Luciano Cessari (M), Associate Director of Research at the ISPC Institute of Heritage Sciences of the CNR National Research Council of Italy. He used to be a member of the Scientific Board of the Cultural Heritage Department of CNR. He received his degree cum laude in Architecture and his Ph.D. in Town Planning from the Sapienza University of Rome.
Cessari‘s research focuses on the documentation and conservation of historical buildings, in particular using an interdisciplinary method for the survey, diagnosis, and restoration strategies. He is the author and editor of several books, and his more than 100 publications include articles, essays, conference papers, and catalogues. He has coordinated and held workshops and training courses in Italy, Greece, Cyprus, and Malta on the Mediterranean heritage. Cessari is the founder and director of many projects of the European Commission in different countries, including Uzbekistan, for the preservation of the Timurid monuments of Samarkand. In Italy, Spain, Greece, Malta, and France he has coordinated the Aramis project for the study and conservation of Islamic hydraulic structures, and the Metafora and Citadels projects for the documentation of the fortified Mediterranean heritage. More recently, his research has included projects on sustainable technologies aimed at supporting innovative solutions to assess the impact of energy-saving interventions in monuments and historical cities. The research aims to identify and delineate the new design strategies, technology solutions, and systems of governance needed to facilitate the upgrading and renewal of old urban centres to make them sustainable and attractive in their development, respecting their original features.
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