Dr Umberto Baresi

Umberto Baresi


Postdoctoral Fellow


School of Architecture and Built Environment

Areas of research & interest:

  • Behaviour change
  • Climate change
  • Communities & society
  • Environment
  • Land use & planning
  • Policy & regulation
  • Social issues
  • Sustainability
  • Technology & innovation


  • Agriculture & environment
  • Communities in transition
  • Industry & business solutions
  • Policy & regulation
  • Technology solutions
  • Land Use & Regional Planning

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Dr Umberto Baresi (BSc, MSc, PhD) is an urban and environmental planner with International experience in Australia and Italy. In his career, he has worked as a professional planner in Italy, contributing to urban plans and land use regulations in several Italian cities while developing original research at his alma mater (Politecnico di Milano). His experience with government, industry and academia makes Umberto an effective chief investigator in several government-funded research projects: National Environmental Science Program in the Marine and Coastal Hub; Great Barrier Reef Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program; Monitoring collective capacity and effectiveness of implementation of the Great Barrier Reef 2050 Plan; Review of existing environmental partnerships in the Great Barrier Reef. Dr Baresi's research areas include environmental planning, strategic assessment, collaborative learning, governance and social and ecological systems in the context of sustainable development.