Prof. Marcus White
Marcus White brings a plethora of experience and sustained excellence to the CDI, joining the team at the beginning of 2018 following several years as the Master of Urban Design program coordinator at the University of Melbourne. Professor White has lectured in architecture and urban design since 2001, during which time he has received a wide array of awards including the RAIA Haddon Travelling Scholarship, AIA National Emerging Architect Award and a National Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. In addition, his storied career in architecture has been solidified through a range of research outcomes focused around urban modelling and new design methods that have been published throughout Australia, North America, Asia and Europe.
Professor White joins the CDI as the Core Program Director of the burgeoning Architecture and Habitat team, where he will look to cultivate positive change through developing sustainable urban design solutions, an area of research he has previously explored extensively. Completing his PhD at RMIT's Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory in conjunction with MGS Architects in 2009, Professor White’s work has revolved around utilising custom digital design techniques to implement urban design solutions in a range of environments, overseeing a number of projects within Melbourne. This extensive research has also been adapted to influence a range of transit-oriented development policies with a collection of Melbourne suburban councils, including City of Whitehorse, City of Stonnington, City of Maribyrnong and City of Melbourne.
Professor White led the development of the pedestrian accessibility modelling tool PedCatch with currently over 4000 uses globally. He also led the City of Melbourne's Solar Access to Public Open Spaces project which can be found here: Cities of Light
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