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Lorenzo Canova

Lorenzo Canova is an sociologist and consultant on sustainable local development.
From the 2003 he collaborates with Studiare Sviluppo srl, an in house company of the Development and Cohesion Policies Department (belonging to the Italian  Development Ministry and Economic Ministry), where he is project leader in pilot actions related to integrated territorial projects (APQ e PIT) and in pilot processes related to architecture, planning, movies, contemporary art and theatre as tools for local development in South Italy areas.

He is professor at the Università  degli Studi of Bergamo at the chairs of Sociology of tourism and Sociology of local development.

He is member of Aiest and founding member of Ecotrans (1992), international network on sustainable tourism, environment and related topics, EU partner in defining methodologies, tools, surveys; he is founding member of ACTA (1992) a no profit association - Italian representative of Ecotrans - skilled on sustainability issues in local development, planning, tourism, participatory and creative process.

Lorenzo is an expert for the European Commission on tourism, environment, culture and sustainable local development issues and he took part in the scientific committee that wrote the Lanzarote Charter.