With interconnected offices and workspaces flanked by open study areas, the office spaces on Level Three predominantly house our key research arms. The research taking place in these groups has influence on the sustainability of our future cities.
Research Hubs at MSD
Collaborative groups, research hubs, centres and institutes embedded within the Faculty bring together experts who are internationally recognised leaders in their fields.
Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage
The Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) provides an international perspective on research and teaching in architectural history and heritage with a particular emphasis on Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
Connected Cities Lab
The Connected Cities Lab is a centre of excellence designed to address the challenges that city leadership faces, and the information it needs, in an interconnected and increasingly urbanised planet.
InfUr- Informal Urbanism Research Hub
The InfUr- Hub engages in multi-disciplinary research on the informal (self-organized) design and planning of cities - from informal settlements of the Global south to citizen-driven planning in the global North.
Learning Environments Applied Research Network
LEaRN is an international network that brings together academia and industry to research, imagine and discuss physical learning environments in school, vocational, university, medical and corporate contexts.
Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute
The Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI) facilitates and enables research linkages, projects and conversations leading to increased understanding of sustainability and resilience trends, challenges and solutions.
Thrive Research Hub
A hub for industry-relevant research on design and innovation for sustainable, thriving built environments. Carrying out applied trans-disciplinary research that investigates thriving in cities and develops real world solutions for the built environment.
Transport, Health and Urban Design Research Hub
The aim of the Transport, Health and Urban Design Research Hub (THUD) is to explore the effects of urban form and transport on the health of the residents of cities.