Intensifying places: transit-oriented urban design for resilient Australian cities

  • Murray, Shane (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Dovey, Kim (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Adams, Rob (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • London, Geoffrey (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The most significant urban design challenge facing Australian cities lies in the transformation necessary to meet carbon reduction targets. Good transit-oriented development creates higher levels of urban amenity, access and equity along with dramatically reduced car dependency. Such development hinges upon the quality of urban design and architechtural outcomes in aesthetic, social and economic as well as environmental terms. This project will investigate and simulate a series of scenarios in the Melbourne metropolitan area, exploring a range of building types, morphologies and design approaches. These scenarios will be tested for community resistence, design quality, market viability and the necessary forms of urban governance.
Effective start/end date1/07/1030/06/13


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$129,273.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$6,728.00
  • Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) (Victoria): A$71,499.00