The Comfort Pursuit

Presentations and Panels

Oral presentations
Poster presentations
Participation in Panels

For papers available online please check my profile on ResearchGate and  Academia.edu.

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Oral presentations

‘Surviving Crises: Urban Liveability after Disasters’ – TESS Seminar. James Cook University, Cairns, Australia. May 2017.

‘Promoting Urban Comfort in a Compact Future: Developing Urban Comfort as an Analytical Tool’ – Integrated Green and Grey Infrastructures – SoLA Research Symposium 2016. Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand. November 2016.

‘Urban Comfort: An interpretive and integrative approach to human comfort in public open spaces’ – Lecture at the ‘Kompetenzseminar’ (Competence Seminar) of the Department of Geography of RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany. December 2014.

‘Urban Comfort in Aachen’ – Preliminary Results Seminar at the ILS – Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung, Aachen, Germany. December 2014.

‘Avenues for Urban Comfort Research’ – International cooperation topic at the Urban Future Outlines (UFO) Workshop at the RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany. November 2014.

‘The Urban Comfort Concept’ – Introductory research seminar for the position of Guest Researcher at the ILS – Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung, Aachen, Germany. September 2014.

‘Urban Comfort: The socio-cultural construction of human comfort in urban landscapes’ – PhD Results Seminar Presented at the School of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand. April 2014.

‘A combined methodology for investigating urban comfort in a city undergoing post-disaster transitions’ – CELA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, USA. March 2014. (Presented by co-author Simon Swaffield)

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‘Urban comfort and landscape design: The example of Christchurch, New Zealand’ (Presentation in Portuguese: ‘Conforto urbano e o projeto da paisagem: O exemplo de Christchurch, Nova Zelândia’) – Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil. January 2014.

‘The socio-cultural meaning of urban comfort and its implications for urban landscape design’ – CELA Annual Meeting, University of Texas at Austin, USA. March 2013.

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‘Climate , culture and design in a changing city’ – Pecha Kucha at Christchurch City Council, Christchurch, New Zealand. June 2012.

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‘Post-earthquake Christchurch: a chance of rethinking the urban landscape and improving the use of public spaces’ – Thr3sis Competition at Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand. May 2012.

‘Bioclimatic Landscape Design – Improving outdoor comfort in Christchurch towards a more liveable city’ – Post-Grad Conference at Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand. September 2011.

‘Bioclimatic Landscape Design – Improving outdoor comfort in Christchurch towards a more liveable city’ – PhD Proposal Presented at the School of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand. August 2011.

‘Bioclimatic studies and technologies to improve architectural design in Palmas, TO’ (Presentation in Portuguese: ‘Estudos bioclimáticos e tecnologias para elaboração de projeto arquitetônico em Palmas, TO’) – ENCAC Conference, Canela, Brazil. October 2010.

‘Urbanity and climate configuring a cultural landscape’ (Presentation in Portuguese: ‘Urbanidade e clima na configuração de uma paisagem cultural’)  – Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil. September 2010.

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‘Computer simulation tools for architectural lighting design’ (Presentation in Portuguese: ‘Simulação computacional para projeto de iluminação em arquitetura’) – School of Architecture and Urbanism at Universidade de Brasilia, Brasil. April 2007.

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‘Movement and visuals in Alvar Aalto’s libraries’ (Presentation in Portuguese: ‘Movimento e visuais nas bibliotecas de Alvar Aalto’) – Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil. July 2006.

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Poster presentations:

‘Daylight simulation in buildings’ – PLEA 2008, Dublin, Ireland. October 2008.

‘Parametric lighting studies’ – PLEA 2006, Genève, Switzerland. September 2006.

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Participation in Panels:

‘Twitter for academics’ – Lincoln University, Christchurch. February 2014

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