Enrico Tommarchi

Research Assistant

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Enrico Tommarchi was involved in the evaluation of Hull's year as the UK City of Culture 2017 and he is now working on the international HOMEE (Heritage Opportunities/threats in Mega-Events in Europe) project.

He is also a PhD researcher at the University of Hull, investigating port-city relations in the context of cultural mega events across Europe.

Enrico's research interests include the geographies of port and coastal cities, culture-led urban regeneration, the spatial outcomes of mega events, socio-spatial inequalities, comparative urbanism and urban theory.



Research Interests

  • Culture-led regeneration
  • Mega events
  • Ports and coastal cities
  • Uban geography
  • Urban theory

Research groups

  • HOMEE Heritage Opportunities/threats in Mega-Events in Europe: Polytechnic of Milan, University of Hull, Neapolis University Pafos, International Cultural Centre Krakow


Tommarchi E, Hansen L E and Bianchini F, 'Problematising the question of participation in Capitals of Culture', Participations, 15 (2), pp 154-169 (2018)

Professional highlights


Academic qualifications

  • BA in Urban and Regional Planning, IUAV University of Venice
  • MA in Urban and Regional Planning, IUAV University of Venice
  • PG Diploma in Research Training, University of Hull

Awards and accolades

  • Expert in the Field of Urban Sociology, University of Palermo