Research Staff
Mario Giampieri

Mario Giampieri is an urban planner and Research Associate at the Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU) at MIT. Mario graduated from MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning where his thesis proposed a novel web tool for understanding and modeling vulnerability to extreme flood events in Houston, TX. Mario worked as a graduate research assistant at the Civic Data Design Lab, where he co-developed GIS and modeling projects with external clients including the Gehl Institute and Facebook. Mario developed Python scripts to understand the impact of different development scenarios on scenic views along the Hudson River with WXY architecture + urban planning, and worked as a Program Officer at the Wildlife Conservation Society where he developed the user interface design and parametric research for visionmaker.us, as well as historic watershed modeling for Brooklyn and Queens, New York as part of the Welikia Project.

Selected Publications:

Giampieri, Mario A, Dubois, B., Allred, S., Bunting-Howarth, K., Fisher, K., Moy, J., Sanderson, E.W. (2017) Visions of resilience: lessons from applying a digital
democracy tool in New York’s Jamaica Bay watershed. Urban Ecosystems.

Aloisio, J. M., Palmer, M. I., Giampieri, M. A., Tuininga, A. R. and Lewis, J. D. (2017) Spatially-dependent biotic and abiotic factors drive survivorship and physical structure of green roof vegetation. Ecol Appl, 27: 297–308. doi:10.1002/eap.1444

Swanson, Larry, M. Dorsch, M. Giampieri, P. Orton, A. Parris, E.W. Sanderson. (2016) Dynamics of the Biophysical Systems of Jamaica Bay. In Sanderson, Eric (Ed.) Prospects for Resilience: Insights from New York City’s Jamaica Bay. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.