Dr. Andrea  De Montis

Dr. Andrea De Montis

Associate Professor
University of Sassari, Italy


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Urban Planning from University of Rome-La Sapienza, Italy

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Biography

Dr. Andrea De Montis is currently working as Associate Professor of Rural Buildings and Landscapes at the Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Sassari, Italy. He obtained his PhD in Urban Planning from Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Faculty of Engineering, University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy. He also served as Visiting Professor at different foreign countries. He is also serving as Guest editors of special issues/sections of journals and books, and member and chair of scientific committees. He is member of Italian Regional Science Association, Regional Science Association International, Italian Association of Agricultural Engineers, and member of Directive committee, Desertification Research Center, University of Sassari. He has developed research at the University of Cagliari, Sassari, Rome, Molise, Basilicata, and Institute for Scientific Interchange, Torino, Italy, Northeastern University, USA, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His main area of research interest focuses on Accessibility and Transport Analysis and Planning, Complex Networks and Spatial Systems, Decision and planning support systems, Energy and Environmental Policy and Planning, Evaluation and Planning, Planning theory and styles, Recovery Policy and Planning, Regional Economics and Planning, Rural Development and Planning, Rural Landscape analysis and Planning, Spatial Multivariate and Autocorrelation analysis, Strategic Environmental Assessment and Landscape Planning Urban, Environmental, and Landscape Planning. His research expertise is documented by the participation to 6 research projects as Principal Investigator/Research unit Principal Investigator. He also presented number of essays at international conferences as invited speaker. He has written more than 39 papers, 25 book chapters and 3 books contributed as author/co-author.

Area of Interest:

