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The missing middle & more – infill typologies for a cooler, greener urban form

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The missing middle & more – infill typologies for a cooler, greener urban form

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People and how they live is integral to building design and placement, and this consideration will inevitably deliver greener spaces in our urban development. The Planning and Design Code Phase 3 seeks a range of performance outcomes in relation to urban green cover and water sensitive urban design for medium density housing, the “missing middle” and apartment living.

Join us to explore

  • Infill typologies for high-performance middle density living (Geoffrey London & Nigel Bertram) that provide for cooler, greener development, including dual occupancies, courtyard homes, terraces, townhouses and apartment buildings, in addition to an SA case study seeking to rejuvenate Salisbury East
  • Performance evaluation of business as usual urban infill versus the new typologies (Steve Kenway/Marguerite Renouf) with assessment criteria including: urban water management, quality of outdoor spaces – private and communal (including space for trees), and thermal comfort.

Our presenters come to you from the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities integrated research program (IRP4), which brings together some of Australia’s leading architects, landscape architects and engineers to develop innovative solutions for infill development:


  • Water Sensitive SA & CRC for Water Sensitive Cities partners, $50 + GST
  • AIA members – $50 + GST
  • AILA members – $50 + GST
  • Stormwater SA members – $50 + GST
  • ASBN affiliates (refer to ASBN for access code) – $50 + GST
  • Community members (access code required) – $50 + GST
  • Others – $85 + GST

Your presenters
Geoffrey London
Professor School of Design
The University of Western Australia

Geoffrey is Professor of Architecture at The University of Western Australia, a Professorial Fellow at The University of Melbourne, and a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects. He previously held the positions of Victorian Government Architect (2008-14) and Western Australian Government Architect (2004-8), and has been involved in advising those state governments on a wide range of projects and on issues that include design quality, project procurement, heritage, master planning, sustainability and development strategies. Geoffrey maintains a role as a consultant on urban design, architecture, design review and architectural competitions.

Geoffrey is an active researcher in the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, and has a long-term professional and research interest in medium density housing and forms of delivery that provide better design and more affordability.

Nigel Bertram
Practice Professor – Architecture
Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture
Monash University

Nigel established NMBW Architecture Studio in Melbourne with Marika Neustupny and Lucinda McLean in 1997. Their architectural work since that time has been widely published and awarded across categories including single and multiple residential design, small public works, adaptive re-use of existing buildings and peripheral urban design strategies. NMBW’s work is known for its careful reading of existing conditions, at both an urban scale and the scale of individual inhabitation.

In 2010 Nigel completed his PhD through architectural project at RMIT University, where he taught for 11 years and was co-director of the Urban Architecture Laboratory research unit within the School of Architecture and Design. From 2007-10 Nigel was a member of the Sullivans Cove Design Panel, which advised the Tasmanian Government on urban design, planning and architectural matters within the highly sensitive Sullivans Cove precinct of central Hobart. He was recently appointed as a member of the Design Review Panel established by the Office of the Victorian Government Architect.

Dr Marguerite Renouf
Senior Research Fellow
Advanced Water Management Centre
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
The University of Queensland

Marguerite has worked on environmental sustainability research at The University of Queensland for 20 years, with a particular interest in the environmental evaluation of production systems and urban systems using environmental life cycle assessment, urban metabolism evaluation and eco-efficiency analysis.

Currently, Marguerite is a lead researcher with the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, developing methods and metrics for quantifying the water-sensitive performance of Australian cities, using urban metabolism approaches. In this work she collaborates closely with urban planners, water manager and architects.

Dr Steve Kenway
Associate Professor
Advanced Water Management Centre
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
The University of Queensland

Steve Kenway has over 28 years’ experience developed through senior roles in research, industry, government and consulting. His research focusses on analysis and management of water and related energy, GHG emissions, food, and cost flows through utilities, households, cities and economies. This involves developing frameworks and analysis tools for direct and embodied impacts of water supply, use and disposal. Energy efficient water security, integrated water and energy planning, water sensitive infill, and beyond net zero water are his current focus. Dr Kenway leads the water-energy-carbon group at The University of Queensland. He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed articles and attracted over $7m in research funding over the last decade.



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December 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am
December 5, 2019 @ 12:45 pm
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