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Honorary Academic, School of Architecture, University of Kent

Newspaper journalist by basic training, most professional work as an international editor of magazines and books and promoter of exhibitions, events advancing progressive architecture and multi-disciplinary design. Author of a controversial scholarship PhD thesis at RMIT, now working on books explaining geospatial science and digital arts themes re 'data cities', 'virtual nations', 'smart light' and the international environmental science simulations project called the 'global Earth observation system of systems' (GEOSS).


  • 2019–present
    Honorary Academic, University of Kent (Architecture)
  • 2006–present
    Director, DCity Pty Ltd
  • 2013–2018
    Visiting Research Fellow, Goldsmiths (Computing), University of London
  • 2008–2008
    d_city@NICTA project leader, NICTA
  • 2005–2007
    NSGlobal Associate Professor, University of New South Wales
  • 1992–2000
    Editor, Architecture Australia


  • 2018 
    University of Kent, PhD by Publications
  • 1997 
    University of New South Wales, M.Arch (history and theory)


  • 2018
    Data Cities: How satellites are transforming architecture and design, Lund Humphries
  • 2017
    Douglas Snelling: Pan-Pacific Modern Design and Architecture, Routledge
  • 2015
    SuperLux: Smart Light Art, Design and Architecture for Cities, Thames and Hudson
  • 2007
    Next Wave: Emerging Talents in Australian Architecture, Thames and Hudson
  • 2006
    Pink Fits: Australian Perspectives on Architecture 1993-2006, DCity
  • 2000
    Australian Architecture Now, Thames and Hudson

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow Royal Geographical Society
  • Fellow Royal Society of Arts
  • Honorary Life Member International Society for Digital Earth
  • Member Royal Australian Historical Society
  • Member Geographical Society of NSW
  • Member Australian Society of Authors