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Dr Alysia Bennett is an architectural researcher and lecturer at Monash University.

Alysia’s research focuses on how the design, construction and occupation of the built environment is influenced by planning regulation, law, economics, culture and society. Specifically, her work aims to understand and engage with the spatial implications of such influences in order to identify opportunities for architectural operation and innovation. Her doctoral thesis Stealth Urbanism focused on overcoming barriers to the densification and diversification of suburban housing via the manipulation of physical and systemic grey spaces in legal loopholes, ambiguous language and human perception.

Over the past decade, Bennett has undertaken a range of architectural research and consulting roles within the public and private sectors, including the University of Tasmania, BVN and the Office of the State Architect in Tasmania. In addition to lecturing at Monash, she is currently associated with Cumulus Studio and Parlour's WikiD Australia initiative.

Research interests

  • Housing
  • Regional, remote and rural architecture and urbanism
  • Stealth architecture and urbanism

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Architecture, Doctor of Philosophy, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 20 Dec 2016

Architecture, Master of Architecture, University of Tasmania

Award Date: 21 Nov 2009

Architecture, Bachelor of Environmental Design, University of Tasmania

Award Date: 24 Nov 2007

Research area keywords

  • housing
  • stealth
  • architecture
  • strategic design
  • design research
  • regional cities
  • regional architecture


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