Giancarlo Mangone

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Introduction Giancarlo Mangone, PhD, M. Arch, is currently principal of Symbiosis: Sustainable Design + Consulting, and Director of the Ecologically Positive Community [EPC] design research lab. Dr. Mangone’s research and work is focused on investigating the maximum ecological performance potential (sustainability) of buildings, landscapes, and communities. Dr. Mangone has generated innovative, highly effective sustainable design solutions that demonstrate that effective sustainable design can also generate social and economic benefits to communities and building owners, including ecologically positive communities, hybrid infrastructures, and microforests. As principal of Symbiosis, he has applied his research to award-winning projects throughout the world, including the US, Latin America, Europe, China, and Africa. Dr. Mangone regularly collaborates with innovative design, engineering, and development firms, such as Ken Yeang, Schmidt Hammer Lassen, William McDonough&Partners, and Mecanoo Architecten, and research centers and communities throughout the world, including ECOSUR in Mexico, CEN in Nicaragua, and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro's Faculty of Architecture & Urbanism.