Marco Allegra (Laurea, International relations, University of Torino; MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies, SOAS - University of London; PhD Political Science, University of Torino) is a Principal Investigator at ICS-ULisboa. He chairs the Urban Transition Hub, and participates to the board of the CES Research Network on Social Movements. He has worked on Middle East politics, planning theory and urban studies, the politics of expertise, housing policy and housing movements. Marco has previously worked at the University of Turin and at CIES-IUL as lecturer and postdoctoral researcher. His publications include articles in journals such as Citizenship Studies, Mediterranean Politics, Urban Studies, Environment and Planning A, Dialogues in Human Geography, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Planning Theory and Practice, Transaction of AESOP, Etnográfica, European Planning Studies, Political Geography, Cidades; a monograph on the history of Palestinian people (Carocci 2010); an edited volume on planning conflicts (with Enrico Gualini and João Mourato, Jovis 2015); and an edited volume on Israel’s settlement policy in the West Bank (with Ariel Handel and Erez Maggor, Indiana University Press 2017).