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UDDI Lectures Series: TWO Episodes!

Updated: Oct 22, 2021

In each UDDI Lecture three INTERNATIONAL experts will engage in a dialogue on specific topics, in which new perspectives on urban design are opened up. Sharing INTERNATIONAL point of views, discussing and dialoguing on the complexities of Urban Design is an activity which we believe to be fundamental for the growth and the progress of our cities!

First two episodes are coming this week, broadcast via ZOOM and Facebook live at 5 PM Thai Time: read the programs and get the links to access!

Episode 2: Urban Cultural Heritage

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Prof. Dr. Valentina Orioli, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna/Dipartimento di Architettura

The Porticoes of Bologna in the World Heritage List

Architect and PhD, Valentina Orioli is Associate professor of Urban Planning at the Department of Architecture of the University of Bologna. She served as Deputy Mayor in charge of Urban Planning, Real Estate, Environment, Preservation ad Renewal of the Historic City, Covenant for climate and Nomination of I Portici di Bologna to Unesco WHL at the Municipality of Bologna (2016-2021). Her teaching and research activities are aimed at the knowledge and experimentation of tools for the design and governance of urban and regional transformations, in a perspective that focuses on physical space and its regeneration and draws on the comparison with the disciplinary tradition but also with urban history. She is Vice President of Urban@it, a National center for urban policy studies based at the University of Bologna. Among her recent works, the book edited together with Noriko Inoue, Bologna and Kanazawa. Protection and valorization of two historic cities (Bup, 2020).

Ass.t Prof. Dr.. Jaturong Pokharatsiri,

Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University,

Sustainable Destination Criteria and Historic Towns in Thailand

Dr.Jaturong Pokharatsiri is a lecturer in architecture, urban design and planning at the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University, Thailand. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University, UK. Most of his previous research projects focused on the tourism gentrification and assessment of value in heritage places of Thailand and Southeast Asia, including World Heritage sites of Luang Prabang, Hoi An and Sukhothai, using urban planning methods and place identity processes. He has been an expert member of the Scientific Committee of Cultural Tourism of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS-ICTC) since 2008 and was appointed as ICTC’s Vice President from 2014-2020, aiming to fulfill ICOMOS’s obligation to provide academic consultancy on cultural heritage worldwide.

Dr. Rohit Jigaysu,


Urban Heritage, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management,

Towards holistic, sustainable and resilient recovery of urban heritage of Mosul

Rohit Jigyasu is a conservation architect and risk management professional from India, currently working at ICCROM as Project Manager on Urban Heritage, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management. Rohit served as UNESCO Chair holder professor at the Institute for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, where he was instrumental in developing and teaching International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage. He was the elected President of ICOMOS-India from 2014-2018 and president of ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness (ICORP) from 2010-2019. Rohit served as the Elected Member of the Executive Committee of ICOMOS since 2011 and was its Vice President from 2017-2020. Before joining ICCROM, Rohit has been working with several national and international organizations such as UNESCO, UNISDR, Getty Conservation Institute and World Bank for consultancy, research and training on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage.

Episode 1: Cities in disruptive times; past present, future


Ass.t Prof. Asan Suwanarit, Dean Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University Future Perspectives

With a background in Landscape Architecture, Asan Suwanarit is an experienced professional designer and has worked in internationally renowned design firms in Singapore and Germany for nearly 10 years. In 2009, he joined the Faculty of Architecture and Planning at Thammasat University and founded the DBTM Program in 2015 - the first Asia’s first integrated Bachelor’s and Master’s program in Design, Business, and Technology Management. The curriculum lies within a design management field that bridges the disciplines of design, business, and technology and focuses on the integration of design thinking in all levels of strategy and management. He is the lecturer for Design in Everyday Life, as well as Innovative Design course. Currently, Asan holds an Assistant Professor position and is the dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, also known as Thammasat Design School.

Prof. Paola Rizzi, Università Degli Studi di Sassari, UDDI Program, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University,

Looking from a Broken Window: City and Risk

Professor Paola’s teaching and researching activities spans in a long and wide international network: scholar and member of several Boards and Scientific Committees, founder and promoter of workshops, co-founder and partner of SDVB9 architectural and urban design studio in Switzerland, founder of the research lab "Diver s city". Her research involves (among several topics) planning new tools for urban analysis, public participation, decision and planning processes, simulation and territorial analysis, urban design, participatory planning, urban iconography, pre and after-disaster mitigation in urban and spatial planning processes. Her main focus is on a sustainable, inclusive and durable approach to urban design and planning.

Aj. Federico Puggioni, Ass.t Director UDDI Program, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University,

Cities, spaces, places, ideas

Architect, researcher in South East Asia. After experiences of study and work in the public and in the private sector in Italy and Europe in the fields of architecture, construction, art and culture, he decided to expand his constant research in Asia bringing it to another level. Since then, he embraces different research challenges in the field of urban design and architecture, often with the aid of the photographic tool. These research challenges are mostly related to the different relationships among men and the built environment in different scales under specific lenses: urban intervention, infill development, design thinking in the built environment, design representation, history and evolution of the cities, contemporary metropolis.

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