Paola Viganò, Ph.D, is a full professor at EPFL and at University IUAV of Venice. She directs the series of the Quaderni of the doctoral program in Urbanism in Venice. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design and at multiple European schools, and is a member of the European Master in Urbanism (EMU). She has won many design competitions, and in 1990, together with Bernardo Secchi, she founded Studio, which works today on urban and architectural projects in Europe. The park of Spoornoord and Theaterplein in Antwerp, and the urban projects and public spaces of La Courrouze in Rennes are among them. In 2008–2009, Studio guided one of the ten groups selected for the ‘Grand Pari(s)’, the project and research on the Parisian agglomeration. In 2011 Studio was selected to work on a vision for Brussels 2040, and in 2012 for Greater Moscow. In 2013 Paola Viganò received the Grand Prix de l’Urbanisme in France.