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
- Amati, M.,Ghanbari Parmehr, E.,McCarthy, C.,Sita, J. (2018). How eye-catching are natural features when walking through a park? Eye-tracking responses to videos of walks In: Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 31, 67 - 78
- Parris, K.,Amati, M.,Bekessy, S.,Dagenais, D.,Fryd, O.,Hahs, A.,Hes, D.,Imberger, S.,Livesley, S.,Marshall, A.,Rhodes, J.,Threlfall, C.,Tingley, R.,van der Ree, R.,Walsh, C.,Wilkerson, M.,Williams, N. (2018). The seven lamps of planning for biodiversity in the city In: Cities, 83, 1 - 20
- Dias Baptista, M.,Livesley, S.,Parmehr, E.,Neave, M.,Amati, M. (2018). Variation in leaf area density drives the rainfall storage capacity of individual urban tree species In: Hydrological Processes, 32, 3729 - 3740
- Duncan, J.,Boruff, B.,Saunders, A.,Sun, Q.,Hurley, J.,Amati, M. (2018). Turning down the heat: An enhanced understanding of the relationship between urban vegetation and surface temperature at the city scale In: Science of The Total Environment, 656, 118 - 128
- Dias Baptista, M.,Livesley, S.,Parmehr, E.,Neave, M.,Amati, M. (2018). Terrestrial laser scanning to predict canopy area metrics, water storage capacity, and throughfall redistribution in small trees In: Remote Sensing, 10, 1 - 22
- 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
- Alive & Thriving - Phase 1 - Indoor plant survival matrix. Funded by: Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited contract research (note the company is no longer eligible for CAT 1) from (2019 to 2019)
- Enabling active travel in Australian cities by mapping shadeways. Funded by: Smart Cities and Suburbs Program - 2017 onwards 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)
5 PhD Current Supervisions