Patrizia Riganti

Patrizia Riganti

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Staff Group(s)


Dr Patrizia Riganti Senior Lecturer in Real Estate and the Lead for Sustainable Heritage and Society sub-theme in the Global Heritage Strategic  Research Theme.

Career overview

Dr Patrizia Riganti is a Senior Lecturer in Real Estate in the School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment and Lead of NTU Global Heritage Research Theme on Sustainable Heritage and Society. She seats on two ICOMOS International Scientific Committees: Economics of Conservation and Energy and Sustainable Development, is a member of UNI-Habitat Universities initiative and one of the 40 signatories of the Tampa Declaration.

Research areas

An expert in urban studies, her research focuses on urban sustainable development and on the assessment of urban policies related to cultural heritage conservation, cultural diversity and sustainable cultural tourism. She is an architect, holding an MPhil in Urban Design, an MSc in Urban Planning and a PhD in Economic Valuation Methods in the Integrated Conservation of Architectural, Urban and Environmental Heritage.

External activity

Dr Riganti has been the Co-Investigator on research grants totalling over 8.5 million Euros; her research has been funded by RCUK, the World Bank and the European Union among others.

She has been the visiting professor at European and US universities, delivered over 28 invited speeches and published more than 58 refereed journals articles.

She is a grant reviewer for EU and UK research councils and member of the National Valuation Panel for the Italian Universities Research Assessment Exercise in 2013.