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ELISA CASAGRANDE

City of Melbourne - City Design

SAY IT LOUD - Naarm Melbourne Exhibitor​
MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I get my inspiration from the city itself and its socio-techno-ecological systems.

ELISA CASAGRANDE

Bio:

Elisa is an Urban Designer at City of Melbourne with a strong passion for cities as complex systems and a PhD candidate at the centre for Urban Transitions, Swinburne University. In her career, she has accrued private industry, local government and academic experiences in Australia and Italy. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master in Sustainable Urban Design and Planning from IUAV, Venice.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I was a child scribbling on the back of large maps my dad used to take home from his work and started to mimic those clustered shapes connected by long corridors - the small towns and villages scattered around the hills of my home town region.

What do you do?

I work as a multidisciplinary champion fusing professional and theoretical knowledge from multiple fields like urban design, system thinking, microclimatology, landscape architecture, strategic planning and community consultation.

What excites you in the work you do? Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am driven by a passion for city design, systems thinking and interdisciplinary research and design.

Who or what inspires you professionally? What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I get my inspiration from the city itself and its socio-techno-ecological systems.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

The next project! I always look forward to new challenges.

Featured Project Name: 

Urban design advice and feasibility testing

Featured Project Location: 

Municipality of Melbourne

Featured Project Completion Date: 

ongoing

Role in Featured Project: 

Urban designer and researcher

Featured Project Description:

We provide ongoing urban design advice and feasibility testing on a range of active transport, state infrastructure and streetscape projects across the municipality. We actively adopt a multidisciplinary design process to assess the strategic, contextual and technical details of the opportunities, often facilitating collaborative workshops to reach balanced outcomes. We seek to adopt innovative design solutions which consider the needs of communities, the impacts of climate change and economy.

 

Photography Credit:

All City Design photos/drawings to be credited City of Melbourne - City Design.