Social Sciences
100%
Transport Analysis and Planning
62%
Complex Networks
90%
Spatial Systems
75%
Rural Development and Planning
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Geurs, K.T., A. de Montis and A. Reggiani, 2015. Recent advances and applications in accessibility modelling. Comput. Environ. Urban Syst., 49: 82-85.
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  2. De Montis, A., A. Ledda, A. Ganciu, V. Serra and S. de Montis, 2015. Recovery of rural centres and albergo diffuso: A case study in Sardinia, Italy. Land Use Policy, 47: 12-28.
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  3. Caschili, S., A. de Montis and D. Trogu, 2015. Accessibility and rurality indicators for regional development. Comput. Environ. Urban Syst., 49: 98-114.
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  4. De Montis, A., S. Caschili and D. Trogu, 2014. Spatial Organisation and Accessibility: A Study of U.S. Counties. In: Accessibility and Spatial interaction, Condeco, A., A. Reggiani and J. Gutierrez (Eds.). Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, England, ISBN: 978-1-78254-072-4, pp: 113-132.
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  5. De Montis, A., M.A. Bardis, A. Ganciu, A. Ledda and S. Caschili et al., 2014. Landscape planning and ecological networks. Part B. A rural system in Nuoro, Sardinia. TeMA, 2014: 297-307.
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  6. De Montis, A., A. Ledda, S. Caschili, A. Ganciu, M. Barra, G. Cocco and A. Marcus, 2014. Sea guidelines: A comparative analysis: First outcomes. Tema J. Land Use Mobility Environ., 2014: 321-330.
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  7. De Montis, A., A. Ledda, S. Caschili, A. Ganciu and M. Barra, 2014. SEA effectiveness for landscape and master planning: An investigation in Sardinia. Environ. Impact Assess. Rev., 47: 1-13.
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  8. De Montis, A., 2014. Strategic environmental assessment of energy planning tools. A study of Italian regions and provinces. Environ. Impact Assess. Rev., 46: 32-42.
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  9. De Montis, A., 2014. Impacts of the European landscape convention on national planning systems: A comparative investigation of six case studies. Landscape Urban Plann., 124: 53-65.
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  10. Caschili, S., A. De Montis, A. Ganciu, A. Ledda and M. Barra, 2014. The strategic environment assessment bibliographic network: A quantitative literature review analysis. Environ. Impact Assess. Rev., 47: 14-28.
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  11. De Montis, A., S. Caschili and A. Chessa, 2013. Recent Developments of Complex Network Analysis in Spatial Planning. In: The Geography of Networks and R&D Collaborations, Scherngell, T. (Ed.). Springer, Switzerland, pp: 29-47.
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  12. De Montis, A., S. Caschili and A. Chessa, 2013. Commuter networks and community detection: A method for planning sub regional areas. Eur. Phys. J., 215: 75-91.
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  13. De Montis, A., A. Pinna, M. Barra and E. Vranken, 2013. Analysis of poultry eating and drinking behavior by software eYeNamic. J. Agric. Eng., 44: 166-172.
  14. De Montis, A., A. Ledda, A. Ganciu, M. Barra and S. Caschili, 2013. Determinants of SEA effectiveness: An empirical investigation over municipal spatial planning in Sardinia. J. Agric. Eng., 44: 460-466.
  15. De Montis, A., 2013. Implementing strategic environmental assessment of spatial planning tools: A study on the Italian provinces. Environ. Impact Assess. Rev., 41: 53-63.
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  16. De Montis, A. and D. Trogu, 2013. Planning Land-use change for Biomass-fuelled Energy-production plants: Spatial analyses applied to the case of Sardinia, Italy. Cartogr.: Int. J. Geogr. Info. Geovisualization, 48: 13-21.
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  17. De Montis, A. and A. Reggiani, 2013. Analysis and planning of urban settlements: The role of accessibility. Cities, 30: 1-3.
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  18. Caschili, S. and A. de Montis, 2013. Accessibility and complex network analysis of the US commuting system. Cities, 30: 4-17.
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  19. De Montis, A., S. Caschili and D. Trogu, 2012. Accessibility, Rurality and Remoteness: An Investigation on the Island of Sardinia, Italy. In: Planning Support Tools: Policy Analysis, Implementation and Evaluation, Campagna, M., A. de Montis, F. Isola, S. Lai, C. Pira and C. Zoppi (Eds.). FrancoAngeli, Milano, ISBN: 9788856875973, pp: 155-165.
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  20. De Montis, A., 2012. Human Settlements in Urban-rural Settings: Key Issues in Reference to the Framework of Horizon 2020. In: Planning Support Tools: Policy Analysis, Implementation and Evaluation, Campagna, M., A. de Montis, F. Isola, S. Lai, C. Pira and C. Zoppi (Eds.). FrancoAngeli, Milano, ISBN: 9788856875973, pp: 39-45.
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  21. De Montis, A. and S. Caschili, 2012. Nuraghes and landscape planning: Coupling viewshed with complex network analysis. Landscape Urban Plann., 105: 315-324.
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  22. De Montis, A. and P. Farina, 2012. Assessing the Impact of the European Landscape Convention on National Planning Systems: A Comparative Approach. In: Planning Support Tools: Policy Analysis, Implementation and Evaluation, Campagna, M., A. de Montis, F. Isola, S. Lai, C. Pira and C. Zoppi (Eds.). FrancoAngeli, Milano, ISBN: 9788856875973, pp: 373-385.
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  23. De Montis, A. and A. Reggiani, 2012. JTG Special Section on accessibility and socio-economic activities: Methodological and empirical aspects. J. Transport Geogr., 25: 95-97.
