Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center


Di Paola, Marcello

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor



Marcello Di Paola is an environmental philosopher. His work focuses on climate change, urban environments, the interaction between natural and technological systems, the science/policy interface, and various dimensions of the Anthropocene debate. Among his recent publications are Ethics and Politics of the Built Environment: Gardens of the Anthropocene (Springer, 2017) and Plant Ethics: Concepts and Applications (CRC Press, 2018). He is the founder and president of Minima Urbania, a network devoted to environmental education, social inclusion through urban agriculture, public speaking, and various cultural and creative activities.


PhD, Political Theory, LUISS University Rome

MSc, Philosophy, Public Policy, and Social Value, The London School of Economics and Political Science

BA, Social Sciences, University College Utrecht

Research Interests

Long term sustainability

Interaction between natural and technological systems

Philosophy of plants and gardens

Philosophy of meaning