Mrs Emilia Evloguieva Kabzamalova

MPlanPrac, DipArch


Bulgarian-born Emilia Kabzamalova moved to New Zealand in 1995 after having worked as an architect in Bulgaria and Zimbabwe. Upon completion of her Masters of Planning Practice at the University of Auckland, Emilia joined the School of Architecture and Planning where she now teaches urban design. Her research interests include studio pedagogy, urban design and planning, urban growth management, and public open space strategies. ​

Research | Current

  • Urban design and planning
  • Urban growth management
  • Public open space strategies

Teaching | Current

Urban design studios URBPLAN 111, 210, 211, 310

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Aitken Rose, E. A., Higgins, M., Kabzamalova, E. E., & Dixon, J. E. (2007). Connections and transformations: The role of the Planning studio in educating for the future. ConnectED, International Conference on Design Education, Sydney 2007, 1-4. University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Elizabeth Aitken Rose, Jennifer Dixon
  • Kabzamalova, E. (2002). Crossing thresholds: Introducing planning students to "real life" community consultation. Planning Quarterly: Journal of the NZ Planning Institute, 2002 (145), 18-19.
  • Kabzamalova, E. (2000). Comparative assessment of public open space network & alternative methodology: Case study -- Mt. Eden Station, Auckland University of Auckland. University of Auckland.

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 6, Room 628
New Zealand