Monash Urban Lab

Integrated design and urban planning research for social inclusion and environmental sustainability.

Research team
Shane Murray, Carl Grodach, Liton Kamruzzaman, Catherine Murphy, Nigel Bertram, Markus Jung, Lee-Anne Khor, Maud Cassaignau , Tom Morgan, Charity Edwards, Alysia Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Laura Harper, Ross Brewin

We encourage enquires for future research projects and collaborations.

Monash Urban Lab
900 Dandenong Road
Caulfield East VIC 3145

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The Monash Urban Lab distinguishes itself through its unique integration of practice-based design and urban planning research. The Lab combines multi-scalar architectural design investigations with policy studies focussed on transitioning to sustainable and equitable urban environments and communities at city and regional scales.

Our research focuses on three areas of investigation. Select an area to learn more:

Our research into Sustainable and Inclusive Cities includes:

  • Integrated housing design, typology and policy research
  • Suburban intensification that explores strategic infill, suburban retrofit and new suburban typologies
  • Community engagement with a commitment to underrepresented constituencies

Past projects

In Urban Infrastructure Systems we focus on:

  • Water sensitive urban design and revitalisation
  • Hybrid natural and built systems
  • Reindustrialisation

Past projects

Projects within Visualising Urban Futures investigate:

  • Visioning future urban scenarios
  • Urban Data Analytics
  • ‘Smart city’ data applications in urban planning and design

Past projects

Candidates undertaking Monash University’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) are challenged to apply new thinking to interpret – and solve – complex questions. Here are some of the projects they’re currently investigating.

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Banner artwork: Monash Urban Lab, Urban Intensification & Green Infrastructure: Towards a Water Sensitive City, 2016