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I joined LSBU in 2021, where I am Lecturer in Town Planning in the School of Law and Social Sciences - Division of Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies. I completed my MA in Urban and Regional Planning at the IUAV University of Venice (Italy), followed by a PhD in Sociology and Social Anthropology from the University of Hull.

My research interests are in the geographies of port and coastal cities, port-city relationships, culture-led urban regeneration, cultural and sporting mega events and their socio-spatial and symbolic outcomes on host cities. My first book on urban regeneration driven by mega events in port cities was published by Routledge in 2022.

From 2019-2021, I have taken part in the JPICH-funded project "Heritage Opportunities/threats within Mega-Events in Europe" (HOMEE), which involved architects, planners, social scientists, heritage practitioners and policy makers from across Europe. The project led to the Charter for Mega-events in Heritage-rich Cities.

Courses taught

Urban and Environmental Planning - BA (Hons)

Chartered Town Planner Apprenticeships

Social Sciences - PhD / MRes

PhD

University of Hull

2016
2020
MA Urban and Regional Planning

IUAV University of Venice

2005
2007
BA Urban and Regional Planning

IUAV University of Venice

2002
2005
Modular/Ad-Hoc Sessions Lecturer
University of Hull

2021
2021
Education
Research assistant
University of Hull

2019
2021
Education
Hourly Paid Lecturer
London South Bank University

2021
2021
Education
Arts and the Market

Special Issue "Evaluating Cities of Culture"

Guest editor
2020
2022
Prizes, awards, and accolades

European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award 2022 (Jun 2022)

European Commission / Europa Nostra

The Heritage Opportunities/threats within Mega-Events in Europe (HOMEE) project won the European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award 2022 - Research category.

“HOMEE has established an important quality framework to help strike the balance when organising

mega-events in heritage cities. The project promotes dialogue and innovation in the sphere of European

cultural heritage in relation to urban planning, involving academia, cultural actors, local leaders, private

enterprises and communities for the resolution of emerging challenges in rapidly changing contexts,

with a view on the post-pandemic era,” stated the Awards’ Jury.


The UK City of Culture: from ‘left-behind cities’ to more inclusive culture-led development?
Tommarchi, E. (2022). The UK City of Culture: from ‘left-behind cities’ to more inclusive culture-led development? London South Bank University.

Festival Cities. Culture, Planning and Urban Life
Tommarchi, E. (2022). Festival Cities. Culture, Planning and Urban Life. European Planning Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2022.2111753

European Port Cities and Urban Regeneration. Exploring Cultural and Sporting Mega Events at the Water's Edge
Tommarchi, E. (2022). European Port Cities and Urban Regeneration. Exploring Cultural and Sporting Mega Events at the Water's Edge. London Routledge.

Maritime heritage, port city ‘stigma’ and a cultural mega event: Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and its legacy
Tommarchi, E. and Atkinson, D. (2022). Maritime heritage, port city ‘stigma’ and a cultural mega event: Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and its legacy. EURA 2022 Conference. Milan 16 - 18 Jun 2022 European Urban Research Association.

A heritage-inspired cultural mega-event in a stigmatized city: Hull UK City of Culture 2017
Tommarchi, E. and Bianchini, F. (2021). A heritage-inspired cultural mega-event in a stigmatized city: Hull UK City of Culture 2017. European Planning Studies. 30 (3), pp. 478-498. https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2021.1959722

(Re-)generating Symbolic Port-City Links: Urban Regeneration and the Cultural Demaritimisation and Remaritimisation of European Port Cities
Tommarchi, E. (2021). (Re-)generating Symbolic Port-City Links: Urban Regeneration and the Cultural Demaritimisation and Remaritimisation of European Port Cities. European Journal of Creative Practices in Cities and Landscapes. 4 (1), pp. 59-75. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2612-0496/12089

Port cities, cultural cities? The symbolic impacts of culture-led urban regeneration on port-city relationships across Europe
Tommarchi, E. (2021). Port cities, cultural cities? The symbolic impacts of culture-led urban regeneration on port-city relationships across Europe. ESA RN 37 IV Midterm Conference. Bologna 27 - 29 Jan 2021 European Sociological Association.

Port Cities, Heritage Cities
Tommarchi, E. (2020). Port Cities, Heritage Cities. PortusPlus.

Port Cities, Heritage Cities. A comparative perspective on maritime cultural quarters
Tommarchi, E. (2020). Port Cities, Heritage Cities. A comparative perspective on maritime cultural quarters. Portus Plus. (9), pp. 1-18.

City/Capital of Culture schemes in European medium-sized coastal cities: the cases of Hull (UK) and Pafos (Cyprus)
Tommarchi, E. and Cavalleri, F. (2020). City/Capital of Culture schemes in European medium-sized coastal cities: the cases of Hull (UK) and Pafos (Cyprus). in: Planning and Managing Smaller Events: Downsizing the Urban Spectacle Routledge. pp. 128-143

Urban activism and the rethinking of cities’ cultural policies in Europe
Tommarchi, E. and Bianchini, F. (2020). Urban activism and the rethinking of cities’ cultural policies in Europe. in: Kann Kultur Politik? – Kann Politik Kultur? Warum wir wieder mehr über Kulturpolitik sprechen sollten De Gruyter. pp. 156-167

Problematising the question of participation in Capitals of Culture
Tommarchi, E., Hansen, L. E. and Bianchini, F. (2018). Problematising the question of participation in Capitals of Culture. Participations. 15 (2), pp. 154-169.