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Assoc.Prof. Elena Marchigiani

Assoc.Prof. Elena Marchigiani

I’m interested in design and implementation of planning tools and urban projects, in the fields of social housing and neighbourhood regeneration, town planning and city management, territorial and landscape planning and design, public spatial policies (housing, welfare and mobility), participatory design processes.

SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES/INTERESTS

  • Planning and Urban Design Tools
  • Urban Regeneration
  • Sustainable Mobility
  • Integrated Maritime and Coastal Planning

Courses

  • Town Planning and Urban design

Academic and Research Profile

  • Associate Professor in Urban Planning, Department of engineering and Architecture, University of Trieste (IT) (2019 – now)
  • Researcher in Urban Planning, Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Trieste (IT) (2004 – 2019)
  • Deputy Major at the Municipality of Trieste (Public Works, Private Building, Urban Planning, Mobility and Traffic, Housing Policies and Complex Urban Projects), Municipality of Trieste (IT) (2011 – 2016)
  • Post-Ph.D. in Urban Planning, Polytechnic of Milano (IT) (2001 – 2002)
  • Ph.D. in Urban Planning University IUAV of Venezia (IT) (1998 – 2000)
  • Master degree in Architecture, University IUAV of Venezia (IT) (1995)

International Experiences

  • Vice-director of the Department of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Trieste (IT) (2020- now)
  • Responsible for the Department of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Trieste (IT) for the collaboration with the Italian National Institute for Town Planner-INU on the issues of Universal and Inclusive Design for Accessibility (2018 – now)
  • Delegate for institutional and web communication of the Department of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Trieste (IT) (2017- Now)
  • Representative of the University of Trieste (IT) at the Board for Housing Policies of the Municipalities of the Intermunicipal Territorial Union of Trieste (IT).
  • Expert for evaluation of proposals and the monitoring of implementation actions under H2020, European Commission (2016 - now)
  • Member of the National Board of the Italian Society of Town Planners-SIU (2011- 2014), and of the Board of Representatives of Universities (from 2014), Italian Society of Planners – SIU (IT) (2014 – now)
  • Responsible for the Master Degree in Architecture at the University of Trieste (IT) of the Erasmus Agreements with: Escuela Téchnica Superior de Arquitectura, Granada; Technische Universitat, Wien; School of Architecture, Nicosia; Department of Architecture, University of Hasselt (2017 – now)

Current Projects

  • Scientific coordinator of the collaboration activities between the University of Trieste and the Municipality of Trieste (IT) in the frame of the national “Innovation Programme for neighbourhoods’ quality”, funded by the Italian Ministry for Infrastructures and Transportation (2021 – now).
  • Scientific coordinator (with Ilaria Garofolo) of the research project “Mapping and monitoring of architectural barriers, aimed at the implementation of urban planning and design towards inclusive accessibility”, Region Friuli Venezia Giulia, University of Trieste-Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Udine (IT) (2020 – now).
  • Scientific coordinator of the technical group of the Italian Society of Planners-SIU “Marginalized Inner Areas and Surroundings. Mapping and sharing policy experiences” (2019 – now).
  • Member of the research group “New Ngoc Hoi Master plan” project (building scenarios towards the review of the current regional master plan), and visiting researcher at the Ton Duc Thang University, Ho chi Minh City, Vietnam (2018-2019).

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