Full Professor

Phone +39 0110907458 / 7458 (DIST)
Mobile +39 3351410232 / 8026 (DIST)
Roles Deputy Rector
Member (Board of Governors)
Componente Comitato di Ateneo per la ricerca (Comitato di Ateneo per la ricerca, il trasferimento tecnologico ed i servizi al territorio)
Componente Commissione istruttoria CARTT (Commissione per la Valorizzazione del Patrimonio Bibliotecario)
Componente (Commissione Istruttoria di Indirizzo Strategico per la Didattica)
Member (Academic Senate)
Coordinatore Green Team di Ateneo
Member (Commissione di Ateneo per la Pianificazione strategica)
Scientific branch ICAR/22 - ESTIMO
(Area 0008 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura)
Publications PORTO@IRIS - Publications Open Repository TOrino
Curriculum Curriculum file application/pdf (206 KB)
Patrizia Lombardi (PhD, MSc, BA/MA) is Full Professor of Sustainable Urban Planning Evaluation and Project Appraisal of Politecnico di Torino and Head of the Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST) since 2012. She is Scientific Coordinator of the Green Team for Sustainable Path of Politecnico di Torino since 2015 and co-chair of the UNESCO Master "World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development" managed by ITC-ILO since 2010. She is coordinating the S3+ Lab on Urban Sustainability & Security Laboratory for Social challenges since 2014. She is an established figure in the field of evaluating smart and sustainable urban development for over 20 years, publishing widely in the subject area and coordinating, or serving as lead partner, in several Pan-European Projects related to Smart Cities, Post carbon society and Cultural heritage, including: SHAPE-ENERGY, H2020 project LCE32; URBE - Understanding the relations between URban form and energy consumption through BEhavioral patterns, with Senseable City Lab MIT, SIEBEL Institute (coordinator); POLITOWARD, Toward sustainable university campus, with University of Cambridge (coordinator); VII FR: MILESECURE-2050 - Multidimensional Impact of the Low-carbon European Strategy on Energy Security, and Socio-Economic Dimension up to 2050 perspective (January 2013 December 2015) (coordinator); VII FR: POCACITO - Post-carbon cities in Europe: A long-term outlook (January 2014 December 2016); VII FR: DIMMER - District Information Modeling and Management for Energy Reduction - ICT Smartcities 2013 - FP7-SMARTCITIES-2013 - Small or medium-scale focused research project (STREP) (October 2013 September 2016); EIT European Institute of Innovation and Technology. KIC InnoEnergy/ EIT ICT Lab. Action Line for Proposed Activity: SES Smart Energy Systems. Action Line Leader: Sutor A. | Siemens | Siemens AG (January 2014 - December 2014); VII FR: UNI-metrics, Value metrics and policies for a Sustainable University campus, Marie Curie project (January 2012-December 2013) (coordinator); UNI-metrics, Value Metrics and Policies for a Sustainable University Campus, Marie Curie project, coordinatore (2012-2013); Studio degli indicatori di valutazione delle Smart Cities, per conto della University Napier di Edinburgh (UK), SmartCities Network Interreg North C (2010-2011); VII Programma Quadro: PERFECTION - Performance indicators for health, comfort and safety of the indoor environment (N. FP7-ENV-2007-1- 212998), per conto dellIstituto superiore SiTI del Politecnico di Torino; Interreg III C: S.U.R.Pr.I.S.E. - Sustainable Urban Renewal Programs In Southern Europe, in collaborazione con Dipartimento Interateneo Territorio, Nov 2006 Ott 2007; Ricerca in collaborazione italo-britannica: Sustainable Urban Regeneration, British Council MURST/C.R.U.I, Politecnico di Torino e Univeristy of Salford, biennio, 1996-97 (coordinatore del gruppo di ricerca); VI Programma Quadro: Progetto ISAAC - Integrated e-Services for Advanced Access to Heritage in Cultural Tourist Destinations - N: IST.035130; VI Programma Quadro: Progetto Integrato Intelligent Cities - INTELCITIES - N: IST.2002-507860; V Programma Quadro: Roadmap INTELCITY - N: IST-2001-37373; IV Programma Quadro: Network BEQUEST - Building environmental quality evaluation for sustainability through time - N: ENV 4 CT/97-607, 1994-1998 (responsabile per lo Iuav di Venezia). At national level, she is responsible for the education project of the Cluster EEB project - Zero Carbon Urban District in partnership with Telecom Italia, STMicroelectronics, Selex Elsag, Finmeccanica Group Real Estate, Enel Distribuzione S.p.A., Enel Ingegneria e Ricerca S.p.A.. Programme Smart Cities & Communities launched by the Ministry of Scientific Research to promote the Innovation and Research at the National level (01/05/2013 36 months). She has been invited KEY NOTE in a number of conferences, including: RISUD Annual International Symposium 2016 Smart Cities (RAIS 2016) and the RISUD TOAF Summer School 2016 Smart Cities (RITSS 2016), 19 25 August 2016; NEW METROPOLITAN PERSPECTIVES International Symposium Reggio Calabria, Maggio 2016; SUSTAINABLE URBANISM. New directions, Doha, Qatar, 16 March 2016; "Innovative and socio-ecological urban dynamics", Open Days, European Commission, Brussels, 13 October 2015; - International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics (ECM3), Aberdeen (Scotland) 7 