Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

Ersilia Verlinghieri

PhD Research Student

Room: 2.10 / LG.12
Research Group: Spatial Modelling and Dynamics

PhD Topic: Tools for participation in transport planning. Case studies from L'Aquila (Italy), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) , Leeds (UK)

PhD supervisors: David Watling, Paul Timms

Keywords: Participatory Action Research, Participation, Resilience, Sustainability, Resourcefulness, Tools, Visioning


  • ULTA1 (Merit), University of Leeds, 2014
  • MSc (Hons) Mathematical Engineering, Unversity of L'Aquila, 2011
  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics, University of L'Aquila, 2009
  • BMs in Violin, Conservatorio di Musica A.Casella dell'Aquila, 2007

Teaching experience:

  • 2013 -  Teaching Assistant for LUBS1240 Maths for Buseiness and Economics, University of Leeds
  • 2013 and 2014 - ITS Eurotrip Organizer
  • 2014 - Teaching Assistant for LUBS5134M Econometrics, University of Leeds
  • 2014 - Teaching Assistant for LUBS3005 Advanced Microeconomics, University of Leeds
  • 2014 - Teaching Assistant for LUBS1260 Mathematics for Economics and Business 1, University of Leeds
Member of Contested Cities Network
Member of TRISE

Lucas, K, Mattioli, G, Verlinghieri, E and Guzman, A. 2016. Transport poverty and its adverse social consequences. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Transport. (In Press)

Nieuwenhuijsen, M.J., Khreis, H., Verlinghieri, E. and Rojas-Rueda, D. 2016. Transport and Health: a Marriage of Convenience or an Absolute Necessity. Environment International. 88, 150-152.

Verlinghieri, E. 2015. Radical Approaches to Transport Planning. In: Eiglad, E. ed. Social Ecology and Social Change. Porsgrunn: New Compass.

Venturini, F. and Verlinghieri, E. 2014. Scarcity, post-scarcity and local community: L'Aquila as a case study. Planum. [Online]. II(29),  pp. 51-69. [2.10.2014]. Available from:

Verlinghieri, E. and Venturini, F. 2014. Disaster Recovery and the Need for Community Participation: the C.A.S.E. Project in L’Aquila as a Case Study. In: Calandra, L.M., et al. eds. Multiple Geographical Perspectives on Hazards and Disasters. Rome: Valmar, pp. 95-104.


Conference Presentations:


Venturini, F., Verlinghieri, E. 2013 “Scarcity, Post-Scarcity and Local Community: L`Aquila as a Case Study”, presented at PhD conference SCIBE “Within the limits of scarcity: Rethinking Space, City and Practices”, 27 February – 1 March 2013, London. 

Verlinghieri, E. Venturini, F. 2013 “Disaster recovery and the need of community participation: the C.A.S.E. Project in L'Aquila as a case study” presented at the "Multiple geographical perspectives on hazards and disasters" session hosted in EUGEO Congress 2013 in Rome.

Verlinghieri, E. “Transport and geography of disasters: a critical evaluation” presented at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2013 (AC2013) Current and emerging research in transport

Verlinghieri, E. “Ideas for a critical transport planning: a case studies from Rio de Janeiro” presented at the RGS-Transport Geography Research Group Spring Workshop - Writing Transport Geography, April 2014.

Verlinghieri, E. "Tools for Participatory Planning: a pathway to sustainable futures" presented at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2014 (AC2014) Current and emerging research in transport

Verlinghieri, E. "Towards a popular transport planning: a Rio de Janeiro experience" presented at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2014 (AC2014) Transport Geographies of co-production

Verlinghieri, E. "Ideas for a Critical Transport Planning", presented at the Ecological Challenges 2014 Conference in Oslo

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