Alessio Russo

Alessio Russo is the Head of Laboratory of Urban and Landscape Design at Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, Russia. He holds a Bachelor in Science in Plant Production from the University of Naples, a Post-Graduate Specialization in Healing Garden Design from the University of Milan and a Master in Science in Landscape Design and Planning from the University of Pisa. He received his Ph.D. in Urban Forestry from the University of Bologna. Dr. Russo has been a Contract Professor for a Master course in Landscape Architecture at the University of Rome La Sapienza. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Florida, USA; Free University of Bozen–Bolzano, Italy; USAMV University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and the University of Hamburg, Germany. Dr. Russo has worked as a Landscape Architect in the UK, Italy and the UAE, dealing with sustainable design and eco-urbanism.
Research Link: ResearchGate, Google Scholar

Research and Projects

  • SMART PARK - Designing and planning a smart park in Russky Island, Vladivostok, (research proposal)
  • Biophilic Vladivostok: Planning for sustainable and smart urban environments (research proposal)
  • ECOBENE, Quantifying ecosystem disservices to better assess the net benefits of urban forests, Merano, Italy (P.I.: Prof. Zerbe S., Cooperation partner: Russo A., Laboratory of Urban and Landscape Design (FEFU))


Landscape design of environment
Computer modeling in landscape design

Conference Proceedings

Russo A. (2016) Designing edible green infrastructures in resilient cities. Конференция ICON-LA 2016 -Open urban space and landscape architecture: searching for new solutions, 8-9 июня 2016, Санкт-Петербург, Россия.
Russo A. Cirella G.T. (2016) Biophilic cities: Planning for sustainable and smart urban environments. BRICS Smart Cities Conference, 17-19 августа 2016, Джайпур, Индия.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Dadea C., CasagrandeBacchiocchi S., La Rocca N., Mimmo T., Russo A., Zerbe S. (2016) Heavy metal accumulation in urban soils and deciduous trees in the City of Bolzano,N Italy. Waldökologie, Landschaftsforschung undNaturschutz – Forest Ecology, Landscape Research and Nature Conservation. (in press)