Delsante Ioanni




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Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Architettura – Sezione Architettura e Territorio
Via Ferrata, 3 – 27100 Pavia
Piano G

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Corsi a.a. 2021-2022:

Corsi a.a. 2020-2021:

  • Architettura e composizione architettonica 1

Curriculum vitae

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Reader in Urban Design at the University of Huddersfield and Senior Research Fellow in Architectural and Urban Design at the University of Pavia, Italy. Have particular expertise in the areas of urban commons and urban transformations in both Europe, South America and China, having organised workshops, exhibitions and international conferences/symposia on these topics, including the conferences Regional Urbanism in the Era of Globalisation (Huddersfield, February 2016) and The City as a Commons (Pavia, September 2019).
Have also been recipient of a number of grants for research and exchange projects, including two Erasmus+ KA107 (Partner Countries) awards (between 2016 and 2019), which entailed staff and PhD exchanges with China, Brazil and Sri Lanka (€ 203.000), and with Tongji University in Shanghai (€ 46.000).

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  • 2016-current, Chartered Member of the Royal Institute British Architects
  • 2017-2018, Academician of the Academy of Urbanism
  • 2016-2018, Member of the Regional Activities Committee, the Royal Town Planning Institute
  • 2016-2017, Affiliate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute
  • 2015-current, Member of Urban Design Group
  • 2015-current, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PR089270)

Ruoli editoriali:

  • 2018 – current, Co-Editor of the Journal of Architecture
  • 2015 – 2018, Associate Editor of Urban Planning and Development Journal
  • 2012 – current, Scientific Academic Board’s Member (Architectural Area) for Maggioli Editore
  • Publisher of the Politecnica book series, published by Maggioli Editore: Technology, Architectural Design, Urban Planning, Design, Essays, Documents and Reseaches, Real Estate
  • 2012 – current, Co-Founder and Member of the Scientific board of “Text and Context” Book series, with Tongji University of Shanghai, published by Maggioli Editore

Premi, Awards, Fellowships:

Awards (consultancy and design)

  • 2014 – “Territory Talent”. Redevelopment of a shopping mall. Award: 1st prize
  • 2013 – Renewal and retrofit of Villaggio Prealpino Vantini Stocchetta, Brescia. Award: 1st prize
  • 2012 – Industrial reuses Transformation of 3 industrial settlements in Bergamo Province “CAP – Cotton Art Park”. Award: 2nd prize, Role: Design Group Consultant
  • 2006 – International Design Competition “Piazze Botaniche”, Michelangelo Square, Catania
    Award: shortlisted for the final phase, 4th place
  • 2006 – International Design Competition “Piazze Botaniche”, S. Leone Square, Catania
    Award: shortlisted for the final phase, 5th place
  • 2005 – International Design Competition “Piazze Botaniche”, Santo Spirito Square, Catania
    Award: Special Mention in the 1st phase

Research grants:

  • 2020-2022, Seed funding Top300 Internationalisation Research with Tongji, China, £ 16k;
  • 2020 (forthcoming), Individual mobility Grant, Erasmus+ KA107, to visit Tongji University (PR China), Unipv;
  • 2020 (forthcoming), Individual mobility Grant, Erasmus+ KA103, to visit University of Malaga (Spain);
  • 2019, Individual mobility Grant, Erasmus+ KA103, to visit National Technical University of Athens (Greece) (€ 1000);
  • 2019, Coordinator, International Winter School “Commons and the City”, funded by the University of Pavia (€ 10000);
  • 2018 – current, Principal Investigator, Santander Fund for PGT research workshop with University of Bologna (£3.000);
  • 2017 – current, Coordinator and PI (for China), Erasmus+ KA107 (Partner Countries), staff and PhD exchanges with China, Brazil and Sri Lanka (€ 203.000);
  • 2017, Principal Investigator, Santander Fund for PGT research workshop with Politecnico Milano (£2.500).

