Undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the University iuav of Venice:

Chiara Mazzoleni


curriculum vitae et studiorum


Title of qualification awarded: Degree in Architecture, Iuav (Venice, 1979); Ph.D. in Territorial Planning (1988), with a thesis on Transition and change in post-1960s Anglo-American planning theory: logical reconstruction and critical interpretation.


Occupation or position held: Associate professor in Urban Planning, Iuav (since 2000), Department of design and planning in complex environments.

> Scientific Appointments: Member of the editorial board of the journals Archivio di Studi Urbani e Regionali (1990-2004) and Critica della Razionalitą Urbanistica (2003-2008); member of the Scientific Coordination Committee of the research project “Network of Town Plan Archives” (RAPu; web site: www.rapu.it), promoted by the Triennale of Milan (1993-1999); scientific responsibility for the research project for the Ministry of Public Works designed to create an Archive of Town Plans and a corresponding sub-site on the Ministry’s web-site (1999-2009).

> Teaching activities: Head of the Workshop in Urban Planning ad Design (2nd year) and Lecturer in City and Territory History (1st year) in the Degree Course in Urban and Territorial Planning for the Faculty of Territorial Planning at IUAV.

Lecturer in Urban Planning for the Workshops of Architectural Design in the Faculties of Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic and the University of Ferrara.

Lecturer in various Specialization Courses and II level Master’s Degree.

Several lessons and seminars at other universities and for Ph.D. Courses.

> Educational and assistance activities for local communities: Member of the Bergamo Consultative Committee of Experts for Kosovo – a volunteer association operating with the NGO “North-South” – which promoted, organized and ran the 1st Architecture and Town Planning Workshop in Pec-Peje, Kosovo (2002), aimed at the sdudents, professional people and administrative officials of the city.


Research interests and activities: Her research interests include the role of urban planning instruments in the transformation of cities; the traditions of thought that influenced the Italian planning culture; urban planning, social action and the creation of opportunities for insurgent citizenship; the ideas of cities and the construction of forma urbis in European cities in the XX century. On these issues she has directed and been a member of several research programs and projects.

She currently is pursuing her research and writing on the tertiary transition of the city, the development of activities associated with the new knowledge economy and their relationship with planning policies and devices.

She has edited and is the author of various books and academic articles, among which Carlo Doglio. Per prova ed errore (Genoa, 1995); Lewis Mumford. In difesa della cittą (Turin, 2000); Cento anni di piani urbanistici (with B. Bonfantini, Milan, 2001); two books – La costruzione dello spazio urbano – which are concerning the reconstruction of contemporary city, mantaining consistency with its traditional morphology, with the case studies of Berlin and Barcelona; and the essays recently published “The space of the city in reconstruction: the landscapes of Barcelona and Berlin” (International Journal of Law in Contest, vol. 6, Issue 03, 2010), and “La transizione dell’economia urbana verso i servizi avanzati. Il profilo di Milano” (Dialoghi Internazionali, n. 17, 2012).




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