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Urban Ecosystem design Lab


EXPLORING SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL RESPONSES
TO DESIGN INITIATIVES IN THE URBAN REALM

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Urban Ecosystem design Lab


EXPLORING SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL RESPONSES
TO DESIGN INITIATIVES IN THE URBAN REALM

THE URBAN ECOSYSTEM DESIGN LAB IS AN EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH GROUP IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE FACULTY OF PROFESSIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE.

Cities, or "urban ecosystems", are complex socio-ecological systems that depend on variable anthropogenic processes and natural dynamics. Urban and Landscape Design have traditionally defined the scope and performance of stable urban forms and durable spatial assets, which were responding to stable conditions for long periods of time. In the face of unpredictable urban dynamics, including global environmental change, economic and socio-demographic transformations, this may not be any longer appropriate.
In this frame, the aim of the UELab is to develop and apply adaptive design strategies for cities resilience to face the challenges posed by the effects of global transformations. Through the application of scientific methods to experimental design, Adaptive Urban Design trigger innovation to close the gap between research and practice. The acknowledgement of both anthropogenic processes and natural dynamics in urban design leads to a new spatial aesthetics, based on the variability of seasons, climatic change, water level transitions, economic fluctuations, etc.

In collaboration with local governments, industry and communities the Urban Ecosystem design Lab provides services in the field of sustainable spatial design and planning. The Research Group promotes applied research and research-integrated teaching with the objective to develop and test:
1.     Adaptive design strategies for sustainable urbanism and resilient cities.
2.     Innovative Urban regeneration methodologies and techniques.
3.     Participatory planning activities with local community and local governments.
4.     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
- Design for flooding
- Nature based solutions and Green infrastructures
- Urban agriculture, roof gardening and community gardens
- Place making and Tactical urbanism
- The space of urban mobility
- The space of Sharing economy
- Adaptive reuse of 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

BUILT PROJECTS

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People


AND ALUMNI

People


AND ALUMNI

STEERING COMMITTEE

Dr Elisa PalazzoUEL director
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, MPhil Alhassan Ibrahim

LAB ASSISTANTS
Paul Bartsch, Aiden Moon, Yuejun Qian

MASTER STUDENTS
Paul Bartsch, James Frolow, Thomas Hall, Aiden Moon, Zac Papas, Charles Tindley, Weicheng Deng, Shike Dong, Wanxin Feng, Kai Guo, Xu Han, Xiaohang He, Xiaoyan Hou, Qiqi Li, Xiaoxin Li, Yi Li, Yueming Li, Hongcheng Lian, Binyan Ou, Yuan Tao, Kuo Wang, Xiaohan Wang, Youxin Wang, Huiying Wu, Xiaotao Xing, Xiayu Xu, Zheyu Yan, Shuyang Yu, Hengyuan Zhang, Xudong Zhang, Huijing Zheng, Siqi Zheng, Yuqing Zhou, Zhicheng Zhou, Jingwen Cai, Sichang Cai, Lanxin Deng, Tianyi Fang, Mingyang Hou, Kang Li, Yutong Liu, Yuanyuan Mu, Nga Thi Phuong Nguyen, Xinyu Sui, Xiao Tang, Long Wang, Yadan Zhang, Xueru Zhao, 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

VOLUNTEERS
Danni Iylia Noor Dahlan, Madeline Louise Nolan, Fang Huang, Ye Huang, Qilu Wang

 

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

CITY OF PORT ADELAIDE ENFIELD South Australia

CITY OF PORT ADELAIDE ENFIELD
South Australia

RDAFN - Regional Development Australia Far North South Australia

RDAFN - Regional Development Australia Far North
South Australia

WIRLTU YARLU - Aboriginal Education University of Adelaide SA

WIRLTU YARLU - Aboriginal Education
University of Adelaide SA

PORT AUGUSTA CITY COUNCIL South Australia

PORT AUGUSTA CITY COUNCIL
South Australia

RENEWAL SA Government of South Australia

RENEWAL SA
Government of South Australia

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

ODASA - Office for Design and Architecture 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

 

AND 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

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