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Professor of Urban Planning and Design, University of Cincinnati

Danilo Palazzo is a Professor and Director of the School of Planning at the University of Cincinnati. Before moving to Cincinnati, he served on the faculty at the Polytechnic of Milan. Italy as a program coordinator for the Master of Architectural Engineering. He earned an M.Arch from the Polytechnic of Milan and a Ph.D. in Planning from IUAV Venezia. Dr. Palazzo has been a visiting scholar at the School of Planning and Landscape Architecture at Arizona State University (1995), the School of Planning at the University of Cincinnati (1997 and 1998), Polytechnic of Milan (2021), and Visiting Professor at the School of Design, Jiangnan University, PRC (2019). His current research interests are urbanism, urban design, and pedagogy.
Dr. Palazzo co-authored with Frederick Steiner, Urban Ecological Design: A Process for Regenerative Places (Island Press, 2011, also translated in Chinese—Yilin Press, Nanjing, 2018—and in Farsi—Ferdowsi University of Mashhad Press, 2023), and authored a chapter on "Pedagogical Tradition" to the Companion to Urban Design (Routledge, 2011). He’s the co-editor, with Vikas Mehta, of the Companion to Public Space (Routledge, 2020) and with Leah Hollstein and Stephen Diko (eds.), of the Routledge Companion to Professional Awareness and Diversity in Planning Education (Routledge, 2023.)


  • –present
    Professor of Urban Planning and Design. Director of the School of Planning, University of Cincinnati


  • 1993 
    Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia. Venice, Italy, Ph.D. in urban and Regional Planning