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Built Environment’s four research clusters reflect existing and emergent research strengths within the faculty.
They are groupings of staff and higher degree students from across different disciplines collaborating on research ventures in areas of common interest that progress the faculty’s research priority theme of the design, delivery and management of 21st century cities.
Cluster research projects have both short and long-term targets but generally are multi-year commitments. They involve publication ventures, symposia, conferences and exhibitions, usually open to all staff and wider stakeholders.
Cluster activities are supported financially by the faculty. All staff are encouraged to be engaged in cluster activities and to contribute to development of their research programs. Each cluster is led by convenors who coordinate the annual programs and represent the cluster in the faculty and beyond.
Design Research Collaboration
The Design Research Cluster’s focus is to research through design for the 21st century city. Our research objectives are driven by a transdisciplinary community of academics who believe that engaging in practice is integral to gaining knowledge.
High Performance Architecture
The High Performance Architecture Research Cluster aims to deliver research innovation in design, planning and management of high performance buildings and cities.
People and Place
The People and Place research cluster focuses on understanding the relationship between people and their environments, with ‘place’ being defined as broad as region and as small as a room.
The Smart Cities Research Cluster (SCRC) seeks to promote and advance the efficient design, planning and delivery of urban environments and services through the use of spatially integrated information and communication technology.
The Urban Typologies Research Cluster is focused on cross-disciplinary research pertaining to cultural landscapes, urban morphology, architectural history, heritage and urban design.