Associate Professor, PhD, Arch. Camilla Perrone
Camilla Perrone is Associate Professor on Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Florence.
She is a licensed architect, with significant professional experience. Her concurrent appointments include Founding Director of the Research Laboratory of Critical Planning and Design – whose research focuses on interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives; and Coordinator of the PhD Program on Urban and Regional Planning at University of Florence. She has served numerous academic roles, as lecturer, research programs coordinator, master degree and PhD thesis supervisor, and PhD thesis supervisor. Her teaching has been honoured by being awarded the 2013 AESOP Excellence in Teaching Award for the Course Living Landscapes (landscapes for living): Policies, Practices, Images organized at the University of Florence, in competition with hundreds of programs in 30 countries across Europe. Her current fields of interest cover the followings areas of work: critical planning and design; DiverCity and interactive design; social, spatial and environmental justice; new sustainable forms of city and regional planning beyond traditional city design and town planning; contemporary regional urbanization processes (from “suburbanism” to “postmetropolis” on which she is running a national research project partnered among the others, by the City Institute at York University of Toronto, Geography Institute, at the University of Tübingen, and Ucla, Department of Urban Planning ); interdisciplinary urban and environmental studies, research methodology.
She has obtained the Habilitation as Full Professor under the National Italian System. In addition to work at the University of Florence, she had served an appointment as Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the Geography Institute, University of Tübingen (W3 level) in 2011, through which she has consolidated international collaborations with other international institutions. She has been visiting key-note speaker at the City Futures Research Centre, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW Sydney, Australia (2013) on Sustainable Design and Planning. Currently She is National Representative of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP). She has been entitled to be the Chair of the International In-Planning Digital Publishing Platform being previously a member of the General Editorial Board. She also serves as Delegate for the Erasmus Plus Programme at School of Architecture at the University of Florence (since 2012) and Coordinator of the School of Architecture Committee on High Education Mobility and international students’ exchanges (since 2014).
She has published articles and books on spatial planning, participatory design, and urban policies for managing diversity. Recent publications include: Giochi di potere. Partecipazione, piani e politiche territoriali (Utet, 2013; co-edited with M. Morisi); Everyday Life in the Segmented City (Research in Urban Sociology, Vol. 11/2011; co-edited with G. Manella and L. Tripodi); DiverCity. Conoscenza, pianificazione, città delle differenze (Franco Angeli, 2010).