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Dr Surabhi Pancholi

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer in Architecture (Smart Urban Environments)

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Archit. & Built Env.

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Biography

Dr Surabhi Pancholi is an academician and distinguished researcher with international recognition and impact in the field of architecture, urban design, urban planning and place making. Her research specialisation lies in multi-dimensional place making, design principles, strategies and planning processes of smart cities and innovation districts and application of digital technologies for place making in architectural and urban environments. She advocates the adoption of a multi-disciplinary perspective and an integrated approach for making innovative and connected cities, clusters and spaces that are environmentally sustainable, institutionally collaborated, economically resilient and socio-culturally rich.

In her current role, she leads the course of Master of Landscape Architecture as  Course Director at School of Architecture and Built Environment at Deakin University. In her current research roles, she leads the research theme for Smart Rural + Urban Communities in Live + Smart Research Lab at School of A+B and is also actively involved into digital placemaking projects led by MindLab in Deakin. She has been actively involved in leading the collaborative research projects and devising place making strategies for Smart Cities in Australia, Brazil and India. 

She has a successful record of publishing in highly-ranked and reputed international journals in the field of urban design and planning. She has been actively contributing to networking and collaboration at local and international levels by research work, joint research publications, presenting in research conferences and seminars. Most recently in 2019, she was invited as a key panelist and speaker at International Knowledge Cities World Summit held at Florianópolis, Brazil.  

In her previous roles, as architect and urban planner, worked on a range of prestigious commercial, residential, institutional and government projects- nationally and internationally. 

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Research interests

  • Innovation hubs, clusters and districts
  • Smart Cities and Communities
  • Multi-dimensional Place making and Urban design
  • Sustainability and Technology
  • Integration of Geo-modelling
  • Digital Placemaking
  • Use of AR and VR for architectural and urban spaces
  • Knowledge and Innovation Clusters and Spaces
  • Knowledge and Innovation Economies
  • Knowledge-based urban development
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Urban Governance and Incentives
  • Urban Development and Management
  • Place making and Societal Integration

Units taught

Geo-Planning and Design (SRD760)

Interdisciplinary Planning and Design (SRD762) 

Earthscapes (SRD263)

Urban Perspectives (SRA 742)

Smart Cities and Infrastructure (SRD782)

Planning Processes & Practice (SRP781)

Contemporary Planning and Design Challenges (SRP733)

Knowledge areas

  • Innovation hubs, Innovation Districts
  • Smart Cities and Communities
  • Multi-dimensional Place making and Urban design 
  • Sustainability and Technology
  • Application of Augmented Reality and Virtual reality in Urban Spaces
  • Integration of Geo-modelling
  • Digital Placemaking
  • Innovation Clusters and Spaces
  • Knowledge and Innovation Economies
  • Knowledge-based urban development
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Urban Governance and Incentives
  • Urban Development and Management
  • Place making and Societal Integration

Publications

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2021

Presence of the Past: Digital Narrative of the Dennys Lascelles Concrete Wool Store; Geelong, Australia

Md Rashid, Chin Khoo, Sofija Kaljevic, Surabhi Pancholi

(2021), Vol. 13, pp. 1-17, Remote Sensing, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Mapping hybrid cities through location-based technologies: a systematic review of the literature

L Tarachucky, J Sabatini-Marques, T Yigitcanlar, M Baldessar, S Pancholi

(2021), Vol. 116, pp. 1-12, Cities, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2020

Sustainable development

Beau Beza, Surabhi Pancholi

(2020), pp. 47-48, Heal the scar: regenerative futures of damaged landscapes, Geelong, Vic., B1

book chapter

University and innovation district symbiosis in the context of placemaking: insights from Australian cities

S Pancholi, T Yigitcanlar, M Guaralda, S Mayere, G Caldwell, R Medland

(2020), Vol. 99, pp. 1-10, Land use policy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2019

Place making for innovation and knowledge-intensive activities: the Australian experience

Surabhi Pancholi, Tan Yigitcanlar, Mirko Guaralda

(2019), Vol. 146, pp. 616-625, Technological forecasting and social change, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2018

Societal integration that matters: place making experience of Macquarie Park Innovation District, Sydney

Surabhi Pancholi, Tan Yigitcanlar, Mirko Guaralda

(2018), Vol. 13, pp. 13-21, City, culture and society, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Attributes of successful place-making in knowledge and innovation spaces: evidence from Brisbane's Diamantina knowledge precinct

Surabhi Pancholi, Tan Yigitcanlar, Mirko Guaralda

(2018), Vol. 23, pp. 693-711, Journal of urban design, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2017

Governance that matters: identifying place-making challenges of Melbourne's Monash Employment Cluster

Surabhi Pancholi, Tan Yigitcanlar, Mirko Guaralda

(2017), Vol. 10, pp. 73-87, Journal of place management and development, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Context, contribution and characteristics of public spaces for place making in contemporary knowledge and innovation spaces. Observations from Brisbane, Australia

Surabhi Pancholi, Mirko Guaralda, Tan Yigitcanlar

(2017), Vol. 2, pp. 91-102, Journal of public space, Bologna, Italy, C1

journal article

Knowledge-based development dynamics in less favoured regions: insights from Australian and Icelandic university towns

Tan Yigitcanlar, Ingi Edvardsson, Hjalti Johannesson, Md Kamruzzaman, Giuseppe Ioppolo, Surabhi Pancholi

(2017), Vol. 25, pp. 2272-2292, European planning studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2016

Knowledge city research and practice under the microscope: a review of empirical findings

Ingi Edvardsson, Tan Yigitcanlar, Surabhi Pancholi

(2016), Vol. 14, pp. 537-564, Knowledge management research and practice, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Place making for knowledge generation and innovation: planning and branding Brisbane's knowledge community precincts

Tan Yigitcanlar, Mirko Guaralda, Manuela Taboada, Surabhi Pancholi

(2016), Vol. 23, pp. 115-146, Journal of urban technology, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2015

Place making facilitators of knowledge and innovation spaces: insights from European best practices

Surabhi Pancholi, Tan Yigitcanlar, Mirko Guaralda

(2015), Vol. 6, pp. 215-240, International journal of knowledge-based development, Olney, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Public space design of knowledge and innovation spaces: learnings from Kelvin Grove Urban Village, Brisbane

Surabhi Pancholi, Tan Yigitcanlar, Mirko Guaralda

(2015), Vol. 1, pp. 1-17, Journal of open innovation: technology, market, and complexity, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

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Supervisions

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