The Lab at FULL

Designing the future of cities through their urban legacies

FULL (Future Urban Legacy Lab) is an interdepartmental center of the Politecnico di Torino, operating in the field of urban and territorial transformations. It analyzes the processes of physical, economic, and social modification, and it provides design visions at different scales to support decision-making processes.

FULL, thanks to its multidisciplinary community of affiliates, aims at integrating the ”Urban Legacies” – which represent, as a whole, the anthropic and natural assets embedded within the urban territory – into new development visions, able to foster the debate about the future of the city.

FULL challenges the traditional conceptions of urban space. It promotes the debate about new interpretations for the contemporary urban transformation phenomena, to deal with the main issues posed by two opposite tendencies: on one side the rapid urbanizations and, on the other hand, the diffuse obsolescence and decommissioning of extensive parts of the city fabrics, resulting from the crisis of the traditional socio-economic models.

FULL aims to merge the knowledge of the past and present conditions of the urban territories with the capability to project new strategic visions of the future, able to support the dialogue among decision-makers and stakeholders of the urban transformations.

FULL can rely on a manifold and multifaceted methodology of research, that reflects the richness and the variety of the scientific sectors that compose its scientific community. The research activities are based on cross and interdisciplinary methods; collaboration and experimentation; internationalization and comparative methods; theoretical and practical approach.

FULL bridges the competences of several departments of Politecnico di Torino: DAD, DAUIN, DENERG, DET, DIATI, DIGEP, DIST, to create a multidisciplinary task force able to deal with the most challenging “wicked problems” of contemporary urban society.

FULL provides a broad range of competencies from various PoliTO Departments, single UniTO researchers, and international scholars committed to the field to dialectically reframe issues of a socio-technical nature, overcoming the tech/humanities divide and fostering the intersections of past and future visions in an experimental stance accustomed to work with partial and adjusted insights.

Departments and people

Director, Associate Professor
Urban and regional planning
Full Professor
Architectural technology
Full Professor
Business and Management Engineering
Full Professor
Architectural and urban design
Full Professor
Telecommunications
Associate Professor
Sanitary and environmental engineering
Full Professor
Building physics and building energy systems
Full Professor
Telecommunications
Full Professor
Building physics and building energy systems
Associate Professor
Business and Management Engineering
Associate Professor
Architectural technology
Associate Professor
Architectural and urban design
Associate Professor
Economic and political geography
Associate Professor
Architectural and urban design
Associate Professor
Urban and regional planning
Executive Manager
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Associate Professor
Sanitary and environmental engineering
Full Professor
Urban and landscape planning
Associate Professor
Building physics and building energy systems
Full Professor
Building physics and building energy systems
Full Professor
Economic and political geography
Associate Professor
Excavation engineering and safety
Associate Professor
Excavation engineering and safety
Assistant Professor
Architectural and urban design
Full Professor
Business and Management Engineering
Associate Professor
Strategy and Economics
Associate Professor
Building physics and building energy systems
Full Professor
Urban and Regional Development
Full Professor
Urban and regional economics
Full Professor
Real estate appraisal
Full Professor
Applied economics
Full Professor
Urban and regional economics
Associate Professor
Architectural restoration
Associate Professor
Building physics and building energy systems
Full Professor
Architectural and urban design
Associate Professor
Architectural and urban design
Full Professor
Architectural and urban design
Full Professor
Surveying and mapping
Associate Professor
Architectural technology
Associate Professor
Architectural and urban design
Research Fellow
Sociology of culture and communication
Research Fellow
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Research Fellow
Economic and political geography
Assistant Professor
Urban and regional economics
Assistant Professor
Architectural and urban design
Assistant Professor
Architectural and urban design
Research Fellow
Architectural and urban design
Research Fellow
Urban and regional planning
Assistant Professor
Urban and regional planning
Research Fellow
Urban and regional planning
Research Fellow
Urban and regional economics
Assistant Professor
Surveying and mapping
PhD candidate
Architectural and urban design
Research Fellow
Building physics and building energy systems
Research Fellow
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Research Fellow
Landscape architecture and planning
Research Fellow
Telecommunications
Research Fellow
Building physics and building energy systems
Research Fellow
Architectural technology
Research Fellow
Architectural technology
Research Fellow
Architectural and urban design
Research Fellow
Hydraulics
Research Fellow
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PhD candidate
Urban and landscape planning
PhD candidate
Urban and regional planning
PhD candidate
Architectural and urban design
PhD candidate
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PhD candidate
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PhD candidate
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PhD candidate
Architectural and urban design
PhD candidate
Urban and regional planning
PhD candidate
Urban and regional economics
PhD candidate
Urban and regional planning
PhD candidate
Architectural and urban design
PhD candidate
Architectural and urban design
PhD candidate
Urban and landscape planning
PhD candidate
Architectural and urban design
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