In 2001, Nicola Leonardi dall’Occa dell’Orso, engineer, along with his wife Carlotta Zucchini, founded THE PLAN, today one of the most authoritative architecture and design journals on the international scene. THE PLAN now has 8 issues a year and a worldwide circulation of more than 38.000 every issue. It is available in bookshops, newsstands and on subscription.
In 2003 THE PLAN EDITIONS was set up to gear the publication of special volumes and monographs on architecture and design.
In 2008, he founded another annual periodical, THE PLAN – URBAN DEVELOPMENT: its first edition – UD01 – came out as a special issue of THE PLAN focusing at large ongoing international urban development schemes and the attendant real estate.
Again in 2008, THE PLAN EDITIONS signed a strategic agreement with the Publishing House Thames & Hudson for the publication and international distribution of a series of single-theme volumes on architecture. A separate agreement for distribution within Italy was made with Scriptamaneant, Italian Publishing House specialising in art and architecture books.
Nicola has lectured widely and been an invited speaker at many conferences and architecture faculties both in Italy and abroad. He has chaired numerous events concerned with architecture. Advisor to Milan’s Triennale Foundation for its “Italian Architecture Gold Medal” award, Nicola has served on the juries of several Italian and international awards. His companies have offered their services as media partners to many architectural events.
Today Nicola is Editor-in-Chief of THE PLAN and Publisher of THE PLAN EDITIONS.
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