Ugo Rossi is ‘university researcher’ in the department of Economic-Social Sciences at the University of Turin, Italy. After obtaining his doctorate in human geography from the University of Naples “L’Orientale” in 2003, he held research and temporary teaching positions in various universities, including the University of Amsterdam, the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Cagliari in Italy, where he has been based for five years until early 2012 before getting his current faculty position in Turin. His main research interest is in the politics of urban and regional economic development, i.e. the way in which the transformations of capitalism are reflected in the strategies of urban and regional regeneration and growth. At the empirical level, his work has touched upon a variety of issues, including post-Fordism and new regionalism, the politics of multiculturalism and the creative city, the restructuring of port-cities in the Mediterranean, the uneven urban responses to the global economic crisis. He’s co-editor of the new Dialogues in Human Geography journal and the co-author of Urban Political Geographies. A Global Perspective (2012, Sage).