Marco Amati is an Associate Professor in International Planning. He teaches and coordinates “The Urban Age” course (HUSO2341), for the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.
While mainly focusing on trees and green spaces within urban environments, Marco is also interested in e-planning, urban agriculture, planning history and Asian cities.
Marco is currently Chief Investigator with Rob Freestone on an ARC Discovery Grant: DP120101732. $152,000 Exhibitionism: codifying and communicating planning culture in Australia 1913–1951.
Marco is registered for research supervision in the following areas:
urban green spaces
planning and health
peri-urban regions and food
land reform in developing countries
East Asian cities
internet and public participation.
He has supervised 4 Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students to completion and has been involved in the supervision of many other students. He was in charge of the administration of the ~70 HDR student experience for students in the Department of Environment and Geography (Macquarie University) 2009–2013.
PhD, University of Tsukuba, 2005
Master of Environmental Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, 1998
Bachelor of Environmental Sciences (Energy Option) Honours, Leeds University, 1996
Member of the Planning Institute of Australia (Environmental Planning Chapter)
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
- Islam, R.,Walkerden, G.,Amati, M. (2017). Households' experience of local government during recovery from cyclones in coastal Bangladesh: resilience, equity, and corruption In: Natural Hazards, 85, 361 - 378
- Amati, M.,Freestone, R.,Robertson, S. (2017). "Learning the city": Patrick Geddes, exhibitions, and communicating planning ideas In: Landscape and Urban Planning, 166, 97 - 105
- Amati, M.,Freestone, R. (2016). All of London's a stage: the 1943 County of London Plan Exhibition In: Urban History, 43, 539 - 556
- Wang, M.,Chang, H.,Merrick, J.,Amati, M. (2016). Assessment of solar radiation reduction from urban forests on buildings along highway corridors in Sydney In: Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 15, 225 - 235
- Ghanbari Parmehr, E.,Amati, M.,Taylor, E.,Livesley, S. (2016). Estimation of urban tree canopy cover using random point sampling and remote sensing methods In: Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 20, 160 - 171
- Taylor, E.,Butt, A.,Amati, M. (2015). Making the blood broil: conflicts over imagined rurality in peri-urban Australia In: Planning Practice and Research, , 1 - 18
- Wang, M.,Amati, M.,BYRNE, J. (2014). Urban vegetation In: Australian Environmental Planning: Challenges and Future Prospects, Routledge, New York, USA
- Amati, M. (2014). Engagement and exhibitionism in the era of high modernism: Otto Neurath and the example of 1940s Bilston In: Exhibitions and the Development of Modern Planning Culture, Ashgate Publishing, Farnham, United Kingdom
- Freestone, R.,Amati, M. (2014). Town planning exhibitions In: Exhibitions and the Development of Modern Planning Culture, Ashgate, Farnham, United Kingdom
- Amati, M.,Freestone, R. (2014). Trans-national promotion of British and American planning practice in the 1940s In: Planning Theory and Practice, 15, 370 - 385
- Enabling active travel in Australian cities by mapping shadeways. Funded by: Smart Cities and Suburbs Program - Round 1 2017 from (2017 to 2019)
- Australia-Korea collaborative forums for Smart Green cities. Funded by: Australia Korea Foundation 2016 from (2016 to 2017)
- 'Seeing the good from the trees': remotely sensing the urban forest. Funded by: ARC Discovery Projects 2015 from (2015 to 2018)
- Improved Urban Systems for Liveability (Administrated by University of Melbourne).. Funded by: National Environmental Science Programme Grant 2015 from (2014 to 2021)
- Exhibitionism: codifying and communicating planning culture in Australia 1913-1951 Administered by UNSW. Funded by: ARC Discovery Projects via other University Grant pre-2014 from (2012 to 2014)
5 PhD Current Supervisions