Dr Carlo Luiu qualified with a BSc in Regional, Urban and Environmental Planning from University of Sassari (Italy) and a MSc in Urban, Regional and Environmental Planning from Sapienza – University of Rome (Italy), where he graduated with a Distinction. During his studies he focused particularly on the issues related to sustainable mobility and accessibility.
He subsequently moved to the University of Birmingham (UK) where he completed a PhD in Civil Engineering focusing on the factors affecting the urban travel needs of the older population. During his PhD he collaborated with the Knowledge, Evidence and Learning for Development (K4D) programme assisting the Department for International Development. He was also involved in different teaching activities, including lecturing and leading the Engineering drawing and AutoCAD course.
After completing his PhD, he joined the Institute for Global Innovation at the University of Birmingham, where he currently works as a Research Fellow on the Resilient Cities programme.