ACTIVATING PEOPLE

our team

Massimo Clemente

Architect, urban planner and designer

Founder and coordinator of the Urbandev network, Massimo Clemente is architect, urban planner and designer. Research Director at the Institute of Research on Innovation and Services for Development, National Research Council of Italy. He coordinates the group City and Architecture that collaborates with United Nation agencies, European Union institutions, universities, research centers, government and local authorities. The research activities are concerned with the city and architecture as tools to realize sustainable development in three dimensions: environmental, social and economic. During his career, he has studied innovation technology and urban change, sustainable mobility and intercultural cities. At present, he is focused on the possible contribution of urban planning and design into local sustainable development process – in particular, in seaside cities where the local identity is strictly connected to sea and to maritime identity and he is author of more than one hundred scientific publications in this fields.

Alessandro Castagnaro

Architect and Professor of history of architecture at the University of Naples Federico II

Alessandro Castagnaro is Professor of History of architecture at the University of Naples Federico II. He is a member of the scientific Commitee of the “Master in Design of excellence for the historic city” at the University of Naples Federico II and is president of aniai. He has taught at the University of Rome La Sapienza. He is director of the «Rassegna aniai» and editor of « Op. Cit.» and« Ananke». He promotes conferences and exhibitions on urban transformations and contemporary architecture. Among his publications: Verso l’Architettura contemporanea. Percorsi dal Classico al contemporaneo (Napoli 2012); Largo Barracche nel centro storico di Napoli (Napoli 2012); Ferdinando Chiaromonte. Disegni opere e progetti, with Antonella di Luggo (Roma 2008); La formazione dell’Architetto: botteghe, accademie, facoltà (Napoli 2003); Architettura del Novecento a Napoli. Il noto e l’inedito (Napoli 1998). His essays are published on architecture and cultural pages of newspapers.

Lucio Trifiletti

Engineer

Mr. Trifiletti has worked on large-scale multi-national cooperation and capacity building projects and master planning studies related to the sustainable development in Europe and Asia, including China, and Caribbean. He has been responsible for successfully applying for funding from major international agencies on related regeneration projects and co-coordinating multi-disciplinary projects, involving. Recently he worked for two year on large development program as senior key staff for the economic develop department of Campania Regione– Italy, later project coordinator for an EU founded project for sustainable waste management in the Caribbean countries (specifically on Cuba, Haiti and Dominican Republic) and actually Management advisor for project coordinator of the project "Estudio de la Amenaza Sísmica y Vulnerabilidad Física del Gran Santo Domingo” (improve the urban resilience of Santo Domingo), cofinanced by EU and leaded by United Nations Development Programme- UNDP for Italian National Research Institute.

Gabriella Esposito De Vita

Architect

Graduating magna cum laude in Architecture (University Federico II of Naples) she has investigated the built environment with a focus on understanding links between social transformations, cultural diversities and public spaces. In so doing she has been granted by CNR, University of Naples Federico II, Second University of Naples and the University of Rome La Sapienza. Specialized in “Urban Planning” (1998), she got her PhD in “Territorial Design and Science” (2001). Gabriella has worked at the CNR as permanent researcher since 2001 and is currently coordinating European funded research projects. Marie Curie Fellow at the Northeastern University of Boston and the San Diego State University (USA) she has been local coordinator within the framework of the research project CLUDs on place-based regeneration processes (2011-2014) and is currently involved in coordinating the CNR unit of the UE 7FP funded project BESECURE by developing case studies on relationships between urban regeneration and social security. In 2010 and 2011 she has been granted by the CNR as visiting scholar at the BERI University of Ulster (UK) and the CEDEM University of Liege (Belgium). Her research has been published in over 80 books and papers.

