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Data and Value

New tools, techniques and strategies for accounting for populations, cities and buildings are making new research approaches possible into the way we build and manage our urban environments. Researchers in the Faculty are working on harnessing these tools and potentials, applicable to Australian and international contexts.

 

Keywords

  • Procurement; Urban and Spatial Data
  • Project and information Management
  • Real Estate and Property
  • Risk and Resilience in Construction

 

Selected Projects

Southern Cities Research Centre

The SCRC is a multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary research centre with hubs in Brazil and Australia.

Complex Adaptive Systems and Rule-Based Design

This project will foster collaborations between interdisciplinary research teams at The University of Melbourne and The University of Campinas in the general fields of architecture, urban design and computational modelling.

Cross-cultural analysis and capacity building in construction management practices focusing on housing and infrastructure sectors in Assam and Australia – An initiative of ‘Smart Villages” research

The aim of the project is to undertake a thorough analysis of the relevancy and applicability of existing construction management practices with a view to developing a range of solutions in a cross-cultural context between the State of Assam and Australia.

Development and Trial of Low-Carbon Living Co-Benefits Calculator

This project aims to develop and trial a prototype low-carbon precinct co-benefits calculator for urban planners and designers.

Effects of feedback and incentive-based insurance on driving behaviours

This project is the first experimental study to examine the extent to which direct-feedback and incentive-based insurance modify a driver's behaviour.

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.

Intelligent Estimator

This research explores the development of a user-friendly and reliable estimating system for forecasting the costs of service elements early in construction projects.

Intensifying Places: Transit-oriented Urban Design for Resilient Australian Cities

This project will develop and test a range of urban design frameworks and visions for urban intensification in Melbourne.

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.

PedCatch - Topographical accessibility modelling for people with mobility impairments 

This study involves the development and testing of a novel digital design and modelling tool combining animated pedestrian accessibility and topographical mapping exploiting open‑source and crowd‑sourced geospatial data sets.

Renewable Energy for Carbon Neutral Cities

This project will assist in reducing Victoria’s fossil fuel demand and greenhouse gas emissions, and inform planning and design actions aimed at realising carbon neutral urban development in response to current energy market and policies.

Safer Cycling in the Urban Road Environment

This study combines academic, government and community efforts to enhance cycling activity while addressing safety concerns.

 

Researchers

Name
Title
Discipline
Contact
Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics
8344 6811
aaibinu@unimelb.edu.au
Room 218

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Research Fellow: Translation & Development
8344 3170
catherine.alexander@unimelb.edu.au
Room 3

Melbourne School of Design (BN 133)

Lecturer in Urban Analytics
8344 8553
gideon.aschwanden@unimelb.edu.au
Room 416

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Senior Lecturer in Construction Management and Technology
8344 9957
tchan@unimelb.edu.au
Room 429

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)

Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning
8344 8743
jday@unimelb.edu.au
Room 322

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Research Fellow: Sustainability Transitions
8344 8853
fjalar.dehaan@unimelb.edu.au
Room 3

Melbourne School of Design (BN 133)

Senior Lecturer in Property and Construction Management and Technology
8344 8724
hdoloi@unimelb.edu.au
Room 309

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Associate Professor in Construction Management
8344 8762
vfrancis@unimelb.edu.au
Room 342

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Professor of Urban Planning
8344 7055
sshan@unimelb.edu.au
Room 440

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Senior Lecturer in Property and Management
8344 3132
c.heywood@unimelb.edu.au
Room 446

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Lecturer in Urban Planning
8344 2257
hyungmin.kim@unimelb.edu.au
Room 322

Melbourne School of Design (BN 133)

Lecturer In Architectural Design: Construction Technology
9035 3127
giorgio.marfella@unimelb.edu.au
Room 429

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Early Career Academic in Construction Management and Housing
9035 6537
aamartel@unimelb.edu.au
Room 429

Melbourne School of Design (BN 133)

Senior Lecturer in Property
9035 4235
dmcgeown@unimelb.edu.au
Room 442

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)

Lecturer in Architectural Engineering
8344 5929
andre.stephan@unimelb.edu.au
Room 334

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health
8344 7240
mark.stevenson@unimelb.edu.au
Room 417

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Senior Research Fellow
8344 7782
jason.thompson@unimelb.edu.au
Room 416

Melbourne School of Design (BN 133)

Professor in Property
9035 7647
piyush.tiwari@unimelb.edu.au
Room 338

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Professor of Building
8344 8981
p.tombesi@unimelb.edu.au
Room 432

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Senior Lecturer, Digital Design in Architecture
9035 5854
mrwhite@unimelb.edu.au
Room 410

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Senior Lecturer in Property
9035 7472
kimberly.winson@unimelb.edu.au
Room 322

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)

Deputy Director, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute
9035 4951
jwiseman@unimelbedu.au
Room 305

Melbourne School of Design (BN 133)

Senior Lecturer in Property
8344 8764
haow@unimelb.edu.au
Room 322

Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)