“Marco Allegra (Laurea, International relations, University of Torino; MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies, SOAS - University of London; PhD Political Science, University of Torino) is a Investigador Auxiliar at ICS-ULisboa, where he integrates the research group Environment, Territory and Society and the Urban Transition Hub.
He is Principal Investigator of the project exPERts: Making Sense of Planning Expertise: housing policy and the role of experts in the Programa Especial de Realojamento (PER)’ (FCT Project Grant, €165,000; Ref: PTDC/ATP-EUR/4309/2014, 2016-2019; www.expertsproject.org), and member of the research team of the project HOPES (HOusing PErspectives and Struggles. Futures of housing movements, policies and dynamics in Lisbon and beyond (funded by FCT; PTDC/GES-URB/28826/2017, 2018-2021).
His area of expertise includes Middle East politics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, planning theory and urban studies; his current research activity focuses on housing policy and the role of knowledge in the policy process. Marco has previously worked at the University of Turin and at CIES-IUL as lecturer and postdoctoral researcher.
His publications include articles in journals such as Citizenship Studies, Mediterranean Politics, The Geography Compass, Environment and Planning A, Urban Studies, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Dialogues in Human Geography, Planning Theory and Practice; a monograph on the history of Palestinian people (Carocci 2010); an edited volume on planning conflicts (with Enrico Gualini and João Mourato, Jovis 2015); and an edited volume on Israel’s settlement policy in the West Bank (with Ariel Handel and Erez Maggor, Indiana University Press, 2017).
At ICS-ULisboa he is the editor of the blog series "Informality in Practice" (https://ambienteterritoriosociedade-ics.org/serie-informality-in-practice/).