Rosalea Monacella

Design Critic in Landscape Architecture

Rosalea Monacella is a registered Landscape Architect and has undertaken research on a number of cities around the world, generated urban masterplans for cities in China, USA, South America, Europe and Australia that explore design at the nexus of the urban and natural environments, and has been the recipient of a number of national and international awards and grants related to her practice based research as co-founder of the OUTR Research Lab at RMIT University Melbourne, Australia.

Rosalea’s expertise is in the transitioning of the urban environment through a careful indexing and shifting of dynamic resource flows that inform the landscape of contemporary cities. Her research brings together complex urban issues and advanced digital modelling techniques for the generation of sustainable urban futures. Her design approach is one that simultaneously considers forces from the ’ground-up + top down’ through a careful and rigorous exploration of complex economic, ecological, and social systems that shape an ever-changing city.

For ten years she has acted as chief editor leading the development of Kerb Journal to become a significant publication in the discipline that engages and challenges the discourse of landscape architecture.

She holds a PhD from RMIT University, a Masters in Landscape Urbanism from the AA School London, UK, and a Bachelor of Architecture RMIT University.