Andrea Calori is an expert in regional planning and local development, and researcher in Environmental and Land-Use Planning. He has worked with various Italian government agencies and national and international organizations (European Council, European Commission, OCSE, FAO, UNDP), and he is a partner in ESt. – Economia e Sostenibilit., a non-profit research center. He has previously written Coltivare la città. Giro del mondo in dieci progetti di filiera corta [Cultivating the City: A Trip around the World in Ten Short Food Chain Projects] (Milan: Altreconomia, 2009).