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Reader in Urban Design in the School of Art, Design and Architecture of the University of Huddersfield and Departmental leader for Internationalisation. I’ve got the PhD in 2006 and I graduated in Building Engineering/Architecture EU at the University of Pavia (Italy). I was appointed Assistant Professor in Architectural and Urban Design at University of Pavia in 2008. I lectured in the Double Degree Master Programme with Tongji University of Shanghai since 2009. In 2014 I was Visiting Professor at the University of Seville. Since 2002 I have organised and coordinated international design workshops in Europe, Asia, South America. I have been PI in research projects (Prin 2009). I have extensively published on architecture, urban design and urbanism. I have co-organised an international conference named “Regional Urbanism in the Era of Globalisation” (2016). I have co-curated a number of international exhibitions on architecture and urban design, as the exhibition of Chinese architect at La Triennale of Milan (2012) and the East-West China exhibition at Huddersfield Art Gallery (2016).
2016 – current, Principal Investigator, Erasmus+ KA107 (Partner Countries), staff and PhD exchange with Tongji University of Shanghai (€ 46.000)
2012 – 2015, Co-Investigator of REA Project on “Network of Excellence for Internationalization of Architecture Education” funded by Fondazione Cariplo, with University of Pavia, University of Brescia, Politecnico di Milano (€300.000).
2012-2014 Co-PI and Scientific Responsible for University of Pavia of “IRC-2011: Innovation, research, competitiveness” between academia and union constructors, with ANCE Milano (Construction Contractors’ Association) (300k €)
2011-2013 Principal Investigator and National Coordinator of PRIN 2009: “Hypogeal design models between architecture and wellness perception” funded by University and Research National Minister (MIUR), with Universities of Pavia, Genoa, Catania, Pisa (268k €)
2008 – 2010 Co-Investigator of PRIN 2007: “Designing the underground” funded by University and Research National Minister (MIUR) (138k €)
Delsante, I. and Miron, L. (2017) ‘Urban growth, regeneration and social inclusion in Porto Alegre: the City Entrance Integrated Programme case study’ UPLanD: Journal of Urban Planning, Landscape & environmental Design , 2 (2), pp. 239-254. ISSN 2531-9906
Delsante, I. and Bertolino, N. (2017) ‘Urban spaces commoning and its impact on planning: a case study of the former Slaughterhouse Exchange Building in Milan’ Der Offentliche Sektor - The Public Sector , 43 (1), pp. 45-56. ISSN 1563-4604
Delsante, I (2016) ‘Urban environment quality assessment using a methodology and set of indicators for medium-density neighbourhoods: a comparative case study of Lodi and Genoa’ Ambiente Construido (Built Environment) , 16 (3), pp. 7-22. ISSN 1415-8876
Delsante, I (2016) ‘Shanghainese sub-urbanism. Features, rise and trends towards unified urban and rural development’. In: Study on Architecture and Urban Spatial Structure in Chinas Mega-Cities Suburbs. Milan, Italia: Universitas Studiorum S.r.l. - Casa Editrice. pp. 113-124. ISBN 9788897683834
Miron, L., Marques, L., Monteiro, D. and Delsante, I. (2016) ‘The effects of changes in Brazilian Housing Policies in a Housing Provision and Urban Regeneration Project in Porto Alegre, South of Brazil’. In: Obsolescence and Renovation - 20th Century Housing in the New Millennium, 14th - 15th December 2015, Sevilla, Spain
Delsante, I., Gao, Y. and Temple, N.(2016) East-West China. The alternative faces of globalization in urban and rural transformations [Show/Exhibition]
Delsante, I. and Bertolino, N. (2015) ‘Creative Clusters in Shanghai. Transformation and sustainability’. In: Regeneration & Re-use in China: Transforming the Existing. : Maggioli Editore. pp. 15-24. ISBN 978-88-916-1218-2