Coordinamento/attività organizzate:

International Conferences and Research Symposia organization

  • 2-4 September 2019, Chair of ‘The City as a Commons’ at University of Pavia. 52 attendees, keynote lectures by Doina Petrescu, Stavros Stavrides, Christian Iaione and Elena De Nictolis. Website:;
  • April 2017, Research Workshop, Operative Neighbourhoods: Urban Commoning for Just Cities, with Politecnico di Milano, Milan 18-21 April 2017;
  • 3 -5 February 2016, Co-organizer of International Conference ‘Regional Urbanism in the Era of Globalisation’, University of Huddersfield. 90 participants, keynotes by Alexander Tzonis, Saskia Sassen, John Tomaney and Carlos Garcia Vazquez;
  • Nov 2015, Organisation of the Research Symposium “Stay-in or take away? Reflections on Permanence and Temporality in the City”, University of Huddersfield

Research bids:

Submitted and pending
• Erasmus+ KA203-2020 Strategic Partnership (430k €) (Unipv)
• Co-Investigator, UKRI Funding call – Enhancing Place-based Partnerships in Public Engagement (2019) (Huddersfield)
• Erasmus+ KA107-2020 (Principal investigator), £ 700k (Huddersfield-Tongji University)

Submitted and not awarded:

• Co-Investigator, UKRI Funding call – Enhancing Place-based Partnerships in Public Engagement (2019)
• COST Action (Co-Investigator), Action Proposal OC-2018-2-23198 (not funded)
• Newton Fund Researcher Link with Brazil and Uruguay (threshold passed but not funded), £ 40k
• Newton Fund Researcher Link with China (threshold passed but not funded), £ 30k
• Horizon 2020 bid partner. Industry redux – the new face of industrial heritage as a driver of economic and community development (IH) (not funded, to be resubmitted), € 200k

Collaborazioni esterne:

Progetto Urban-Up Unipol (2020-2021), coordinamento scientifico per la trasformazione delle periferie milanesi

Invited talks & Keynotes:

Keynote speeches

  • Nov 2016, Keynote Speaker at PhD Annual Conference, University of Sevilla;
  • June 2016, “Assessing Urban Quality. Learning from Porto Alegre case study”, at the research symposium on “Urbanism nowadays. Theories, methods, case studies”, Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan;
  • Sep 2013, “Grenoble New Campus and Public Private Partnerships – Competitive Dialogue Procedures”, Padova, North Italy Young Builders’ Association’s Conference on PPP;
  • Nov 2012, “After Expo: the Shanghai case study”, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Brescia, 7° LARIS DAY “Città d’Europa, città d’Asia. Conservazione e Innovazione”.

Impact case studies/Key research (in ottica VQR):

The City as a Commons (International Conference, Summer School, Exhibition, Research Outputs, Public engagement)

Pubblicazioni per VQR:

  • Bailey R., Booth C., Davies K., Delsante I., Cultural Ecology and Cultural Critique, Special Issue “Reconsidering the State(s) of Criticism”, Arts Journal, MDPI;
  • Delsante I. and Zheng C. (2018), Contemporary Chinese architects and the reference to architectural type. Courtyard based case studies, Athens Journal of Architecture, 4 (4), pp. 389-404. ISSN (Print): 2407-9472;
  • Delsante I. & Bertolino N. (2018). “Social movements and the co-production of the urban space. A case study of activists-led spatial production and citizens’ participation in East Milan”, Journal of Peer Production, N. 11, 01.2018. ISSN (Print): 2213-5316;
  • Delsante I. & Miron L.I.G. (2017). “Urban growth, regeneration and social inclusion in Porto Alegre: the City Entrance integrated programme case study”. Journal of Urban Planning, Landscape and Environmental Design, 2(2), 239-254. ISSN:2531-9906;
  • 05. Delsante I. & Bertolino N. (2017). “From Urban Commoning To Planning Processes: The Case-Study Of Macao And Its Proposal For Re-Appropriating Vacant Spaces In Milan”. Der öffentliche Sektor – The Public Sector 43 (1), 45-56. ISSN:2412-3862 vol. 43 (1);
  • Delsante I. (2016). “Urban Quality Assessment: methodology and set of indicators for medium density neighbourhoods”. Ambiente Construido 16 (3), 7-22. ISSN:1415-8876 vol. 16 (3)

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