Ezio Micelli has been Associate Professor of Valuation at the IUAV Venice University since 2006 and became full professor in 2014. His research topics are linked to the economic-financial valuation of plans and projects and public/private partnership tools. He has written for national magazines, (Valori e valutazioni, Aestimum, Estimo e territorio, Urbanistica, Urbanistica Informazioni, Archivio di studi urbani e regionali, Scienze Regionali, Economia e società Regionale) and international publications (Construction Management and Economics, Urban Studies, Etudes foncières, Espace et Sociétés). His essays include: The management of urban plans. Equalisation, agreements, incentives. Marsilio, Venice, 2011; Urban Equalisation. Public and private in the transformation of the city, Marsilio, Venice, 2007 (second edition); The measurements of the plan, (in collaboration with P. Lombardi), Angeli, Milan, 1999. Member of numerous research groups, both national and international, up until April 2014 he was, amongst other roles, Scientific Manager of IUAV Venice University’s Research Unit: “Equalising and Compensating Systems.” “Economic aspects” of the PRIN national research. “Urban policies and territorial management between market needs and social cohesion” (scientific coordinator Prof. Paolo Urbani). He has carried out a variety of roles on themes related to the research carried out, and in particular, he took part in the Variante 200 working group, a project launched by Turin City Council, and has undertaken studies for the implementation of the Milan Area Government Plan as well as the Structural Plans for Bologna and Ravenna City Councils. He was involved in drawing up the second version of the Tecnoborsa Real Estate Valuation Code and also took part in the translation of the RICS Red Book in the Italian version (2009 edition). He has held a number of institutional positions directly linked to scientific activity and, in particular, was Assessor for territorial development and private construction for Venice City (2010-2013) after having been chairman of IVE, Venice City Council’s real estate development company (2005-2010). He was member of the “Urban Renewal” working group, which, on behalf of the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport, prepared the first draft of the national urban reform law and the guidelines for urban regeneration programmes; he has worked with the Piedmont region to prepare the new regional urban law pertaining to the implementation of the plans and drew up the draft of the Act for the Veneto region related to the themes of equalisation, construction credits and public-private agreements.