Mediterranean PhD School 2022

3rd Edition From sustainable to regenerative and resilient design

10 – 15 October 2022


Important dates:

September 17th

Registration deadline

Abstract submission deadline.

October 1st

Notification of presentation acceptance (for PhD student willing to participate to Activity B)


From sustainable to regenerative and resilient design

Climate change and the crisis of natural ecosystems force us to completely rethink the approach to design. The built space is one of the most responsible actors for the impoverishment of the biosphere. The damage perpetrated to the environment up to now has triggered degenerative models and processes, which require urgent interventions. From this perspective, the project must no longer be simply sustainable for the future but capable of regenerating resources and ecosystems in order to keep social needs together with the integrity of nature.

In this context, the role played by civil, architectural and environmental engineers is of crucial importance to guarantee sustainable livelihood through protection of water resources, amelioration of soils, control of pollution, implementation of modern mobility systems, enhancement of the energy efficiency of buildings and planning of resilient cities.

DICEA School series

This is the third edition of a series of PhD Schools that DICEA organizes annually in the framework of the project “Departments of Excellence”, funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research.

PhD Students in any field are invited to participate free of charge.

Topic of the school

The PhD school will include a plenary session (yellow color, October 10, 11 and 12), which will focus on broader themes of global sustainability and regenerative design, four parallel thematic sessions (red color, October 13) and three side activities (blue color, October 10, 13, 14 and 15) on writing and presentation skills as well as on the use of monitoring equipment.

Invited speakers

  • Gianluca Botter (Padova, Italy)
  • Max Brandt(DG HOME, European Commission)
  • Niccolo Casas (Firenze, Italy)
  • Ennio Cascetta (Rome, Italy)
  • Biagio Ciuffo (Varese, Italy)
  • Lorenzo Diana (Naples, Italy)
  • Carlos Francisco Luca Dias Coelho (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Gilda Ferrotti (Ancona, Italy)
  • Rudy Gargano (Cassino, Italy)
  • Rosanna La Rocca (Naples, Italy)
  • Mariacristina Lavagnolo (Padova, Italy) 
  • Piet N.L. Lens (Galway, Ireland)
  • Vittorio Marzano (Naples, Italy)
  • Alessandro Melis (New York, USA)
  • Luigi Stendardo (Naples, Italy)
  • Alessandro Tarantino (Glasgow, Scotland)
  • Katerina Tsiampousi (Londra, UK)
  • Willy Verstraete (Gent, Belgium)
  • Floriana Zucaro (Naples, Italy)

Venue of the event

For participants willing to join the event in presence, the venue of the PhD School will be:

Organizing committee

  • Roberta Amirante
  • Gennaro Nicola Bifulco
  • Mario Coppola
  • Giovanni Esposito
  • Carmela Gargiulo
  • Maurizio Giugni
  • Ilaria Henke
  • Ferdinando Marinelli
  • Stefano Papirio
  • Andrea Papola
  • Francesco Pirozzi
  • Gianfranco Urciuoli