Carlos Bartesaghi Koc

Dr Carlos Bartesaghi Koc

Lecturer

School of Architecture and Built Environment

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Carlos Bartesaghi Koc is a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at University of Adelaide. Before, he completed his PhD in Planning and Urban Development (UNSW) in 2018, where he analysed the thermal performance of green infrastructure on urban microclimate using remote sensing, spatial econometrics and predictive modelling methods. His research received the inaugural Dean's Award for Outstanding PhD theses in 2019.

He 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.

His research centres on environmental geosciences, urban ecology, remote sensing, and urban climatology. He currently focuses on how to rationally quantify the spatial and temporal interactions between the atmosphere, vegetation, and the built form to provide new frameworks and methodologies to support policy- and decision-making to benefit urban planning and design. His second research focus is on climate-sensitive and generative+responsive design supported by computational and sensing technologies such as AI, machine learning, IoT and smart sensors.

The impact of Dr Bartesaghi Koc's research extends well beyond academia. His work has been incorporated into multiple documents of national and international interest (e.g., guides, toolkits, industry reports) to inform decision-making processes for industry and all levels of Australian government (local, state, and federal).

My research spans across multiple spatial scales, disciplines and topics including urban ecology, remote sensing (spaceborne, airborne and terrestrial), numerical modelling and simulation, spatial data science, GIS, responsive+generative design,  IoT technologies, machine learning & artificial intelligence (AI), algorithm-based design, urban climatology and meteorology, energy efficiency, air quality, and environmental monitoring.   

