Dr Palazzo is an architect/urbanist and landscape planner with a broad international experience in both academia and the profession. She is currently the Coordinator of the Landscape Architecture Master program and Senior Lecturer at UNSW. 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.
Dr Palazzo is a registered architect and landscape architect. In 20 years with her own practice, studiostudio architetti/urbanisti she has developed large scale public domain projects, including on cultural landscapes, for government and international organisations such as UNESCO. She has collaborated with renowned landscape and urban design institutes such as Fernado Tavora arquitectos in Portugal, Turenscape and THUPDI in China. In the role of Chief designer, she has developed and realized many large scale award-winning urban design projects and plans, dealing with urban regeneration, green infrastructures design and environmental recovery of degraded urban areas and landscapes.
Her current 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.
Personal website: Urban Ecosystem-design Lab