Lia is a creative polymath, based in London. She is the founder and director of Noema, a UK-based organization working internationally to deliver place mapping and strategic cultural planning projects. Internationally recognized as a leader in the field of cultural urban development, she has worked for more than twenty years with civic leaders, urban designers, architects and arts organisations to provide creative and integrated solutions to the challenges of place making in contemporary cities.
Recently, Lia joined the Mayor of Londons new special advisory group on culture and development. At City University, she leads the Culture and Regeneration module as part of the MA in Culture, Policy and Management.
She is a member of the Academy of Urbanism, a network of influential thinkers, professionals and decision makers passionate about creating a better living for people in towns and cities.
Lias background is in urban sociology (Trento University, Italy); she has an MA with Distinction in Arts Criticism from City University (London) and a Diploma in Creative Thinking Skills from the De Bono Seminars Programme (Malta).