Marco Amati

Marco Amati is a Professor in International Planning. He teaches and coordinates “The Urban Age” course (HUSO2341) and History of Planning (ARCH1412), for the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.

Marco is an environmental scientist by training with a passion for research about cities. He has conducted numerous studies about greening in the city from surveys of trees at the metropolitan scale to the impact of indoor plants on people’s mental well being. At the moment he is interested in the future of the urban outdoors, which combines his interest in the cooling benefits of shading and trees with a focus on social sciences.

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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.

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