ProfilePaola Pellegrini holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Architecture and a PhD in Urbanism from the University of Architecture in Venice, Italy. In 2018 - 2021 she was Visiting Professor at the Master in Urbanism at the Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Arquitetura, Artes e Comunicação, Bauru, Brazil. She was Visiting Associate in Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge MA.
Before joining XJTLU Paola was adjunct Associate Professor at the European postgraduate Master in Urbanism, Consortium of TU Delft, KU Leuven, UPC Barcelona, and IUAV; at the School of Architecture and Society of the Polytechnic in Milan; at University of Architecture in Venice - and at Udine University, Engineering and Architecture Department, Italy.
Paola is a registered Architect in Italy, and has always combined academic research and professional practice in City Planning and Urban Design. In 2016 and 2017 she was Member of the Operating Board for European Projects and Urban Policies of the Italian National Chamber of Architects.
Among other design and planning activities she was involved in the “Strategisch Ruimtelijk Structuurplan Antwerpen”, Belgium, in the “Le grand pari de l’agglomération parisienne, marché de recherche et développement pour l'avenir du Paris métropolitain“, France, in several projects on mobility infrastructures financed by the European Union Programmes on Sustainability, in several projects of urban heritage regeneration in Italy.