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Pietro Elisei (Romania/Italy), town and regional planner, senior researcher, and policymaker. He collaborates, as consultant, with ministries, cities and towns all over Europe, holding important positions in international organizations dedicated to urban planning (PLANUM SG, ISOCARP VP). Pietro is a founder and director of URBASOFIA ( including ISOCARP President 2021 – 2024.

Rajendra Kumar – ISOCARP, INDIA

Rajendra Kumar is an architect based in New Delhi, India. He is Ex. Director of School of Architecture, Noida International University, Greater Noida. He was recently awarded the “Most Admired Education Influencers in India, 2022″and in past “Global Educational Influencer 2020” and “Indian Young Achievers Award” in 2009. He graduated from Chandigarh College of Architecture, India and Postgraduation from Politecnico Di Milano, Italy. He is member of International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), Netherlands, Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, USA. Received fellowship by Congress for New Urbanism, USA. Actively involved in academia and research. Advisory member of various think tanks of national and international importance, invited members for various projects with global leaders including Prime Ministers, Governors , Ambassadors, Mayors, Policy makers, United Nation, WHO, UN Habitat etc.

Equipped with mixed experiences of varied scale projects, ranging from urban scale to Buildings and Interiors. Appeared in TV Channels, Radio, Print and Online Media in India and abroad. 100+ publications and invited lectures, visits in national and international conferences in India, Spain, Hong Kong, South Africa, Slovenia, Italy, Thailand, Malaysia, Russia, Korea, USA, Taiwan, Poland, Iran, UAE, UK etc. including Columbia University, New York, GSD Harvard University, USA. He delivered lectures on many national and international forums on various issues related to cities, social issues, sustainable environment national and international forums in India, Spain, Hong Kong, South Africa, Slovenia, Italy, Germany , Thailand, Malaysia, Russia, Korea, USA, Taiwan, Poland, UK and many other parts of world including Harvard, Columbia University, Gdansk University, Thammasat University, etc.


Guido Cimadomo is Associate Professor in Architectural History, Theory and Composition at the Department of Art and Architecture, University of Malaga (Spain) where he teaches since 2010. Guido is Architect for the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and PhD (Int. hons.) for Universidad de Sevilla. He is Expert member of the ICOMOS’ scientific committee CIPA for the Documentation of Architectonic Heritage, and chair member of the Institute for the Study of the International Expositions (ISIE). Member of the Andalusian Research Group HUM-696 Utopia, his research strands deal with contemporary urban transformations, with special interest in bottom up processes, tourism pressures and borderland flows; and the documentation and cataloguing of cultural heritage, with a special focus on vernacular architecture, as an expression of collective identity.

He has been appointed ATCH 2017 Fellow at the University of Queensland, and Research Associate at University of Oregon (2022). Recent publications include: “Design, Architecture and Society in the Early Modern Age”, (Ediciones Asimetricas, 2019), “Spanish Architecture and Technology. Seven key episodes in the 20th century” (Recolectores Urbanos, 2021), and “Architecture and urban commons. Redefining the architectural practice” (Tirant lo Blanch 2022).