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Laura works in landscape urbanism and landscape architecture design projects in academic and professional environments.

Laura is a tenure track assistant professor at TU Delft and since 2012 and 2013 she has taught Landscape Architecture and Landscape Urbanism at Venice University IUAV and at Politecnico di Milano. She also taught at NUS National University Singapore, at Venice International University VIU and at Padova University. Since 2014 she holds the Italian Associate Professorship registration and was a EU Marie Curie researcher at the University of Trento.

Professional activity is supported by a constant commitment in research and teaching. Her research interest is currently focused on landscapes of crisis – territories and cities affected by environmental, economic, and social crisis. In the past she dealt with airport and industrial landscapes.

Laura received a Ph.D. in Urbanism in 2008 from Venice University IUAV Ph.D. School, a Master’s degree (M.Des.) with distinction focused on landscape and urban studies from Harvard University GSD in 2004 (attended with a grant), and Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Architecture with honors from Venice University IUAV in 2001.

Education/Academic qualification

Università Iuav di Venezia

Oct 200410 Dec 2008

Award Date: 10 Dec 2008

Harvard University

Jan 20029 Mar 2004

Award Date: 9 Mar 2004


Oct 199523 Jul 2001

Award Date: 23 Jul 2001

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Research Output

Scenarios for the Polesine, the Po River, and its delta

Cipriani, L., 2020, The International Geodesign Collaboration: Changing Geography by Design. Steinitz, C., Fisher, T. & Orland, B. (eds.). Redlands, California: ESRI press, p. 54-55 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceedings/Edited volumeChapterScientificpeer-review

(Fr)agile terra: Paesaggi di crisi e possibilità

Translated title of the contribution: (Fr)agile land: Landscapes of crisis and possibilitiesCipriani, L., Aug 2019, Venice: Università Iuav di Venezia. 229 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingScientific

  • Landscapes of hope: Reclaiming Malacca

    Cipriani, L., 2018, National University Singapore NUS. 333 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook editingScientific

  • Open Access
  • Floating airports

    Cipriani, L., 2016, In : Topos: European landscape magazine. 96, p. 74-79 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional


    Fondazione CARIVE Grant

    Cipriani, L. (Recipient), 2001

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Honorable Mention in International competition ‘Toronto: Middle City Passages’ | Toronto | CANADA

    Cipriani, L. (Recipient), L. Zuccaro Marchi (Recipient) & Alice Covatta (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Leonardo da Vinci Grant

    Cipriani, L. (Recipient), 2002

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively