Angelo Facchini works on the topic of the Sustainability science and sustainable urban development
The main contributions of his research are:
1. Thermodynamics of complex urban systems.
2. Comparative analysis of urban metabolism of megacities.
3. The transformation of the city and its impact on energy consumption.
4. Energy efficiency and energy use in informal settlements of developing countries.
5. Energy efficiency of the built environment, with a focus on the città consolidata.