Sergio Celestino

Current roles

Research fellow at the DICEA of Sapienza University of Rome, working on programming and strategic planning

Main experiences

Sergio Celestino, an architect, is a project manager with twenty years of experience in the Public Administration gained in local bodies, mainly at the Department of Public Works and Mobility of the Lazio Region and through elected offices, among which that of the Mayor of the Municipality of Formello, Rome. 

Originally an urban planner, in 2005 he obtained a PhD in Territorial Policies and, in his professional and political activity, gained experiences in programming and strategic planning, management and policy organisation and integrated communication. He has carried out teaching activities at the Sapienza University of Rome and, in recent years, has dealt with infrastructures, hydrogeological instability, port facilities and logistics.  

He is passionate about the territory, in all its historical, environmental, socio-cultural and economic complexities, which he studies as a planner and which he relates as a journalist. 

His main fields of activity and interest are:

  • Urban and territorial policies;
  • Strategic planning;
  • Territorial cohesion;
  • Port facilities and logistics.

Among the most important experiences pertaining to his present role are:

  • Implementation of community projects (INTERREG, LEADER+, EQUAL) on the Tuscia Romana territory with the purpose of territorial cohesion, as a member of the technical-scientific committee and  board of directors;
  • Drafting of plans and public works documents such as the PRMTL (Piano Regionale della Mobilità, dei Trasporti e della Logistica della Regione Lazio), Piano Integrato di Difesa delle Coste laziali and Piano di Sviluppo Strategico per la redazione della Zona Logistica Semplificata del Mar Tirreno Centro-Settentrionale;
  • Drafting and implementation of municipal and supramunicipal urban plans like the Variant of the General Urban Development Plan, Programmi Integrati, Piani Attuativi e di Recupero del Comune di Formello (Roma), PRUSST (Programma di Riqualificazione Urbana per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile del Territorio “Patrimonio di San Pietro in Tuscia” con capofila Civitavecchia), Area di Programmazione Integrata “Terre di Veio”;
  • Didactic activity at the Roma Tre University with teaching contracts for modules on Local Policies and Project Plan, in the Urban Planning Laboratory courses.

Luca defines himself as a nature and animal lover. And it would seem that he is in no way kidding about this, as he owns a farm in his native town Avezzano, with 15 dogs, a donkey, various goats, geese, ducks, hens and other animals. At present he breeds Giant Schnauzers, but in the past he also had Dogues de Bordeaux, Neapolitan Mastiffs and Bull Terriers. He loves sport and is a Lazio supporter.

Luca Persia

Born in Trabzon, Turkey, into a family of engineers–architects, Kagan loves travelling, especially in Europe. He defines himself as an optimist: in fact, he believes that everything can be managed and organised. He is keen on swimming and all water sports and favours science fiction novels and history. Last, but not least, he is passionate about his friends and his time shared with them.

Sevket Oguz Kagan Capkin

Roberto lives in Ciampino, where he was born. His rural origins often take him back to the countryside, where he tends to his plants and garden. It is there that he finds his natural habitat, restoring body and spirit. He is very keen on reading, technology, electronics and Hi-Fi and photography and in recent years has discovered a new hobby piloting a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone in open spaces and taking pictures from above. He also loves walking, especially in the woods and the mountains, searching for mushrooms, blackberries and wild fruits.

Roberto Carroccia

Colombian, Brayan is keen on travelling (over 30 countries visited), so much so that in the last 5 years he has lived in four different countries. This has allowed him to have an open mind, discover other cultures and learn other languages: he speaks English, Spanish and Italian. In 2018 he began running by pure chance, and today running is very much a fundamental part of his life. He loves tattoos and this is obvious as he has 15 of them. Lastly, he is a promoter of sustainable mobility, moving on foot, by bicycle and using public transport.

Brayan González-Hernández

Kristaq is a nature and sports lover. He goes diving and enjoys a game of five-a-side football with friends. He is passionate about history and, the excellent scholar that he is, prefers precise historical periods: the medieval in the Balkans and the World Wars of the 19th century.

Kristaq Pepkolaj

Artsiom, for his friends Artem, was born in Brest, Belarus, a town situated literally on the border between Poland and Ukraine. At present, he lives in a place with fewer boundaries, but just as beautiful - Rome. Artem challenges the chaos of the city by cycling, loves reading, travelling and doing sports, especially football, swimming and running.

Artsiom Sauchuk

Berrak was born in Istanbul, Turkey. She has always loved all animals, but cats have a special place in her heart. She has always loved science but thanks to her elder sister she learned to appreciate engineering in particular. What fascinates her instead is losing her way in the narrow streets of towns (Rome included) with her bicycle and observing their most beautiful details. At the weekend you are likely to find her in some local pub drinking an iced IPA.

Berrak Senses

Davide loves walking even though, every now and again, he prefers wandering around aimlessly – and as he’s an engineer we don’t even ask why. With an Italian mother and Japanese father, Davide has always sought to bring the features of both cultures into his work and life. In his spare time, he loves reading, especially the so-called “ninth art”: cartoons.

Davide Shingo Usami

Stephen was born in Kumbo, in the grass field areas of Cameroon. Growing up in an area with earthed roads which becomes very inaccessible during the long 8 months rainy seasons made him grow interest in studying Civil engineering. Being very passionate in promoting shared prosperity and in reducing poverty & suffering has motivated him to pursue his career on road safety where road accidents pose as “weapons of mass destruction” especially in low-income countries. While Stephen is a good goalkeeper who is always called up in his local football competition, in his free time, he loves cooking his cultural dishes (which he cultivates) and also spends time singing with his church choir.

Fondzenyuy Stephen Kome

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