Massimo Clemente is architect, urban planner and designer, Research director at the Institute of Research on Innovation and Services for Development, National Research Council of Italy.
The research activities are concerned with the city and architecture as tools to realize sustainable development in three dimensions: environmental, social and economic. During his career, he has studied innovation technology and urban change, sustainable mobility and intercultural cities.
At present, he is focused on the possible contribution of urban planning and design into local sustainable development process – in particular, in seaside cities where the local identity is strictly connected to sea and to maritime identity and he is author of more than one hundred scientific publications in this fields.
He coordinates research teams that collaborate with United Nation agencies, European Union institutions, universities, research centers, government and local authorities.