While mainly focusing on trees and green spaces within urban environments, Marco is also interested in e-planning, urban agriculture, planning history and Asian cities.
Marco was Chief Investigator with Rob Freestone (UNSW) on an ARC Discovery Grant: DP120101732 (2011-2013). $152,000 Exhibitionism: codifying and communicating planning culture in Australia 1913–1951.
He is currently leading an ARC Discovery Grant: DP 150103135 “Seeing the good for the trees: remotely sensing the urban forest” with Cris Brack (ANU) and Steve Livesley (University of Melbourne)
He has supervised 4 Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students to completion and has been involved in the supervision of many other students. He was in charge of the administration of the ~70 HDR student experience for students in the Department of Environment and Geography (Macquarie University) 2009–2013.
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Urban planning history, ageing and planning, e-planning and the internet, Urban green spaces, Urban trees, Urban forest, Land reform in developing countries, Community planning and gambling, Eye-tracking and urban spaces.