Delsante, I., Bertolino, N., Bugatti, A. and Cristina, M. (2014) ‘Indicators for urban quality evaluation at district scale and relationships with health and wellness perception’. In: World Sustainable Building 2014 Conference"Sustainable Building: Results... Are We Moving as Quickly as we should? It's up to us!", 28 - 30 October, Barcelona, Spain
Giorgi, E., Delsante, I., Bertolino, N. and Manzoni, G. (2014) ‘Collective housing as a good way to reduce city fragmentation’. In: Cohousing. Programs and projects to recover heritage buildings. Pisa, Italy: Edizioni ETS. pp. 196-201. ISBN 978-884674068-7
Delsante, I. and Bertolino, N. (2014) ‘Urban analysis techniques and role of morphology in post crisis urban design’. In: ISUF 21st International Seminar on Urban Form: Our common future in Urban Morphology, 3rd - 6th July 20104, Porto, Portugal , pp. 1413-1421
Delsante, I (2014) ‘Pressures of social and programmatic needs on architecture and urban form: towards a renewed approach to sustainability in the post-crisis era’. In: 4th Annual International Conference on Architecture, 7-10 July 2014, Athens, Greece , p. 42
Delsante, I., Bertolino, N., Yinan, Y. and Giorgi, E. (2014) ‘A comparison between different urban analysis methods: the case study of Rubattino-Ortica district in Milan’. In: ISUF 21st International Seminar on Urban Form: Our common future in Urban Morphology, 3 - 6 July 20104, Porto, Portugal , p. 348
Manzoni, G., Delsante, I., Cattaneo, T., Liu, K. and Giorgi, E. (2014) "TT" Territory Talent [Artefact]
Delsante, I (2014) ‘Elements of interior architectural design against stylish approaches’. In: Young Interior Architects in Shanghai. Rome, Italy: Maggioli Editore. pp. 28-36. ISBN 9788891604392
Manzoni, G., Cattaneo, T., Delsante, I., Bertolino, N. and Sandolo, A. (2013) ‘Smart Urban Farm’ Sharing economy, Conference proceedings of Smart city exhibition , pp. 382-388.
Delsante, I (2012) Re-generation. Research, design, construction . Milano, Italy: Triennale di Milano Servizi srl. ISBN 9788889861011
Delsante, I (2012) Giancarlo De Carlo and the faculty of engineering of Pavia . Santarcangelo di romagna -- ITA: Maggioli editore. ISBN 9788838762000
Delsante, I (2012) From research to design . BOLOGNA -- ITA: Editrice Compositori SRL. ISBN 9788877947833
Delsante, I (2012) Experimental architecture in Shanghai . Architects. Theme. ROMA: Officina edizioni. ISBN 9788860490933
Delsante, I (2011) ‘Shanghai new towns: looking for "urban models"’. In: Changing Shanghai. ROMA: Officina edizioni. pp. 90-95. ISBN 9788860490926
Delsante, I (2011) ‘Urban and architectural strategies for the new green towns’. In: Changing Shanghai. Rome, Italy: Officina edizioni. pp. 168-171. ISBN 9788860490926
Delsante, I (2011) ‘A chance for the future: recover to transform, extend to resew’. In: Contemporary architecture in the historical city. Santarcangelo di Romagna: Maggioli Editore. . ISBN 9788838760365
Delsante, I (2010) ‘Towards a new universe of architectural and urban signs’. In: ICC projects 2009_2010 Italian-Chinese Curriculum. Santarcangelo di Romagna (RN): Maggioli Editore. pp. 066-075. ISBN 9788838744662
Delsante, I (2010) ‘Defining urban shapes along new canal banks: a dowel for town's renewal’. In: ICC projects 2009_2010 Italian-Chinese Curriculum. Santarcangelo di Romagna (RN): Maggioli Editore. pp. 86-96. ISBN 9788838744662
Delsante, I (2009) ‘Morphological re-definition of the urban block’. In: Urban regeneration in the post industrial town. Santarcangelo di Romagna: Maggioli Editore. pp. 139-148. ISBN 9788838744013
Delsante, I (2009) ‘Urban regeneration strategies for the contemporary town’. In: Urban regeneration in the post industrial town. Santarcangelo di Romagna: Maggioli Editore. pp. 83-92. ISBN 9788838744013
Delsante, I (2008) ‘Il masterplan per Shanghai 2010’. In: Expo. Le Esposizioni Universali da Londra 1851 a Shanghai 2010, verso Milano 2015. Santarcangelo di Romagna: Maggioli Editore. . ISBN 9788870909104
Delsante, I (2008) Innovazione tecnologica e Architettura . Santarcangelo di Romagna -- ITA: Maggioli. ISBN 9788838741401
Delsante, I (2006) Innovazione tecnologica e Architettura Doctoral thesis, University of Pavia, Italy.
