Dr. Silvia Tavares is an Architect and Urbanist who worked in Brazil, New Zealand, and Germany before joining James Cook University in 2017. She is particularly interested in urban comfort and microclimate, cultural landscapes, climate change, and post-disaster recovery. Silvia is passionate about the interfaces between architecture, urbanism, and landscape and is interested in exploring these relationships through research and design.
Empowering lessons for livable places
Thanks to the Australian-American Fulbright Commission and UN-Habitat's World Urban Campaign, fundamental relationships at the heart of urban public health and livability are under scrutiny in tropical Australia.