An expert in design and planning of road and railway infrastructure, Michele Monte has dealt particularly with issues tied to land-use and the environment.
Over his career, both as a freelance and in long-term consultancy arrangements, he played roles not only as an urban planning specialist overseeing environmental and landscape issues, but also as Coordinator and Project Manager.
From 1991 to 2001 he headed a professional Studio in Milan (Via S. Agnese 14), working in urban and land-use planning as a freelance consultant for local governments, the public administration, and the private sector.
In 2002 he began working with SnamProgetti S.p.A. – Divisione INFR, Servizio Ferrovie Alta Velocità, where he coordinated environmental impact studies on High Speed/High Capacity railway projects.
In 2004, he was in charge of the environmental division of CepavDue (Consorzio Eni per l’Alta Velocità). From November 2004 to January 2008 he was Project Manager, in charge of the environment and urban planning division and Junior Partner at ProIter S.r.l., an engineering consultancy for infrastructure design.
Since February 2008, together with Franco Righetti, he has run the Righetti & Monte Associati studio, with its main offices in Bologna (via Garibaldi 7) and with offices in Milan (Via Omboni 5).
As a complement to his professional endeavours, between 1992 and 2000 he performed several teaching assignments in the Politecnico di Milano’s School of Architecture as a Teaching Assistant and Tutor for the courses Urban Planning I (Urbanistica I), Urban Planning II (Urbanistica II), and Urban and Architectural Design (Progettazione Urbanistica e Progettazione architettonica).
Between 1998 and 2001, he was granted a PhD scholarship by the Politecnico di Torino (XI ciclo triennale del Dottorato di Ricerca) in land-use planning and the real estate market.
Since1996 he has been a full member of the Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica, and from 1996 to 2002 he held the office of Secretary of the organization’s Lombardy Section.