He is a Senior Research Fellow at GREEN (Centre for Geography, Resources, Environment, Energy and Networks) at Bocconi University, where he coordinates the “Green Economy Observatory” and the "Smart City Observatory". He is also Director of the Sustainable Urban Regeneration Lab and Professor of Practice at Bocconi, where he teaches “Carbon Markets and Carbon Management”, "Transportation and Climate" and "Economics of Sustainable Urban Regeneration". He is scientific coordinator of several Horizon 2020 projects focused on urban sustainability. Member of the Management Committee of the COST Action "Inogov - Innovations in Climate Governance: Sources, Patterns and Effects" and Supplent Member of the Management Committee of COST Action “Implementing Nature-Based Solutions for Creating a Resourceful Circular City”. He is chairman of UERA – Urban European Research Alliance, member of the Thematic Group on Goal 11 (Cities) of UN - SDSN, member of the Team of specialist on policy innovation principles of UNECE. His main research area is related to design and evaluation of sustainable policy at the urban level (environment, energy, mobility, climate). He has served as Milan City Councilor for Mobility, Transport and Environment, Administrator of the Agency for the Protection of the Environment of Lombardy Region, Vice President of FEDARENE (European Federation of Regional Energy and Environment Agency), and Vice President of Italian Agenda 21 Coordination association.