Fabio Vanin

Academic and teaching staff

  • Current position Professor of Landscape Urbanism
  • Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Faculty of Sciences
    Department of Geography
    Pleinlaan 2, room 4.53
    BE-1050 Brussels
  • Phone +32 (0)2 629 3510
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Fabio Vanin is professor of landscape urbanism at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and co-founder and director of LATITUDE Platform for Urban Research and Design. His current research addresses environmental threats in urbanized areas, focusing in particular on water, and on emerging urban patterns based on security issues. He also has a strong research interest in the growth of African cities, especially in Lusophone countries.

Current teaching

Design studio 1 (MSc STeR*)

Design studio 2 (MSc STeR*)

Landscape 2 with Elke Vanempten (MSc STeR*)

Educational background

2004-2008: PhD in Urbanism, IUAV University of Venice, Italy

1996-2003: BA and MA in Architecture (cum laude),  IUAV University of Venice, Italy

Previous positions/employment

2014: Research Fellow, Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, University of Bayreuth, Germany

2013-2014: FSE Research Fellow, IUAV University of Venice, Italy

2012-2014: Researcher, SUPSI, University of Lugano, Switzerland

2013: Teaching assistant and tutor, Venice Semester Abroad Program, University of Virginia, United States

2010-2011: Researcher, teaching assistant and tutor, Department of Urbanism, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands

2009-2010: Senior Urban Designer, BUUR Bureau Urbanisme, Brussels, Belgium

2009: Researcher, Berlage Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2008: Teaching assistant and tutor Urban Advanced Design Studio, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

2006-2007: Researcher, Department of Urbanism, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands

2004-2005: Senior Urban Designer, Studio Secchi Viganò, Italy and Belgium

Key publications

Vanin, F (2015) Physical and Ephemeral Devices for Urban Security: the Case of Luanda, in: E. Bonini Lessing (ed.) Urban Safety and Security, Milan: Franco Angeli.

Vanin, F (2015) Questioning the Urban Form: Maputo and Luanda, in: C. Nunes Silva (ed.) Urban Planning in Lusophone African Countries, Farnham: Ashgate.

Vanin, F (2013) Maputo, cidade aberta. Investigação sobre uma capital Africana / Maputo, open city. Investigations on an African capital, Lisbon: Fundação Serra Henriques.

Vanin, F (ed.) (2013) Pancho Guedes: Vitruvius Mozambicanus, Venice: IUAV editions.

Vanin, F, (2013) Rhone river, in: Maria Chiara Tosi (ed.) Towards an Atlas of the European Delta, LISt-LAb, Trento.