Sara Favargiotti is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Architectural Design Studio at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering of the University of Trento. She is specialized in landscape urbanism and ecological design with a specific focus on emerging infrastructures and their influence on cities, landscapes, and territories. Her research and teaching focus on contemporary landscapes with a design approach based on transformation through anticipation, adaptation, and innovation. M.Arch in Architecture at the University of Genoa (2009) and Ph.D. in Architectural, Landscape and Urban Design at IUAV (2014), she has been visiting scholar at the Observatori de la Urbanizació of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2013), at the Leibniz Universität Hannover (2015), and at the Office for Urbanization, Harvard University Graduate School of Design (2016). Since 2018 she is a member of the Directive Board of IASLA, Italian Academic Society of Landscape Architecture (IASLA). She has been involved in numerous research and teaching projects on landscape and urban transformations. Among others, she has been coordinator or collaborator for: SATURN, Climate-KIC Innovation Ecosystems (2018-ongoing); Trento Urban Transformation, the scientific research to the review of the Urban Plan for the Municipality of Trento (2016-ongoing); Trento smart infrastructures. Blue and green solutions in the alpine regions, Climate-KIC Urban Challenge program (2017-2018); ADES Airports as drivers of economic success in peripheral regions, ESPON 2013 Programme, Target Analysis (2011-2013). In 2018, she is curator with Davide Tommaso Ferrando and Daniel Tudor Munteanu of the Unfolding Pavilion: Little Italy exhibition and symposium. Currently she is coordinator of the Trentino hub of the research project: B4R - BRANDING4RESILIENCE Tourist infrastructure as a tool to enhance small villages by drawing resilient communities and new open habitats, PRIN 2017, Young Line (2020-ongoing). She is author of numerous essays internationally published and of the book Airport On-hold. Towards Resilient Infrastructures (Trento: LISt Lab, 2016) and co-author with Charles Waldheim of the book Airfield Manual: A Field Guide to the Transformation of Abandoned Airports (Cambridge: Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2017).
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