Craig Douglas is the Co-ordinator of the Master of Landscape Architecture (Upper Pool Design Research Studio stream), in the School of Architecture and Design, at RMIT University.
His research explores the agency of making as a design approach concerned with an interrogation of matter through a strategic process of assemblage that acts as a transducer of ideas. In this manner ideas are challenged and transformed through their becoming that embraces the phenomena of change in the landscape, and the urban environment.
As a co-director of the Office of Urban Transformations Research Laboratory, he explores design as the agent for understanding and responding to the challenges of the built environment in a rapidly changing complex world.
The built fabric in which we live, work and play reflects and shapes the dynamic relationship between the social, economic, environmental, and political systems of our cities. The research conducted is the analysis of the infrastructural networks that constitute these systems in order to maximise their potential through design to create sustainable and resilient solutions at a wide range of scales.
The work is to create sustainable communities through the informed design of the built environment to make cities/regional centres that work. The intention is to produce strategies for adaptive and resilient cities/regional centres that can respond to the variable scales and conditions of change so as to enhance the existing and future qualities of the urban environment and define opportunities for stability and growth.
- Senior Lecturer of the Landscape Architecture program in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University.
- Director in the Office of Urban Transformations Research Lab at the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University.
- BArch Hons RMIT
- MA Landscape Architecture, RMIT
- PhD RMIT (in progress)
- Monacella, R.,Afflick, G.,Douglas, C. (2016). Get Sunflowered 2016 In: Communities Award of Excellence at 2016 National Landscape Architecture Awards Australia
- Monacella, R.,Douglas, C. (2016). Transiting cities: Mediating change for uncertain futures In: Proceedings of the 2016 European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS) Conference, Rapperswil, Switzerland, 11-14 September 2016
- Monacella, R.,Afflick, G.,Douglas, C. (2016). Soul City Mart In: Istanbul Biennale: Are we Human? The Design of the Species Istanbul, Turkey
- Douglas, C.,Monacella, R. (2014). Fate amenable to change In: Places and Spaces of Monstrosity, Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
- Douglas, C.,Monacella, R. (2014). In the Loop: Cronulla Circuit In: Cronulla Design Ideas Competition Cronulla, Australia
- Douglas, C.,Monacella, R. (2014). The Ambition of Urban Realities In: Temporary Urban Catalysts for Change Melbourne, Australia
- Douglas, C.,Monacella, R. (2014). Art Projections In: Morewell Winter Night Morewell, Victoria
- Douglas, C.,Monacella, R. (2014). Nature's Cathedral 'Pop-up' Park In: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Parks Congress 2014 Sydney, Australia
- Douglas, C.,Monacella, R.,Afflick, G. (2013). B.Home (Delacombe Wetlands Competition) In: Delacombe Wetlands Competition Ballarat, Australia
- Douglas, C.,Monacella, R.,Afflick, G. (2013). Low Carbon Futures International Design Ideas Competition In: Transiting Cities (phase 1) Melbourne, Australia
- VicHealth community challenge - future urban food network Latrobe Valley. Funded by: VicHealth - Competitive from (2016 to 2017)
- Pop-Up Park Competition Brief - IUCN World Parks Congress 2014. Funded by: Parks Victoria Competitive Grant 2014 from (2014 to 2014)
- Cronulla Design Ideas Competition - In the Loop. Funded by: Sutherland Shire Council Grant 2014 from (2014 to 2014)
- Latrobe Valley mine rehabilitation visual options study, Transiting Cities - low carbon futures. Funded by: Department of Primary Industries, Government of Victoria from (2013 to 2013)
- Delacombe Wetlands Sculpture Project. Funded by: City of Ballarat Contract from (2013 to 2013)