research

 

AUDRC produces practical and analytical research based upon solid theoretical frameworks and rigorous assessment of current literature and practices, in areas such as: Public space participation, design technologies, open spaces, density, housing, and ecological drivers of design. 

CURRENT RESEARCH



HIGH LIFE study

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ABOUT

The HIGH LIFE Study is collecting information on apartments constructed in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney in the last 10 years.  Apartments in these cities have been developed with different levels of policy guidance.  Within each city, apartment residents in diverse neighbourhoods will be surveyed, and objective measures of apartment design and wider neighbourhood characteristics (such as access to shops, services, transport and parks) will be created.  We are aiming to collect data on about 300 people, living in 30 different buildings in each city. Data will be used to examine the impact of different apartment design features, as well as the location of the apartment building, on residents’ health and wellbeing.

PROJECT FUNDERS AND PARTNERS

The HIGH LIFE Study is funded by the Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway) (#31986).Dr Sarah Foster is the recipient of an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Award (DE160100140) funded by the Australian Government.The Study is supported by RMIT University and The University of Western Australia. We have ethics approval from RMIT University (CHEAN B 21146-10/17) and The University of Western Australia (Ref: RA/4/1/8735).

KEY PEOPLE

The High Life Study is led by Dr Sarah Foster and is overseen in WA by researchers at AUDRC. For more information on the project contact any of the lead researchers:

 

Australia’s new cities: past, present and future

ABOUT

This project will investigate the conceptualisation, creation and promotion of new cities in Australia since the mid- 20th century. The project expects to generate new knowledge in the area of urban planning and architectural history. Expected outcomes of this Project include new understandings of community engagement with planning and architecture and dialogue on decentralisation, housing affordability and metropolitan primacy. Expected outcomes of this Project include contribution to the national conversation regarding political vision for large-scale infrastructure through a book, short film, and media engagement on the topic. This should provide significant benefits to community dialogue on issues of heritage, housing and environment.

PROJECT FUNDERS AND PARTNERS

The project funder is the Australian Research Council

KEY PEOPLE

The project is led by led by an experience interdisciplinary team. For more information on the project contact any of the lead researchers:

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Reports

Bolleter, J., Myers, Z. 2019. Maximising Metronet: Strategies for Delivering Metronet Transit Oriented Development. Perth: Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, Landcorp, Department of Communities.

Duckworth-Smith, A., Pleasant, R., Oliver G. 2019. My Best Home Age Friendly Housing in Cockburn. Perth: City of Cockburn, Department of Communities.

Duckworth-Smith, A., et al. 2019. Innovative tools for Community Engagement, Communication & Collaborative Design. AUDRC/Department of Planning, Lands & Heritage.

AUDRC. 2018. Investigation into Urban Living in age-appropriate communities. AUDRC/ Department of Communities.

Duckworth-Smith, A., Pleasant, R., Oliver G. 2019. My Best Home Age Friendly Housing in Cockburn Community Engagement Report 2019. Perth: City of Cockburn, Department of Communities.

Duckworth-Smith, A., Pleasant, R., Oliver G. 2019. Information for Designing the Best Homes for Cockburns residents 50 plus. Perth: City of Cockburn, Department of Communities.

Duckworth-Smith, A., Oliver, G. 2019. Streets Ahead: Co-design Summary Report for Albany Highway in Victoria Park and East Victoria Park. Perth: Vic Park Collective, Town of Victoria Park.

Duckworth-Smith, A. 2017. Delivering Transit Oriented Development: Aligning urban street design to high quality place outcomes. Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority MRA. Perth WA: AUDRC.

Bolleter, J. 2017. Living Streams, for Living Suburbs: To what degree does Living Stream POS being delivered in new suburban developments in Perth provide amenity? Perth: Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.

Bolleter, J. 2016. Knutsford: Conceptual frameworks for urban infill developments. Perth: Landcorp.

