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Cribari, Vincenzo

Visiting Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Dr. Cribari is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture in the School of Design and Community Development at the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design, West Virginia University. He obtained an M.Arch from the School of Architecture of the University of Florence in 2002. He earned a Ph.D. in Human and Community Development from the School of Design and Community Development and a Graduate Certificate in GIS and Spatial Analysis from Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design, West Virginia University in 2022.

Since 2003, he has been a registered architect, planner, and landscape architect in Italy, where he has worked in both professional and academic settings. Throughout his past work, he has focused on urban design, planning, and sustainability issues. The main projects he has conducted include the study for the redevelopment of brownfields, industrial and mixed-industrial areas of the Trentino region, as well as work on historic and industrial buildings. He has also worked on mobility and large infrastructure design projects, with an emphasis on the interactions between the built environment and the open and natural spaces. Some of his works have been produced as a result of winning national and international competitions. From 2010 to 2016, he was a research fellow and instructor at the University of Trento in Italy, where he focused on landscape studies and analysis, greenway and green infrastructure, infrastructure projects, and community planning, with a focus on the territorial dimension of recycling.

His current interests include research on social-ecological systems and social-techno-ecological systems, landscape and land-change dynamics, system analysis and design, scenario planning, landscape restoration and rehabilitation, green infrastructure, ecosystem services, and spatial analysis.


Cribari, V., Strager, M. P., Geneletti, D., & Yuill, C. (2022). Analyzing the interactions among multiple ecosystem services in a rural mining region in Central Appalachians. Ecosystems and People, 18(1), 189–211.

Cribari, V., Strager, M. P., Maxwell, A. E., & Yuill, C. (2021). Landscape Changes in the Southern Coalfields of West Virginia: Multi-Level Intensity Analysis and Surface Mining Transitions in the Headwaters of the Coal River from 1976 to 2016. Land, 10(7).

Staniscia, S., Yuill, C., & Cribari, V. (2020). Four plus one dimensions of transferability: defining a framework for the application of a landscape characterization in the USA. City, Territory and Architecture, 7(1).

Cribari, V., Mattiucci, C., & Staniscia, S. (2016). Dichotomies of a territory between the valley floor and the mountains [Dicotomie di un territorio tra fondovalle e montagna]. Scienze Del Territorio, 4, 163-171.

Cribari, V., Del Signore, M. (Eds.). (2017). Seven Strategies for Urbanism. University of Trento Press - List, Trento (IT).