Dr Emilio Jose Garcia

Biography

Dr. Emilio Jose Garcia is an architect and urban designer. Since 2013 he has been working as a Lecturer in Sustainability at the School of Architecture and Planning in the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He obtained his PhD at Victoria University of Wellington in 2013. In the last ten years he has been teaching, practicing and researching in Argentina, Mexico and New Zealand. He has participated in many international competitions in America, Europe and Asia and won a Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction in 2008.

His latest book, "Unravelling Sustainability and Resilience in the Built Environment" explores what sustainability and resilience means when applied to the built environment, how they are related to each other and why they are still important concepts for designers. 

Research | Current

Dr. Emilio Garcia's current research is about the application of ecological resilience to the analysis of the morphology and context of urban landscapes. He is interested in the research of resilience in relationship with compactness, adaptability, and inequality in the built environment.

Teaching | Current

ARCHTECH 106 Architecture and Sustainability

ARCHGEN 721 Seminar on Urban Resilience

ARCHDES 201 Design 4

Postgraduate supervision

Doctoral Supervisions

Gomez, Alexander

Environmental crime prevention and urban design in public spaces in Colombia

 

Ta Dung

The production of plural spatiality in the streets of Hanoi.

 

Rugik Gomes, Sergio

Gated territories: Territorial Organization and Control in the Architecture and Urban Design of Gated Communities in Brazil

 

Amirshekari Razno, Salma

Investigating the role of bonus floor spaces in the process of neighbouring in inner city of Auckland

  Akbarzadeh, Neda Female Single Parents Housing Perceptions; A Guideline for Planning Gender Responsive Housing Development
  Del Castillo, Juan Manuel

The role of Cultural Landscapes in Sustainable Territorial Development: Maori Auckland and Inca Lima

 

Responsibilities

Departmental Graduate Advisor, Architecture

Areas of expertise

Resilience

Sustainability

Affordability

Inequality

Adaptability

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Garcia, E. J., & Vale, B. (2017). Unraveling sustainability and resilience in the built environment. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. 10.4324/9781315629087
  • Vale, B., & Garcia, E. (2016). The relationship between resilience and sustainability in the built environment. In N. Domingo, S. Wilkinson (Eds.) Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Building Resilience, 550-560. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University and The University of Auckland. Related URL.
  • Garcia, E. J. (2016). Between grey and green: ecological resilience in urban landscapes. Paper presented at School of Landscape Architecture (SOLA) Research Symposium 2016. Integrated Urban + Green Infrastructure, Christchurch, New Zealand. 9 November - 10 November 2016. Related URL.
  • Garcia, E. J., & Vale, B. (2016). Resilience beyond disasters. Paper presented at 6th International conference on building resilience. Building resilience to address the unexpected, Auckland, New Zealand. 7 September - 9 September 2016. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Building Resilience held at Auckland, New Zealand. (pp. 10). Related URL.
  • Garcia, E. J., Muminovich, M., Vale, B. V., & Radovic, D. (2014). The role of green spaces for the resilience of a city. In R. Cavallo, S. Komossa, N. Marzot, M. Berghauser Pont, J. Kuijper (Eds.) New Urban Configurations, 865-871. Delft University of Technology. 10.3233/978-1-61499-365-0-871
  • Garcia, E. J. (2013). The Application of Ecological Resilience to Urban Landscapes Victoria University of Wellington. Victoria University of Wellington. Related URL.
  • Garcia, E. J., Muminovic, M., Vale, B. V., & Radovic, D. (2012). The resilience of an assembled identity. In Department of Architecture Universitas Pembangunan Jaya (Ed.) International Seminar On Place Making and Identity (Placid): Rethinking Urban Approaches to Built Environment, 116-122. Jakarta: Universitas Pembangunan Jaya.

Contact details

Primary location

ARCHITECTURE - EAST - Bldg 421E
Level 3, Room 333
26 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand