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Assistant Professor with time contract

Member of Interdepartmental Center (R3C - Responsible Risk Resilience Centre)

+39 0110907426 / 7426 (DIST)

Francesca Abastante studies Architecture in Italy (PoliTO). In April 2013, she holds a Ph.D. in Regional and Urban Studies with the thesis named “The role of the Multicriteria Decision Analyses in decision processes for territorial transformation” after 3 years of research. She is currently Assistant Professor (RTDb) with the InterUniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST) at the PoliTO. She is a research member of the department research project project QUICHE based on the assessment of SDG11 and of the European projects SCORE (2018/2021) and MOLOC (subcontractor 2018-2020). Moreover, she is an active member of the ERASMUS+ project LOTUS (2019-2022). Her present research focuses on studies related to Multicriteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) and decision processes in territorial projects with the attention to environmental and social sustainability. Her skills are particularly related to the research aimed at integrating MCDA, financial analysis and visual tools to support real-time decision processes. She has been scientific responsible of different national projects as BIG/OPEN DATA AND SPATIAL ANALYTICS, CHIOMONTE 2025 and CHIOMONTE SMART as well as a research member of several European projects as CODE24 (2010-2013), DIMMER (2013-2017) and SHAPE ENERGY (2017/2019). Moreover, she has been an active co-operator of the “Housing Program” for the Compagnia di San Paolo (CSP - focusing on social and energy sustainability aspects with the aim of answering to the growing housing demand.

She is co-author of numerous scientific papers.

Scientific branch ICAR/22 - ESTIMO
(Area 0008 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura)
Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0001-7991-0880
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

SH1_7 - Behavioural economics; experimental economics; neuro-economics SH1_6 - Econometrics; operations research SH2_12 - GIS, spatial analysis; big data in political, geographical and legal studies SH2_10 - Land use and regional planning SH2_6 - Sustainability sciences, environment and resources SH2_9 - Urban, regional and rural studies


Goal 13: Climate action Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Scientific responsibilities and other assignments


Editorial boards

  • SUSTAINABILITY (2020-2021), Guest Editor of magazine or editorial series
  • VALORI E VALUTAZIONI (2016-2021), Editorial board member


  • 31thEURO2021 European conference on Operational Research/ EURO - The Association of European Operational Research Societies, Grecia, 11-14/7/2021, Co-organizzatore della sessione "Urban and Territorial Planning in MCDA"
  • Urbanpromo Green (CHIUDERE IL CERCHIO? Modelli di valutazione per una città realmente circolare)/ Società Italiana di Estimo e Valutazioni, Italia, 18/9/2020, Program committee
  • Urbanpromo Green (Modelli avanzati per la valutazione dei co-benefit associati a interventi di riqualificazione e conservazione dell’ambiente naturale e costruito)/ Società Italiana di Estimo e Valutazioni, Italia, Program committee
  • 30thEURO2019 European conference on Operational Research/ EURO - The association of European Operational Research Societies, Irlanda, 23-26/6/2019, Co-organizzatore della sessione "Urban and Territorial Planning in MCDA"

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Professore a contratto at Politecnico di MILANO (1/2/2018-31/7/2021)
  • Ricercatore at Compagnia Di San Paolo (15/9/2013-1/12/2016)
  • Ricercatore at SiTI - Istituto superiore sui sistemi territoriali per l'Innovazione (1/3/2013-15/9/2013)