Post-Doctoral Fellow, Urban Design Lab, September 2013 – December 2013
Katia Perini is an architect and Post-Doctoral Fellow and researcher. Selected as a Fulbright grantee under the Fulbright-Schuman Program, her research uses the sustainability of urban areas with New York City as case study. Perini joined the Urban Design Lab (UDL) to conduct this research as visiting scholar at Columbia University and completed her PhD in Architecture at the Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy, focusing on environmental sustainability and on the integration of innovative systems and technologies in architecture. In particular, her doctoral research – entitled “The integration of vegetation in architecture. Innovative methods and tools” – uses the evaluation of architectural and functional aspects of the integration of vegetation in built spaces as means to restore the environmental quality of urban areas. Perini has also served as a guest researcher at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
In 2016, Katia Perini conducted a two-month research period, with a research project entitled: “Climate landscape. A new approach to urban design and landscape architecture” at the Technische Universität München (TUM), Chair of Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design as visiting scholar thanks to a DAAD personal award. Katia Perini research interests include all the effects of vegetation (green infrastructure and green envelopes) in the field of environmental and economic sustainability in (of) urban areas and building/urban design.
M.Sc. University of Genova, 2008; Ph.D. University of Genova, 2012