Bolleter, J. 2016. Living Suburbs for Living Streams: How urban design strategies can enhance the amenity provided by Living Stream orientated Public Open Space. Perth: Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.

Water Innovation Advisory Group. 2016. Water Innovation: Advisory Group Report. Perth: Department of Water.

Bolleter, J. 2016. Why Wi-Fi? Evaluating Wi-Fi monitoring data for use in public life surveys. Perth: Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.

Bolleter, J., Duckworth-Smith, A., et al. 2016. Excursions in density: Case studies for densifying Perth. Perth: Australian Urban Design Research Centre.

Duckworth-Smith, A. 2016. People in Public Places: Urban design tactics to facilitate social participation in public realm. AUDRC / Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency (MRA) publication.

AUDRC. 2015. Fremantle Housing Diversity II: Design based research to refine & inform a proposed amendment to LPS4.

AUDRC. 2014.  Fremantle Housing Diversity: Report on a proposed amendment to LPS4 to stimulate housing diversity.

Property Council of Australia, Greens (WA), AUDRC. 2013. Transforming Perth: regenerating transport corridors as a network of high street precincts. Perth.


Books

Myers, Z. (2019) (Upcoming publication). Wildness and Wellbeing: Nature. Neuroscience, and Urban Design. Perth: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bolleter, J. (2019) (Upcoming publication). Para-Scape: A critical survey of landscape architecture in Dubai. Perth: Routledge.

Bolleter, J. (2019). Desert Paradises: surveying the landscapes of Dubai’s urban model. Perth: Routledge.

Bolleter, J. (2018) The ghost cities of Australia: A survey of new city development proposals and their lessons for Australia’s 21st century development. London: Springer.

Bolleter, J. (2015) Take me to the river: The story of Perth's foreshore. Crawley: UWAP.

Duckworth-Smith, A. (2016) Sprawl and the City: Combining the qualities of suburban and urban living to create better residential infill. Crawley: UWAP.

Bolleter, J. (2015) Scavenging the suburbs: Auditing Perth for 1 million infill dwellings. Crawley: UWAP.

Bolleter, J., & Weller, R. (2013) Made in Australia: The future of Australian cities. Crawley: UWAP.

Baumeister, J. & Ottmann, D. A. 2017. MiniCities - A system-based test-run of an utopian urban model. Crawley: UWAP. (in print)

Baumeister, J. & Ottmann, D. A. 2015. 1 Billion - Adequate Urbanisation in Poverty. Crawley: UWAP. ISBN: 9781742588247

Baumeister, J. & Ottmann, D. A. 2015. Urban Ecolution - A Pocket Generator to Explore Future Solutions for Healthy and Ecologically Integrated Cities. Crawley: UWAP. ISBN: 9 781742 589985


Book Chapters

Cameron, Robert. 2018. Constructing Authenticity – Location Based Social Networking, Digital Place-making, and the Design of Centralised Urban Spaces, in Emerging Identities in the Futures of Place: Media, Space and Culture, ed. Nezhapi-Dellé Odeleye & Lakshmi Priya Rajendran. Springer. (Book chapter awaiting publication)

Bolleter, J. 2018. Background noise: a review of the effects of background infill on urban liveability in Perth. In Oerlemans, Hans, (editor.) & Urban Design Forum WA, (issuing body.) Drawing the line : deliberations on density. Urban Design Forum WA, Perth, Western Australia

Baumeister, J. & Ottmann, D. A. 2016. URBAN:ORGAN – Models for Gulf Cities as Integrated Ecological Systems in Gulf Cities as Interfaces. In Katodrytis, G. & Syed, S. (eds.), Gulf Cities is Interfaces (131-154). Cambridge: Gulf Research Centre Cambridge Publication. ISBN: 978-1-909864-08-5

Bolleter, J. & Weller, R. 2016. Suburban Refuge. In A. Berger & J. Kotkin (eds.), Infinite suburbia. (In Press): MIT.

