TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment
Francesca's principle research interest lies in the on-going transformation of the maritime space and the related social, spatial and political consequences on the land. As a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow at TU Delft (2021-2023), she is investigating the evolution of the port-city relationship as a consequence of maritime globalisation. In particular, her current research project examines how the transformation of ports creates socio-spatial conflicts, producing communities' dispossession and triggering social resistance.
With a background in human geography (PhD), urban studies (BA) and GIS (MA), her work has previously engaged with EU maritime space and borders as well as post-conflict cities, gentrification, and gender equality in the urban space.
Savoldi, F. Orsini, G. and Germond, B. (2020) "Waves of contention: framing the complexity of unresolved EU maritime boundary disputes." Territory, Politics, Governance. Vol.8 https://doi.org/10.1080/21622671.2020.1852957
Savoldi, F. Jancîc Z., Salvador R (2019) “Awaiting new borders: unsettled maritime boundaries and contemporary disputes in the Adriatic Sea.” Portuguese Publish Policy, vol. 3, n.2 Special Issue.
Savoldi, F. (2019) Urban walls and virtual bridges. Social capital and the Internet in divided cities. In Bhakti, M. (Ed) Emergent technologies, New media and the Cities: Shifting Paradigms in Urban Communication. Common Ground Publishing (University of Illinois), Champaign, USA
Savoldi, F. (2017) “Women, technology and the spatiality of fear: the challenge of participatory mapping and perceptions of safety in urban spaces.” TRIA – International Journal of Urban Planning vol. 9 n.2 Special Issue - ISSN 1974-6849.
Savoldi, F. Ferraz de Abreu P (2016) “Bullying, cyber bullying and Internet usage in the post-conflict Belfast.” Cogent Social Sciences, 2016, Vol.2, Issue:1
Savoldi, F. Ferraz de Abreu P (2014) “Internet, social capital and e-inclusion in the post-conflict Belfast. Expectations of community workers.” The Journal of Urban Technology Vol.21, Issue:3