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
- Deilami, K.,Shooshtarian, S.,Rudner, J.,Butt, A.,Amati, M. (2022). Resilience and Adaptation Strategies for Urban Heat at Regional, City and Local Scales In: Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience, Springer, Switzerland
- Sun, C.,MacLeod, T.,Both, A.,Hurley, J.,Butt, A.,Amati, M. (2021). A human-centred assessment framework to prioritise heat mitigation efforts for active travel at city scale In: Science of the Total Environment, 763, 1 - 39
- Ordonez-Barona, C.,Bush, J.,Hurley, J.,Amati, M., et al, . (2021). International approaches to protecting and retaining trees on private urban land In: Journal of Environmental Management, 285, 1 - 15
- Parmehr, E.,Amati, M. (2021). Individual tree canopy parameters estimation using uav-based photogrammetric and lidar point clouds in an urban park In: Remote Sensing, 13, 7 - 17
- Rakoto, P.,Deilami, K.,Hurley, J.,Amati, M.,Sun, C. (2021). Revisiting the Cooling Effects of Urban Greening: Planning Implications of Vegetation Types and Spatial Configuration In: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 64, 1 - 12
- Amati, M. (2021). The City and the Super-Organism, Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
- Amati, M.,Deilami, K.,Stanford, H. (2021). Where will all the trees be? An assessment of urban forest cover and management for Australian cities In: Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited North Sydney, Australia
- Hurley, J.,Saunders, A.,Boruff, B.,Duncan, J.,Knight, G.,Amati, M.,Sun, Q.,Caccetta, P.,Chia, J. (2020). Benchmarking Urban Vegetation Cover: Melbourne, Perth, Sydney In: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Melbourne, Australia
- Dias Baptista, M.,Amati, M.,Fletcher, T.,Burns, M. (2020). The economic benefits of reductions in nitrogen loads from stormwater runoff by street trees In: Blue-Green Systems, 2, 267 - 281
- Hurley, J.,Amati, M. (2020). Global review of incentive schemes for the retention and successful establishment of trees on private urban land In: Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited North Sydney, Australia
- Nationwide longitudinal database for emerging CALD Communities and social-environmental inequalities. Funded by: Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) Grant from (2022 to 2023)
- Integrated Heat Vulnerability Assessment Toolkit for Australian Cities (Administered by University of Melbourne). Funded by: Australian Government Department of Education and Training - Competitive from (2021 to 2022)
- Where will all the trees be?. Funded by: Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited - Competitive from (2020 to 2020)
- Alive & Thriving - Phase 1 - Indoor plant survival matrix. Funded by: Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited - Contract (note the company is no longer eligible for CAT 1) from (2019 to 2019)
- Global review of incentive schemes for the retention and successful establishment of trees on private urban land (Administered by University of Melbourne). Funded by: Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited - Competitive from (2019 to 2019)
3 PhD Current Supervisions4 PhD Completions