Urban studies, Urban planning, Social architecture, Social housing, Housing policies
Caterina Francesca Di Giovanni is an architect and a Ph.D. student in Urban Studies at the ISCTE-IUL/FCSH-UNL. Her research is funded by FCT (SFRH/BD/130465/2017) and focuses on integrated interventions in social housing with an interdisciplinary approach among architecture and social sciences. She holds a master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Palermo and a postgraduate in Urban Planning in Public Administration at the Sapienza University of Rome. She was successful in some architectural projects and she worked in Italy about heritage promotion and local development in local associations. In 2017, she was integrated into the project exPERts – “Making sense of planning expertise: housing policy and the role of experts in the Programa Especial de Realojamento”. In 2019 she has been visiting scholar at the University of Camerino (Italy) and later at the University of Rome Tre in the frame of the research award "AESOP Young Investigator Training Program 2019".