Centre for Urban Design, Architecture and Sustainability

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CUDAS comprises three research themes: Urban Design, Architechtural Practice and Humanities, and Sustainable Environments and Practice, which constitute the main areas of research focus in the Department of Architecture and 3D Design. These investigations operate at many scales and levels, but a common thread throughout these investigations is a concern about the integration of architectural, environment and urban design. Accordingly, the overarching ethos of CUDAS is that design informs all aspects of academic research of the built environment, whether in the historical, cultural, theoretical or environmental contexts. 

Through its diverse community of researchers, the centre takes a broadly inter-disciplinary and integrated approach to key areas of focus in architecture and urban design that both build upon historical precedents and advance new theoretical possibilities for the built environment and the city-at-large.

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village Earth & Environmental Sciences
Thermal comfort Engineering & Materials Science
urban development Earth & Environmental Sciences
Vietnam Social Sciences
architectural design Earth & Environmental Sciences
festival Social Sciences
Students Engineering & Materials Science
Macao Social Sciences

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Research Output 2015 2018

Community Land Trust Solutions to Local Housing Issues

Chadwick, H. 26 Mar 2018 AMPS Proceedings Series 10: Cities, communities and homes: Is the Urban Future Livable?. Cairns, G. & Tracada, E. (eds.). AMPS (Architecture, Media, Politics and Society), p. 164-170 7 p. (AMPS proceedings series; no. 10)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Self-built housing in Hanoi: The study of socio-cultural values and its influence on housing design

Ngo, K., Gao, Y. & Pitts, A. 26 Mar 2018 AMPS Proceedings Series 10: Cities, Communities and Homes: Is the Urban Future Livable?. Tracada, E. & Cairns, G. (eds.). AMPS (Architecture, Media, Politics and Society), p. 366-377 12 p. 35. (AMPS Proceedings)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
regional identity
Open Access
municipal council
social housing

Projects 2018 2020

Sustainable and Creative Village Research Network - South West China

Pitts, A. & Gao, Y.


Project: ResearchResearch Council