Massimo is part of the research project Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR), which is one of the four consortia of the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA). In parallel with this, he is conducting research on the potential of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in Indian cities, with a focus on Bangalore.
Massimo is currently pursuing his MSc in urban planning at UCL, with a specialization in urban design. His research interests include the role place-making plays in enhancing economic opportunities in developing cities, as well as the potential for green infrastructure and biodiversity in adapting to climate change in urban settings.
Prior to joining IIHS, Massimo undertook an internship with UN-Habitat, NY Office where he had the opportunity to contribute to the organizational work of several high-level conferences. After his internship at IIHS, he will be concluding his MSc at the University of Melbourne through an exchange program.
Distinction, MSc. International Development (Urban path), University of Birmingham