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Chiara Rinaldi


Gothenburg Research Institute,
Viktoriagatan 13, plan 3
41125 Göteborg
Box 603
40530 Göteborg

Om Chiara Rinaldi

I am currently a researcher at the Gothenburg Research Institute. I joined the School of Business, Economics and Law in 2016 through a H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship grant to carry out a two-year research project “Food and gastronomy as leverage for local development - FOODEV”. My overarching research focus addresses how places at different scalar levels (local, sub-regional, regional, national) can tackle sustainable development challenges through inclusive place-based development strategies, particularly within the context of food and gastronomy. Within the overarching sustainable place development focus, my main contributions are aligned with two main research lines: one dealing with Universities and Higher Education institutions roles’ in society, investigating in particular how universities can both facilitate multi-stakeholder interactions and build capacities, allowing stakeholders to self-diagnose their problems and to co-create potential solutions; the second one dealing with place development strategies (such as place marketing, place branding, tourism, local/regional development), as integrated approaches to support sustainable place development. I produced several research articles as well as having received different research grants on these themes, as evidenced in my CV and publication record. In my career, I have worked as a project designer, project manager, expert evaluator and local support group facilitator in a number of EU co-funded projects, and in other projects granted by Swedish funders.

På andra webbplatser


  • Sustainability and sustainable development
  • Sustainable tourism and Food tourism
  • Place branding
  • Governance
  • EU policy

Pågående forskning

  • Event Rights - Addressing inequality, enhancing diversity and facilitating greater dialogue in the hosting of sporting mega events., 2020-06 -
  • Towards sustainable governance of Swedish tourism: Co-creative strategies for sustainable spatial planning in the public tourism sector – TIPS, 2020-01 - 2022-12


  • Sustainability and sustainable development
  • Sustainable tourism and Food tourism
  • Place marketing and place branding

Utvalda publikationer

University contributions to co-creating sustainable tourism destinations. Rinaldi, Chiara, Cavicchi, Alessio & Robinson, Richard N.S. (2020) Journal of Sustainable Tourism, pp. 1-23

Universities and Smart Specialisation Strategy: From third mission to sustainable development co-creation
Rinaldi, Chiara, Cavicchi, Alessio, Spigarelli, Francesca, Lacchè, Luigi, Rubens, Arthur
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 19:1, s. 67-84, 2018

Food and gastronomy for sustainable place development: A multidisciplinary analysis of different theoretical approaches
Rinaldi, Chiara
Sustainability (Switzerland), 9:10, 2017