Sophia Arbara

Job Title: Phd Candidate & Early-Stage Researcher, Marie Sklodowska - Curie Fellow under the Heriland Programme Institutional affiliation: Università degli studi Roma Tre, Department of Architecture

Sophia is a Phd Candidate at the Department of Architecture, Università degli studi Roma Tre. She holds a master’s in Architectural Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and a master’s in Urban Design from the University of California, Berkeley.

In the professional practice, she has worked in Architecture and Urban Design Studios in Madrid and Rotterdam, engaging with multi-scalar projects including the future of urban mobility, strategic urban design, infrastructural resilience, and data-driven spatial analysis.

Within the academic realm, she has worked as a Teaching Assistant at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design and formerly as a research fellow in the “Urban Laboratory” at the University of Florianopolis, Brazil. Her ongoing research project focuses on the relationship between mobility and cultural heritage sites through an analysis of the street space in the city of Rome.


Arbara, S., and R. D’Autilia. “A Population Game model for the Expansion of Airbnb in the City of Venice.” Sustainability, special issue on Human Geography and Social Sustainability, 2021.

Arbara, S., R. Calzado Lopez, and L. Lecea. “Spaces in motion: Hybrid collectivities for a nomadic practice.” ATLANTIS, Magazine by Polis. Platform for Urbanism and Landscape Architecture (Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft 30), 2020: 11-14.

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