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Dr Simon Kilbane

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer, Landscape Architecture

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Archit. & Built Env.

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

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

Units taught

Landscape Design Masterclass (SRD768)
Managing Change and Innovation (SRM781)
Plants, Design and Ecologies (SRL732)
Thesis (SRR 711)
Interdisciplinary Planning and Design (SRD762)

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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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, pp. 1-11, Landscape and urban planning, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 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

works
2018

City mega-models as literal and figurative visioning tools

Andrew Toland, Simon Kilbane

(2018), Vol. 171, pp. 166-176, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Urban Design and Planning, London, Eng., 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), https://doi.org/10.31353/cs1220, 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: Landscape architecture, ecological and urban design from the scale of the street to the region

Simon Kilbane

(2016), Untaming the Urban, J2-1

works

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

works
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

works
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 Fbos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning 2013 : Pathways to Sustainability, Amherst, Mass., E1-1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report