Ranieri Bianchi has a PhD in private law, holds private law courses at the University of Pisa, and is a practising lawyer.
In 2011 he received a research grant under the Tenancy Law Project and Housing Policy in Multi-level Europe, funded
by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Program. For many years, he has been dealing with issues
in housing law, particularly tenancy rights, and has written essays and other legal publications on these topics, as
well as being an invited speaker at international conferences. He is a member of the European Network of Housing
Research and the Southern European Housing Working Group.