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.
Architecture and Industry: The migrant contribution to nation-building
Linking immigrant social histories to industrialisation through an explicitly spatial analysis, this project explores the post-war architectural, rural and industrial landscapes of Australia as shaped by the labour of displaced persons.
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
The commitment to the environmental quality of university campuses is central to the modern contemporary tertiary experience and represents a growing multi-million dollar public investment in higher education infrastructure.
Climate Change Adaptation: Suitability Indices of Human Settlement Fire Vulnerability
Identifying and assessing bushfire risk to homes
Equitable Outcomes in Adaptation to Sea Level Rise
Adapting to sea-level rise is a challenging but important task for communities and governments to navigate.
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
Knowledge to inform sustainable management solutions
Mapping Melbourne's Peri-Urban Agricultural Land
Protecting land around Melbourne for food production.
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
The Seacombe West site is significantly degraded as a result of salt water entering the Gippsland Lakes system in the late 1800s.
Tourism development and local resilience: self-organisation and community empowerment perspectives
How can tourism development affect community resilience to natural hazards in different self-organisation and regulatory contexts? How should policy-making address these relationships?
Wave Hill Walk Off Trail
The Wave Hill Walk Off Route is a National Heritage Listed site that is associated with the events that took place in 1966 -1975 which saw the Indigenous Gurindji people, led by Vincent Lingiari, take a stand against oppressive working conditions and maltreatment.
Wildfire Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery in Coastal Tourist Destinations: the case of Wye River, Australia
From a regional resilience perspective, what were the outcomes of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery strategies in place for the 2015 Wye River wildfires? How does tourism help shape these?