Chiara Valli is associate senior lecturer at the Department of Urban studies. She is an urban geographer interested in housing and planning and their relations to social justice. After her PhD degree in Social and Economic Geography at Uppsala University, Chiara has conducted a postdoc project at the University of Gothenburg, a postdoc at IUR within the [CRUSH] (https://www.iuresearch.se/research/housing/crush/) project. and was employed in the project [Smart cities for city officials] (https://www.iuresearch.se/research/smart-cities/for-city-officials/). Chiara’s research interests include: housing, housing financialisation, gentrification, segregation, Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), smart cities, labour precarity, urban activism, participatory and visual research methodologies. She has conducted fieldwork in Italy, US, and Sweden. Since December 2021, Chiara has been leading the project [Financialization of everyday life in Sweden. Intersectional perspectives on housing and labor precarity] (https://www.iuresearch.se/research/housing/financialization-of-everyday-life-in-sweden-intersectional-perspectives-on-housing-and-labor-precarity/).