2016, Santander Grant for Study visits at the University of Padua and the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 (£3.000).
2015 – current, Associate Editor of Urban Planning and Development Journal
2015 – current Member, British Council Science Research Reviewer Panel
2014 – current Advisory Committee in the Doctorado en Arquitectura held in Escuela Tècnica Superior de Arquitectura.
2012 – current Scientific Academic Board’s Member for the Architectural Area for Maggioli Editore Publisher
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
Since 2011, Reviewer for a number of funding bodies, including: British Council (Travel Grants, Workshop Grants, FONDEF IDEA, etc.) and the Italian National Ministry of University and Research (MIUR).
Since 2011, Reviewer for a number of Scientific Journals including: the Journal of Urban Planning and Development (ASCE), the Journal of Urban Design and Planning (ICE), the Journal of Water Science and Technology.
2016 Co-Curatorship of “East-West China. The alternative faces of globalization in urban and rural transformations”, Huddersfield Art Gallery
2015 North-UK Section Co-curatorship in “Open Your Space Exhibition, in Siping Community, Shanghai” – event selected as part of 6th Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city - Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture
2013 5th Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city - Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Shenzhen, China, “R.A.I. Rural Architecture Intensification” with T.Cattaneo, N. Bertolino, G.D. Manzoni
2012 Scientific board for the exhibition “From research to design – selected architects from Tongji University of Shanghai”, La Triennale di Milano
2015, Outstanding Reviewer Recognition, Journal of Urban Planning and Development
2014 – 1st prize - “Territory Talent”. Redevelopment of a dead shopping mall
2013 – 1st prize - Renewal and retrofit of Villaggio Prealpino Vantini Stocchetta, Brescia (Italy)
2012 – 2nd prize - Industrial reuses Transformation of 3 industrial settlements in Bergamo (Italy) “CAP – Cotton Art Park”
2014 - Visiting Professor at ETSA University of Seville (Spain) (Erasmus Exchange Staff Programme) for MCAS · V edición, 2013-14, “Sostenibilidad urbana y territorial - Rehabilitación social del hábitat urbano”
2013 - Visiting Professor, 4th OC Summer School “Nature in City”, Politecnico di Milano
2016, Co-organizer of International Conference “Regional Urbanism in the Era of Globalisation”, University of Huddersfield (3rd-5th February)
International workshops and symposia (organisation and coordination)
Nov 2015, Organisation of the Research Symposium “Stay-in or take away? Reflections on Permanence and Temporality in the City”, University of Huddersfield
Sep 2014, Director of the International Summer School “Smart cities for smart communities: the expo 2015 case-study”, University of Pavia
Jun 2011, Coordinator for design strategies in the Design workshop "Urban Renewal and Sustainable Development", University of Pavia
Sep 2010, Co-coordinator of the “ACUR” Workshop, Venice Biennale
Jun 2010 – Jul 2010, Tutor Coordinator at the XV International Design Seminar "The Green Urban Design for the New Town", Tongji University of Shanghai
Aug 2008 – Sep 2008, Tutor Coordinator at the XIV International Design Seminar "Urban regeneration in post-industrial town”, Politechnika Lodzka (Poland)
Apr 2008, Coordinator of the 1st International Design Video Conference (Shanghai, Lodz, Dubai, Pavia)
Aug 2007 – Sep 2007, Tutor Coordinator at the XIII International Design Seminar “Shapes and Identity of Landscape. A new role for the mental hospital of Lucca”, IUSS Pavia and Fondazione Campus Studi del Mediterraneo (Lucca, Italy)
Jan 2007 – Feb 2007, Tutor Coordinator at the XII International Design Seminar “Al Ain City, oases city, sustainable city”, UAEU University, Al Ain (United Arab Emirates),