Erica Mangione is a PhD candidate in Urban and Regional Development with a thesis titled “Housing the student population in the post-industrial university city”. She is also a research fellow at FULL (under the Interuniversity Department of Regional & Urban Studies and Planning – DIST) since august 2022, where she works as team member of the H2020 project SMARTDEST on the implementation of an Urban Living Lab on planning innovative solutions and impact reduction of the nighttime activities, in the city of Turin. She got her B.Sc. and M.Sc in urban planning at Politecnico di Torino. Her research activity and interests focus on the mutual relationship between the university the city and the student population in relation to the socio-spatial transformations they produce; the student and young population housing conditions and the related public policies; the Purpose Build Student Accommodation as a new form of student housing and the urban geographies of inclusion/exclusion they produce.