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 - ongoing Lecturer in Landscape Architecture University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2019 Lecturer in Architecture (Environment) Deakin University
    2018 - 2019 Postdoctoral research fellow UNSW Australia
    2015 - 2018 Sessional lecturer (Course convener) UNSW Australia
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2021 Distinction Commendation award in the Climate Change and Resilience category Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) Australia
    2021 Award Commendations for the Enhancement of Innovation of Student Learning The University of Adelaide Australia 1000
    2021 Award Best Sustainability Initiative Greater Sydney Commission Planning Awards Australia
    2020 Award 2020 Excellence in Teaching and Learning ECMS University of Adelaide Australia 1000
    2019 Award Dean’s Award for Outstanding PhD Theses Graduate Research School, UNSW Australia
    2018 Award Thesis submission award Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW Australia
    2018 Fellowship PhD Writing Fellowship Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW Australia 12,000
    2018 Achievement Second place and People's choice award - 3MT competition Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW Australia
    2017 Achievement People's choice award - 3MT competition Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW Australia
    2015 Teaching Award Recognition for outstanding teaching performance Built Environment. UNSW Australia
    2015 Scholarship Top-up Scholarship CRC for Low Carbon Living Australia
    2015 Scholarship University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA) UNSW Australia
    2014 Distinction Dean’s Merit List Honour (Sem. 1 & 2) Built Environment, UNSW Australia
    2013 Scholarship Endeavour Scholarship Award Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education Australia
    2012 Recognition Recognition for higher Academic and Professional Achievements Faculty of Architecture & Urbanism. Universidad Nacional de San Agustín Peru
    2011 Award Second Place. SAIE Selection 2011 - Architects under 40 Category ARCHIEUROPE Italy
    2009 Award Highly Commended Award. National Architecture Student Competition ARKINKA Peru
    2009 Recognition Honourable Mention. Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Competition UNESCO and Goi Peace Foundation Japan
    2009 Scholarship Scholarship Program for English Studies Fulbright Commission United States
    2009 Award Semi-Finalist & Award of Merit. Urban S.O.S. Competition AECOM United Kingdom
    2008 Honour Medal of Honour Universidad Nacional de San Agustín Peru
    2008 Award Highly Commended Award. Ecohouse International Student Competition The Concrete Centre & Oxford University United Kingdom
    2007 Recognition First Prize “ex aequo”. Bayer Young Environmental Envoy BAYER and UNEP Germany
    2007 Nomination Shortlisted project. 2nd Advanced Architecture Contest. IaaC Spain
    2006 Award First Prize. Architecture and Urbanism Essay Competition Universidad Nacional de San Agustín Peru
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Portuguese Can read, understand spoken and peer review
    Spanish - Latin American Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2015 - 2018 UNSW Australia Australia PhD in Planning and Urban Development
    2013 - 2014 UNSW Australia Australia Master of the Built Environment in Sustainable Development. MB.Env. (SustDev).
    2002 - 2008 Universidad nacional de San Agustin (UNSA) Peru Bachelor in Architecture (BArch. – 1st Class Honours)
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Bartesaghi-Koc, C., Osmond, P., & Peters, A. (2022). Innovative use of spatial regression models to predict the effects of green infrastructure on land surface temperatures. Energy and Buildings, 254, 18 pages.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2022 Urech, P. R. W., Mughal, M. O., & Bartesaghi-Koc, C. (2022). A simulation-based design framework to iteratively analyze and shape urban landscapes using point cloud modeling. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 91, 11 pages.
    DOI
    2022 Kolokotsa, D., Lilli, K., Gobakis, K., Mavrigiannaki, A., Haddad, S., Garshasbi, S., . . . Santamouris, M. (2022). Analyzing the Impact of Urban Planning and Building Typologies in Urban Heat Island Mitigation. Buildings, 12(5).
    DOI
    2021 Bartesaghi-Koc, C., Haddad, S., Pignatta, G., Paolini, R., Prasad, D., & Santamouris, M. (2021). Can urban heat be mitigated in a single urban street? Monitoring, strategies, and performance results from a real scale redevelopment project. Solar Energy, 216, 564-588.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS12
    2020 Bartesaghi-Koc, C., Osmond, P., & Peters, A. (2020). Quantifying the seasonal cooling capacity of ‘green infrastructure types’ (GITs): An approach to assess and mitigate surface urban heat island in Sydney, Australia. Landscape and Urban Planning, 203, 21 pages.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS16
    2019 Bartesaghi-Koc, C., Osmond, P., & Peters, A. (2019). Mapping and classifying green infrastructure typologies for climate-related studies based on remote sensing data. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 37, 154-167.
    DOI Scopus30 WoS27
