- Ph.D, University of Florence
Giovannoni is an architect and urban planner, with a PhD. from the University of Florence, where he is a tenured Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning.
He teaches urban design studios and courses in urban theory and landscape urbanism. Giovannoni is currently a Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley, where he is teaching an urban design studio investigating the Macrolotto Uno in Prato, Italy. He is a founder and co-director of the scholarly association, Cross-disciplinary Urban Spaces, an international multi-disciplinary group of researchers focusing on urban and rural spaces. He was a visiting scholar at Harvardand UC Berkeley and a research fellow in Urban Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He has lectured widely and is the author of numerous publications, including his most recent book, (2017) Tuscany beyond Tuscany: Rethinking the City from the Periphery, and the co-edited volumes Urban Space and the Body (2019) and Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Italian Urban Space (2019).