About

Dr Simona Azzali is a lecturer and researcher in urban design at JCU Singapore where she coordinates the Master of Planning and Urban Design and teaches modules on planning and sustainable urbanism. She is a member of JCU's Tropical Urbanism and Design Lab, an interdisciplinary team of geographers, architects, sociologists and planners interested in tropical urbanism, and JCU's Centre for International Trade and Business in Asia (CITBA).

Prior to commencing her appointment at James Cook University, she worked and researched for various renowned academic institutions as the National University of Singapore, UCL London, Politecnico di Milano, and Qatar University, where she also undertook her Ph.D.

Dr Simona Azzali has published extensively and presented her work in international conferences in the field of urban studies and planning.  Her teaching experience covers four different universities in Milan, Doha, and Singapore where she has taught core modules, elective courses, and studios. She has also contributed to organizing several events, workshops, and initiatives on urban design and architecture topics.

Dr Simona Azzali's academic interests focus on Urban design and planning in tropical Asian cities; Liveability and sustainability of public open spaces; Urban regeneration and renewal processes; Walkability and pedestrianization; Spatial practices of migrant communities; Environment-Behaviour Studies; Mega Sporting Events and their impact on the built environment.

Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy

If you are interested in doing a PhD or Master of Philosophy in any of the topics listed in my research interests or projects, please contact me.

Research Projects

Teaching
  • EV5602: Urban Design Studio (Level 5; SIN)
  • EV5614: Leadership in Disaster Management (Level 5; SIN)
  • EV5910: Professional Planning Project (Pt 1 of 2) (Level 5; SIN)
  • LB5235: Applied Research Project (Level 5; SIN)
  • SC5901: Special Topic 1 (Level 5; SIN)
Interests
Research
  • Urban planning and design of tropical cities
  • Liveability and sustainability of public open spaces
  • Urban regeneration and renewal processes
  • Walkability and pedestrianization
  • Environment Behaviour Studies
  • Mega Sport Events and their impact on the built environment
  • Spatial practices of migrant communities
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2013 to 2017 - GSRA (Graduate Student Research Award), funded by QNRF (Qatar National Research Fund)
  • 2016 - Best Poster Award, Qatar University Annual Conference (Social Sciences and Humanities - Post Doc & Graduate Students)
  • 2001 - Recipient of the Erasmus Exchange Programme, funded by the European Union
Fellowships
  • 2015 - Recipient of UCL FES (University College London) - QU (Qatar University) Doctoral Training Programme
Memberships
  • 2019 - Singapore Institute of Planners (SIP)
  • 2017 - Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
  • 2017 to 2018 - Global Urban Studies Cluster (GUS) – Faculty of Art and Social Sciences – NUS
Publications

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

Current
  • Agritourism and Planning Design: Basis in Sustaining the Tourism Growth (PhD , Primary Advisor)
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  • 5+ collaborations
  • 4 collaborations
  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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