Giulia FiniUniversità di Udine, Valeria Saiu, Università di Cagliari, Claudia Trillo, University of Salford

The UPhD GREEN conference is dedicated to research conducted within doctoral programs that address the topic of sustainable development, with reference to spatial planning and urban environment design. The fifth edition of the conference calls on doctoral students to present strategies, projects, tools and evaluation models for the sustainable development of cities and the territory, through concrete application experiences. More emphasis will be given to research that promotes forms of collaboration with public agencies and administrations, social enterprises, third sector entities and civil society, meeting the objectives of the University’s Third Mission. The aim is to highlight the potential contribution of doctoral research to the achievement of the “social goals” of the 2030 Agenda-specifically Goal 1 “No Poverty,” Goal 4 “Quality Education,” Goal 5 “Gender Equity,” and Goal 10 “Reducing Inequality”-also highlighting the strong interrelationships with Goal 11 “Sustainable Cities and Communities.”

9:00 a.m. hall entrance

9:30 a.m. start of proceedings


Opening remarks by:
Stefano Stanghellini, INU Honorary President

Patrizia Lombardi,
Vice-Chancellor for Campus and Sustainable Communities, Politecnico di Torino, Chair of the Coordinating Committee of the Network of Universities for Sustainable Development (RUS)

Silvia Brini,
Coordinator of the Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA) Working Group on Urban Areas, Co-coordinator of the ASVIS Goal 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities Working Group

Ratti, Co-founder of Find Your Doctor

Luana di Lodovico,
INU Youth Lab Coordinator

Conference Presentation:

“The creation of collaborative pathways as a strategy for sustainability”
Giulia Fini, Valeria Saiu, Claudia Trillo


“Measuring urban green performance. Two models to support urban implementation planning”
Valentina Adinolfi, University of Salerno

“Resilient Communities. Exaptation applied to climate change as a post-industrial city regeneration strategy. Case study: Ponte San Giovanni – Perugia.”
Monica Battistoni, University of Perugia

“Cities and Ports in the Mediterranean.”
Dora Bellamacina, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria

“Metabolic City: How an Ecosystemic Approach Could Help the Design of Future Cities.”
Chiara Bocchino, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”

“Development Policies and Landscape in the Mezzogiorno. The Case of the Grecanica Area of Calabria.”
Pietro Bova, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria

“A sustainable development for the Bolsena-Marta watershed.”
Valentina Vittoria Calabrese, University of Rome “La Sapienza”

“After the MoSE: the Venice lagoon to the test of climate change”
Camilla Cangiotti, Iuav University of Venice

“The innovation of cognitive processes for the study of urban and landscape fragilities: digital twin and GIS science for a governance in response to the climate emergency”
Giorgio Caprari, University of Camerino

“Greening actions for resilient and adaptive urban spaces”
Valentina Cechet, University of Trieste

“Towards new original landscapes: renaturalization as a sustainability project”
Alberto Cervesato, University of Trieste

“Development and diffusion of circular economy in the construction industry through the application of innovative business models”
Edda Donati, Iuav University of Venice

“A decision support system for the green transition of port logistics”
Benedetta Ettorre, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”

“Spaces of silence: deafness, public spaces and spaces of public use”
Marina Fanari, University of Cagliari

“The role of cyclology in reading and rewriting urban space”
Samuel Fattorelli, Iuav University of Venice

“Localizing 2030 Agenda: an analytical approach to operationalise SDG 11 indicators”
Marika Gaballo, Polytechnic University of Turin

“The role of evaluation in architectural design: how to support value creation in architecture”
Beatrice Mecca, Polytechnic University of Turin

“Architectural Heritage Resilience: toolkit, scenarios, and evaluation processes”
Umberto Mecca, Polytechnic University of Turin

“Housing policies and local plan: the housing issue within urban regeneration strategies in Italy and Europe”
Margherita Meta, University of Rome “La Sapienza”

“Vertical farming: architectural design and urban strategies”
Alba Paulì, University of Bologna

“Characters of the City-Port. Geographies, dualities and values in transition in a contested space”
Marta Racioppi, University of Rome “La Sapienza”

“Urban regeneration, climate adaptation and the historic city. Actions, tools, practical devices for an integrated strategy between urbanism and ecology”
Rosa Romano, University of Rome “La Sapienza”

“Temporary-use collective residence as a tool for the regeneration of historic centers. New methods and design models to activate integrated processes of urban regeneration and social cohesion”
Valentina Spagnoli, University of Florence

“Who stay close, go farther: the role of energy communities in achieving a low-carbon society”
Andrea Taffuri, Polytechnic University of Turin / University Institute of Advanced Studies “IUSS” of Pavia

“MedCoast AgroCities. New operational strategies for the development of the Mediterranean agro-urban areas”
Giorgia Tucci, University of Genova