Mauro Grassi

Economist, President Cultural Association "Vivi l'Arno"

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Economist, graduated with flying colors in Statistics and honors in Economics at the University of Florence. I worked as a HEAD RESEARCHER at the Research Institute for Economic Planning of Tuscany (IRPET) on the issues of territorial economic development and business. In particular I have dealt with the development of economic analysis models (Regional input-output models) and economic analysis of local development and small businesses (Industrial districts). In the Tuscany Region I coordinated the 2000-2005 regional development plan with the title “Vivere bene in Toscana”. With a cut focused more on the well-being of individuals and the community than on the mere growth of economic indicators. I then led the Work and Training Department as GENERAL MANAGER, coordinating the Plan for “lifelong learning” centered on strengthening the person throughout the life span and then the Territory and Environment Department coordinating the Territorial Guidance Plan centered on the topics development and sustainability. After a brief experience as COUNCILOR for Urban Planning and Environment at the Municipality of Livorno, I worked in Rome as HEAD SECRETARY of the Undersecretary for Transport Erasmo D’Angelis (Ministry of Infrastructure) and then as DIRECTOR OF #ITALIASICURA (Prime Minister’s Office) with the Renzi and Gentiloni Governments, taking care in particular of the construction sites for the hydraulic safety of metropolitan areas such as Florence, Milan and Genoa. Currently, as a CONSULTANT, I deal with issues related to economic development and the ecological transition linked to climate change. I am following projects on smart cities, on hydraulic risk and water supply and on the application of technologies for territorial control. As an economist I deal with the cost / benefit assessment in the planning of interventions. I also hold the position of President of the Cultural Association “Vivi l’Arno” based in Florence in Vicolo Santa Maria Maggiore no. 1. By river culture the association means the reappropriation by citizens and institutions of the presence of the river in the daily, economic, social and recreational-sporting life of the cities, favoring its use, for all activities that can be environmentally sustainable , aiming at its enhancement in terms of safety, water and soil quality and ecosystem protection. Rivers, which have largely represented the vital element for the birth and therefore the development of cities, have over time been an urban component “excluded” from the daily life of citizens. For many urban realities they have represented and still represent a danger for the safety of people and the protection of places and things. Large and small floods have marked the relationship between the river and the city, making the river a sort of “enemy” to be feared. Furthermore, the river has been, and still is today, in a more relevant way than allowed and acceptable, the container and disposer of polluted water and civil, industrial and agricultural discharges well above the natural purification capacity. So the river water has been identified as a problem to be hidden (through irresponsible grabbing) or as an evil to be endured. I love music – Pink Floyd- and I am a supporter of Fiorentina. 

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Economist, graduated with flying colors in Statistics and honors in Economics at the University of Florence. I worked as a HEAD RESEARCHER at the Research Institute for Economic Planning of Tuscany (IRPET) on the issues of territorial economic development and business. In particular I have dealt with the development of economic analysis models (Regional input-output models) and economic analysis of local development and small businesses (Industrial districts). In the Tuscany Region I coordinated the 2000-2005 regional development plan with the title “Vivere bene in Toscana”. With a cut focused more on the well-being of individuals and the community than on the mere growth of economic indicators. I then led the Work and Training Department as GENERAL MANAGER, coordinating the Plan for “lifelong learning” centered on strengthening the person throughout the life span and then the Territory and Environment Department coordinating the Territorial Guidance Plan centered on the topics development and sustainability. After a brief experience as COUNCILOR for Urban Planning and Environment at the Municipality of Livorno, I worked in Rome as HEAD SECRETARY of the Undersecretary for Transport Erasmo D’Angelis (Ministry of Infrastructure) and then as DIRECTOR OF #ITALIASICURA (Prime Minister’s Office) with the Renzi and Gentiloni Governments, taking care in particular of the construction sites for the hydraulic safety of metropolitan areas such as Florence, Milan and Genoa. Currently, as a CONSULTANT, I deal with issues related to economic development and the ecological transition linked to climate change. I am following projects on smart cities, on hydraulic risk and water supply and on the application of technologies for territorial control. As an economist I deal with the cost / benefit assessment in the planning of interventions. I also hold the position of President of the Cultural Association “Vivi l’Arno” based in Florence in Vicolo Santa Maria Maggiore no. 1. By river culture the association means the reappropriation by citizens and institutions of the presence of the river in the daily, economic, social and recreational-sporting life of the cities, favoring its use, for all activities that can be environmentally sustainable , aiming at its enhancement in terms of safety, water and soil quality and ecosystem protection. Rivers, which have largely represented the vital element for the birth and therefore the development of cities, have over time been an urban component “excluded” from the daily life of citizens. For many urban realities they have represented and still represent a danger for the safety of people and the protection of places and things. Large and small floods have marked the relationship between the river and the city, making the river a sort of “enemy” to be feared. Furthermore, the river has been, and still is today, in a more relevant way than allowed and acceptable, the container and disposer of polluted water and civil, industrial and agricultural discharges well above the natural purification capacity. So the river water has been identified as a problem to be hidden (through irresponsible grabbing) or as an evil to be endured. I love music – Pink Floyd- and I am a supporter of Fiorentina.