Associate professor. Ferdinando Trapani

Associate professor. Ferdinando Trapani


Ferdinando Trapani

Associate professor in Urban Planning, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy




June 2nd, 1999
Urban and Regional Planning Phd, Department of City & Territory, University of Palermo-Italy.
20th December 1990
Expert in ‘Valutazione d’Impatto Ambientale’  (Environmental  Impact  Assessment), training course organized by the ‘Ordine degli Architetti Della Provincia di Palermo’, co-financed by F.S.E. 1989 and by Italian Ministry of Work.
Professional qualification to the activity of architecture
Degree in Architecture at the Architecture Faculty, University of Palermo


Research interests:

  • Urban & regional planning
  • Social Innovation & ICT, Living Lab Approach
  • Place-Based Policies
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Infrastructure, Urban Transit, Urban Mobility
  • Environment & Health
  • Urban Landscape
  • Urban & Territorial Regeneration




2015 – present member of SISTUR Società Italiana di Scienze del Turismo – Italian Society of Science of Tourism.
2006 – present member of the Italian Institute of National Urban Planning: ‘Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica’;

collaborated to the of the National Commission for Infrastructural Policies from 2010 until 2014.

vice president of Istituto di Ricerca e Promozione Delle Aree Interne Della Sicilia, Caltanissetta


2016 – present Scientific Committee of IEREK International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge

Exchange (Alexandria – Egypt)

14 Sept. 2016-present

Member of the Landscape Quality Observatory of the Sicilian Region (Osservatorio sulla

Qualità del Paesaggio Della Regione Siciliana).


Total number of publications: More than 60
Conference papers: 23