Marco Boffi

Job Title: Assistant professor Institutional affiliation: Università degli Studi di Milano

Marco Boffi, Ph.D., psychologist, his research focuses on the relationship between environment, individual wellbeing, and collective quality of life. His interests are about the assessment of wellbeing to support the transition towards environmental and psychological sustainability. Since 2019 he collaborates with ENEA - Energy Efficiency Unit Department as researcher and policy advisor for promoting domestic sustainable behaviors. During two European Projects “AR4CUP” (2019, 2020) he developed the app CitySense for participatory urban planning, that provides designers with psychological assessment of individual architectural experiences and community needs. He contributed to the co-design of a public healing garden in the CARIPLO project “Green age. Green space for active living: older adults’ perspectives” (2019-21). He was involved in the European Project “Start the Change!” (2017-20), to analyze the impact of MDG training courses. He was part of the European Project “Sharing Cities” (2016-17) for the co-design methodology and the assessment of attitudes towards sustainability promoted by sharing economy and smart city initiatives. He was involved in the European Project “A Possible World” (2013-15), to analyze the impact of awareness initiatives about sustainability.


Piga, B.E.A., S. Cacciamatta, and M. Boffi. Smart Co-Design for Urban Planning: Augmented and Virtual Reality Apps in Collaborative Processes. Springer International Publishing, 2021.

Fumagalli, N., E. Fermani, G. Senes, M. Boffi, L. Pola, and P. Inghilleri. “Sustainable Co-Design with Older People: The Case of a Public Restorative Garden in Milan (Italy).” Sustainability 12, no. 8, 3166 (2020).

Piga, B.E.A., M. Boffi, N. Rainisio, and G. Stancato. “Augmented Reality For Co-Design: The Perspective Of Real Estate Developers, Architectural Firms, And Public Administrations.” In Challenges and paradigms of the contemporary city, 1-15. UPC, 2019.

Boffi, M., and N. Rainisio. “To Be There, Or Not To Be. Designing Subjective Urban Experiences.” In Urban Design and Representation, edited by Piga B. and Salerno R. Cham: Springer, 2017.

Rainisio, N., M. Boffi, and E. Riva. “Positive change in environment: aesthetics, environmental flowability and well-being.” In Enabling Positive Change. Flow and complexity in daily experience, edited by P. Inghilleri, G. Riva and E. Riva. De Gruyter, 2014.

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