Valeria Pellegrini graduated in Architecture and Urban Planning from Università degli Studi “Roma Tre”. In 2011, she was actively involved in a research project focusing on planning for adaptation to climate change impacts in urban areas. From 2013 to 2016, she pursued independent research, investigating the integration of adaptation for climate change in the development of urban policies. In 2016, she obtained a Ph.D. degree in “Local Project and Territorial Policies” from Università degli Studi “Roma Tre”. Meanwhile, she has also participated in the coordination of several National and European events and contests in the field of sustainable urban environment at WWF Italy, acting as reference person for participant management.
In addition to her consulting activity for Georisk Engineering S.r.l., Valeria is currently involved with WWF Research and Projects, in the field of environmental assessment of urban policies, projects and plans. In 2017, she obtained a Master in European Project Management for planning and development, specifically aimed at European Calls for Proposals.
She is currently affiliated with the REHMI (REgional Models and geo-Hydrological Impacts) Division of Euro Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC Foundation) and involved in the Strategic Project for Climate change effect on urban areas.
- Urban planning and urban risk management
- Environmental impact and strategic assessment of urban plans and policies
- Monitoring of European Funding and planning and management of European projects
Dott. Ing. (M.Sc.Eng., Ph.D.)
Stefano Renzi obtained his undergraduate degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Florence (Italy) in 2004, and his Ph.D. in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering from the same institution in 2009. He is a registered professional practicing engineer since 2006. In 2010 he was awarded a post-doctoral research fellowship at University of Padova (Italy) focusing on the application of geophysical investigations to Site Response Analysis. In 2011 he was awarded a post-doctoral research fellowship at University of Firenze (Italy) focusing on the numerical modelling and seismic soil-structure interaction analysis for the mediaeval towers of San Gimignano (Siena-Italy). Dr. Renzi is the author of refereed publications appearing as articles in international journals and proceedings of international conferences, and has been invited as keynote speaker at the University of Florence (Italy) and at the Corps of Engineers of the Siena Province (Italy).
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
- Dynamic soil-structure interaction analysis
- Yard Safety Engineering
Dott. Geol. (M.Sc.Geology)
Teresa Gracchi obtained her Master of Science in Geological Sciences and Technologies at the University of Florence. As research fellow, she worked at the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Florence concerning “Methodologies for the definition of the geomorphological risk in areas characterized by fractured rock masses and rockfall, and for the dynamic modelling of slope stability to estimate landslide run-out”. In the same department, in 2017 she obtained a research grant to work on “Innovative ground deformation monitoring techniques by means of wireless sensor networks”. She is currently a joint-PhD student at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Florence and at the Faculté des Géosciences et de l’environnement of the University of Lausanne, in the framework of the International Doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering program. Her research involves the use of innovative techniques for landslide monitoring, with a specific focus on the definition of early warning systems. She collaborated to a LIFE+ research project in environmental safety funded by the European Commission. She is the author of scientific publications in journals and proceedings of international conferences.
- Geomorphological risk analysis
- Landslide modeling
- Landslide monitoring
- Early warning systems