Carmelo Ignaccolo is a Ph.D. Candidate in City Design and Development at MIT, DUSP, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University GSAPP where he teaches a graduate level course on digital techniques for Urban Design. Prior to MIT, Carmelo worked as Urban Planner for UN-Habitat at the Urban Planning and Design Lab in Nairobi, Kenya. His academic research focuses on built heritage, urban morphology and environmental psychology in historic cities. Carmelo holds a degree in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University, where he was a Fulbright scholar. His academic work has been exhibited at the Seoul Architecture Biennale (2019) and at the Bi-City Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (2020).