Alessandra Sammartino is a passionate professional in the field of urban and strategic planning, with a focus on Sustainable Urban Development. In 2019 she joined TSPA, where she is currently responsible for international projects that aim at strengthening capacities, building urban resilience and climate change adaptation in selected pilot cities in the Philippines and Indonesia.
Previously, she worked as architect and urban designer -with the Milanese firm Up! Design and research lab- on several European and international projects in the fields of social housing, master planning, urban design, landscape and public space.
She carried out research activities presented in international seminars and conferences – with a focus on East African and Latin American contexts.
As a recipient of an Erasmus+ scholarship Alessandra worked at the Conicet (National Scientific and Technical Research Council) in Mendoza – Argentina, where she developed an on-field research on the resource management in the production of peri-urban landscape.
In 2016 she and a team of young researchers from MSLab – Politecnico di Milano- were awarded with special mention by the International Collaboration for Kenya Competition, a design contest organized by UN-Habitat, because of their project on the Malindi waterfront as socio-ecological infrastructure.
At TSPA she also leads the Knowledge Management group and supports Business Development for International Projects.