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Cultural and Sustainable Landscapes

Australia's changing ecological and cultural landscapes and its place in broader international regions presents vital challenges at this moment. Through the inter-disciplinary depth and breadth of researchers in the Faculty, a program of research work in these fields is building knowledge that will contribute to the way future landscapes will be designed, managed, protected and regenerated.

 

Keywords

  • Climate Mitigation
  • Cultural Landscape
  • Ecological Design
  • Productive Landscapes
  • Remote Landscapes and Regions
  • Water and Fire

 

Selected Projects

Building an Integrated System for Australian Bushfire Prevention

This project aims to work closely with researchers, practitioners, the community and Crime Stoppers to develop a comprehensive approach to prevent arson.

Campus: Building Modern Australian Universities

This interdisciplinary project will be the first comprehensive examination of the post-WWII evolution of the Australian campus.

Climate Change Adaptation: Suitability Indices of Human Settlement Fire Vulnerability

This project will develop an index of fire vulnerability to assess of existing and projected settlement areas, extant policy, and to guide improved adaptation to climate change.

Equitable Outcomes in Adaptation to Sea Level Rise

This research aimed to develop an approach for identifying the social and equity outcomes of various strategies to adapt to sea-level rise.

Foodprint Melbourne

Foodprint Melbourne is an interdisciplinary research project that investigates Melbourne’s foodbowl, what Melbourne eats, and how we can ensure we plan for a resilient and sustainable food future for the city.

Landscape Assessment and Analysis of the Cooper Creek Catchment

A cultural landscape assessment and analysis project in the arid lands of central South Australia.

Making Landscape Architecture in Australia

This book on the history of landscape architecture in Australia, the first of its kind, profiles the people who have shaped the nation's landscape.

Mapping Melbourne's Peri-Urban Agricultural Land

This study was initiated by VicHealth to explore the extent to which fruit and vegetable production around Melbourne is at risk from changing stress factors.

Rethinking Modern Asia-Pacific Architectures: New Aesthetic Pedagogies International Workshop

A forum for critical reflection on the histories, pedagogies and practices of architecture in the Asia-Pacific.

Seacombe West – Australia’s First Regenerative Community

This project will apply regenerative design processes to return biodiversity, vibrancy and ongoing benefits to Lake Wellington and surrounding lands.

Wave Hill Walk Off Trail

This project aims to commemorate and educate about the events of 1966 - 1975 which saw the indigenous Gurindji people take a stand against oppressive working conditions and maltreatment at Wave Hill. The first project phase involved the design and construction of three ‘bough shelters’ along this Natural Heritage Listed trail.

 

Researchers

Name
Title
Discipline
Contact
Lecturer in Architectural Design (Asian Architecture and Urbanism)
9035 5377
aachmadi@unimelb.edu.au
Room 446

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture
8344 8582
chens@unimelb.edu.au
Room 416

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Professor in Cultural Heritage
8344 7232
k.darian-smith@unimelb.edu.au
Room 219

Arts West, Parkville

Research Assistant and Project Facilitator. Victorian Eco Innovation Lab (VEIL)
8344 9174
emma.gerard@unimelb.edu.au
Room Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab

Melbourne School of Design (BN 133)

Director, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute
9035 8235
brendan.gleeson@unimelb.edu.au
Room 304

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Professor in Landscape Architecture and Heritage
8344 8728
rjgreen@unimelb.edu.au
Room 317

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture
8344 4898
mgrose@unimelb.edu.au
Room 443

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Senior Lecturer in Architecture
8344 7167
derham@unimelb.edu.au
Room 351

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning. On SSP Sem 1, 2017.
8344 6976
anna.hurlimann@unimelb.edu.au
Room 334

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Elisabeth Murdoch Chair of Landscape Architecture
9035 3868
virginia.lee@unimelb.edu.au
Room 337

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Associate Professor in Urban Planning
8344 7077
alanpm@unimelb.edu.au
Room 350

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design and Practice
8344 3038
mcgawjk@unimelb.edu.au
Room 420

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Associate Professor in Architectural Design and Practice
8344 7043
g.missingham@unimelb.edu.au
Room 330

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning
8344 7596
nicholsd@unimelb.edu.au
Room 349

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Senior Lecturer
8344 8761
djobrien@unimelb.edu.au
Room 346

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture, Planning and Urbanism
8344 7056
ajsaniga@unimelb.edu.au
Room 438

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Research Assistant, Foodprint Melbourne project. Victorian Eco Innovation Lab (VEIL)
jennifer.sheridan@unimelb.edu.au
Room Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab

Melbourne School of Design (BN 133)

Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture
8344 7191
ssint@unimelb.edu.au
Room 416

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture
8344 0104
jwalliss@unimelb.edu.au
Room 420

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)