Francesca Savoldi

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Postdoctoral Researcher

TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment

Dr Francesca Savoldi is a human geographer (PhD) focusing on maritime spaces and the related social, spatial and political consequences of their ongoing transformations. As a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow at TU Delft (2021-2023), she is critically investigating the evolution of the port-city relationship in an era of logistical infrastructural expansion. Her project examines how global logistics dynamics are producing contested relationalities, triggering civic resistance and socio-political emancipation in port territories.

Francesca has previously conducted research as part of the Jean Monnet Chair in EU Integrated Maritime Policy, on disputed maritime borders. She has also conducted research on segregation in post-conflict cities and gendered urbanism.

Last publications
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

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

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