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dr. E. (Emma) Puerari

Assistant Professor Urban Design and Planning
dr. E. (Emma) Puerari


The relevance of transition processes and their potentials in fostering and driving innovation at the urban scale is at the core of Emma's research. Her focus is on how system innovation can shift current development pathways towards sustainability. She strongly believes that the interplay between citizens, public and private stakeholders as well as knowledge institutes can have a crucial role in these processes. Also, she thinks that design can play a strong enabling role in innovation processes.

Key words:- Urban Innovation and the related enabling role of Design - Urban Public Service Innovation and Governance- Urban Sustainability Transition - Urban Living Labs- Community Participation in Planning

Other positions

- Member of CASUS (
- Member of Urban and Regional Studies Institute (
- Editorial Board Italian Journal of Planning Practice (
- Programme Committee of the Communities and Technologies Conference 2017 & 2019 (
Last modified:14 September 2020 12.47 p.m.

Contact information

Landleven 1
9747 AD Groningen
The Netherlands

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Job title:
Assistant Professor in Urban Design and Planning