Carlo Sessa graduated from “La Sapienza” University (Rome, Italy) with a degree in Statistical and Demographic Sciences. Before joining ISINNOVA in 1983, he has conducted research at NYU, where he worked with Nobel Prize winner Wassily Leontieff. He coordinated several EU research projects, in the 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Programmes, mostly in the fields of transport, environment and urban governance issues. In this framework, he organised several participatory foresight exercises, raising citizens awareness of sustainable urban development, transport and water management (RAISE, MOVE TOGETHER and AWARE projects). Carlo is currently a leading researcher involved in the FP7 Social Sciences and Humanities projects PASHMINA, GLOBAL-IQ,and MEDPRO – Prospective analysis for the Mediterranean region. Italian mother tongue, he is fluent in English and proficient in French.