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Dr Carlos Bartesaghi Koc

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Smart Cities

PhD (UNSW); MBEnv. (UNSW); B.Arch  (1st class Hons) (UNSA)
 

Kensington
Phone: 
+61 (02) 9385 5631
Bio: 

Carlos is a postdoctoral research fellow and sessional lecturer at the Faculty of Built Environment - UNSW. He is currently investigating the thermal performance of different green infrastructure typologies on urban microclimate. Carlos has more than 9 years of experience as architect & urban designer having worked in several design projects. He has also participated as graduate intern at the City of Sydney's Better Building Partnerships office. Over the last years, he has combined teaching/research positions, consultancy activities and studio-based design in NGO’s, private and public organisations. His areas of expertise include: Green Infrastructure, Urban climatology and meteorology, Remote sensing (airborne & spaceborne), GIS, Lecturing, teaching and thesis supervision, Sustainable Development, Urban Planning & Design, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), 3D Modelling (BIM) and Photo-rendering/montage.

Research Activities: 

2019: Sydney's Third City project - Grant RG182428 (Assistant)

2019: CPD Course "Managing the urban heat" - Grant CRC for Low carbon living (Manager)

2019: UHI-index and decision-support tool project - Grant RG162695 (Assistant)

2019: Phillip Street project, Parramatta- Grant RG182620F (Assistant)

2019: 3D metrics and models for biophilic cities project - Grant No. RD3500 (Assistant)

2019: UHIs to support climate change mitigation and adaptation - (Co-CI)

2017: CRC LCL - Guide to urban cooling strategies. Grant No. RG162627 (RP2024) (Assistant)

2015: CRC LCL - Node of excellence in high performance architecture. Grant No. RG152250 (PhD researcher)

 

Grants: 

2018 University of New South Wales | BE S2 2018 Internal Faculty Grant Scheme
PhD Writing Fellowship (CI)
Value: $AUD 12,000

2018 Catholic University of Saint Mary (UCSM) | Research Grant
Identification of urban heat islands using thermal and multispectral imagery to support climate change mitigation and adaptation in Arequipa – Peru
Value: $AUD 16,500 (Secondary)

2016 CRC for Low Carbon Living | Grant No. RG162627 (RP2024)
Guide to urban cooling strategies (Secondary)

2015 CRC for Low Carbon Living | Grant No. RG152250-A (NP4002)
Assessing the thermal performance of green infrastructure on urban microclimate
Scheme: Node of Excellence
Value: $AUD 21,000 (Secondary)

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

Awards: 

2018. PhD Writting Fellowship.
2018. Second place and People's choice award - 3MT competition, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW
2017. People's choice award - 3MT competition, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW
2016. Recognition for Outstanding Teaching Performance – Built Environment. UNSW. Australia.
2015. Top-up Scholarship. CRC for Low Carbon Living. Sydney, Australia.
2015. University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA) for Doctorate Studies. UNSW. Australia.
2014. Dean’s Merit List Honour (Semesters 1 & 2). Built Environment, UNSW. Australia.
2013. Endeavour Scholarship Holder 2013. Australian Awards. Australia.
2012. Acknowledgment for higher Academic and Professional Achievements. Faculty of Architecture & Urbanism. UNSA. Peru.
2011. Second Place. SAIE Selection 2011 - Architects under 40 Category. ARCHIEUROPE. Italy-Belgium.
2009. Semi-Finalist & Award of Merit. Urban S.O.S. Competition. AECOM Program. UK.
2009. Honourable Mention. Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Competition.. UNESCO and Goi Peace Foundation. Tokyo, Japan.
2009. Scholarship Program for English Studies. Fulbright Commission. 
2009. Selected Finalist. TOP 15 Best Latin-American Papers - ELEA North (Latin-American Meeting of Architecture Students. Peru.
2009. Highly Commended Award. National Architecture Student Competition. Peru.
2008. Medal of Honour. UNSA. Peru.
2008. Highly Commended Award. Ecohouse International Student Competition The Concrete Centre + Oxford University. UK.
2007. First Prize “ex aequo”. Bayer Young Environmental Envoy and UNEP Program. Peru / Germany.
2007. Selected Project. 2nd Advanced Architecture Contest. IaaC. Barcelona / Spain.
2006. First Prize. Architecture and Urbanism Essay Competition. UNSA.

