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.
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
Development and trial of a low-carbon living co-benefits calculator
The aim of this project is to develop and trial a prototype low-carbon precinct co-benefits calculator for use by urban planners and designers.
Effects of feedback and incentive-based insurance on driving behaviours
The broader funded 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 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.
Leveraging on Artificial Intelligence Technology for Effective Forecasting and Management of the Cost of Building Services Elements at the Design stage of Building Projects
Intensifying Places: Transit-oriented Urban Design for Resilient Australian Cities
Future Scenarios for Transit-Oriented Urban Design
Mapping embodied environmental impacts in the built environment
Cities and their building stocks result in significant environmental effects which are critical to reduce.
Mapping Melbourne's Peri-Urban Agricultural Land
Protecting land around Melbourne for food production.
Nested Phoenix: a multi-scale model for life cycle environmental performance in the built environment
This projects aims to develop one of the most advanced computer models to measure and improve life cycle environmental performance in the built-environment, across its scales, from construction materials, to cities.
Topographical accessibility modelling for people with mobility impairments
Renewable energy for carbon neutral cities
Feasibility of solar, wind and biomass for sustainable energy landscape planning in Victoria
Safer cycling in the urban road environment
The study is the first comprehensive study in Australia that combines academic, government and community efforts to enhance cycling activity while addressing safety concerns.
Southern Cities Research Centre
The SCRC is a multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary research centre with hubs in Brazil and Australia.
The effect of anticipatory modification on design
Evaluating housing adaptation grant programs for people with disabilities as drivers of innovation.