Maria Chiara Pastore is Tenured track researcher at the Politecnico di Milano. She obtained a PhD in Spatial Planning and urban Development at Politecnico di Milano, and her research interests are mainly focused on Urban Forestry, Urban biodiversity, water and sanitation in relation to city’s development, adaptive planning in relation to rapid growing cities. She is PI of the National Project funded by MUR, the “National Biodiversity Future Center – NBFC” specifically on urban Biodiversity (2022-2025). Her recent work includes an improved green system in the Greater Milan 2030, Forestami (Milano 2030), the Urban Forestry plan in Prato, Italy, the “Safer house construction guidelines” for the Malawi Ministry of Housing (GFDRR), the “Master plan for the City of Dar es Salaam” for the Tanzania Ministry of Lands Housing Human Settlements Development. She is collaborating with FAO on urban forestry and food policies projects. She has been a consultant to the World Bank, member of the scientific committee of the World Forum on Urban Forests, visiting professor at TU Graz. In 2018 she published the book “Reinterpreting the relationship between water and Urban Planning. The case of Dar es Salaam”, with Routledge.
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