Laura Colini holds a PhD in Urban, Regional and Environmental Design, Post-Doc Marie-Curie. Her most recent work covers topics related to EU urban policies, urban inequalities, inclusion of migrants and refugees, housing & financialisation. She has been working as an academic in Italy, Germany, France UK, USA. Currently works as senior policy expert on social and urban policies for the EU COM (URBACT, UIA, EU Urban Agenda). Co-founder of Tesserae, member of the artist collective ogino:knauss and of the International Network for Urban Research and Action INURA.