Mariana Fragomeni

Assistant Professor

Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture

My research interests are in climate adaptation and decision-making, with focus on heat vulnerability. My fields of expertise are in urban , human bioclimatology and urban design, therefore, I am often working in applied research in urban areas and my research questions aim to understand how we can improve our cities, through design and decision-making, to reduce vulnerability, particularly to at risk populations.

I have and continue to be interested in developing collaborative and interdisciplinary research at the nexus of urban climate and urban design/ planning, which are consistently linked with human health and well-being. Furthermore, my research and continued interest in heat vulnerability are focused on the human perception of heat (human bioclimatology) and the impacts of adaptive design and land-use planning on improving or exacerbating heat sensation, and thus impacting the quality of life in cities