MobLab 17
15 November 2017, Bellinzona


Francesca Cellina

Senior Researcher University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)

Francesca Cellina is a senior researcher at the Institute for Applied Sustainability to the Built Environment (ISAAC) in the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI).
She holds a Master of Science degree in environmental engineering from Politecnico di Milano (2001). After graduation, she worked at the research centre Consorzio Poliedra-Politecnico di Milano, where she gained experience in decision support systems (DSS) for natural resources management, in participatory land planning processes and in strategic environmental assessment (SEA).
In SUPSI since 2009, she specialized in energy policies and energy planning processes at the local and regional level. She acted as scientific advisor in the elaboration of the Ticino Canton energy plan and in a variety of municipal energy plans throughout the Canton. Since 2016 she is responsible of the “Sustainability and Society” sector, aimed at favouring the transition towards a low carbon society. With her group, she is now engaged in inter-disciplinary Swiss and EU funded applied research projects, mainly targeting energy conservation at the urban level, particularly in the mobility field. Building on social psychology, behavior science and ICT technologies, she explores effectiveness of engaging stakeholders and end-users in participatory and inclusive “living lab” processes aimed at triggering individual and collective behavior change.

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