Marina Rigillo

Architect

Marina Rigillo is an architect with almost 20 years of experience in Italy and internationally. Both professional career and academic studies concern the issue of environmentally sustainable development applied to urban design and landscape. She has been involved in several research programs involving environmental issues, covering urban renewal and urban development environmental impact assessments, eco-cultural tourism and environmental design of buildings and urban areas. She has worked on different projects aimed at improving the methodology and tools for supporting decision makers and for the management of natural resources. She has involved as a senior researcher in several research programs funded by the European Union, as well as a consultant for different Local Authorities. Among her recent research and consultancy work is the sustainability of the urban environment and the preparation of the landscape design concept for Al Jubail City Centre in Saudi Arabia with EUASIA Ltd. She is member of the PhD board in Architecture and she teaches at the Department of Architecture of the University of Naples Federico II where she has held the courses of Environmental Performance of Building materials (2002 -2008), Architecture Technologies (2008-2009), Soil Issues (2010-2012) and Environmental Design (2007-2010, 2012 to date), Territorial and naturalistic Planning (2014-2015). As for her academic role, Mrs Rigillo is member of the Directive Board of CORITED (public/ private Research Centre acting at national level) and member of scientific Board of CIRAM (Environmental Research Centre, acting at national level). She is part of the LARP Research Units (Landscape and Rural Planning) and of the SITE Research Unit (Sustainable and Innovative Technologies for the Environment). She is member of the Italian Society of Architectural Technologies (SITdA).

Eleonora Giovene

Architect

Architect, PhD in “Evaluation Methods for the Integrated Conservation of Architectural, Urban and Environmental Heritage”. She works at the National Research Council of Italy, also involved in international research projects funded by United Nations (UNDP United Nations Development Programme). Since 2003 she has participated in scientific activities at the Faculty of Architecture of University of Naples “Federico II” and research activities at the National Research Council of Italy, with a focus on the sustainable upgrading of the suburbs, intercultural cities planning and the integration between urban transformation and mobility management. At present, research activities are focused on the sustainable development and integrated maritime urban transformations in seaside city and on the social vulnerability in natural disasters. She is author of several essays and scientific papers focusing on these topics. She has received awards for scientific research, among others: prize for the best PhD thesis in Spatial Planning, awarded by the National Institute of Urban Planning (INU). Since 2006 she is teaching at the Faculty of Architecture of “Federico II” and at the Second Univeristy of Naples. The research converge on design that, for innovative solutions, won competitions and awards. In particular the first prize in the competition for the “Sustainable Redevelopment of a district of Naples” and “Portus Prize” at the Venice Biennale.

Stefania Ragozino

Architect

Graduated in Architecture with honours from the University of Naples Federico II. Gained experience in research and experimental design while a graduate student, which gave her the opportunity to work with world-renowned architects. Interested in Urban Design and in the relationship between urban planning and architecture deepened her studies of the city of Naples and its urban structure through different academic experiences. Her practice in experimental design is supported by a sensitivity to visual interpretation tools of the urban context and a perceptive survey of public spaces with an emphasis on the cultural dimension of the city. Nowadays she is Junior Research -- at Institute for Research on Innovation and service for Development (IRISS) that is one of the organs of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) ? and is PhD Candidate at Department of Architecture of Naples, attending the course of Evaluation methods for the integrated conservation, renewal, maintenance and management of architectonic, urban and environmental heritage, working at thesis "Operationalizing for Urban Regeneration. Social Network Analysis for the Public Space".

Stefania Oppido

Architect

Architect, graduate cum laude at the University of Naples “Federico II”, Ph.D. in “Building and Environmental Recovery” and Master in “Recovery and promotion of historical centres”. Her research fields of interest are built environment, cultural heritage and local identity, with a focus on rehabilitation and regeneration processes. She is author of essays and scientific papers focusing on these fields. Since 2010 she works at the National Research Council of Italy, involved in international research projects funded by European Union and United Nations (UNDP United Nations Development Programme). Since 2002 to 2010 she has participated in the scientific activities at the Dept. of Architectural Configuration and Implementation of the University of Naples “Federico II”, developing skills in Architectural Technology, also participating in international projects financed by European Programs and the World Monuments Funds (New York). In 2008 she won “Scrivi il futuro” Award (“Write the future”) for the 10 best projects of research applied to the technical-scientific innovation, promoted by The European House-Ambrosetti and the Dept. Research and Innovation of Campania Region.

