Demetrio Scopelliti is the Advisor to the Deputy Mayor for Urban Planning, Green areas and Agriculture at the City of Milan, where, since 2016, he is coordinating complex projects, policies and programs, ranging from the Milano 2030 City Plan, the Railway Yards Regeneration Masterplan, the Reinventing Cities competition launched in collaboration with C40 and the Piazze Aperte (Open Plazas) program with Bloomberg Associates and GDCI-Nacto.
Demetrio is an architect who loves cities and believes in urban design as a tool for innovation and change. He has 9 years of experience in urban projects in various contexts and scales, addressing integrated planning and public space design. Particularly, he spent five years working as an Urban Designer at Arup, where he has collaborated with Milan, Berlin, Madrid, London, New York and Istanbul offices, participating to a wide range of urban design projects all over the world. He is the co-author of the report Cities Alive, Towards a Walking World, edited by Arup.
He studied in Milan and Barcelona and obtained a Master in Architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan. As an urban observer and a place-maker, he is fascinated by how urban design affect people’s behaviours and social life, particularly in streets and public spaces. At the same time, he is concerned by how urban mobility can affect the liveability and the quality of the urban environment.