Michael Howard lectures in the landscape architecture program at RMIT University.
Michael's teaching focuses are design and landscape technologies with an emphasis on formal outcomes and consideration for landscape spatiality through materiality. His design teaching focuses specifically on the spatiality, particularly of food systems in urban, regional and remote Australian Landscapes.
His recent projects have investigated ideas around efficiency, redundancy and cross programming of peri urban food production zones in Melbourne Australia and contemporary food production spaces in historical French landscapes of Normandy France.
His research interests include design engagement with remote landscapes and their communities, food systems, productive landscapes and designing for future food urbanism.
Michael is a founding member of FOOD LAB: Food and landscape architecture bureau. FOOD LAB is a design group investigating food systems and settlement patterns internationally, through research and teaching.
- Ware, S.,Bartkowicz, K.,Howard, M.,Rogers, J. (2013). The Matter of Landscape: Sustainable Design Strategies for RMIT City Campus: Part 1 In: Australasian Campuses for sutainability (ACTS) Green Gown Awards, category finalist. Sydney, Australia
- Bartkowicz, K.,Howard, M.,Rogers, J. (2013). 'Green Skins': reconsidering green roofs as sustainable infrastructure In: Proceedings of the 6th International Urban Design Conference : Urbanagination, Sydney, Australia, 9 - 11 September, 2013
- Howard, M. (2011). Not quite right urban landscapes: Designing within redundant space in a peri-urban agriculture region In: Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, 5, 207 - 220
- Keane, B.,Church, K.,Howard, M.,Morgan, N.,Morgan-Payler, J.,Court, T.,Monacella, R.,Douglas, C. (2010). QRioCity In: QRioCity, State of Design Festival Melbourne, Australia
- Howard, M. (2004). Meteoro - Structure: Meteorology as a Design Shaper In: Mesh The Landscapes of Infrastructure, RMIT Press, Melbourne, Australia
- Howard, M. (2004). East West West East In: Kerb, 13, 112 - 113
- Howard, M. (2004). The Giant Ice Block In: Melbourne, Australia
- Douglas, C.,Howard, M. (2004). Ice Capsules In: Plaza Melbourne, Australia