Researcher

Dr Elisa Palazzo

My Expertise

urban landscape architecture 

water sensitive urban design (WSUD),

design for flooding,

climate sensitive cities, 

urban ecosystems, 

cultural landscape resilience, bio-cultural diversity

community engagement and adaptive capacity, 

place making / tactical urbanism

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Biography

Dr Palazzo is an architect/urbanist and landscape planner with a broad international experience in both academia and the profession. Currently senior lecturer at UNSW Sydney, her Ph.D. in urban design, regional and environmental planning examined the role of landscape architecture in urban design to achieve more resilient and environmentally sound cities. 

Dr Palazzo has a 20 years experience in large scale public domain project management,...view more

Dr Palazzo is an architect/urbanist and landscape planner with a broad international experience in both academia and the profession. Currently senior lecturer at UNSW Sydney, her Ph.D. in urban design, regional and environmental planning examined the role of landscape architecture in urban design to achieve more resilient and environmentally sound cities. 

Dr Palazzo has a 20 years experience in large scale public domain project management, including cultural landscapes, carried on for government and international organisations such as UNESCO.
She has been teaching in several universities in Italy and China (Pisa and Florence universities, Tsinghua Beijing) besides Australia, in the fields of urban design, environmental planning and landscape architecture.
Dr Palazzo is a registered architect and landscape architect and she has collaborated with the most renowned landscape and urban design institutes on the contemporary scene such as Turenscape and THUPDI in China. In the role of Chief designer, she has developed and realized many awarded landscape and urban design concepts, in particular dealing with street scape design, urban regeneration, green infrastructure design and environmental recovery of degraded urban areas and landscapes.

Her research work focuses on adaptive and transdisciplinary strategies to address environmental change, specifically exploring the role of bio-cultural diversity in the regeneration of urban  socio-ecological systems and cultural landscapes, including:

  • Climate and water sensitive cities and landscapes. Design for flooding. Adaptive urban design.
  • Adaptive capacity of urban landscapes, urban ecosystem design.
  • Resilience of cultural and peri-urban landscapes. 
  • Mobility corridors and green infrastructures planning and design.
  • Drone mapping for landscape planning and design.

 

You can find her work on Research Gate, Orchid, Linkedin, Pinterest.

Previous projects:  Urban Ecosystem-design Lab


My Awards

Place Leadership Award 2019 in the frame of the Place Agency project as Placemaking University Leader for UNSW. The award recognises significant leadership by an individual or a group who has made a contribution to the advancement of place-making through raising the national and/ or international profile of place-making. Place Leaders Asia and the pacific 28/11/2019, Canberra. https://www.placeleaders.com/awards

Executive Dean’s award for excellence in teaching 2017, Faculty of the Professions, University of Adelaide.


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

I am available to supervise in any area pertaining to my research interests.


Currently supervising

Water sensitive cities and flood management

Bush Fire management in peri-urban landscapes

Brownfield regeneration

Transition to Green Cities

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