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Urban Ecosystem design Lab


EXPLORING ECOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO
DESIGN INITIATIVES IN THE URBAN REALM

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Urban Ecosystem design Lab


EXPLORING ECOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO
DESIGN INITIATIVES IN THE URBAN REALM

THE URBAN ECOSYSTEM DESIGN LAB IS AN EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH UNIT IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE.

The aim of the Urban Ecosystem design Laboratory is to define ecological design strategies able to face the challenges posed by the effects of global transformations in urban areas. The Lab adopts a Landscape Ecological Urbanism approach, looking at the environmental, socio-cultural and economic aspects of design.
The Research Unit promotes applied research with the objective to:

  1. Experiment new strategies in the field of sustainable urbanism and resilient cities.
  2. Develop and test innovative methodologies and technique for urban design and urban regeneration.
  3. Engage with local community in strategic and participatory planning activities.
  4. Developing and testing support strategies for decision making in spatial management.

In particular, the Lab develops research and consultancy projects integrating the rigor of a scientific approach with the creativity of the design process, in the fields of:
- Design for Urban Ecosystems
- Adaptive urban design, climate and water sensitive urban design
- Nature based solutions and green infrastructures for urban areas
- Urban agriculture, roof gardening and community gardens
- Placemaking and "design for all"
- Designing the spaces of urban mobility
- Reusing and designing the urban interstitial spaces.

OBJECTIVES
Masters students, doctoral candidates and researchers are engaged in a collaborative form of design / action / research involving industry and the local community.

In collaboration with local governments, industry and communities the Urban Ecosystem design Lab will provide teaching and research in the field of sustainable urban and landscape design with these characteristics:
EXPERIENTIAL – Engage the participants in a “learning by doing” environment through direct involvement in community driven projects and a collaborative approach to design.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY – Involve several expertise and fields of research in a multifunctional, integrated research environment.
EXPERIMENTAL – A design/research approach articulates creative and exploratory tools with scientific measurements and monitoring.
INNOVATIVE – Provide ground-breaking design research.
COMMUNITY ENGAGING – Build a strong link between local communities, engaging key stakeholders, building expertise and enhancing social commitment of the students/designers through action research and proactive exchanges with the urban actors.

For more information contact the UEL at urbanecodesignlab@gmail.com

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News


EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, LECTURES, FIELD TRIPS

News


EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, LECTURES, FIELD TRIPS

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Research & Projects


Research & Projects


2017

2016

2015

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People


People


STEERING COMMITTEE

Dr Elisa PalazzoUEL scientific coordinator
Prof George Zillante
Prof Jon Kellett
Prof James Hayter
Assoc Prof Veronica Soebarto 

CONSULTANTS

Dr Bruno Pelucca, studiostudio architettiurbanisti
Dr Sheryn Pitman, Programme Manager Inspiring South Australia, SA Museum
Dr Gary Hancock, Entrepreneurship Commercialisation and Innovation Centre, UofA
 

ALUMNI 2017

INSTRUCTORS
Elisa Palazzo, Bruno Pelucca  

RESEARCHERS
Assoc Prof Dr Hassãn Bitar, Arch Martin Larbi, Arch Armin Mehdipour

LAB ASSISTANTS
Paul Bartsch, Aiden Moon, Yuejun Qian

UEL / DSD JOINT RESEARCH PROGRAM MASTER STUDENTS
Paul Bartsch, James Frolow, Thomas Hall, Aiden Moon, Zac Papas, Charles Tindley

IJUD MASTER STUDENTS
Xingyu Cao, Xinyan Chen, Yidi Chen, Puying Deng, Tianyu Gao, Adrianna Grzesiczak, Rui Hou, Ziqian Huang, Morgane Jouin, Hana Kovac, Cong Li, Xiang Ni, Mohan Qiao, Wanying Qin, Erick Santiago Ramos Ramirez, Mariia Sniegur, Juliette Vauthier, Gregor Edward Xavier Watson, Jing Xu, Qian Ye, Liya Zhang, Minghao Zhao, Wenjing Zheng

