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Dr. Antonella Radicchi

  • E-Mail: Antonella.Radicchi@mfn.berlin
  • Museum für Naturkunde
    Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
    Invalidenstraße 43
    10115 Berlin
    Deutschland
  • Teaching

    TU Berlin, Institute of Urban and Regional Planning Berlin, Germany
    •    Project Studio Course: Is Berlin a Walkable City? Part II (B.Sc. Urban and Regional Planning, Winter Semester 2021-2022, 8h/week/semester, 12 ECTS, on campus/online).
    •    Seminar Course: Ökonomie der Stadterneuerung: “Sustainability and Urban Renewal” (M.Sc. Urban and Regional Planning, Summer Semester 2021, 2h/week/semester, 3 ECTS, online).
    •    Project Studio Course: Is Berlin a Walkable City? (B.Sc. Urban and Regional Planning, Winter Semester 2020-2021, 8h/week/semester, 12 ECTS, online).
    •    Seminar Course: Ökonomie der Stadterneuerung: “Sustainability and Urban Renewal” (M.Sc. Urban and Regional Planning, Summer Semester 2020, 2h/week/semester, 3 ECTS, online).
    •    Project Studio Course: Light- and Soundscapes of the Urban Night. Berlin/Florence (M.Sc. Urban and Regional Planning, Winter Semester 2016-2017, 8h/week/semester, 12 ECTS, on campus, co-taught with Dietrich Henckel).

    University of Ferrara, Faculty of Architecture, Ferrara, Italy
    •    Teaching Module: The Sound of the City, Architectural and Urban Design Studio Course (M.Sc. Architecture, Spring Semester 2014, 20h/semester, on campus).

    Kent State University, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Florence, Italy
    •    Field Trip-Based Course: Reading Cities (BSc. Architecture and Environmental Design, Spring Semester 2013, Fall Semester 2012, Spring Semester 2012, 92h/semester, on campus).

    University of RomaTre, Faculty of Architecture, Rome, Italy
    •    Teaching Module: Immaterial and Sensorial Components of the Urban Habitat, Urban Design Studio Course (M.Sc. Architecture, Spring Semester 2013, Fall Semester 2012, 20h/semester, on campus).

    University of Firenze, Faculty of Architecture, Florence, Italy 
    •    Teaching Module: Landscape Design through the senses, Urban Design Studio Course (M.Sc. Architecture, Fall Semester 2010, 20h/semester, on campus).
     

  • Publications

    Dr Radicchi's publication track record as an author and editor includes 50+ publications e.g., articles published in peer-reviewed journals, special issues of peer-reviewed journals, refereed book chapters, conference papers and a monograph.

    She was invited to contribute to the open access book Geographic Citizen Science Design: No One Left Behind (Skarlatidou & Haklay, eds, 2021) with the chapter “Citizen science mobile apps for soundscape research and public space studies. Lessons learned from the Hush City project”. She is the lead author of the policy report "Citizen Science  for Policy across Europe", an outcome of the EU-Citizen.Science project.

    Her publication track record is open access at http://www.antonellaradicchi.it/portfolio/publications/.

  • Projects

  • Scientific Profile

    Dr Radicchi is an award-winning urbanist with excellent leadership, analytical and communication skills. Italian, based in Berlin and fluent in English, she has over ten years of professional experience in Germany, Italy and the US, working with international teams at the forefront of research and innovation.

    Dr Radicchi holds a position as a Senior Research Associate in the Society and Nature Department at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, where she managed the H2020 EU-Citizen.Science project, leading a consortium of 23 partners across 14 European countries. Since 2016, she also has worked as a Senior Research Associate at the TU Berlin Institute of Urban and Regional Planning. 

    She is a Member of the High-Level Expert Team working for the Mutual Learning Exercise on Citizen Science Initiatives, Policy and Practice launched by the European Commission Research and Innovation Directorate-General.

    Dr Radicchi has earned international recognition for creating Hush City, an innovative participatory methodology, which resolves a gap at the European policy level by involving people in identifying, assessing and planning quiet areas, as a measure to reduce noise pollution in cities. 

    Her work has been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship and a Rotary International Ambassador Scholarship, among others, and presented in international media such as the BBC Future, World Economic Forum, WIRED.

    She is a licensed Architect and holds a PhD in Urban Design and Territorial Planning (MIT / University of Firenze). 

    She is a Member of the European Citizen Science Association and the Italian Citizen Science Network. She also is a Member of the Committee Governance and Citizen Rights – Participation of the Italian National Institute of Urbanism. 

    Thematic expertise

    • research and innovation;
    • urban environmental planning of factors affecting health and well-being (quiet areas, noise and its interplay with artificial light, and odours); 
    • sustainable urban models (walkable cities, 15-Minute City); 
    • citizen science and societal engagement;
    • digital technology, such as mobile apps and digital platforms.

    Awards & Grants

    2021 John Connell Soundscape Award, 2019 Prix BLOXHUB Interactive, Honorary Mention (Category: Excellence), 2018-2020 HEAD-Genuit Foundation Research Grant, 2017 Technical University of Berlin Teaching Award, 2016 Falling Walls Young Innovator of the Year (Finalist),  2016-2018 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship (COFUND TU Berlin-IPODI program), 2016 Technical University of Berlin Career Development Grant, 2012 Research Award City of Florence, 2010 INU National Institute of Urbanism Best Italian Dissertation in Territorial Planning, 2007-2008 Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship.