Undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the University iuav of Venice:

Margherita Emma Turvani


curriculum vitae et studiorum


Associate professor of political economy and economic policy in the UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia; full professorship, national habilitation in political economy and economic policy; fellow in Venice International University. She has an outstanding record of study and research in the field of sustainable development and economics. Having a strong background in social sciences, microeconomics and econometrics, she has a record in multidisciplinary investigation and collaboration in teaching which academicians and experts in various other fields, such as environmental science, information technologies, and architects and planner as well. The complexity and richness of her research experience is also manifested in her teaching activities through time; she has been visiting scholar in major excellent universities in the US, like Stanford, MIT, Columbia, and she has a record of intensive relations with Chinese universities and institutions, where she cooperates with IESD_UNEP and CAUP Tongji University, Shanghai, and Tsinghua in Beijing. 


She has been chief investigator in several national and EU funded research grants and she has covered many institutional duties on behalf of her Italian university (UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia). 


recent award and institutional honors

2017, scientific coordinator, Iuav exhibition in Waterfront Pavillon, in Shanghai Urban Space Art Season (SUSAS 2017), Shanghai, China, www.susas.com.cn


2017, executive director of joint Iuav – CAUP Tongji Research Lab, URBES (Urban And Rural Built Environment Sustainability)


2017, member of jury of the sustainable tourism design competition, under the auspice of Sustainable Tourism Programme of the United Nations 10 Year Framework Of Programmes Global Action For Sustainable Consumption and Production, China Lab, University of Pavia and Technology de Monterey Mexico


2015, selected research project and co-curator of the project Urban Public Space in Shanghai, Cao Yang New Village at the Shanghai Urban Space Art Season 2015 Shanghai, China. September 29 – December 15, 2014. [with: M. C. Tosi, et al.]


2013, full professorship, national habilitation in political economy and economic policy


2013 – 2014, selected research project and co-curator of the project Visualizing Venice at the 2013 Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture: Urban Border, Shenzhen, China. December 6, 2013 – February 28, 2014. [with: D. Calabi, et al.]


2012, convenor conference, “Resilience thinking: coordinating science and action for the governance of socio-ecological systems" UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia, 10-11 May 2012


2008, Convenor, ESF Exploratory workshop “The reuse of contaminated sites for local sustainable development strategies”, Isola San Servolo, Venezia, 26-27 May 2008


2010-2018, member of the board, Venice International University


2002-10, vice-director schools of excellence, PhD program ‘Analysis and Governance of Sustainable Development’, School for Advanced Studies in Venice (SSAV), UniversitÓ Ca’ Foscari Venezia



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