Jury panel


Fabrizio Cembalo Sambiase

AIAPP Italian Association of Landscape Architecture - IT

Agronomist, has been working in the field of design for public space and regional planning since 1986, he collaborates with several architectural firms. He is founder of the landscape architecture and engeneering company Progetto Verde and works as consultant on landscape design, planning and maintenance of public space for several public institutions. He has made the project of different PV parks in Italy such as Valentano and Magliano Sabina in Lazio and Monreale in Sicilia with the aim of realizing a solar farm. At present he is a corrispondent accademic of the national accademy of agriculture. He is member of the advisory board for the horticultural sector at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. He is president of CBC section of AIAPP (Italian Association of Landscape Architecture).

Daniela Di Cosmo

Municipality of Giussago - IT

Mayor of the Municipality of Giussago since 2017. Before which she was the Councillor for Public Education and Child Policy in 2016 and the Councillor for Environment and Land Control, Equal Opportunities, Public Education and Child Policy from 2010 to 2015 both of which for the Municipality of Giussago. Graduate in Informatics she has twenty years of experience in developing and maintaining web applications, with the focus of implementing evolutionary solutions and re-engineering management applications in Trade Finance, Insurance and Mobile environments, all on multilingual platforms.

Fausto Ferruzza

Legambiente - IT

President of Legambiente Toscana, member of the National Observatory for the Quality of Landscape (Ministry of Culture) since 2015, and member of the National Secretariat of Legambiente (in charge of landscape) since 2019. He is an ecology activist and expert in the analysis of territorial contexts. In addition, he is the author of numerous essays and articles on many diverse environmental problems in Italy.

Matteo Marini

NeoruraleHub - IT

Senior advisor to NeoruraleHub, has more than 28 years of experience in the Power and Automation markets, having led the European organization of a large multinational company. He is the President of IMQ Group, the leading Testing, Inspection and Certification body, an entrepreneur in the domain of waste collection technologies.

Annalisa Metta

IN/Arch National Institute of Architecture - IT

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Roma Tre University. In 2016 she was the Italian Fellow in Architecture/Landscape Architecture at the American Academy in Rome, where she currently serves as advisor. She has lectured in many universities and cultural institutions, among which the School of Design at the Penn University in Philadelphia; the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, the École Nationale Supérieure de Paysage de Versailles /Marseilles, the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca in Rome, the Parson School of Design in New York. Among its works, Bosco Italia at the 13th Venice International Architecture Exhibition, Italian Pavillon.

Elizabeth Monoian & Robert Ferry

LAGI Land Art Generator Initiative - USA

Elizabeth Monoian (designer) and Robert Ferry (architect) are the founding co-directors of the Land Art Generator Initiative, an organization dedicated to accelerating the clean energy transition by leveraging the power of art and design. LAGI designs places for people that share land use with distributed renewable energy generation, powering hundreds of homes with works of art in public space.

Alessandra Scognamiglio

ENEA Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development - IT

Senior researcher at the Renewable Energy Technology department of ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development) and now in the Photovoltaics and smart devices division. Being topic organizer of the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (EUPVSEC) since 2008, she serves to coordinate the programme contributions on the use of photovoltaics in buildings and nature. For the EUPVSEC she is also the creator and chairperson of the event “Photovoltaics, Forms, Landscapes. Beauty and power of designed photovoltaics”, taking place since 2010. Coordinator Task force Sustainable Agrivoltaics@ENEA, establishing a national network of stakeholders from photovoltaics, agriculture, landscape design and environmental organisations. General chair 8th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Milan, Italy, 26-30 September 2022

Heinz Ossenbrink

ETA Florence Renewable Energies Senior Advisor on renewables - DE

Heinz Ossenbrink joined the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in 1982. He built up the JRC’s activity on Photovoltaics when Europe started its research and pilot programme for Photovoltaic systems. In 1995 he became Head of the Unit for Renewable Energy, and expanded research and support activities to Energy Efficiency and Bio-Energy, notably Biofuels. His work was dedicated to the scientific support of EU legislation for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency. More recently, he developed the unit’s portfolio to support Africa’s efforts for a renewable energy supply. Since 1982 he contributed to the standards work of the IEC TC82, Solar Photovoltaic Systems, in particular regarding calibration of reference cells and lifetime testing of PV modules. He has been serving in the Scientific Committees and in Chairperson functions of leading scientific conferences, such as the prestigious series of European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conferences and the European Biomass Conferences. He is senior advisor of ETA Florence Renewable Energies.

Sven Stremke

Wageningen University Amsterdam Academy of Architecture - NL

Associate Professor (tenured) Landscape Architecture at Wageningen University and Professor Landscape Architecture at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture/University of the Arts (part-time). His research focuses on sustainable landscapes with special attention to energy transition. In 2019, with support of the ESG directors, Sven and his WEnR colleague Jeroen Sluijsmans launched the so-called Solar Research Program: A One Wageningen initiative to consolidate and boost research on solar energy at Wageningen UR.

Christian Thiel

Joint Research Centre of European Commission - IT

Christian holds a Master’s degree in geoecology from the Technical University Braunschweig and a doctoral degree (Dr. nat. techn.) from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. Before joining the European Commission he worked in the automotive industry. In his current role as head of unit Christian supervises scientific support work for European energy efficiency and renewables’ policies. The unit also houses the European Solar Test Installation (ESTI), a European reference laboratory for the characterisation of photovoltaic devices.