Dr Palazzo is an architect/urbanist and landscape planner with a broad international experience in both academia and the profession. Currently senior lecturer at UNSW Sydney, her Ph.D. in urban design, regional and environmental planning examined the role of landscape architecture in urban design to achieve more resilient and environmentally sound cities.
In her 20 years career she has been involved in large scale public domain project management, including cultural landscapes, carried on for government and international organisations such as UNESCO, and has been lecturing in several universities in Italy and China (Pisa and Florence universities, Tsinghua Beijing) besides Australia, in urban design, environmental planning and landscape architecture.
Dr Palazzo is a registered architect and landscape architect and has collaborated with the most renowned landscape and urban design institutes such as Turenscape and THUPDI in China. In the role of Chief designer, she has developed and realized many large scale award-winning urban design projects and plans, dealing with urban regeneration, green infrastructures design and environmental recovery of degraded urban areas and landscapes.
Her research work focuses on adaptive and transdisciplinary strategies to address environmental change, specifically exploring the role of bio-cultural diversity in the regeneration of urban socio-ecological systems and cultural landscapes.