Chiara Basile

PhD Researcher

Junior researchers Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research Housing Migration & Diversity
  • Current position PhD Researcher
  • Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Faculty of Sciences and Bio-Engineering Sciences
    Department of Geography
    Pleinlaan 2
    Building F
    BE-1050 Brussels
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Chiara is a Ph.D. researcher at Politecnico and University of Torino currently visiting at Cosmopolis Centre.

She has a background in Architecture and Planning while her research is now grounded in Urban Geography. She investigates the settlement strategies of newcomers in arrival contexts and is particularly interested in understanding patterns and tensions of the encounter between urban space and the its new dwellers in Brussels Capital Region.
Aside with her position as Ph.D. researcher, she is also actively engaged in designing and realising territorial projects.

Educational background

2015: PhD visiting at Urban Studies Programme, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy
2015: PhD postgraduate programme in European Spatial Development Planning, KU Leuven, Belgium
2013 - 2010: MSc in Architecture and Planning, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
2013 - 2012: MSc in Arquitectura e Urbanismo, Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires Argentina
2012 - 2010: Haute École Polytecnique, Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
2010 - 2007: BSc in Architecture, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Previous positions

2014: Urban Committee - Barriera di Milano trainee, Urban regeneration ERDF program, Torino, Italy
2013: teaching assistant of Urbanism, Politecnico di Torino
2012 - 2009: elected representative in Politecnico di Torino Administration Council, Faculty Council, Regional Coordination Committee. Italian delegate in European Students' Union.

Key publications

Basile C., Bonanomi M., Manenti F., Moretti R. (2012) "DECOSE. Designing Collaborative Services to boost social innovation in Smart Cities. &CO, Use Everything, Waste Nothing", in "Multisisciplinarity and Innovation. ASP projects" PoliPress, pp. 36-42 http://www.asp-poli.it/wp-content/uploads/VIICycle.pdf