Please find below a brief profile of the members of the Working Group 

Franco BecchisFranco BECCHIS | Scientific Coordinator

Scientific director of the Turin School of Local Regulation and Foundation for the Environment, he coordinates research and training programmes on regulation and the environment. He has been visiting professor at Politecnico di Torino, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Saint John International University, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and University of Jyväskylä.

Andrea SbandatiAndrea SBANDATI | Urban policy implications

Freelance consultant, expert in environmental and energy services, with special regards to water and waste management. He has been working for 15 years on economical and environmental regulation of these services, industries and utilities, with a special focus on tariffs and quality of service, concessions, tenders, efficiency, investments, benchmarking, competition and markets, M&A. He is the general director of Confservizi Toscana, the regional associations of the local utilities in Tuscany, Italy. He is member of the board of Directors of Silfi spa (company that offers services for smart cities co-owned by the Municipality of Florence).

Daniele RussolilloDaniele RUSSOLILLO | Technology and regulation

Programme Manager of the Turin School of Local Regulation and Fondazione per l’Ambiente, he is in charge of the business development and management of operations. He has been actively involved in research and capacity building projects on LPS regulation and energy and environmental policies in Europe and in developing and emerging countries. He is an expert in economic regulation for services such as energy distribution, district heating, water and waste.

Sara NaldoniSara NALDONI | Planning and regulation

Graduated in Sustainable Planning, she collaborated with the Research Centre Abita on international cooperation, capacity building for public administrations and sustainable architecture projects in Peru. Now she is organizational coordinator and teaching assistant of the Master programme "Smart city design" of the University of Florence. She collaborates with Confservizi Cispel Toscana on projects related to smart cities and public utilities.

Monica PostlioneMonica POSTIGLIONE | Social implications

Urban anthropologist with a PhD in Urban Planning from the University of Rome La Sapienza and a MSc from the LSE, in 2009 Monica has been ‘visiting student’ at Harvard University. Her main interests are represented by social, institutional and spatial changes which are transforming urban realities. Since 2017 she is collaborating with Fondazione per l’Ambiente as executive coordinator and international development.


Fulvia NadaFulvia NADA | Project assitant

Graduated in Environmental Economics and Policies at the University of Torino, she spent a period in the USA as a trainee at Stony Brook University (NY). Since 2012 she has been collaborating with Fondazione per l’Ambiente - Turin School of Local Regulation, where she serves as  Project manager of the International Summer School on regulation of local public services.