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  24. De Montis, A., S. Caschili and A. Chessa, 2011. Time evolution of complex networks: Commuting systems in insular Italy. J. Geograph. Syst., 13: 49-65.
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  25. De Montis, A., S. Caschili and A. Chessa, 2011. Spatial complex network analysis and accessibility indicators: The case of municipal commuting in Sardinia, Italy. Eur. J. Transport Infrastruct. Res., 11: 405-419.
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  26. Girard, L.F., A. de Montis and P. Nijkamp, 2010. Innovation and creativity in urban management. Int. J. Sustainable Dev., 13: 1-5.
  27. De Montis, A., S. Caschili, A. Chessa and M. Campagna, 2010. Urban management in the face of complexity: Commuting networks in insular Italy. Int. J. Sustainable Dev., 13: 185-199.
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  28. De Montis, A., S. Caschili and M. Belfiori, 2010. Nuraghes and Lanscape Planning: Couppling Viewshed Analysis with Complex Network Analysis. In: Atti della Sesta Conferenza Nazionale Input 2010, Casas, G.L., P. Pontrandolfi and B. Murgante (Eds.). Casa Editrice Libria, MELFI, ISBN: 978-88-96067-45-1, pp: 211-220.
  29. De Montis, A., A. Chessa, M. Campagna, S. Caschili and G. Deplano, 2010. Modeling commuting systems through a complex network analysis: A study of the Italian islands of Sardinia and Sicily. J. Transport Land Use, 2: 39-55.
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  30. De Montis, A., A. Chessa, M. Campagna, S. Caschili and G. Deplano, 2009. Complex Networks Analysis of Commuting. In: Complexity, Evolution and Learning: In Search of Simplicity, Reggiani, A. and P. Nijkamp (Eds.). Springer, London, New York, ISBN: 978-3-642-01554-0, pp: 239-255.
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  31. De Montis, A., 2009. Restoring Roadman's Houses in Sardinia, Italy: A Multicriteria Decision Support System for Tourism Planning. In: Cultural Tourism and Sustainable Local Development (New Directions in Tourism Analysis), Girard, L.F. and P. Nijkamp (Eds.). Ashgate Publishing Ltd., FARNHAM, ISBN: 978-0-7546-7391-0, pp: 243-261.
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  32. De Montis, A. and S. Lai, 2009. Multicriteria Evaluation and Planning Support: Choosing among Alternative Scenarios for an Urban Natural Park in Sardinia Italy. In: Sustainable Urban Development Volume 3. The Toolkit for Assessment, Vreeker, R., M. Deakin and S. Curwell (Eds.). Routledge, USA., ISBN: 978-0-415-32219-5, pp: 62-82.
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  33. De Montis, A. and C. Zoppi, 2009. Contingent valuation of renewable energy innovations: Vegetal biomass in Italy. Int. J. Environ. Technol. Manage., 11: 218-233.
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  34. Caschili, S., A. de Montis, A. Chessa and G. Deplano, 2009. Weighted Networks and Community Detection: Planning Productive Districts in Sardinia. In: Planning, Complexity and New ICT, Rabino, G. and M. Caglioni (Eds.). Alinea Editrice, FIRENZE, ISBN: 978-88-6055-415-4, pp: 27-36.
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  35. Girard, L.F., A. de Montis and P. Nijkamp, 2008. Cultural tourism and sustainable development. Int. J. Serv. Technol. Manage., 10: 1-7.
  36. De Montis, A. and V. de Montis, 2008. Planners in the face of mining cultural heritage: Tourism development at L'Argentiera, Italy. Int. J. Services Technol. Manage., 10: 128-146.
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  37. De Montis, A., M. Barthelemy, A. Chessa and A. Vespignani, 2007. The structure of Interurban traffic: A weighted network analysis. Environ. Plann. B-Plann. Des., 34: 905-924.
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  38. De Montis, A., G. Deplano and P. Nijkamp, 2007. Multicriteria Evaluation and Local Environmental Planning for Sustainable Tourism. In: Advances in Modern Tourism Research, Matias, A., P. Nijkamp and P. Neto (Eds.). Physica-Verlag, Heidelberg, ISBN: 978-3-7908-1717-1, pp: 207-232.
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  39. De Montis, A., 2007. Participative and Inter-active Evaluation: A Review of the Methodologies. In: Sustainable Urban Development-Volume 2: The Environmental Assessment Methods, Deakin, M., G. Mitchell, P. Nijkamp and R. Vreeker (Eds.). Routledge, New York, ISBN: 978-0-415-32217-1, pp: 473-491.
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  40. Montis, A.D. and P. Nijkamp, 2006. Tourism development and collaborative evaluation: A multicriteria web based planning support system. Int. J. Environ. Technol. Manage., 6: 40-64.
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  41. De Montis, A., 2006. The Rise of Cyber-Planning: Some Theoretical Insights. In: GIS for Sustainable Development, Campagna, M. (Ed.). CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA., ISBN: 0-8493-3051-3, pp: 23-35.
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  42. De Montis, A. and P. Nijkamp, 2006. Tourism and the Political Agenda: Towards an Integrated Web-based Multicriteria Framework for Conflicts Resolution. In: Tourism and Regional Development: New Pathways, Giaoutzi, M. and E.P. Njikamp (Eds.). Ashgate Pulishing Ltd., Ldershot, ISBN: 0-7546-4746-3, pp: 177-201.
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  43. De Montis, A. and P. Nijkamp, 2006. Decision and planning support systems for environmental management. Int. J. Environ. Technol. Manage., 6: 1-6.
  44. Campagna, M., A. de Montis and G. Deplano, 2006. PSS design: A general framework perspective. Int. J. Environ. Technol. Manage., 6: 163-179.
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  45. De Montis, A., P. de Toro, B. Droste-Franke, I. Omann and S. Stagl, 2005. Criteria for Quality Assessment of MCDA Methods. In: Alternatives for Environmental Valuation, Getzener, M., C. Spash and S. Stagl (Eds.). Routledge, New York, ISBN: 04-1531-012-1, pp: 99-133.