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Anthony Duckworth-Smith

Dr Anthony Duckworth-Smith

Research Fellow
The Australian Urban Design Research Centre

Contact details
The Australian Urban Design Research Centre
The University of Western Australia
GPO Box 2729
Cloisters Square
Perth WA 6850
+61 8 6318 6204
Anthony is a researcher, teacher and practitioner at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC) covering the fields of Architecture and Urban Planning and Design. He has qualifications in in both Architecture and Civil Engineering from the University of Western Australia. He has worked for 10 years in the fields of Architecture and Urban Design and prior to this was employed as a transport planning and design engineer for 10 years in the public and private sector of Western Australia and internationally. His current research focus, extending from his PhD is related to the urban intensification of cities. Anthony's engineering experience and knowledge combined with an aptitude for architectural research and design places him in a unique position to build the capability and applicability of urban design practice, research and education.
Key research
Urban and Architectural design of high density infill housing along and adjacent to road based transport corridors.
Development of Quality of Place metrics for precinct, neighbourhood and dwelling scales of residential environments.
Infrastructure as a catalyst for urban regeneration.
Speculative futures of the city.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Urban Design Research
Urban Design Studio Coordinator
Future research
Innovative tools for Community Engagement, Communication & Collaborative Design: The objective of this research project is to develop and refine innovative tools for professional and community engagement to assist with the communication and education of key sptial design policy initiatives to a variety of stakeholders in particular those with potentially limited spatial and/or design knowledge.
Funding received
Participatory Design Based Research Services – Victoria Park Urban Forrest Strategy, Community Engagement Phase; (2017), Vic Park Collective, Chief Investigator, $5k.

Collaborative, applied research in support of policy in the space of urban design; (2017) Western Australian Planning Commission, Investigator, $300k pa for 3 years.

Shoreline Medium Density Village: Innovation Through Demonstration Opportunity; (2017) Landcorp (Western Australian Land Authority), Investigator, $50k.

Design WA Stage 2 - Urban Design Literature Review, (2017) Department of Planning WA, Chief Investigator, $7k.

Design Based Research - Fremantle Housing Diversity, Community Engagement Phase Parts 3,4,5; (2016) City of Fremantle, Chief Investigator, $60k.
Industrial relevance
Anthony works directly with key government agencies and local governments such as the Department of Planning Lands & Heritage (WA), Landcorp and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority on applied research related to the future development of the city.
Honours and awards
Planning Ministers Award, Planning Institute Australia Awards for Excellence – Western Australia, 2017.

Commendation: Community Engagement, Planning Institute Australia Awards for Excellence – Western Australia, 2017.

Shortlist: Peter Harrison Memorial Prize (Best Paper), State of Australian Cities Conference 2017.

Australian Urban Design Awards Shortlist – Policies, Programs & Concepts (small scale), 2017.

CAPITHETICAL national architecture competition, AIA, 2012 - 1st Stage Shortlist.

C Y O’CONNOR Prize – 7th PATREC Research Forum, 2011.

Architect’s Travel Award – UWA (RAIA, ABWA), 2005.
Masters of Urban Design (UWA)
Master of Architecture (UWA)
Master of Architecture (Curtin University)
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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