Bolleter, J. 2016. Alternate futures on the foreshore. In T.-A. White (ed.), Perth: A guide for the curious. Crawley: UWAP.

Duckworth-Smith, A. 2013. Mean Streets. in Weller, R. & Bolleter, J. Made in Australia: The Future of Australian Cities. Crawley: UWAP.

Duckworth-Smith, A. 2009. The Path of Density. In Weller, R. (ed.) Boomtown 2050. Crawley: UWAP.

 

Journal articles

Cameron, R. & Smolik, A. (2017) ‘Prototyping Architectural User-Interfaces in Urban Public Space’. International Journal of Arts and Technology 10(4), 301-317.

Bolleter, J. 2017 (In press). 'Living Streams for living suburbs: How urban design strategies can enhance the amenity provided by Living Stream orientated Public Open Space'. Journal of Urban Design.

Bolleter, J. (2017). Fringe benefits? A review of outer suburban development on Perth’s fringes in relation to state government goals concerning the natural environment and efficient transport connectivity. Australian Planner.

Bolleter, J. (2017). Counter intelligence: evaluating Wi-Fi tracking data for augmenting conventional public space- public life surveys. Australian Planner, 1-11.

Bolleter, J. 2017. 'Postcards from the edge: A critical reading of representations of the interior in Australian landscape architecture'. Journal of Landscape Architecture 12(1), 74-85.

Bolleter, J. 2016. 'Exploring how urban design has sought to inspire confidence and longevity in Western Australia’s Pilbara region'. Journal of Urban Design 10 (1080), 1-22.

Bolleter, J. 2016. 'Background noise: a review of the effects of background infill on urban liveability in Perth'. Australian Planner 10, 1-14.

Bolleter, J. 2016. 'On the verge: re-thinking street reserves in relation to suburban densification'. Journal of Urban Design.

Duckworth-Smith, A. 2016. Mean Streets or High Streets: Challenges of implementing strategic planning for activity corridors in Perth. In: Biermann, S. Olaru, D. &  Paül, V. (eds.) Planning Boomtown and Beyond. Perth WA: UWA Publishing.

C. BABB, C. Falconer, R. Olaru, D. Duckworth-Smith, A & Isted, R. 2016. Transport and Land Use Functions of Four Rail Station Configurations in Perth. In: Biermann, S. Olaru, D. &  Paül, V. (eds.) Planning Boomtown and Beyond. Perth WA: UWA Publishing..

Bolleter, J. 2015. 'Charting the potential of landscape urbanism in Dubai'. Landscape Research 40 (5), 1-22.

Bolleter, J. & Ramalho, C. 2014. 'The potential of ecologically enhanced urban parks to encourage and catalyze densification in greyfield suburbs'. Journal of Landscape Architecture 9 (3), 54-65.

Bolleter, J. 2014. 'Charting a changing waterfront: a review of key schemes for Perth’s foreshore'. Journal of Urban Design 19 (5), 569-592.

Bolleter, J., & Weller, R. (2013). Made in Australia: The Future of Australian Cities. Landscape Urbanism(4)

Bull, C., Weller, R., & Bolleter, J. (2012). The Urban Issue. Landscape Architecture Australia.

Bolleter, J., & Weller, R. (2010). Growing Pains: The 21st Century Urbanisation of Australia. Landscape Australia(128), 13-14.

 

Articles- non peer reviewed

Bolleter, J. 2009.'Para-Scape: landscape architecture in Dubai'. Journal of Landscape architecture 9 (4), 28-55.

 

Media & non-refereed articles

Bolleter, J. 2018. 'Yagan Square connects Perth’s once-divided urban heart; can it do the same for the city’s people?’. Foreground.

Bolleter, J., Freestone, R., Taylor, E. 2018. 'New cities? It’s an idea worth thinking about for Australia’. The Conversation.

Duckworth-Smith, A. 2017. It’s a Global Puzzle, The West Australian, 11 October.

