Heleni Porfyriou

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Senior Researcher

National Research Council of Italy – CNR, Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, Cultural Heritage -DSU

Short bio: (PhD – Bartlett School of Architecture, UK) Urban and town planning historian with expertise in urban conservation and enhancement. Coordinator of the Genealogy of Urban Design-GUDesign Network. Head of the Rome Unit of the Institute for the Conservation and Valorization of Cultural Heritage (2006-2017). Professor of Town Planning History, Rome La Sapienza University (2000-2006). Visiting Scholar of Columbia University-NY (2018). Visiting researcher of Peking University and Xian University (2013-2016). Coordinator of bilateral projects with the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage (2016-2022); UNESCO WHITRAP – Shanghai (2014-2023) and Xiamen University (2019-2023). Member of the board of directors of AISU International and of the editorial board of Planning Perspectives (2010-2020).

Last publications
M. Folin - H. Porfyriou (eds),  Heritage and Divided Memories from the Nineteenth Through the Twentieth Centuries. Multi-Ethnic Cities in the Mediterranean World, Volume 2, Routledge 2020 https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003089742           

H. Porfyriou, Urban Heritage Conservation of China’s Historic Water Towns and the Role of Professor Ruan Yisan: Nanxun, Tongli, and Wuzhen, in “MDPI – Heritage”, 2(3) 2019 https://www.mdpi.com/2571-9408/2/3/149/htm

H. Porfyriou - B. Yu (eds), China and Italy: Routes of Culture, Valorization and Management, CNR edizioni 2018 http://www.icvbc.cnr.it/Attivit%C3%A0/Editoria.html

J. Pendlebury - H. Porfyriou (Guest editors), Heritage, urban regeneration and place-making, in "Journal of Urban Design", 22 (4) 2017 https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjud20/22/4?nav=tocList

H. Porfyriou, M. Sepe (eds), Waterfronts Revisited. European ports in a historic and global perspective, (London: Routledge, 2017) https://www.routledge.com/Waterfronts-Revisited-European-ports-in-a-historic-and-global-perspective/Porfyriou-Sepe/p/book/9781138595095

G. Corsani - H. Porfyriou (a cura di), Borghi rurali e borgate. La tradizione del disegno urbano in Italia negli anni Trenta (Roma: Palombi 2017) ISBN 9788860607713

H. Meller, H. Porfyriou (eds), Planting New Towns in Europe in the interwar years: economics, politics and people, (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016) https://www.cambridgescholars.com/product/978-1-4438-9078-6

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