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Michaela Prescott


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Dr. Michaela Prescott is a Landscape Architect with experience in both professional and academic contexts. Based in Singapore from 2012-2017, she worked on an interdisciplinary research project on rivers in Indonesia (Landscape Ecology) at the Singapore-ETH Centre, completed a doctorate with ETH Zurich, and worked as a landscape architect at HASSELL Singapore. Over the past decade, she has worked in private and commercial practice in Australia, Singapore and the Netherlands, and in municipal landscape design and urban strategic planning in Melbourne, Australia. 

Prescott’s doctorate, ongoing research, design studios and publications primarily focus on the socio-cultural dimensions of landscapes and living environments, and the evolving relation of landscape, infrastructure and urbanisation. She is a Research Fellow and team member on Monash University's current Wellcome Trust and ADB research project, Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE).

Prescott has been a lecturer at RMIT University, and an invited design critic and guest lecturer at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), University Technology Sydney (UTS), and National University Singapore (NUS) Landscape Architecture programs.

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Projects 2019 2021

WfW: Toolkit for the gender responsive co-design of WASH facilities

Batagol, B., Sinharoy, S., Clasen, T., Prescott, M. & Spasojevic, D.


Project: Research

Research Output 2009 2018

RISE: A Case Study for Design Research in Informal Settlement Revitalisation Interdisciplinary Design Research in Informal Settlements

Ramirez-Lovering, D., Prescott, M. & Kamalipour, H., 2018, Proceedings of the 1st Annual Design Research Conference (ADR18). Maxwell, D. W. (ed.). Sydney, NSW, Australia: The University of Sydney, p. 461-478 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Phase Change 2.0: Design Research Studio Exhibition

Anderson, C. & Prescott, M. F., 26 Oct 2017

Research output: Non-textual formCurationOther

Sociocultural and spatial factors in river-edge relationships: A comparative case study of rivers in Indonesian cities

Prescott, M. F., 12 Dec 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOtherpeer-review

Mapping an alternative community river: The case of the Ciliwung

Padawangi, R., Turpin, E., Herlily, U., Prescott, M. F., Lee, I. & Shepherd, A., 2016, In : Sustainable Cities and Society. 20, p. 147-157 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The synthesis of environmental and socio-cultural information in the ecological design of urban riverine landscapes

Prescott, M. F. & Ninsalam, Y., 2016, In : Sustainable Cities and Society. 20, p. 222-236 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2008 2019

ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellowship Mentoring Scheme

Michaela Prescott (Visiting researcher)
11 Feb 201915 Feb 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

UNESCO Great Rivers Forum

Michaela Prescott (Invited speaker)
28 Oct 201830 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Annual Design Research Conference (ADR18) (Event)

Michaela Prescott (Peer reviewer)
Mar 2018Sep 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Integration Across the SDGs and the Role of Research

Michaela Prescott (Speaker)
17 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Phase Change 2.0 at Knowledge Market

Michaela Prescott (Contributor)
15 Oct 20173 Nov 2017

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPerformance/exhibition

Press / Media

Sustainable Resilient Systems

Michaela Prescott


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Other

Urban forests in a concrete jungle

Charles Anderson & Michaela Prescott


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Moonee Ponds Creek in Focus

Michaela Prescott


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Building On Trash in Jakarta

Michaela Prescott


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaBlogs