Giovanni Sechi is doctor of urban studies at the University of Sassari (Italy). He is a graduate of the University of Bologna (Italy) in sociology and then of the University of Trento (Italy) in urban sociology. In 2015, he defended a thesis on the cultural strategies of medium-sized European cities in France (Saint-Etienne) and Italy (Sassari). In Lyon, he was a visiting doctoral student at the Triangle laboratory, attached to the ENS in Lyon.
Within the research bureau VIGS – Innovative Cities and Knowledge Management, he conducted a study on the relationship between culture and territory in the Grand Sud-Est de la France (Great South-East of France). This study was commissioned by the Prefecture of the Rhône-Alpes region. In 2015, he was a researcher at the EVS – Environment, City, Society laboratory at the Jean Monnet University of Saint-Etienne on the study « From the industrial city to the creative city », commissioned by Saint-Etienne Métropole . He was also a temporary teaching and research assistant at the Department of Sociology at the University of Saint-Etienne (2015/2017), in charge of the courses « Introduction to Quantitative Methods » and « Data Processing » (for first and second year undergraduate student in Sociology).
He is currently an associate researcher at the Environment City Society laboratory (EVS-Isthme) and lecturer at the ENSAL and the Jean Monnet University of Saint-Etienne. He is author and co-author of articles for scientific journals, research reports, book chapters in the fields of political science and spatial planning. He has also participated in numerous symposiums and study days, as well as several restitutions of scientific studies with institutional actors and urban planning.