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Date: Thursday 3 September
Time: login @ 5:30pm -7:00pm (Note ACST - Adelaide Time)
FORMAT: ZOOM Seminar - Link to be sent the day prior to event
CPD Points: 1.5 FORMAL Points
Cost: Free Event for all
RSVP: Wednesday 2 September
Extreme urban heat can severely affect the health and wellbeing of the community, the environment, and the economic performance of cities. Many of these problems are likely to become more severe in the future, partly due to significant urbanisation and densification processes but also because these are exacerbated by the impacts of climate change and global warming. In particular, for those living in Mediterranean climate zones, such as in the Adelaide Metropolitan Region, the effects of an increasingly hotter and drier planet have become more obvious and significant. Reducing urban overheating and improving outdoor thermal comfort conditions are critical aspects that should be addressed by both researchers and practitioners.
However, tackling such a complex (wicked) problem requires developing novel landscape design solutions and approaches informed by defensible scientific evidence and sounding research methods. To investigate cities’ warming processes, advanced and innovative tools in landscape architecture research can be applied to examine the [inter]relationships between urban form, materials, greenery, energy (i.e. energy consumption for heating and cooling, anthropogenic heat, sensible and latent heat, etc.) and carbon emissions.
In this talk, Dr Carlos Bartesaghi Koc will present the most recent research projects he has been involved with, which implemented methods such as GIS (geographic information systems), remote sensing (satellite and airborne-based imagery), meteorological data, point cloud modelling (LiDAR – light detection and ranging), as well as computational tools (Rhinoceros + Grasshopper) and climatic simulation.
Attendees will also be able to participate in a facilitated Q+A session after the presentation.
Dr Carlos Bartesaghi Koc
Carlos is a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at University of Adelaide. Before, he completed a PhD in Planning and Urban Development and Master in Sustainable Development at UNSW-Sydney and a Bachelor in Architecture in his home country Peru. His PhD dissertation received the inaugural Dean's Award for Outstanding PhD theses in 2019.
Carlos transitioned into academia at UNSW in 2015 as sessional lecturer before starting his post-doctoral research fellowship in 2018. Afterwards, he became lecturer in Architecture (Environment) at Deakin University in 2019. Over the last 13 years he has combined teaching and research positions, consultancy activities and practice-based design in Australia, Peru and Chile.
As landscape architect and climatologist, his research has recently focused on the thermal performance of green infrastructure on urban microclimate by applying a 'systems thinking' approach. In particular, he is focusing on performance-based analysis of cities, neighbourhoods, urban precincts, streets and buildings from ecological and holistic point of views. Carlos’ second research focus is on climate-sensitive, generative and responsive landscape design supported by computational and sensor-driven technologies such as AI, machine learning, and remote sensing.
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