July 2015 - 9 July 2015; Future challenges in sustainable urban development, salford University, 17 August 2015; Second International Conference on Sustainable Urbanization (ICSU 2015), Hong Kong, 7-9 January 2015; International Seminar on: "European Societies Facing Energy Transition. The challenge of the human factor and energy security, up to 2050, 17 February 2015 - 18 February 2015, Rome; The Global University Summit on Universities and Economic Growth, chaired by Professor Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Warwick, 28-30 May 2013, London; International Symposium on Creation of Sustainable Campuses, 2012 Hokkaido Sustainability Weeks, at the Conference Hall, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 29 October 2012; Key note: The shape of things to come. Three strands of sustainable development: business, governance, and energy, 3rd Conference, 2011 CIBS Conference at the London Metropolitan Business School in UK, 8 9 September 2011, London Metropolitan University (; Invited speaker: Creating Starter cities 2011, Regional innovation systems, e-service developments, and the emerging e-government agenda, 1st July, 2011 (Agenda, Day 2), The Royal Society of Edinburgh, George Street, Edinburgh; key note, invited speaker: Economic value of cultural heritage, International Seminar, 24. 25.8.2011, Hanasaari, Helsinki, Finland; invited speaker: Women For Europe The Role Of Inner Wheel, Towards Europe 2020. Torino, Sabato 12 e Domenica 13 Novembre 2011, Politecnico di Torino; key note, invited speaker: International Symposium on Population Ageing and Sustainable Development New Approaches and Paradigm, in connection with the Intensive International Graduate Course on Ageing Society and Sustainable Development November 4th 2011, Hokkaido University Sapporo, Sustainability week 2011; Key note: 2010 ICOMOS International Science Committee on Economics of Conservation, Halmstad (Sweden); Distinguished Lectio: 6th Annual Distinguished Lecture Series in Sustainable Development 2008 at the University of Cambridge (UK). These distinguished lecturer series have included Al Gore, Baroness Young, Jonathon Porritt and others; 2009 Sustainability Week at Hokkaido University (Japan). In addition, she has been CHAIR of a number of INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE and INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOLS. She received SPECIAL PRIZE AND AWARDS in 1997 -Premio G.Grittani from the Centro Studi di Estimo ed Economia Territoriale (CeSET) di Firenze and in 2012 from the University of Salford ALUMNI Award for her career Achievements. Additional papers awards are: 2009 - Best award paper: Intangibles enhancing access to cities cultural heritage through interpretation presentato alla International Conference Sharing Cultures 2009, Pico Island, Azores, Portugal 29 May 1 June, 2009 (N. Mitsche, F. Vogt & D. Knox, I. Cooper & D. Ciaffi); 2010 - Best award PhD paper BOATI P., LOMBARDI P., (2010), The role of Interpretative strategies for sustainable tourism, In: Sustainable Architecture & urban development, Lehmann S., Al Waer H., Al-Qawasmi J., CSAAR - Center for the Study of Architecture in Arab Region (JOR) (JOR), pp. 15, 2010, Vol. 2, ISBN: 9789957540029; Emerald 2016 Literati Award with the title of Highly Commended Paper (Title of the paper: Critical issues in spatial distribution of public housing estates and their implications on urban renewal in Hong Kong). She is member of the EDITORIAL BOARDS: - Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management Journal (ECAM) - Intelligent Building International Journal (Earthscan) - Smart and Sustainable Built Environment (Emerald) - Valori e valutazioni, rivista del SIEV ( - Collana Ambiente, Valutazioni, Sostenibilit, Celid, Torino. Additional MANAGEMENT TASKS include: - Member of the Administrative Committee of the Scuola di Studi Superiore Ferdinando Rossi, Universit di Torino - Member of the Scientific Board of CSI-Consortium for Information Systems of the Piemonte Region; - Member of the Administrative Committee of SITI Research Center - Member of the Comitati Territoriali, IREN spa - Past rector delegate for EIT ICT Labs Trento (Italy). - Rete atenei sostenibili, Sustainable Campuses meeting at RiminiFiera Ecomondo, 7 November 2013. Responsible for the implementation of the Green Mobile campus at the Politecnico of Torino (December 2012). - Green Clean Market project implemented in collaboration with Transparency International and Siemens, in the field of crime prevention in the Green Economy sectors (public-private roundtable). - SMILE (Smart Mobility, Inclusion, Life & Health, Energy). She was coordinator for the table about Inclusion (2011-2013) - Past Visiting Professor all'IMI - Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy - Vice-Presidente di Alumni Association of the Politecnico di Torino; - Sous-sherpa Unit of the G8 University Summit, Declaration on Education for a Suatainable and Resposible Development, Turin Declaration in 2009 and member of the G8 University Council - Member of the Dipartimento Casa-Citt Committee Board, Politecnico di Torino in 2007-2009. - Member of the Task Group of the Strategic Plan, Politecnico di Torino since 2005.