DAVIDE PONZINI received his PhD in Urban Planning from the Politecnico di Milano, where he is currently Assistant Professor of Urban Planning. His research interests are planning theory and urban policy tools, urban and cultural policy. He has been a visiting scholar at Yale University, Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University and Sciences Po Paris. His research work has been published in the main scientific journals in the planning and architectural field (Urban Studies, Cities, Environment and Planning C, European Planning Studies and others) and has been presented in international congresses, lectures and seminars. Author of the book Il territorio dei beni culturali (Carocci, Rome 2008) and co-author, with Pier Carlo Palermo, of the book Spatial Planning and Urban Development: Critical Perspectives (Springer, Heidelberg and New York 2010).

MICHELE NASTASI received his Master of Science in Industrial Design at the Politecnico di Milano, where he teaches Architectural Photography. Since 2004 he has been working as a photographer of architecture, urban landscape and interiors for International architectural firms and magazines, as well as developing his own research projects. His pictures have been published in journals and magazines (Lotus, A + U, Abitare and others), books (recently, Counterpoint: Daniel Libeskind in Conversation with Paul Goldberger, Monacelli Press, New York/Birkhäuser, Basel 2008, and Daniel Libeskind and the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Rizzoli International, New York 2008) and exhibited at the Biennale di Venezia and in other personal and collective exhibitions in Europe and the USA. Since 2007 he has been Managing Editor of Lotus international.