282 BIOGRAPHIES OF AUTHORS Geoffrey Grulois, co-editor, is Professor of Urbanism and coordinator of LoUIsE – Laboratory on Urbanism, Infrastructure and Ecologies at the Faculty of Architecture of Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). His teaching and research explores the intersections of urbanism, ecology, and metabolism. In 2014, he co-edited UpCycle Barcelona: Cogenerative Design Strategies for a Sustainable Urban Metabolism (Erasmus Intensive Program). He is the general coordinator of the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership Integrated Urban Design E-studio for XXIth Century Sustainable Metropolitan Regions (metropolitan-estudio.eu), which resulted in this publication. He is currently the coordinator of the new specialized master’s degree in transition urbanism at the ULB. Carles Crosas, co-editor, is PhD Architect and Lecturer at Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB—UPC). He has taught Urbanism at DUOT-UPC since 2001, and is a former collaborator with and teaching assistant for Professor Manuel de Solà-Morales. Now a researcher at the Barcelona Laboratory of Urbanism, he is UPC National Coordinator in various international projects on urban design teaching, collective urban spaces, urban ecology, and metabolism, and co-organizes the activities in the framework of Integrated Urban Design E-studio for XXIth Century Sustainable Metropolitan Regions, which has been developing various scale urban designs in its professional portfolio since 2004. Maria Chiara Tosi, co-editor, is Professor of Urbanism and a member of the Board of the PhD School at IUAV University of Venice. She is an expert for the panel W&T9 at FWO-Research Foundation Flanders and member of URBES, a Sino-Italian research center. Recently, her teaching and research have explored the relationship between urban space and welfare policies. Her recent books include Welfare Spaces (2014) and Towards an Atlas of European Delta Landscapes (2014). She is co-coordinator of the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership Integrated Urban Design E-studio for XXIth Century Sustainable Metropolitan Regions, which resulted in this publication. Andrea Bortolotti is an architect and currently a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Architecture La Cambre-Horta in Brussels (ULB). His main research interests concern urban metabolism, ecology, and their relation to urban design theory and practice. Currently, he works within the Metrolab Brussels ERDF project (ULB/UCL) and for the Brussels Environmental Agency (IBGE) on the issue of urban waste and waste management in the Brussels Region. Elsa Bouillot is a French architect who graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of Université libre de Bruxelles. Passionate about architecture and urban planning on all scales, she has participated in the Erasmus Intensive Program UpCycle
283 BIOGRAPHIES OF AUTHORS Barcelona (2014), the workshop Public Space for Kigali in Rwanda (2015), the IABR— The Next Economy Workshop (2016), and the micro-project Water Consumption and Potentialities in Ankober, Ethiopia. She currently works at the office 1010 architecture urbanism Ltd. Nadia Casabella is founding partner of 1010 architecture urbanism Ltd., adjunct professor at ULB Faculty of Architecture La Cambre-Horta, and a research fellow at LoUIsE – Laboratory on Urbanism, Infrastructures and Ecologies. Her interest in infrastructural and ecological linkages and their socio-technical embeddedness has resulted in spatial planning schemes such as The Shared Valley (T.OP Noordrand) and The Coastal Line (Ostend GSRP), as well as in active participation in many international research by design collaborations such as the masterclasses Rework (2012), End of Line (2013), UpCycle Barcelona (2014), the Atelier Brussels – Productive Metropolis (curated by AWB for the IABR 2016), the lectures series Designing with Flows (ULB, 2015), or the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership Integrated Urban Design E-studio for XXIth Century Sustainable Metropolitan Regions, which resulted in this publication. Davide Cauciello is a master’s student at the Faculty of Architecture La Cambre-Horta (Brussels). He completed one year as an Erasmus exchange student at the ETSAB School of Architecture in Barcelona. Following an internship at the Studio Paola Viganò in Milano and Brussels, he is now at 51N4E in Brussels and is currently working on a master’s thesis about segregated territories in the Brussels urban region. Alberto Dal Bo’ is a master’s student of architecture and urbanism at the Univesistà IUAV di Venezia. He has a bachelor’s degree in architecture and is currently working on his master’s thesis. He participated in the Integrated Urban Design E- studio for XXIth Century Sustainable Metropolitan Regions in 2017 with a researchby-design project Eni Park in Porto Marghera, Veneto. Andrea Fantin applied to study architecture on the master’s degree program in architecture and urban design at Università IUAV di Venezia after an education in humanistic and sociology studies at Ca’ Foscari University. He is currently working on his master’s thesis and working at Lin-a office in Berlin pursuing his research about the relationship between human beings and the surrounding environment. He participated in the Integrated Urban Design E-studio for XXIth Century Sustainable Metropolitan Regions as co-author of the Atlas of Metropolitan Regions and of the essay “The Marzenego River and the Diffuse City: Regeneration Scenarios.” Nils Fischer is an architecture student in the seventh semester of his bachelor’s degree at the Technical University of Munich. During fall of 2016 and summer of 2017, he spent two semesters at the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB) with an international scholarship as part of the Erasmus Program. During this exchange, he participated in the course Ecosystemic Urbanism in relation to the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership Integrated Urban Design E-studio for XXIth Century Sustainable Metropolitan Regions. He also participated in the 22@: innovative urban spaces workshop.