Southern Urbanism in South American contexts

Southern Urbanism in South American contexts

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Japanese Room, Level 4, Glyn Davis Building (Melbourne School of Design),

Masson Rd, University of Melbourne

Parkville, VIC 3010


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Please join us in the presentation of this international research seminar series on 'Southern' built environments

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ABP Research Seminar Series 2022: Southern Urbanism in South American Contexts

Southern urban contexts offer a conceptually and empirically distinct narrative of urbanisation. With a focus on selected South American contexts, in this seminar the speakers explore three different conceptualisations and tendencies of Southern urbanisms:

  • the unique land tenure and administrative arrangement affecting the exercise of citizenship rights and generational connection to the land in an environmentally sensitive area;
  • an incremental, self-help housing construction and its implications to neighbourhood management, including governance, and financing of future adaptations;
  • and an international collaborative low-cost sustainable housing design workshop that explores the challenges of low-income home financing programs.

We hope that this session will further advance Southern knowledge bases and practices of urban production.

Click here to view the recordings of other seminars in the series

About the panel

Presentation 1 - Leonardo Nogueira de Moraes

Land Rights, Environmental Conservation and the Strategic Role of Oceanic Islands for Defence – Implications to Citizenship and Connection to Land – The case of Fernando de Noronha Archipelago

Leonardo is a professional and academic expert in tourism, resilience, and planning. His work looks at urban and regional planning and community self-organisation, with a focus on tourism development and building social-ecological resilience to disasters and environmental change. His research spreads across Australia, Brazil, and Scandinavia and he is currently an Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

Presentation 2 - Dr Sandra Carrasco

Re-thinking Elemental’s incremental housing: Residential Satisfaction and resident-driven adaptations in Villa Verde, Chile

Sandra is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She received the postdoctoral McKenzie Fellowship at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Sandra is a Peruvian Architect and holds a PhD and master’s in Environmental Management from Kyoto University, Japan and a master’s in Education from Victoria University, Australia. She has professional and research experience in the Americas, Asia, and Oceania. Her research interests include equality and diversity, community resilience, disaster risk reduction, governance and city planning, and migrant and refugee studies.

Presentation 3 - Associate Professor Masa Noguchi

International collaboration on low-cost sustainable housing design innovations in Brazil

Masa is an Associate Professor in Environmental Design at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, specialising in "Environmental Experience Design (EXD)" decision-making analysis based on a mass customisation framework that embraces machine learning and value engineering techniques for improvement of operational energy efficiency, affordability, and occupants' wellbeing in the built environment. In parallel to EXD studies, he also initiated a global movement on zero energy mass custom home (ZEMCH) and vertical village/subdivision plug-in housing system research and development for future-proof city evolution.


Dr Ariadne dos Santos Daher

Ariadne is an architect-urbanist who graduated from the Federal University of Paraná (1999), a specialist in Technical Management of the Urban Environment from the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná / Université de Technologie de Compiègne / GTU International (2001), and Master of Science in Urban Development Planning from University College London (2003, full Chevening Fellowship), and holds a PhD from the Postgraduate Program in Urban Management at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (2018-2022, full CAPES fellowship). She is a senior partner at Jaime Lerner Arquitetos Associados, and her professional experience includes projects at the regional, municipal and urban scales in the areas of territorial planning and strategic projects, urban-environmental sustainability, conservation and rehabilitation of cultural and natural heritage sites, economic strategies, mobility, public spaces, urban/landscape design and tourism development. She is a senior lecturer of Urbanism and Landscape Design at Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná, having received 2012 a research grant from the International Council of Canadian Studies (2012). In 2018 she was a guest lecturer in the Master of Urban Planning program at the Melbourne School of Design, as an Endeavor Executive Fellow (2018). Research-wise, her main interests are ontological and epistemological discussions about cities and urbanization processes, and since late 2020 is part of the Editorial Team of urbe. Revista Brasileira de Gestão Urbana (ISSN 2175-3369) electronic journal.

This seminar will be held in‐person in the Japanese Room, Level 4, Glyn Davis Building, University of Melbourne (40 seats only), and live-streamed online via Zoom webinar - please ensure you select your preferred ticket type when registering.

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