• Campusvej 55

    5230 Odense M

    Denmark

19992019
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Personal profile

Research areas

Urban Resilience, Sustainable Urban Development, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Disaster Risk Reduction, Circular Economy, Evaluation of Sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals, Sustainability Transition

Curriculum

Dr Nicola Tollin is Professor with special responsibilities in Urban Resilience at University of Southern Denmark, with mandate to form and coordinate a research group on urban resilience, a key research area within SDU Civil and Architectural Engineering.

Nicola holds a M.Arch. in architecture from University IUAV of Venice (sustainable urban development), a M.Phil. in sustainability from Technical University of Catalunya (sustainable urban development evaluation) and a Ph.D. in sustainability from Technical University of Catalunya (urban resilience transition).

Nicola worked as researcher and lecturer at University IUAV of Venice (Department of Urbanism), Technical University of Denmark (Department of Civil Engineering), Technical University of Catalunya (UNESCO Chair on Sustainability), and University of Bradford (Centre for Sustainable Environments).

He has over 20 years of international experience in research, capacity-building, education on sustainable development, resilience, climate change, circular economy and innovation focusing on cities and regions. He has coordinated/participated in over 70 research, education and urban development projects worldwide, including 13 EU funded, in several countries including Colombia, Philippines, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Brazil.

He authored over 100 scientific publications, delivered over 100 speeches/presentations in 20 countries worldwide, and co-organized over 25 international conferences and official side events at UN’s conferences. He has been serving as expert for numerous private and public organizations, including local-authorities, European Commission and United Nations programs and agencies, including UN-Habitat and UNFCCC.

Nicola is co-founder of Recycling Cities International Network RECNET, Executive Director of RESURBE International Program on Urban Resilience and Editor in Chief of the Resilient Cities book series published by Springer.

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Research Output 1999 2019

The Challenge of Urban Resilience: Operationalization

Caldarice, O., Brunetta, G. & Tollin, N., 2019, Urban Resilience for Risk and Adaptation Governance: Theory and Practice. Brunetta, G., Caldarice, O. & Tollin, N. (eds.). Springer, p. 1-6 (Resilient Cities).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Urban Resilience for Risk and Adaptation Governance: Theory and Practice

Brunetta, G. (ed.), Caldarice, O. (ed.), Tollin, N. (ed.), Rosas-Casals, M. (ed.) & Morato, J. (ed.), 2019, Springer. 305 p. (Resilient Cities).

Research output: Book/anthology/thesis/reportBookResearchpeer-review

A Circular Metabolic Approach for Polycentric Cities

Tollin, N. & Kragh, M., 2018, Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism. Wood, A., Gabel, J. & Safarik, D. (eds.). Chicago: Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference abstract in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

A Process Design Methodology for Urban Resilience

Tollin, N., 2018, (Submitted) A Process Design Methodology for Urban Resilience.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Circular Planning Approach for Urban Resilience

Tollin, N., 2018, Circular Planning Approach for Urban Resilience.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Conference organisation or participation

Cities & Climate Change Science Conference

Nicola Tollin (Chairman)
7. Mar 2018

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Press / Media

Storbyer skal forberede sig på vand og varme

Nicola Tollin

26/11/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Climate Conference is celebrating Copenhagen as a climate-front runner

Nicola Tollin

14/03/2018

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media