Deputy Director, Australian Urban Design Research Centre, University of Western Australia
Julian is the Deputy Director of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC) at the University of Western Australia. His role at the AUDRC includes teaching a master’s program in urban design and conducting urban design related research and design projects.
Julian has completed a PhD concerning landscape architecture in Dubai and has published five books, ‘Made in Australia: The future of Australian cities’ (with Richard Weller), ‘Take me to the River: A history of Perth’s foreshore,’ ‘Scavenging the Suburbs,’ ‘The Ghost Cities of Australia,’ and ‘Desert paradises: Surveying the landscapes of Dubai’s urban model.’ In 2014 Julian was awarded the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects WA gold medal award (in conjunction with Richard Weller) and in 2016 the Margaret Medcalf Award for research.
Julian's current research focuses on the big issues facing Australian cities. Springer are publishing this research in book in mid 2019, you can follow Julian on Facebook
Around the world, the vast majority of people are flocking to cities not to dwell in their centres but to live in the new suburbs expanding their outer limits. Reflecting this, from 2000 to 2015, the expansion of urbanised...
Any moves to greatly increase the population of northern Australian by 2060 could have a devastating impact on the local environment without long-term careful planning by all tiers of government. Thats the finding of...