Duckworth-Smith, A. 2017. Trade-offs galore in tackling urban sprawl, The West Australian, 24 May.

Bolleter, J., Mackenzie, B., & Sweetman, S. 2016. 'Going Public: Auditing Perth’s Public Landscapes for Urban Infill'. Westerly (Walking with the Flaneur) (54-79).

Bolleter, J. 2016. 'Biodiver-city'. Future West 1 (31-35).

Bolleter, J. 2016. 'Squandering riches: can Perth realise the value of biodiversity'. The Conversation.

Duckworth-Smith, A. 2016. Finding suburban ‘missing middle’ The West Australian, 10 August.

Duckworth-Smith, A. 2016. The Sprawl and  the City, Future West 2, School of Architecture, Landscape & Visual Arts (UWA), November.

Duckworth-Smith, A. 2015. 'Infill Strategies'.The West Australian, 19 August.

Duckworth-Smith, A. 2015. 'Stranger than Fiction: The Ark in the Mountain'. Architecture Australia Mar/Apr.

Baumeister, J. 2014. 'Vision West-Australia 2040'. Scoop (29-31).

Duckworth-Smith, A. 2014. Interview by F. Kernebone, 'By Design', Radio National, 26 April.

Bolleter, Julian. 2014. 'then, now, next- Selected Forum Summaries from the Planning Institute of Australia'. Paper presented at the Planning Institute of Australia Forum, Perth.

Bolleter, Julian. 2014. 'Child’s play: Rio Tinto Naturescape'. Architecture Australia. Architecture Australia.

Bolleter, J. 2014. 'Courting a solution: The potential of infill courtyard housing'. The West Australian.

Bolleter, J. 2014. 'Rio Tinto Naturescape'. Landscape Architecture Australia 143.

Bolleter, J. 2014. Reconnecting Dubai with its landscape. Landscape Architecture Australia, 141 (14-20).

Bolleter, J. 2014. 'Getting a social life at Brookfield Place'. Landscape Architecture Australia 141 (38-43).

Weller, R. & Bolleter, J. 2013. 'The Big Questions: A Methodology'. Landscape Architecture Australia 22.

Bolleter, J. 2013. 'Communal Backyard'. West Australian, 21 August (14).

Duckworth-Smith, A. 2013. 'Perth’s growth spurt tops urban sprawl in LA, Tokyo'. Interview by T. Paddenburg. The Sunday Times, 23 February.

Bolleter, J. & Weller, R. 2013. 'Made in Australia: The Future of Australian Cities'. Landscape Urbanism 4.

Duckworth-Smith, A. 2012. 'Human habitats require thought'. The West Australian, 21 March.

Bull, C., Weller, R. & Bolleter, J. 2012. 'The Urban Issue. Landscape Architecture Australia'.

Bolleter, J. & Weller, R. 2010. 'Growing Pains: The 21st Century Urbanisation of Australia'. Landscape Australia 128 (13-14).

Special-Edition: German Urban Design Prize von Joerg Baumeister and Tobias Scheel. Rheinischer Merkur, 4.10.2004. 

Bolleter, J. 1998. 'Fiction, Reality and Ambiguity'. Landscape Australia 78 (138-140).

 

Conference papers

Cameron, R., et al. 2017. ‘Responsive Systems and Electronic Spatial Interfaces’. Proceedings in Back to the Future: The Next 50 Years 51st International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Victoria University of Wellington, p.743.

Cameron, R., et al. 2017. ‘Biological Systems: Outcomes in Architectural Design Studio’. Proceedings in Back to the Future: The Next 50 Years 51st International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Victoria University of Wellington, p.343.

Cameron, R. 2018. ‘Critiquing Hypermediated Public Space Through Exploratory Design’. Proceedings of the 1st Annual Design Research Conference (ADR18), The University of Sydney, p.157-168.

