Urban Typologies

The Urban Typologies Research Cluster is focused on cross-disciplinary research pertaining to cultural landscapes, urban morphology, architectural history, heritage and urban design.

Seminars & Conferences

As part of the development of its research projects, the cluster holds regular meetings as well as occasional seminars in which members present and discuss proposals, ideas and work-in-progress.

Special events:

Wednesday 2 November 2016, 12pm - 1pm
Author and historian, Dr Ian Hoskins, will talk about his research into Sydney Harbour and NSW coastline.  Ian's books include Sydney Harbour: A History and Coast: A history of the New South Wales Edge.

2015: The cluster played a major role in organising and hosting the 32nd Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ). Held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney 7-10 July 2015 and themed ‘Architecture, Institutions and Change’, the conference brought together 90 scholars from Australia, New Zealand, the UK and USA.

2014: In November, Professor Richard Johnson provided a presentation to the cluster on JPW's award-winning project on 50 Martin Place.

In December, the cluster held a two-day seminar on its Martin Place publication project. Faculty staff as well as a number of external experts were invited to hear and respond to the presentations of members on the progress of their research and their proposed chapters.

2012: In February, the cluster held a day-long seminar to discuss the Leisure Space project. Professor Philip Goad (University of Melbourne) and Professor Peter Spearritt (University of Queensland) were invited participants. They provided constructive comment on the project as a whole as well as the presentations given by cluster members on their research to date.

In December, Associate Professor Richard White (University of Sydney), author of On Holidays: A History of Getting Away in Australia (2005), provided a presentation to the cluster on his research into the history of leisure in Australia.

The cluster also held a two-day workshop in December, where members presented draft versions of their chapters for the Leisure Space book. Faculty staff and external experts were invited to provide constructive feedback.

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