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Agatino Rizzo, Professor of Architecture

Published: 28 October 2021

Agatino Rizzo has been interested in buildings and cities since childhood. The interest has developed over the years, from the design aspect to the scientific aspect. Today he is doing research in architecture and many of his projects are about the sustainability challenges. He wants to help transform today's cities into the future.

Architecture is something that can contribute to our cities becoming safer and more sustainable, says Agatino Rizzo, new professor of architecture. His research in architecture is about finding the interaction between society's needs and state policy. Architectural research shapes the environments in which we live and work. The challenges are not only in big cities, but also in small and medium-sized cities, because that is where most of us live. Agatino Rizzo believes that if we want to solve the environmental issue, it needs to be solved in the cities, not outside.

He is motivated by creating better cities; where people interact, where there are opportunities to create a fairer society, a more sustainable society and a society where everyone is included. Agatino Rizzo believes that architecture is shaped by culture and during his career he has worked at a number of different universities, in several different countries. This has helped him think outside the "European bubble" and makes it easier to understand cities from different angles and cultures.

Agatino Rizzo, born in 1980 in Sicily, defended his dissertation in 2008 from the University of Catania on rural urbanization and its effects on metropolitan areas in Italy. In his spare time, he likes to ski, rather here in the north than in the Alps.

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Agatino Rizzo

Agatino Rizzo, Professor and Head of Subject

Phone: +46 (0)920 493438
Organisation: Architecture, Architecture and Water, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering