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Dr Simon Kilbane

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer, Landscape Architecture

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Arch & Built Enviro

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Univ. of Western Australia, 2017

Biography

Simon's interests lie at the nexus of landscape architecture and ecology and specifically the role of design to articulate and connect ecological theory, patterns and processes. Possessing a broad experience across public and private sectors, Simon has worked as a Landscape Architect and Urban Designer in the USA, UK, France, Peru, NZ and Australia.

Simon's doctorate under Richard Weller (U Penn) and Richard Hobbs (UWA) was entitled 'Green Infrastructure: Planning a National Green Network for Australia' and was awarded the 2018 the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects national award and WA state award for 'Research, Policy and Communication'.

Other notable achievements include the establishment of the landscape architecture degree at the University of Technology Sydney (from 2014) as inaugural course director.

Simon has taught in five different universities in Australia and abroad and joined in Deakin in early 2020. He teaches into the Masters of Landscape Architecture and undertakes research that aspires to make the world a better place for its peoples and biota.
 

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Biography summary

Simon's interests lie at the nexus of landscape architecture and ecology and specifically the role of design to articulate and connect ecological theory, patterns and processes. 

Research interests

Landscape architecture, ecological design, landscape ecology, green infrastructure, sustainability, urban design, ecosystem services, perceptions of place

Affiliations

Member of the Live+Smart Lab: Future landscapes and ecologies

Member of IUCN World Commision on Protected Area

Member State Design Review Panel (NSW)

Units taught

Landscape Design Masterclass (SRD768)

Plants, Design and Ecologies (SRL732)

Urban Design Studio (SRL764)

Interdisciplinary Planning and Design (SRD762)

Thesis (SRR 711)

Managing Change and Innovation (SRM781)

Built Environment Practical Assessment (SRD762)

Knowledge areas

Landscape architecture, green infrastructure, ecological design, protected area planning and design, urban design, design methods

Expertise

Landscape Architecture, Ecological Planning, Green Infrastructure
  • Environmental sustainability

Professional activities

Registered Landscape Architect, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

Research groups

Live+Smart

Awards

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects national award for 'Research, Policy and Communication' (2018)

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects WA state award for 'Research, Policy and Communication' for 'Research, Policy and Communication' (2018)

Publications

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2023

Green infrastructure in Hornsby NSW: A collaborative method toward landscape resilience

Simon Kilbane

(2023), pp. 99-111, Creating Resilient Landscapes in an Era of Climate Change: Global Case Studies and Real-World Solutions, Abingdon, U.K., B1

book chapter
2022

Examining PhD modes in the Australian landscape architecture academy

B Beza, J Zeunert, S Kilbane, S Padgett Kjaersgaard

(2022), Vol. 47, pp. 679-694, Landscape Research, C1

journal article
2021

The diviner's dérive

Simon Kilbane

(2021), Geelong, Victoria, JO1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Penumbra

Simon Kilbane

(2021), Pearl Beach Arboretum, JO1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Aquaphilia

Phillip Roos, Jesse Delmo, Lana Van Galen, Simon Kilbane, Courtney Ward

(2021), Vidler Art Parlour Gallery Suite 11/138A Malop St Geelong VIC Australia 3220, JC1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Rewilding the City

Phillip Roos, Simon Kilbane, Yolanda Esteban, Alexander Rollo

(2021), ​Centrepoint Arcade, 132 Little Malop Street, Geelong., JC1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2020

Hobsons Bay Wetlands Centre: Architecture and Landscape Brief

Phillip Roos, Lana Van Galen, Simon Kilbane, David Jones, Emma Duncan

(2020), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2019

Beyond ecological modelling: ground-truthing connectivity conservation networks through a design charrette in Western Australia

S Kilbane, R Weller, R Hobbs

(2019), Vol. 191, Landscape and Urban Planning, C1-1

journal article

Identifying and classifying, quantifying and visualizing green infrastructure via urban transects in Rome, Italy and Sydney, Australia

Simon Kilbane, Daniele La Rosa

(2019), Vol. 6, pp. 1-15, Proceedings of the Fabos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning, Amherst, Mass., E1-1

conference

Greenways as Indigenous cultural pathways: healing landscape and peoples one step at a time in the south west of Western Australia

Simon Kilbane

(2019), Vol. 6, pp. 1-12, Proceedings of the Fabos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning, Amherst, Mass., E1-1

conference

Soundsquid

Simon Kilbane, Sarah May, Tam Hanson, Dan Marano

(2019), Bather's Beach, Fremantle, Western Australia, J2-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2018

City mega-models as literal and figurative visioning tools

A Toland, S Kilbane

(2018), Vol. 171, pp. 166-176, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Urban Design and Planning, C1-1

journal article
2017

Landscape infrastructure in Sydney: Exemplars of landscape synergies and capacity by design

Josephine Neldner, Simon Kilbane

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 24-43, Landscape Review, Christchurch, N.Z., C1-1

journal article

Methods document: the Goods Line (North): University of Technology Sydney

S Kilbane, A Toland, K Pham

(2017), Sydney, N.S.W., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Ballast Point Park: Landscape Architecture Foundation, Landscape Performance Series, Case Study Briefs

Simon Kilbane, Andrew Toland, Kane Pham

(2017), pp. 1-10, https://doi.org/10.31353/cs1220, Sydney, N.S.W., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Barangaroo Reserve methods

Andrew Toland, Simon Kilbane, Kane Pham

(2017), Washington, D.C., A6-1

research report/technical paper
2016

Evolution and evaluation of contemporary greenways and green infrastructure in Sydney, Australia

Simon Kilbane, Jonathan Kopinski

(2016), Vol. 5, pp. 173-182, FABOS 2016 : Proceedings of the Fabos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning, Budapest, Hungary, E1-1

conference

New natures: The state of the world's ecosystems and what landscape architects can and should do about it

S Kilbane

(2016), Not in my backyard-the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, J2-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2015

Project B.A.T. Informing the public and ensuring the longevity of bats in the Sydney region

S Kilbane, T Hanson

(2015), Sydney, N.S.W., J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Motorscapes M2 Macquarie Park Ideas Competition

S Kilbane, T Hanson

(2015), Sydney, N.S.W., J1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2013

A national green network for Australia

Simon Kilbane

(2013), pp. 306-313, Made in Australia: the future of Australian cities, Crawley, W.A., B1-1

book chapter

Green infrastructure: planning a national green network for Australia

Simon Kilbane

(2013), Vol. 8, pp. 64-73, Journal of landscape architecture, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Synergistic design: detailing the benefits of a green infrastructure approach in a Western Australian landscape

Simon Kilbane, Richard Weller, Richard Hobbs

(2013), Vol. 4, pp. 233-240, Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning 2013 : Pathways to Sustainability, Amherst, Mass., E1-1

conference
2012

Green infrastructure: Planning a National Green Network for Australia

S Kilbane

(2012), pp. 642-657, 49th World Congress of the International Federation of Landscape Architects, IFLA 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, E1-1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Living Streets

A/Prof Phillip Roos, Dr Simon Kilbane

Tract Consultants Pty Ltd

  • 2022: $30,000
  • 2021: $30,000

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2022

Ross James Wissing

Thesis entitled: TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPES IN GEELONG: A CREOLE HISTORIOGRAPHY

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Built Environment), School of Architecture and Built Environment

Michael Stitt

Thesis entitled: JAPANESE AESTHETICS, LANDSCAPE AND CULTURE: INSPIRING MUSIC COMPOSITION AND MULTIMEDIA

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Built Environment), School of Architecture and Built Environment