After studying Architecture and Urban studies (MSc) at the "Federico II" University of Naples, professor Antonio Caperna achieved a PhD in Sustainable Urban Planning, a PG Cert in Inclusive Design, and a PG Dip. in Interactive Sustainable Design and Multimedia at Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy.
He's President and founder member of the International Society of Biourbanism.
His researches investigate how new scientific developments in the fields of fractals, complexity theory, evolutionary biology, and artificial intelligence can help producing a new human-oriented architecture. Actually he is investigating new theoretical results that consider urban structure as a coherent complex system, and the application of morphogenetic and biophilic approach to urban design.
Privileged research domains: Urban design and planning; Sustainability; Inclusive Design; ICT and Internet in the cities; Biophilia; Morphogenetic Design.
- Handbook of research on Urban Planning & Digital Technology, Aracne: Rome, in print
- Handbook of Research on E-Planning: ICTs for Urban Development and Monitoring, Hershey: IGI, 2009.
- “The problems of the contemporary architectural expression and the changing role of symbols”, XXII UIA World Congress, Turin, 2008
- “Sacred and Profane in Architecture”, The Mute Transmitter of the Outspoken Emotions. The Integrating Role of the Spiritual Places for the XXI Century City Dwellers, UIA Poland: Warsaw, 2007.
- Caperna A., Salingaros N.A., “Complexity as new methodological approach in architecture and urban planning”, Italian Urbanist Congress (INU), Genoa, 2006.