Dr Palazzo is an architect/urbanist and landscape architect with a broad international experience in both research and the profession. She is the Coordinator of the Landscape Architecture Master program and 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. She has been lecturing in several universities in Italy and China (Pisa and Florence universities, Tsinghua Beijing), besides Australia, in urban design, environmental planning and landscape architecture.
Her research is situated across spatial planning, landscape design and urban ecology. Her work focuses on adaptive, regenerative and transdisciplinary design strategies to address environmental change, specifically exploring the role of flood management in the renewal of urban and cultural landscapes.
Dr Palazzo is a registered architect and landscape architect. She has collaborated with renowned landscape and urban design institutes, Fernado Tavora arquitectos in Portugal, Turenscape and THUPDI in China. In 20 years with her own practice, studiostudio architetti/urbanisti she has led several award winning large scale projects for governments and international organisations such as UNESCO. As Chief Architect/Landscape Architect she has realised projects and plans dealing with urban regeneration, green infrastructures design and environmental recovery of degraded urban areas and landscapes.
Personal website: Urban Ecosystem-design Lab
My Research Supervision
Urban landscape design theory and application
Constructed ecologies design and technology