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Dr Angela Kreutz



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Arch & Built Enviro


Geelong Waterfront Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, 2013

+61 3 524 79459


Dr.-Ing. Angela Kreutz scholarship and teaching aim is to understand cross-cultural perceptions space and apply a human-centred approach to architectural and urban design. This aim is achieved through meaningful knowledge exchanges with communities, academics and students where collaboration onprojects are key to producing applied and scholarly outcomes. Angela has worked as a researcher for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, as a consultant for the Department of Communities, Queensland Government, and has directed a collection of short films on the childhood and lives of Aboriginal Elders. Her interdisciplinary research within the field of Children, Youth and the Environment lies between architecture, anthropology and environmental psychology. Angela has researched, collaborated, and consulted with children from across the globe, including Australia, Europe and the United States. 

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Research interests

  • children, youth and environments
  • community participatory planning
  • ecological psychology
  • architectural anthropology


Australian Landscape Industry Association (ALIA)

Teaching interests

  • Architectural Design
  • Urban Design
  • Thesis research

Angela Kreutz approaches teaching and learning within a culturally inclusive environment that aims to create a learning culture that exposes students to multiple perspectives. With several years teaching experience with international, domestic and indigenous students, Angela has come to embrace inclusive teaching strategies that treats different ways of knowing as a valuable resource for learning.

Units taught

  • SRR711 - Thesis 
  • SRR782 - Research Methodology
  • SRR723 - Reading Architecture
  • SRD163 - Thoughscapes
  • SRD164 - Matterscapes
  • SRD263 - Earthscapes

Knowledge areas

Architectural Anthropology,

Children, Youth and Environments,

Urban Design,

Environmental Psychology, and

First Nations Architecture


Environmental Design Research Association (Edra)

International Association of People and Environment (Iaps)


2013 University of Queensland: Dean's Award for Higher Degree Excellence


Current International Research Project: Growing Up In Cities: I co-lead the most globally expansive research into young people’s contemporary urban life, Growing Up In Cities III involves 14 countries and examines adolescent perceptions of urban space in order to better understand the impact the local environment has on their lives.The Growing Up in Cities (GUIC) III project replicates two benchmark adolescent studies done in 1972 by MIT Professor Kevin Lynch and in 1998 by University of Colorado Professor Louise Chawla. The research themes and findings of GUIC III will continue along the trajectory of the original two studies by focusing on contemporary issues that affect young people such as urbanisation, globalisation, digital practice and global warming. Link:

Australian Apartment Design and Family Food Practices: Cross-faculty collaboration with the Faculty of Health within the HOME Research Hub, 2022.

NHMRC project Grandschools: Cross-Institutional research on intergenerational design, 2020 - current.

The Impacts of COVID-19 on children, youth and their environments: Collaboration with the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) within a Children, Youth and Environments Task Group with leading researchers from Australia, Canada and New Zealand; 2021.


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Constrained by Order: Challenges to Reform in Victoria's Planning System

S Meadows, A Kreutz

(2022), Vol. 37, pp. 61-78, Planning Practice and Research, C1

journal article

The Impacts of COVID-19 Responses on Children, Youth and Their Environments in Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and Australia

Kate Bishop, Linda Corkery, Neda Afshar, Fatemeh Aminpour, Mariana Brussoni, Penelope Carroll, Victoria Derr, Katina Kimoulias, Claire Edwards, Susan Herrington, Julie Johnson, Angela Kreutz, Janet Loebach, Patsy Eubanks Owens

(2022), Vol. 32, pp. 173-195, Children, Youth and Environments, Cincinnati, Oh., C1

journal article

Participatory school ground design: play behaviour and student and teacher views of a school ground post-construction

A Kreutz, A Timperio, J Veitch

(2021), Vol. 46, pp. 860-877, Landscape Research, C1

journal article

The Mission: engaging Aboriginal Australian children in the redesign of community public spaces

Angela Kreutz

(2020), pp. 289-307, The Routledge handbook of designing public spaces for young people processes, practices and policies for youth inclusion, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Indigenous architecture of early learning centres: international comparative case studies from Australia, Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand

Angela Kreutz, Janet Loebach, Akari Nakai Kidd

(2018), pp. 895-925, The handbook of contemporary Indigenous architecture, Singapore, B1

book chapter

Fluid or fixed? Processes that facilitate or constrain a sense of inclusion in participatory schoolyard and park desin

A Kreutz, V Derr, L Chawla

(2018), Vol. 37, pp. 39-54, Landscape Journal, C1

journal article

Architectural anthropology: developing a methodological framework for Indigenous wellbeing

A Kreutz, P Memmott

(2017), pp. 90-104, Routledge handbook of environmental anthropology, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Children and the environment in an Australian Indigenous community: a psychological approach

A Kreutz

(2015), Abingdon, Eng., A1-1


Lack of child-environment congruence in Cherbourg, Australia: obstacles to well-being in an Indigenous community

A Kreutz

(2014), Vol. 24, pp. 53-81, Children, youth and environments, Cincinnati, Ohio, C1-1

journal article

Reconciling theory and practice: transdiciplinary insights from an Indigenous case study

A Kreutz

(2014), pp. 27-34, RCC perspectives, Munich, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Mobile kids: children's explorations of Cherbourg

A Kreutz

(2013), pp. 1-2, Queensland historical atlas, Brisbane, Qld., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

An Inter-generational Learning and Living Campus: A New Model for Healthy Senior Living and Integrated School Communities across Urban and Regional Australia.

Prof Robin Drogemuller, Dr Suzanne Kuys, A/Prof Gert-Jan Pepping, Paul Sanders, A/Prof Evonne Miller, Dr Andrea Blake, Dr Rosamund Harrington, Dr Tanja Tyvimaa, Ms Marissa Lindquist, Mr Mark Trotter, Prof Sarah McGann, Dr Angela Kreutz

NHMRC - Ideas Grant

  • 2023: $7,434
  • 2022: $4,956


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