Caterina Praticò specialized in business management in Milan before getting a PhD in urban planning with a research focus on social boundaries in the urban contexts. During her professional experience she has refined skills on management of specific interventions on the following themes: Sustainable development, Blue growth, Blue energy, Urban infrastructures, Local development, Innovative urban services, Rural development, Creative enterprises, Innovative crafts, Economy of knowledge, Sharing and collaborative economy, Security and legality.
She has also set up and coordinated inter-institutional and multilevel partnerships for the implementation of complex projects of local development and European cooperation projects. She worked as a manager (or as a consultant) for public institutions like ministries, regions, municipalities, provinces; with territorial stakeholders as chambers of commerce, associations of category etc. and with research institutions such as the national research council, universities and consortiums.