Giovanna Regalbuto was born in 1980, graduated in Civil Engineering and Architecture in 2006 with a thesis participatory planning conducted with forty-two elementary school children. She has taken her PhD in “Design and architectural urban and environmental restoration”at the University of Catania in 2011, conducts research in the field of Urban Planning and in particular deals with the processes of involvement of residents in local projects and the relationship between social mobilization and institutional planning. He has participated in several conferences and workshops and she is the author of the book “Social Capital and City Project. Leadership of children” and the article "From Democracy to Equity. The styles of participation in urban planning ", co-author of the paper "Self-management of the Sicilian people, between history and job prospects for local development "and "Decline equity in planning: themes and issues in real difficulties and possible scenarios”.