    2019 Bartesaghi-Koc, C., Osmond, P., & Peters, A. (2019). Spatio-temporal patterns in green infrastructure as driver of land surface temperature variability: The case of Sydney. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATION AND GEOINFORMATION, 83, 17 pages.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS18
    2018 Bartesaghi Koc, C., Osmond, P., & Peters, A. (2018). Evaluating the cooling effects of green infrastructure: A systematic review of methods, indicators and data sources. Solar Energy, 166, 486-508.
    DOI Scopus106 WoS95
    2018 Bartesaghi Koc, C., Osmond, P., Peters, A., & Irger, M. (2018). Understanding Land Surface Temperature Differences of Local Climate Zones Based on Airborne Remote Sensing Data. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 11(8), 2724-2730.
    DOI Scopus35 WoS33
    2017 Koc, C. B., Osmond, P., Peters, A., & Irger, M. (2017). A methodological framework to assess the thermal performance of green infrastructure through airborne remote sensing. Procedia Engineering, 180, 1306-1315.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS9
    2017 Bartesaghi Koc, C., Osmond, P., & Peters, A. (2017). Towards a comprehensive green infrastructure typology: a systematic review of approaches, methods and typologies. Urban Ecosystems, 20(1), 15-35.
    DOI Scopus79 WoS73
    2016 Koc, C. B., Osmond, P., & Peters, A. (2016). A Green Infrastructure Typology Matrix to Support Urban Microclimate Studies. Procedia Engineering, 169, 183-190.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS14
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2022 Bartesaghi Koc, C., Soebarto, V., Hawken, S., & Sharifi, E. (2022). The potential for urban canopy cover to reduce heat-related mortality in Adelaide.. In N. Aghamihammadi, & M. Santamouris (Eds.).
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2017 Bartesaghi Koc, C., Osmond, P., Peters, A., & Irger, M. (2017). Mapping Local Climate Zones for urban morphology classification based on airborne remote sensing data. In 2017 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, JURSE 2017 (pp. 4 pages). Dubai, U ARAB EMIRATES: IEEE.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS13
    2017 Bartesaghi Koc, C., Osmond, P., & Peters, A. (2017). Mapping and classifying green infrastructure typologies for climate-related studies based on airborne remote sensing data. In http://www.greeninurbs.com/finalconference/. Orvieto, Italy.
    2014 Bartesaghi Koc, C. (2014). Squatter Settlements as social catalysts towards a sustainable urban development: A positive look at the case of Villa El Salvador, Lima-Peru. In http://sedici.unlp.edu.ar/bitstream/handle/10915/56107/Documento_completo.pdf-PDFA.pdf?sequence=1. La Plata, Argentina.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2016 Bartesaghi Koc, C., Osmond, P., Peters, A., & Irger, M. (2016). Application of a green infrastructure typology and airborne remote sensing to classify and map urban vegetation for climate adaptation. Poster session presented at the meeting of https://www.nccarf.edu.au/sites/default/files/Climate_Adaptation_2016_Abstract-booklet_final1.pdf.
    2016 Bartesaghi Koc, C., Osmond, P., Peters, A., & Irger, M. (2016). A methodological framework to assess the thermal performance of green infrastructure through airborne remote sensing. Poster session presented at the meeting of International High- Performance Built Environment Conference – A Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2016 Series (SBE16).
    2016 Bartesaghi Koc, C., Osmond, P., & Peters, A. (2016). A green infrastructure typology matrix to support urban microclimate studies. Poster session presented at the meeting of 4th International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Island.
    2016 Bartesaghi Koc, C., Osmond, P., & Peters, A. (2016). Evaluating the thermal performance of urban green infrastructure at local scale: A methodological framework. Poster session presented at the meeting of 11th Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure (ACCARNSI) ECR Conference.
    2012 Bartesaghi Koc, C. (2012). The Systemic Approach: A design methodology to face world crisis from architecture and urban planning. Poster session presented at the meeting of EME3. International Architecture Festival: Bottom-UP. Barcelona, Spain.
    2012 Bartesaghi Koc, C. (2012). Landscape restoration and sustainable design of the future Landfill of Arequipa metropolitan area. Poster session presented at the meeting of Seminar: System of Parks, Ecological Infrastructure and Natural Areas for Arequipa.
    2009 Bartesaghi Koc, C. (2009). Systemic Agro-Tourism, Self-sufficient Eco-shelters in urban degraded contexts. Poster session presented at the meeting of Latin American Architecture Student Summit 2009. Trujillo, Peru.
    2007 Bartesaghi Koc, C. (2007). A Systemic Urban Planning. New Technical Instruments for the Urban Planning of Mollebaya District. Poster session presented at the meeting of 8th National & 1st International Congress of Geography: Geography, Globalization and Sustainable Development.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2022 Santamouris, M., Papadopoulos, A., Paolini, R., Khan, A., Bartesaghi Koc, C., Haddad, S., . . . Feng, J. (2022). Cool Roofs Benefit Analysis - Volume 1 - Cool Roofs : International Progress, Technology, Market, and Legislative Frame.
    2022 Santamouris, M., Papadopoulos, A., Paolini, R., Khan, A., Bartesaghi Koc, C., Haddad, S., . . . Feng, J. (2022). Cool Roofs Benefit Analysis - Volume 12 – Alice Springs, Darwin and Hobart: Analysis and Results of the Climatic and Energy Performance
