Claudia Cassatella

Associate Professor (L. 240)
Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST)

  • Coordinator Collegio di Pianificazione e Progettazione
  • Member Committee for Teaching Coordination


Research interests

Blue and green infrastructure
Patrimonio naturale e patrimonio culturale
Pianificazione paesaggistica
Sviluppo rurale
Tutela del paesaggio
Valutazione ambientale strategica

Scientific branch

(Area 0008 - Civil engineering and architecture)


ERC sectors

SH5_8 - Cultural studies, cultural identities and memories, cultural heritage
SH2_10 - Land use and regional planning
SH2_6 - Sustainability sciences, environment and resources
SH2_9 - Urban, regional and rural studies


Goal 15: Life on land

Awards and Honors

  • "Premio pubblicazioni", Intervento a favore dei giovani ricercatori conferred by Politecnico di Torino, Italy (2011)



  • IALE European Congress 2017, Symposium “Active Local Participation for landscape monitoring: research and practical experiences in and around ELC Landscape Observatories” (co-Chair), Program chair

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Visiting Researcher, presso Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1/12/2017-8/12/2017)
  • Professore Associato (L. 240/10), presso CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE - CNRS (23/10/2017-27/10/2017)
  • Professore Associato (L. 240/10), presso Université Lumière Lyon 2 (11/4/2017-14/4/2017)
  • Professore Associato (L. 240/10), presso DePaul University (26/3/2017-5/6/2017)
  • Visiting Researcher, presso Nagoya University (10/5/2016-10/6/2016)
  • Professore Incaricato, presso Centro Internazionale di Formazione dell'Organizzazione Internazionale del Lavoro (25/2/2015-25/2/2015)
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Non-commercial collaboration agreements


Collegi of the PhD programmes

  • URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2022/2023 (39. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2020/2021 (37. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2019/2020 (36. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2018/2019 (35. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2017/2018 (34. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2016/2017 (33. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2015/2016 (32. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2014/2015 (31. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
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Collegi of the degree programmes



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Master of Science

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Other activities and projects related to teaching

Architect, PhD in Landscape Design, Associate Professor in Urban and Landscape Planning at Politecnico di Torino, she holds the Italian Full Professorship registration since 2018. Head of the School of Planning and Design, past Chair of the MSc in Regional, Urban, Environmental and Landscape Planning.
Lecturer in the Post-Graduate School on Architectural and Landscape Heritage and in the PhD Program Urban and Regional Development. She holds courses and studios in Italian and English language (Landscape and Regional Planning, Planning for Environment, Planning for Heritage, Landscape protection and Planning), and lectured at/for UTokyo, NagoyaU, KIT, TUDelft, Lyon2, Chicago dePaul, MIT and in international workshops.
Supervisor of PhD thesis.



Research projects

Projects funded by competitive calls

Projects funded by commercial contracts

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Supervised PhD students

  • Riccardo Giovanni Bruno. Programme in Urban And Regional Development (38th cycle, 2022-in progress)
  • Feiran Huang. Programme in Urban And Regional Development (37th cycle, 2021-in progress)

Other activities and projects related to research

Scientific Director of EU funded projects (H2020) and of applied research committed by public authorities incl. Ministry for cultural heritage, regional and local authorities, park authorities, research institutes. Research topics: landscape protection and planning, landscape analysis and assessment, landscape scenery, cultural and natural heritage, green infrastructures, urban green and urban agriculture, rural development. Applied research, on commitment by public authorities, for landscape plans, strategic plans, management plans for protected areas and UNESCO sites, spatial plans and guidelines at the regional and city region scale, rural development programs and related evaluation frameworks.

On the above mentioned issues, she chaired international conference sessions (IALE, UNISCAPE et al.) and lectured internationally. Invited visiting scholar at The University of Copenhagen (2021), Visiting Scholar e Principal Investigator di joint research project con The Tokyo University (2017-2019); Invited Research Fellow at Nagoya University (2016); Guest Lecturer a Université Lyon2 (2017); Partner of the Global Learning Experience Program of Chicago De Paul University (2017-2022); MIT (MISTI, 2017), joint workshops with TUDelft (2019), Kyoto Institute of Technology (2019), Hosei and SCI-Arch (2018).

Member of the PoliTO Japan Hub Board. Past Member of the UNISCAPE Executive Board (Network of Universities for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention, 2017-2021). Representative of PoliTO in the Italian Society of Planners (SIU) and past member of the SIU EB, Chair of the XXIII SIU National Conference on the topic “Demographic Shrinkage and Spatial reorganization” (Torino, 2021).


Publications by type

Last years publications