About the Author
Sergio Porta is assistant professor in urban planning and design at the Department of Architecture and Planning of the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy, where he holds the ‘Laboratory of Urban Design’ course. He is adjunct professor at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Kevin Thwaites researches and teaches landscape architecture and urban design at the Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield where he is Director of Learning and Teaching. He has worked in private practice and, with Ian Simkins, is co-founder of elp:rdu, a research facility which explores experiential aspects of outdoor space use. Ombretta Romice is an architect heading the Urban Design Masters at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. She is actively involved in IAPS (International Association for People-Environment Studies). Mark Greaves is a professional planner focused on the delivery of exemplary urban design solutions. He is currently working in local authority planning in the UK.