Luigi Fusco Girard is Professor of Economy and Environmental Evaluation within the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Naples Federico II , Italy. In addition to this, he is Director of both the Department of Conservation of Architectural and Environmental Assets, and the Specialization School in Restoration of Monuments. He also coordinates the PhD Course in Evaluation Methods for the Integrated Conservation of the Architectural, Urban and Environmental Heritage . Bruno Forte is Professor of Dogmatic Theology within the Theological Faculty of Southern Italy, in Naples, Italy, and works as a Consultant of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Maria Cerreta, PhD and Pasquale De Toro, PhD, both work within the Department of Conservation of Architectural and Environmental Assets at the University of Naples Federico II (Italy). Fabiana Forte, PhD, works within the Faculty of Architecture at the Second University of Naples, Italy.
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