    of Cool Roofs. Methodology, Global Results and Conclusions.
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    2022 Santamouris, M., Papadopoulos, A., Paolini, R., Khan, A., Bartesaghi Koc, C., Haddad, S., . . . Feng, J. (2022). Cool Roofs Benefit Analysis - Volume 13 – Alice Springs, Darwin and Hobart: Analysis and Results of the Climatic and Energy Performance
    of Cool Roofs. Description and Results of Building Case Studies.
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    2022 Santamouris, M., Papadopoulos, A., Paolini, R., Khan, A., Bartesaghi Koc, C., Haddad, S., . . . Feng, J. (2022). Cool Roofs Cost Benefit Analysis - Volume 14 - Barriers,
    Implementation Benefits and Drawbacks and Recommendations
    .
    2021 Santamouris, M., Papadopoulos, A., Paolini, R., Khan, A., Bartesaghi Koc, C., Haddad, S., . . . Feng, J. (2021). Cool Roofs Benefit Analysis - Volume 2 - Sydney: Analysis and Results of the Climatic and Energy Performance of Cool Roofs. Methodology, Global Results and Conclusions..
    2021 Santamouris, M., Papadopoulos, A., Paolini, R., Khan, A., Bartesaghi Koc, C., Haddad, S., . . . Feng, J. (2021). Cool Roofs Benefit Analysis - Volume 3 - Sydney: Analysis and Results of the Climatic and Energy Performance of Cool Roofs. Description and Results of Building Case Studies..
    2021 Sharifi, E., Bartesaghi Koc, C., VanderBerg, J., Marchant, J., & Soebarto, V. (2021). Microclimate Assessment Report.
    2021 McAuley, A., Osmond, P., Bartesaghi Koc, C., & Stoller, P. (2021). Urban Heat Planning Toolkit.
    2021 Santamouris, M., Papadopoulos, A., Paolini, R., Khan, A., Bartesaghi Koc, C., Haddad, S., . . . Feng, J. (2021). Cool Roofs Benefit Analysis - Volume 4 - Melbourne: Analysis and Results of the Climatic and Energy Performance of Cool Roofs. Methodology, Global Results and Conclusions..
    2021 Santamouris, M., Papadopoulos, A., Paolini, R., Khan, A., Bartesaghi Koc, C., Haddad, S., . . . Feng, J. (2021). Cool Roofs Benefit Analysis - Volume 5 - Melbourne: Analysis and Results of the Climatic and Energy Performance of Cool Roofs. Description and Results of Building Case Studies..
    2021 Santamouris, M., Papadopoulos, A., Paolini, R., Khan, A., Bartesaghi Koc, C., Haddad, S., . . . Feng, J. (2021). Cool Roofs Benefit Analysis - Volume 6 - Brisbane: Analysis and Results of the Climatic and Energy Performance of Cool Roofs. Methodology, Global Results and Conclusions..
    2021 Santamouris, M., Papadopoulos, A., Paolini, R., Khan, A., Bartesaghi Koc, C., Haddad, S., . . . Feng, J. (2021). Cool Roofs Benefit Analysis - Volume 7 - Brisbane: Analysis and Results of the Climatic and Energy Performance of Cool Roofs. Description and Results of Building Case Studies..
    2021 Santamouris, M., Papadopoulos, A., Paolini, R., Khan, A., Bartesaghi Koc, C., Haddad, S., . . . Feng, J. (2021). Cool Roofs Benefit Analysis - Volume 8 - Adelaide: Analysis and Results of the Climatic and Energy Performance of Cool Roofs. Methodology, Global Results and Conclusions..
    2021 Santamouris, M., Papadopoulos, A., Paolini, R., Khan, A., Bartesaghi Koc, C., Haddad, S., . . . Feng, J. (2021). Cool Roofs Benefit Analysis - Volume 9 - Adelaide: Analysis and
    Results of the Climatic and Energy Performance of Cool Roofs. Description and Results of Building Case Studies.
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    2021 Santamouris, M., Papadopoulos, A., Paolini, R., Khan, A., Bartesaghi Koc, C., Haddad, S., . . . Feng, J. (2021). Cool Roofs Benefit Analysis - Volume 10 - Perth: Analysis and Results of the Climatic and Energy Performance of Cool Roofs. Methodology, Global Results and Conclusions..
    2021 Santamouris, M., Papadopoulos, A., Paolini, R., Khan, A., Bartesaghi Koc, C., Haddad, S., . . . Feng, J. (2021). Cool Roofs Benefit Analysis - Volume 11- Perth : Analysis and
    Results of the Climatic and Energy Performance of Cool Roofs.
    Description and Results of Building Case Studies.
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    2019 Ding, L., He, B. -J., Craft, W., Petersen, H., Osmond, P., Santamouris, M., . . . Midlam, N. (2019). Cooling Sydney Strategy: Planning for Sydney 2050 (SP0012u3). Sydney: CRC for Low Carbon Living.
    2019 Santamouris, M., Pignatta, G., Haddad, S., Paolini, R., Bartesaghi Koc, C., Brozzetti, M., . . . Sansone, G. (2019). Preliminary design of a smart climatic road in Phillip St. Parramatta.
    2019 Santamouris, M., Haddad, S., Garshasbi, S., Bartesaghi Koc, C., Paolini, R., Kolokotsa, D., . . . Lilli, K. (2019). Sydney’s Third City: Strategic planning for advanced climate mitigation and energy consumption. CRC for Low Carbon Living.
    2019 Roos, P., Wang, R., Jones, D., Walker, A., Sadick, A. -M., & Bartesaghi Koc, C. (2019). Design for Enhanced Learning in Modular Classrooms through Biophilic Design.
    2019 Bartesaghi Koc, C., Osmond, P., Ding, L., Qi, J., Jackson, S., & Durkin, P. (2019). Urban heat amelioration design guide: Reducing urban heat at the lot scale in new developments.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2018 Bartesaghi Koc, C. (2018). Assessing the thermal performance of green infrastructure on urban microclimate. (PhD Thesis, UNSW Australia).
    2011 Bartesaghi Koc, C. (2011). Systemic Recycling: Urban Waste Treatment and Final Disposal Facilities for Arequipa Metropolitan Area. (Undergraduate Dissertation, Universidad Nacional de San Agustin (UNSA)).

