CITIES Foundation’s managing director and co-founder. Italian, she is based in Amsterdam, where she graduated from the University of Amsterdam’s Research Master’s Urban Studies. Francesca manages and coordinates CITIES’ initiatives, events, studies and projects, including the community-driven, local plastic and glass, textile and paper waste recycling scheme – WASTED. She is lead editor, curator, and co-author of “Farming the City”, “We Own the City” and “the Wasted City” publications.
Starting by asking people about their needs and ambitions, the WASTED project is an example on how to develop a shared solution for the global plastic recycling project. Francesca presents the vision and approach of CITIES Foundation, bringing people into urban development since 2008.