Lecturer Urban Design
Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Studies
James Cook University
Silvia has a background in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Science, and is particularly interested in urban comfort (the combination of human thermal comfort, sociocultural identity and lifestyle, and adaptive capacity). Her research interests also extend to urban microclimate, cultural landscapes, climate change, and post-disaster recovery. She is currently working on a project to evaluate the economic benefits of urban comfort in Cairns.
Urban comfort and its relationships with urban economy, policy, public health and climate change