School of Architecture

Tuesday 22 August 2017

As part of a larger study “Urban intensification and green infrastructure: towards a water sensitive city” of the Collaborative Research Centre Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC), twelve Master of Architecture students coordinated by Dr Kaan Ozgun and Associate Professor Antony Moulis studied Norman Creek catchment through a range of mapping techniques with the use of geographic information systems (GIS) software, “QGIS” and socio-economic data from Australian Buro of Statistics Census 2011.

Norman Creek catchment was introduced to the students first by individual site exploration and following solo cognitive mapping exercise right at the start of the research elective subject. Following this exercise, students visited the site through the guidance of Damien Madden, a local resident and representative of The Norman Creek catchment organising committee. Within the research known as “water potential mapping for flood and drought: Norman Creek catchment as a case study”, students showcased potential hotspots for future green-blue infrastructure based on neighbourhood specific socio-economic data. The outcomes are now being reassessed and compared with the new 2016 census data which will be combined with the environmental analysis of Norman Creek catchment.

The analysis maps and GIS reports, the final outcomes of this research elective subject are now being used as a significant source on the Norman Creek catchment for further design investigation towards a resilient and energy responsive sustainable development as part of the Master of Architecture design studio brief in Semester 2, 2017.

 

Coordinators:

Dr Kaan Ozgun

Associate Professor Antony Moulis

Students:

David Bate
Vismaya Cherian
Samuel Clarke
Taylor Folker
Callum Gordon
Daniel Hickey
Gyu Seok Lee
Liam Mahood
Naomi Murdoch
Paul Violett
Jessica Yule
Shuwei Zhang