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

I am an Urban Landscape Architect with experience in both academia and the profession. I have obtained a doctoral degree in Urban Design, Regional and Environmental Planning discussing a thesis on the role of landscape disciplines in urban design. Prior to joining UNSW, from 2006 to 2010, I have been teaching at the Universities of Florence and Pisa in Italy. In 2012-2013, as visiting professor and research scholar at Tsinghua University in...view more

I am an Urban Landscape Architect with experience in both academia and the profession. I have obtained a doctoral degree in Urban Design, Regional and Environmental Planning discussing a thesis on the role of landscape disciplines in urban design. Prior to joining UNSW, from 2006 to 2010, I have been teaching at the Universities of Florence and Pisa in Italy. In 2012-2013, as visiting professor and research scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing, I have collaborated with the School of Architecture and the Graduate school of Landscape Architecture, until I moved to Australia in 2014.

I am a registered architect (OAF, It) and Landscape Architect (AILA) with over 20 years experience in the practice, working mainly with the public sector. As co-founder of the Swiss-Italian design office studiostudio, I was involved in several architectural, urban design and landscape projects in Europe, Middle East and China. As UNDP/UNESCO consultant, I have coordinated the Bethlehem Area Conservation and Management Plan in the West Bank, Palestine from 2007 to 2010.

My research interests include:

  • 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 me 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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