Silvia Tavares

Lecturer in Urban Design
James Cook University
<p>I am an urban designer with a background in architecture, urbanism, and building and city science. I am interested in the production of high-quality well-designed public spaces which enhance the quality of life of the people using them. My work focuses on providing evidence to produce public open spaces that are thermally comfortable and economically effective, while promoting the good health of users and the natural environments that surround them. </p> <p>I have extensive teaching experience in architecture, urban planning, urban design, building and city science and landscape architecture. Before starting at James Cook University, I worked at Lincoln University in New Zealand, at the ILS (Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung gGmbH) in Aachen, Germany, and in Palmas, in Brazil, where I lectured at the UFT (Universidade Federal do Tocantins). I also have work experience as an architect in Brazil.</p>
Interested in
Public Speaking, Juries, Writing