. 2016: Land Value Capture Instruments. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

  10. 2016: Asian Development Bank (ADB) training project in Vietnam: Training on Urban Management for Climate Change.

  11. 2016: TA-8781 MAL, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Sustainable Urban Management (Green Cities), Melaka, Malaysia.

  12. 2015-2016: SUSTAIN: Strengthening Urban Sustainability (curricula) in Higher Education in Europe and Asia, European Commission, Erasmus Mundus programme.

  13. 2015: Sustainability Benefit Assessment (A handbook for green growth projects in urban areas) for the World Bank – with IHS

  14. 2008-09: JESSICA: Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas. Research in collaboration with SINLOC, Prometeia, SiTI, and ISMU – with SiTI.

  15. 2008-09: Evaluations of the real estate property of the ASL and ASO of the Piedmont Region. In SiTI (Higher Institute on Territorial Systems).

  16. 2005/06: PRIN member (Research Projects of Relevant National Interest). Research topic: effects of urban transformation on local economical systems and real estate markets – with Politecnico di Torino.


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