Volumetric Urbanism


The Urban Institute worked with Professor Donald McNeill at the University of Western Sydney on a three-year discovery project (2017-2019) funded by the Australian Research Council.

This project aimed to explain how global built environment and development firms ‘pushed the envelope’ of urban space. This project examined the prototypes, calculative devices and mediating technologies that were used to redefine cities and maximise development values. It analysed the justifications for high volume urban development projects, and assessed how transnational business and design models shaped city redevelopment.  


Simon Marvin