Giorgia completed with honors her Master degree in Environmental Science at Pisa University (Italy) and her bachelor studies at the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences at Florence University. In between, she studied for a semester at Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid and she prepared her master thesis in Honduras on sustainability transitions of rural communities.
She became familiar with transition theories and transition management during an internship of 9 months at DRIFT in 2013. Giorgia joined DRIFT in 2014, and she is currently working on various international research projects such as URBANA and TOMORROW.
Her research interests lie in the area of sustainability science and sustainability transitions ranging from environmental governance and policies, participatory methods, learning processes and stakeholder engagement strategies. She is a member of the COST Action TU1201 (Urban Allotment Gardens in European Cities – Future, Challenges and Lessons Learned).
- Silvestri, G., Frantzeskaki, N., (forthcoming), Urban Gardening Drives Sustainability Transitions in Milan (Italy), Ecological Indicators (ECOIND).
- Silvestri, G., (2014), An Analysis Model for National Park Planning Support and Sustainable Development. The case of ‘La Botija’ Protected Area, Honduras. Master thesis, Pisa University.
- Silvestri, G., (2013), Sustainability transitions in Milan (Italy) with urban agriculture, Research case study report, DRIFT, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam.