Katia Perini

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Urban Design Lab

Katia_UDL1Katia 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 recently served as a guest researcher at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

M.Sc. University of Genova, 2008; Ph.D. University of Genova, 2012