2021   Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources; UNSW
Cool roofs cost benefit analysis study
Value: $AUD 12,000 (Co-investigator)

2020   University of Adelaide, ACT Government and Edge Consulting
ACT Government Microclimate Assessment
Value: $AUD 100,187 (Co-investigator)

2019   Deakin University, Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC)
Coastal Scenario Planning Model – Point Impossible to Jan Juc Coastline
Value: $AUD 60,615 (Co-investigator)

2019   Deakin University, Melton City Council
Smart Melton: Planning for liveable and sustainable growth
Value: $AUD 150,000 (Co-investigator)

2019   Deakin University | ECR Industry collaboration support fund
Collaborative workshops: Interactive Augmented Reality Sandbox
Value: $AUD 1,500 (Co-investigator)

2019   University of New South Wales, HCL Consultants Ltd.
Technical assistance for minimum energy performance standards for buildings in the Indian ocean commission (ioc) member states
Value: $AUD 32,240 (Co-investigator)

2019   University of New South Wales, NT Department of Trade 
Darwin - Supervision, experiment and evaluation of the cooling performance of the shading and greenery mitigation structure and energy saving potential
Value: $AUD 80,000 (Co-investigator)

2018  CRC for Low Carbon Living, City of Parramatta 
Preliminary Design of a Smart Climatic Road in Phillip Str Parramatta
Value: $AUD 35,000 (Co-investigator)

2018  University of New South Wales | BE S2 2018 Internal Faculty Grant Scheme
PhD Writing Fellowship
Value: $AUD 12,000

2018  Catholic University of Saint Mary (UCSM)
Identification of urban heat islands using thermal and multispectral imagery to support climate change mitigation and adaptation in Arequipa – Peru
Value: $AUD 16,500 (Co-investigator)

2016  CRC for Low Carbon Living 
Guide to urban cooling strategies
(Co-investigator)

2015  CRC for Low Carbon Living 
Scheme: Node of Excellence – Assessing the thermal performance of green infrastructure on urban microclimate
Value: $AUD 21,000 (Co-investigator)

2014  Travel Grant – Polytechnic University of Hong Kong
To attend the 2014 Summer School at the Faculty of Construction and Environment
Value: $AUD 4,500

 

University of Adelaide
DESST3516 - Design Studio VI: Adaptogenic Machines
ARCH7034 - Studio Urbanism: Metabolic Fluxes
ARCH7037 - Experiential Studio Onshore
LARCH7031 - Landscape Architecture Studio: Extreme Territories 
ARCH7042 - Designing Research 

Deakin University
SRT 750 - Sustainable Future (Chair)
SRD 742 - Architecture Masters Studio B 
SRD 764 - Urban Design Studio
SRT 711 - Thesis (Supervisor) 

UNSW
LAND 7321 - Landscape Technology 2 (Chair)
LAND 7272 - Landscape Technology 1: Materials and fabrication (Chair) 
PLAN 2002 - GIS and Urban Informatics ​​​​​​(Chair)
PLAN 1002 - Environment & Sustainability (Chair)
BENV 7728 - GIS and the Built Environment (Chair)
UDES0002 - Urban Design Studio 2 (Co-Chair)
PLAN 7122 - Master of Planning research project (Supervisor)

PLAN 3671 / PLAN7145 / PLAN2007 - City building: Infrastructure Planning 
SUSD 0001 - Sustainable Development and Urban Environment 
BENV 2930 - Living Architecture 
LAND 1351 - Landscape Management 
PLAN 7123 - Urban Planning and Infrastructure 

SUSD 0002 - Resources, Materials and Sustainability
PLAN 3671 - Transport, Land-use and Environment
BENV 7732 - Sustainable Infrastructure
SUSD 0009 - Environmental Auditing 

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor Assessing the potential of urban voids for increasing landscape connectivity in Adelaide, Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Jian Cui
    2022 Co-Supervisor Rapid Urban Greening to address the Biodiversity Crisis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Maximilian Dirk McQuillan
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - ongoing Co-Supervisor A Framework for Embedding Biophilic Design Patterns into Green Building Rating Tools Deakin University Doctorate Full Time Xiaoyi Guan

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