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I am

born in Trieste - Italy (1946) from Slovenian parents. High school studies accomplished in the same city at the France Prešern lyceum (1965), graduate studies in Venice at the University Institute of Architecture (1971), postgraduate studies at the University Institute on European Studies and at the Master Programme in Planning at the University of Waterloo (Toronto, Canada). After a long carrier at the University of Venice and after having worked with many other institutions either at national or at international level I retired from university at the end of 2007 and started a consultant’s activity. I live in Mira in the Province of Venice where I work.

I Have

Spent the 32 years of my working life, first, as a staff of the Planning Office of the Regional Government of Friuli Giulian March and, second, as a researcher and lecturer at the Planning Department of the University Institute of Architecture in Venice, being my field of interest the study of the quantitative methods applied to planning with particular reference to Geographic Information Systems. Lately I have extended my competences to the domain of Project Evaluation and Strategic Environmental Assessment (author of the site /sea/) alongwith the analysis and design of development projects to be placed into European programming procedures with particular attention to the area of sustainable development. In the last fifteen years I have also participated in developing countries to regional development projects as a consultant of Un-Habitat and other institutions like NGO’s.

I provide

Technical advice in several sectors like: territorial analysis with the GIS, Strategic Environmental Assessment applied to urban and regional planning procedures and to European programmes, studies on European spatial and other policy domains and their impact on the local government systems. Recently I have broaden my interests into the field of the techniques and methods devised for e-government, in particular into those related to the development of the Semantic Web technology for the management of the local administration affairs.

At the moment I am starting several projects in the domains of Web Service tecnology applied to civil protection (Semantic GIS) and of knowledge mining and management tools development in the field of decision support systems (strategic environmental assessment, spatial planning and developmet planning)