Lecturer in Landscape Architecture
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Currently, I am a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at University of Adelaide. Before, I completed my PhD in Planning and Urban Development (UNSW) in 2018, where I analysed the thermal performance of green infrastructure on urban microclimate using remote sensing, spatial econometrics and predictive modelling methods. My research received the inaugural Dean's Award for Outstanding PhD theses in 2019.
I transitioned into academia at UNSW in 2015 as sessional lecturer before starting my post-doctoral research fellowship in 2018. Afterwards, I became lecturer in Architecture (Environment) at Deakin University in 2019. Over the last 13 years I have combined teaching and research positions, consultancy activities and practice-based design in Australia, Peru and Chile.
As an architect, urban designer and climatologist, I am interested in analysing the spatial and temporal dynamics and interactions that occur in the built environment by applying a 'systems thinking' approach. In particular, I focus on performance-based analysis of cities, neighbourhoods, urban precincts, streets and buildings from ecological and holistic point of views. My 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.
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
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.
Date Position Institution name 2019 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 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 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
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 InterestsArchitectural Design Architecture Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing Built Environment and Design Climate Change Processes Climatology Ecology Energy Environmental Engineering Design Environmental Monitoring Knowledge Representation and Machine Learning Landscape Ecology Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Urban and Regional Planning
Year Citation 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 Scopus1 WoS1
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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2016 Koc, C. B., Osmond, P., & Peters, A. (2016). A Green Infrastructure Typology Matrix to Support Urban Microclimate Studies. Procedia Engineering, 169, 183-190.
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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.
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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.
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 2021 McAuley, A., Osmond, P., Bartesaghi Koc, C., & Stoller, P. (2021). Urban Heat Planning Toolkit. 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.
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)).
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
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
SRT 750 - Sustainable Future (Chair)
SRD 742 - Architecture Masters Studio B
SRD 764 - Urban Design Studio
SRT 711 - Thesis (Supervisor)
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
Date Role Board name Institution name Country 2017 - 2017 Board Member Built Environment Faculty Board UNSW Australia
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2016 - ongoing Member International High-Performance Built Environments Conference (iHBE) iHBE Australia 2009 - 2012 Member Commission for Self-assessment and International Academic Accreditation Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism. UNSA Peru
Date Role Membership Country 2015 - ongoing Member International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC) United States 2009 - ongoing Member Peruvian Institute of Architects (CAP) Peru
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