Teaching & Supervision: 

Lecturer and course convener (full subject coordination):
- LAND7272 – Landscape Technology I: Materials and fabrication
- PLAN 2002 – GIS and Urban Informatics 
- PLAN 1002 – Environment & Sustainability 
- BENV 7728 – GIS and the Built Environment 

• Thesis supervisor:
- PLAN7122 – Master of planning research project
'The effects of compact city policy on urban ecology: A case study of Wolli Creek'

• Guest lecturer:
- 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 

• Tutor / Design tutor:
- UDES0002 – Urban Design Studio 2 (II-2018)
- PLAN 3671 / PLAN7145 / PLAN2007 – City Building: Infrastructure Planning 
- BENV 7728 – GIS for the Built Environment 
- SUSD 0002 – Resources, Materials and Sustainability
- PLAN 3671 – Transport, Land-use and Environment 
- BENV 7732 – Sustainable Infrastructure 
- SUSD 0009 – Environmental Auditing 

• Member of the Faculty Board 

Engagement: 

- Member of the Institute of Peruvian Architects. Professional License: CAP 13952.

- Member of the International Association of Urban Climate (IAUC)

- Member of the Faculty Board - Built Environment, UNSW

Supervision Area: 

Urban climate, urban heat island, climatology, meteorology, remote sensing, GIS, green infrastructure, climate-sensitive design, urban planning, informal settlements

Publications:
Journal articles

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, vol. 166, pp. 486-508, 10.1016/j.solener.2018.03.008

Bartesaghi Koc C; Osmond P; Peters A, 2018, 'Mapping and classifying green infrastructure typologies for climate-related studies based on remote sensing data', Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, vol. 37, pp. 154-167, 10.1016/j.ufug.2018.11.008

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, vol. 11, pp. 2724-2730, 10.1109/JSTARS.2018.2815004

Koc CB; Osmond P; Peters A; Irger M, 2017, 'A Methodological Framework to Assess the Thermal Performance of Green Infrastructure Through Airborne Remote Sensing', Procedia Engineering, vol. 180, pp. 1306-1315, 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.293

Bartesaghi Koc C; Osmond P; Peters A, 2017, 'Towards a comprehensive green infrastructure typology: a systematic review of approaches, methods and typologies', Urban Ecosystems, vol. 20, pp. 15-35, 10.1007/s11252-016-0578-5

Koc CB; Osmond P; Peters A, 2016, 'A Green Infrastructure Typology Matrix to Support Urban Microclimate Studies', Procedia Engineering, vol. 169, pp. 183-190, 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.10.022

Conference Papers

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, 10.1109/JURSE.2017.7924611

Bartesaghi Koc CA, 2014, 'Squatter Settlements as social catalysts towards a sustainable urban development: A positive look at the case of Villa El Salvador, Lima-Peru', in 11th Symposium of International Urban Planning and Environment Association, 11th Symposium of International Urban Planning and Environment Association, La Plata - Argentina, presented at 11th Symposium of International Urban Planning and Environment Association, La Plata - Argentina, 16 - 19 September 2014, 10.13140/RG.2.1.1659.0880

Conference Presentations

Bartesaghi-Koc C; Osmond P; Peters A, 2019, 'Mapping and classifying green infrastructure typologies for climate-related studies based on remote sensing data', in Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, pp. 154-167, 10.1016/j.ufug.2018.11.008

Bartesaghi Koc CA; 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', Climate Adaptation Conference 2016, Adelaide, Australia, presented at Climate Adaptation Conference 2016, Adelaide, Australia, 05 - 07 July 2016, http://archive.climate-adaptation.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Climate_Adaptation_2016_Abstract-booklet_final1.pdf

Bartesaghi Koc CA; Osmond P; Peters A, 2016, 'Evaluating the thermal performance of urban green infrastructure at local scale: A methodological framework', 11th Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure (ACCARNSI) ECR Conference, Canberra, Australia, presented at 11th Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure (ACCARNSI) ECR Conference, Canberra, Australia, 15 - 17 February 2016