Full name

Francesca Cellina

Institution / Affiliation

University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland – ISAAC

Short biography

Francesca Cellina is a 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 MSc degree in environmental engineering at Politecnico di Milano (2001).
After graduation, she worked at the research centre Consorzio Poliedra-Politecnico di Milano, where, being involved in European research projects, 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.
Nowadays her research activities specifically focus on sustainable lifestyles, participative decision-making processes, stakeholders integration and conflict management. Strictly connected to energy planning, present fields of application range from land and transportation planning processes to natural resources management.
She is now responsible for the activation and management of a living lab to test and understand consumer behavior in the mobility domain (electric vehicles and bicycles, car and bike-sharing, use of public means of transport).

Work address

Campus Trevano



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Public telephone number

+41 0586666355


+41 0586666349