Duckworth-Smith, A. & Babb, C.Indicating Quality of Place for station precinct development: enhancing ‘place’ in the place/node model’. State of Australian Cities conference SOAC, December 2015 Gold Coast QLD.

Duckworth-Smith, A. 2015. 'Backyard Bonanza: Improving the quality of ‘popular’ suburban infill'. Australian planner 5 (2) 4.

Duckworth-Smith, A. & Babb, C. 2015. 'Indicating Quality of Place for station precinct development: enhancing ‘place’ in the place/node model'. Proceedings of the 11th State of Australian Cities conference, Gold Coast QLD, State of Australian Cities Research Network.

Babb, C., Duckworth-Smith, A., Falcolner, R., Isted, R., Olaru, D. & Biermann, S. 2015. 'The performance and potential of rail stations in and outside freeway medians: the application of a node/place model to Perth.' Proceedings of the Australasian Transport Research Forum, Sydney NSW.

Duckworth-Smith, A. 2014. 'Activity Corridor Intensification in Perth and the role of Design Based Research, Proceedings of the 10th State of Australian Cities Conference'. Sydney NSW, State of Australian Cities Research Network.

Bolleter, J. & Candeias, D. 2013. 'Synergistic density: A strategy for residential densification developed in relation to community preferences'. Paper presented at the 6th International Urban Design Conference, Sydney.

Bolleter, J. 2013. 'Synergistic Density: The potential of correlating upgraded public open space and infill development in greyfield suburbs'. Paper presented at the Making Cities Liveable Conference, Melbourne.

Duckworth-Smith, A. 2012. 'Mean Streets: residential intensification strategies for roadway corridors.' Proceedings of the 6th Australian Housing Researchers Conference: Housing in an Era of Risk and Crisis, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA.

 

Exhibitions      

Duckworth-Smith, A. 2017. Urban Design Forum WA: 'Bright Lights and the Big City'. 27 November 2017. Australian Urban Design Research Centre.

AUDRC. September 2017. Pimp my Suburb, interactive co-design session (150 participants) at PIA WA State Conference, Joondalup Resort, Joondalup WA

Duckworth-Smith, A. Grow Your Neighbourhood. Impact Gallery: Social Impact Festival. UWA & Centre for Social Impact, AUDRC, Perth WA

Baumeister, J. & Duckworth-Smith, A. 2016. Woolstores City Block Fremantle. Group exhibition of UWA School of Design. 25 November 2016 at Cullity Galllery.

Baumeister, J. & Duckworth-Smith, A. 2016. Future Islands. Group exhibition of UWA School of Design.

AUDRC & City of Fremantle. 2016. The Freo Alternative: The Game of Freo Life, MANY 6160, Fremantle WA

Bolleter, J. 2016. 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture: 'Not in My Backyard,' 'New Cities' panel. Canberra: Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

Baumeister, J. & Ottmann, D. A. 2015. Ecocities. Opening 25 June 2015 in Hangzhou, Zheijang University gallery, since then travelling exhibition through Chinese cities.

Bolleter, J. 2015. Take me to the river: An exhibition of alternative stories of Perth’s foreshore. In Museum of Perth (Ed.). Perth: Museum of Perth.

Baumeister, J. & Duckworth-Smith, A. 2015. Urban Regenerations. Group exhibition of UWA School of Design. Opening 20 November 2015 at Cullity Gallery.

AUDRC. 2015. Future Histories: post urban design. Australian Urban Design Research Centre – The University of WA, Perth WA

Bolleter, J. & Carbone, S. 2014. Kid’s Future City Lab #1. Australian Urban Design Research Centre.

UWA. Luminous Dreams, large format outdoor scrolling film installation. Geraldton WA.

Bolleter, J. 2013. Take me to the river: An exhibition of schemes for the Perth Foreshore 1833-2013. In Australian Urban Design Research Centre (Ed.). Perth: Australian Urban Design Research Centre.