Marco Chitti is a Fellow in the Transportation and Land Use program of the NYU Marron Institute, a licensed architect and urban planner. He received a Ph.D. in urban planning from the University of Montréal. His doctoral research focuses on the international flows of knowledge and ideas within the urban planning field, with a particular attention to North-to-South exchanges and an ethnographic approach centred on professional practices and cultures. For this research, he was awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.
The desire to better understand the challenges and barriers that prevent public agencies from learning best practices across national borders and between different institutional cultures has brought him to his current collaboration with the Transit Cost Project.