Rolando Di Gregorio

Architect and designer

Raffaella Napolano

Architect

She graduated with honors in Architecture at the University of Naples Federico II, with a degree in Architectural Design. She currently freelance dealing mainly with Interior Architecture and Architectural Design in large and small scale, concentrating on the issues of enhancement, new functions and redevelopment of buildings. Part of the activities relating to the yachting and yacht design. Since 2010, with the architect GianlucaVosa, she starts a study and experimental laboratory of architecture, communication, design. After several professional experiences, research and membership pays particular interest to the issues of sustainable urban regeneration, the relationship between process environmental-social-economic and architectural and urban design also working on systems and startup activities related to the development of the territory with the aims to promote a dynamic and flexible approach, supporting multidisciplinary design methodologies, valuing an integrated approach to architectural design. Participation in several design competitions and several awards and national and international awards received. Specialistpublications.

Gianluca Vosa

Architect

Degree in Architecture from the University of Naples Federico II with a degree in Landscape Architecture and Infrastructure. He currently freelance. After graduation, he worked in the architectural design of maritime infrastructure and large businesses, participating in contests and integrated contracts. Since 2010, with the architect RaffaellaNapolano, he starts a study and experimental laboratory of architecture, communication, design. After several professional experiences, research and membership pays particular interest to the issues of sustainable urban regeneration, the relationship between process environmental-social-economic and architectural and urban design also working on systems and startup activities related to the development of the territory with the aims to promote a dynamic and flexible approach, supporting multidisciplinary design methodologies, valuing an integrated approach to architectural design. Part of the activities relating to the yachting and yacht design. Participation in several design competitions and several awards and national and international awards received. Specialist publications.

Casimiro Martucci

Architect

Graduated cum laude and recommendation for publication at the Department of Architecture of the University of Naples “Federico II”, with a master thesis entitled: “From the wall to the customs: the waterfront of the contemporary city of Naples. The Carmine pier as the place for the port and for the city”, interrelated with the Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development – National Research Council. Already during the thesis project he started some research activities within the research group “City and Architecture”, about the thematic areas of “port cities” and “waterfront redevelopment”. Thanks to the recommendation of the Department of Architecture (professor Lilia Pagano) he won a scholarship and then a professional contract within the programme “Monumentando Napoli”, promoted by the “UNESCO Programme Service and Historic City Valorisation”, assigned to the company Uno Outdoor s.r.l. From April 2015 is performing a non-curricular internship at the IRISS-CNR under the UNDP (The United Nation Development Programme) project “Estudio de la AmenazaSísmica y VulnerabilidadFísicadel Gran Santo Domingo”. He collaborates as an architect at architecture and restoration studio “Arkires”.

Daniele Cannatella

Architect

Daniele Cannatella is an urban planner and PhD student in Urbanism and Environmental Assessment at the Department of Architecture, University of Naples Federico II, Italy. The main subject of his research is the relationship between water and cities in coastal areas. In 2013, he attended the Master in Sustainable Planning and Design of port-cities. From April 2015 is performing a non-curricular internship at the IRISS-CNR under the UNDP (The United Nation Development Programme) project “Estudio de la Amenaza Sísmica y Vulnerabilidad Física del Gran Santo Domingo”.

Gaia Daldanise

Architect

Gaia Daldanise is an architect and PhD student in Evaluation Methods and Urbanism at DiARC,University of Naples “Federico II”, received an IRISS-CNR (Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development-National Research Council of Italy) grant within the research project “Estudio de la AmenazaSismica y VulnerabilidadFisicadel Gran Santo Domingo”. She graduated cum laude, with a thesis titled Redevelopment of Rione San Francesco (“RioneAmicizia”) in Naples and residential project for social housing. She had many professional experiences in architecture studies and technical services companies, participatedNichelinoMasterplan – Stupinigi Natural Park (TO) and specialized with a Master’s Degree in Safety and Health in the workplaces.