PORTVILLE PROJECT VOLUNTEERS
Danni Iylia Noor Dahlan, Madeline Louise Nolan

NATURE BASED SOLUTION PROTOTYPE VOLUNTEERS
Fang Huang, Ye Huang, Qilu Wang
 

ALUMNI 2016

INSTRUCTORS
Elisa Palazzo, James Hayter, Bruno Pelucca

RESEARCHERS
Assoc Prof Hassãn Bitar, Dr Wan Nurul Mardiah Wan Mohd Rani, Arch Martin Larbi, Arch Armin Mehdipour

MASTER STUDENTS
Andong Cao, Wu Chen, Li Heng Chue, Yuyang Cui, Shaun Davey, Shannon Foulis, Shenghan Gao, Moataz Hamde, Conor Healy, Borui Huang, Yue Huang, Yewei Jia, Ruoxue Li, Xinsuo Li, Chang Liu, Zheng Liu, Xinyang Lu, Rasmus Lund, Jiaqi Mai, Fanjun Meng, Aiden Moon, Yuejun Qian, Jiaxin Sang, Jiayi Sun, Chun Wang, Yifan Wang, Chao Xu, Yixuan Xu, Changyi Yan, Duo Yu, Ke Zhang, Wei Zhang, Lin Zhao, Wenting Zhou, Qizhen Zhu

UEL SUMMER SCHOLARSHIPS STUDENTS
Benedict Jing Koh, Roshan Rafiq Mustaza
 

ALUMNI PREVIOUS YEARS

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Partnerships


AND AFFILIATED INSTITUTIONS

Partnerships


AND AFFILIATED INSTITUTIONS

The  Urban Ecosystem design Lab is engaged in a collaborative form of design/research and research/action which explores innovative ideas for experimental urban projects and combines urban ecological research with designed strategies.

The Lab takes advantage of the existing programs and projects defined by the Sustainable Built Environment research group with the academic institutions and the local governments, industry and communities.

We are developing researches in collaboration with:

PARTNERSHIPS

DSD - Department of State Development Government of South Australia

DSD - Department of State Development
Government of South Australia

WIRLTU YARLU - Aboriginal Education University of Adelaide SA

WIRLTU YARLU - Aboriginal Education
University of Adelaide SA

CITY OF PORT ADELAIDE ENFIELD South Australia

CITY OF PORT ADELAIDE ENFIELD
South Australia

ODASA - Office for Design and Architecture SA Government of South Australia

ODASA - Office for Design and Architecture SA
Government of South Australia

RENEWAL SA Government of South Australia

RENEWAL SA
Government of South Australia

OLIVER'S @ WHITE HILL  McLaren Vale SA 

OLIVER'S @ WHITE HILL 
McLaren Vale SA 

DIVISION OF SERVICES & RESOURCES, University of Adelaide SA

DIVISION OF SERVICES & RESOURCES, University of Adelaide SA

JURLIQUE INTERNATIONAL Pty Ltd Mount Barker SA

JURLIQUE INTERNATIONAL Pty Ltd
Mount Barker SA

AFFILIATED INSTITUTIONS

UTM RAZAK School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

UTM RAZAK School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

LABORATOIRE AMUP - Architecture Morphologie/Morphogenèse Urbaine et Projet, ENSAS Strasbourg, FRANCE

LABORATOIRE AMUP - Architecture Morphologie/Morphogenèse Urbaine et Projet, ENSAS Strasbourg, FRANCE

ECIC - Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre, University of Adelaide SA 

ECIC - Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre, University of Adelaide SA 

CHINA-AUSTRALIA Sustainable Research Unit, University of Adelaide SA

CHINA-AUSTRALIA Sustainable Research Unit, University of Adelaide SA

Contact


Contact