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Silvia Tavares

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Conference paper

Urban design solutions for ameliorating urban heat island in Ipswich, Queensland

This study aimed at providing evidence-based analysis of how the existing urban design affects street microclimates in key areas of Ipswich, including two in the city centre and one in a recently developed suburb on the southern part of Ipswich .
Conference paper

Enhanced policy outcomes and community consultation through the accurate visualisation of complex urban systems

This study explores the use of system thinking design approaches to assist in the scoping and analyses of complex urban issues. The authors argue that these methods help establish more rigorous insights and offer a design methodology for more precise digital renders and 3D visualisations.
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Emerging empirical insights on the potential of green infrastructure to mitigate heat stress and improve access, inclusion, and safety in Australian aged care facilities

This paper provides emerging empirical insights on the potential of green infrastructure to mitigate heat stress and improve access, inclusion, and safety in Australian aged care facilities (ACFs). It concludes that green infrastructure offers many strategic benefits in ACFs, but these are typically overlooked in...
Commentary

Healthy, happy and tropical – world’s fastest-growing cities demand our attention

The idea that urban design should cater for multicultural diversity is not new, but the emphasis on money-based urban experiences raises questions about the role and meaningfulness of public spaces.