Merrick Morley is a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning - University of Melbourne. His research explores how social cohesion and community resilience is mediated by different housing models. Focusing on the physical form and governance structures of selected housing models, Merrick anticipates to provide policy-relevant evidence for planning, development, and government stakeholders. This research is supported by a partnership between the City of Melbourne and the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI).
As a part of his Masters of Urban Planning studies, Merrick completed a minor thesis titled "Density Done Well — the hard nut to crack?" which examined compact city policy and urban densities in Metropolitan Melbourne and 20-Minute Neighbourhoods.