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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).

Research Degree Supervision

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  • Architechture
  • Urban Design
  • Neighbourhoods Scale
  • Public Realm
  • Multiple Relationships
  • Housing
  • Social Collective Spaces
  • Urban Quality
  • Health
  • Well-Being

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Projects 2016 2019

Mobility of Learners and Staff (Erasmus+)

Delsante, I. & Tzortzopoulos, P.


Project: ResearchEU Government

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility 2017

Delsante, I., Keraminiyage, K., Tzortzopoulos, P. & Malalgoda, C.


Project: ResearchEU Government

Research Output 2016 2018

Contemporary Chinese Architects and Type: Courtyard based Case Studies in Shanghai Area

Delsante, I. & Zheng, C., 2 Oct 2018, In : Athens Journal of Architecture. 4, 4, p. 389-404 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
qualitative method
research method
qualitative research
Open Access
municipal council
social housing

Consciously uncontrolled: a psychogeographic approach to urban mapping

Nadia, B., Delsante, I. & Shirin, H., 2017, Mapping urban changes. Škarić, A. P. (ed.). Zagreb: Institute of Art History, p. 558-573 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access

The notion of the creative city and its implementation in Shanghai, China: Spatial practices and further implication for design actions

Delsante, I., Sep 2017, La Città Creativa: Spazi pubblici e luoghi della quotidianità. Consiglio Nazionale Architetti Pianificatori Paesaggisti e Conservatori, p. 323-332 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
Open Access
Urban growth
Social inclusion

Activities 2015 2018

The Temporary City, Urban Commons and Commoning Practices

Ioanni Delsante (Speaker)
4 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

14th International European Association of Urban History Conference

Nicholas Temple (Participant), Ioanni Delsante (Participant), Yun Gao (Participant), Yue Zhuang (Participant), Christopher Siwicki (Participant), Roger Vella Bonavita (Participant), Leonidas Koutsoumpos (Participant), Jing Xiao (Participant), Ngo Kien Thinh (Participant), Louise Pelletier (Participant), Lorens Holm (Participant), Robert Brown (Participant)
29 Aug 20181 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Alter-Forms of Urbanisation: Commons Spaces and Commoning Practices

Ioanni Delsante (Invited speaker)
25 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Journal of Architecture (Journal)

Ioanni Delsante (Editor)
Jan 2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

Journal of Architecture (Journal)

Ioanni Delsante (Reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review