LEARNING FROM BARCELONA

Would your company, project or research benefit from urban design and green infrastructure benchmark projects, best practices and strategies in Spain or other parts of Europe?

Landscape architects and urban designers are usually too busy with project work to delve into research and investigate best practice projects and strategies, while urban planners, policy makers and researchers often lack knowledge of practical implementation of strategies. I can bridge this gap. As a landscape architect with more than 15 years work experience in Australia and Europe, I can offer a critical review and give advice regarding practical implementation of urban strategies and programs in a specific Australian context. 

Barcelona, like many other European cities, offers an incredible range of innovative urban design projects, community initiatives and government strategies. An example of one of the current programs being implemented is the Superblock, part of the City of Barcelona’s Ecosystemic Urbanism strategy, that presents valuable lessons for urban regeneration and expansion. Green infrastructure and climate change adaptation, specifically in Europe’s hot Southern regions, are further current topics where local benchmark projects can provide valuable input.

If you would like to add a European perspective to inform and enhance your design or planning strategy, research or government program, here is what I can do for you.


What I do

  • Case studies and best practices reports

  • Reviews of projects and urban strategies, and practical implementation

  • Assistance with European Union funding, grant applications and project research

  • Site visits and interviews with architects / planners / academics / government officials


Topics

  • Urban Sustainability

  • Urban Renewal/Expansion and Innovation

  • Climate Change Adaptation

  • Green Infrastructure/Green Roofs - including low-tech traditional horticultural and agricultural techniques and urban agriculture

  • Water Sensitive Urban Design

  • Community Engagement


My previous experience includes

  • Landscape Architect at Taylor Cullity Lethlean (Melbourne), Hassell Studio (Melbourne and Brisbane), Rush Wright Associates (Melbourne) and Hutterreimann Landschaftsarchitektur (Berlin)

  • Research & Innovation Associate at RMIT University, School of Architecture and Design (based in Barcelona)

  • Consultancy work for the University of Melbourne

  • Member of the Sustainability Committee Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (AILA), Victorian Chapter

Contact me for more information, references and portfolio, and tell me about your project.