Editorial Preface. Smart and Resilient Cities. Ideas and Practices from the South of Europe.

  • Adriana Galderisi University of Naples Federico II, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0565-4313
  • Katja Firus T6 Ecosystems srl


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Author Biographies

Adriana Galderisi, University of Naples Federico II, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering.
Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering - University of Naples Federico II. Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning; Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Naples Federico II. Research activities are mainly focused on the urban environment requalification and namely on two issues: the relationships between land use planning, mobility and environmental issues; vulnerability and resilience of urban systems to natural and na-tech events. In respect to the latter, she has coordinated research teams within numerous National and European Projects from 2000 to 2008. From 2008 to 2011, she has been the Scientific Responsible for the European Project “ENSURE - Enhancing resilience of communities and territories facing natural and na-tech hazards” (7° Framework Programme - Theme 6 Environment - Topic Frame for better vulnerability assessment). From 2012, she is the Responsible for the Training Project of the National Project “Smart Energy Master for the energy management of territory” (PON 04A2_00120 R&C Axis II). She is author of more than 80 publications (monographs, chapters in books and articles).
Katja Firus, T6 Ecosystems srl

Economist, she is a partner of T6 Ecosystems srl (www.t-6.it) and the manager of the environment and climate change department, specialised in research on climate change adaptation, transition to sustainability, natural risk, risk governance and the territorial impact of climate change. In this framework she has been co-ordinating / managed several European research projects, among them the RAMSES project (http://www.ramses-cities.eu/) which was one of the co-organisers of the ECCA2015 conference.

As work package leader of the RAMSES dissemination she was part of the Programme Committee of the ECCA2015 conference (http://ecca2015.eu/). Katja Firus is an experienced and specifically trained project manager for European and international projects and the co-ordination and moderation of international project teams. She has specific knowledge in monitoring and evaluating environmental projects, inside and outside Europe. Since 2005 she has been using a value-based approach as basis for project planning, monitoring and evaluation. She is a consultant and trainer for proposal writing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Ms. Firus is a LEAD fellow with specific qualification in working with intercultural teams.


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How to Cite
Galderisi, A., & Firus, K. (2015). Editorial Preface. Smart and Resilient Cities. Ideas and Practices from the South of Europe. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 3-6. https://doi.org/10.6092/1970-9870/3671