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Anthony Duckworth-Smith


  • The University of Western Australia (M433), 35 Stirling Highway, PO Box 2729, Cloisters Square, Perth WA 6850

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Anthony is a researcher, teacher and practitioner at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC) covering the fields of Architecture and Urban Planning and Design. He has qualifications in in both Architecture and Civil Engineering from the University of Western Australia. He has worked for 10 years in the fields of Architecture and Urban Design and prior to this was employed as a transport planning and design engineer for 10 years in the public and private sector of Western Australia and internationally. His current research focus, extending from his PhD is related to the urban intensification of cities. Anthony's engineering experience and knowledge combined with an aptitude for architectural research and design places him in a unique position to build the capability and applicability of urban design practice, research and education.

Roles and responsibilities

Urban Design Research
Urban Design Studio Coordinator

Future research

Innovative tools for Community Engagement, Communication & Collaborative Design: The objective of this research project is to develop and refine innovative tools for professional and community engagement to assist with the communication and education of key sptial design policy initiatives to a variety of stakeholders in particular those with potentially limited spatial and/or design knowledge.

Funding overview

Participatory Design Based Research Services – Victoria Park Urban Forrest Strategy, Community Engagement Phase; (2017), Vic Park Collective, Chief Investigator, $5k.

Collaborative, applied research in support of policy in the space of urban design; (2017) Western Australian Planning Commission, Investigator, $300k pa for 3 years.

Shoreline Medium Density Village: Innovation Through Demonstration Opportunity; (2017) Landcorp (Western Australian Land Authority), Investigator, $50k.

Design WA Stage 2 - Urban Design Literature Review, (2017) Department of Planning WA, Chief Investigator, $7k.

Design Based Research - Fremantle Housing Diversity, Community Engagement Phase Parts 3,4,5; (2016) City of Fremantle, Chief Investigator, $60k.

Industrial relevance

Anthony works directly with key government agencies and local governments such as the Department of Planning Lands & Heritage (WA), Landcorp and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority on applied research related to the future development of the city.

Teaching overview

Masters of Urban Design (UWA)
Master of Architecture (UWA)
Master of Architecture (Curtin University)


Urban and Architectural design of high density infill housing along and adjacent to road based transport corridors.
Development of Quality of Place metrics for precinct, neighbourhood and dwelling scales of residential environments.
Infrastructure as a catalyst for urban regeneration.
Speculative futures of the city.


  • Urban Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Cities
  • Transit Oriented Development
  • Density
  • Transport and land-use planning
  • Urban infill
  • Housing type design
  • Quality of residential environments
  • Temporary urban projects

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state planning Social Sciences
housing Social Sciences
planning Social Sciences
infill Earth & Environmental Sciences
urban design Earth & Environmental Sciences
urban sprawl Social Sciences
suburb Social Sciences
suburban area Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2009 2019

Design's back in the planning

Duckworth-Smith, A., 1 May 2019, Property: The West Australian Newspaper, p. 64 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
state planning
knowledge gap

Design WA: Launch Video

Duckworth-Smith, A., Weeks, N. & Wong, K., Mar 2019

Research output: Non-traditional research outputDigital or Visual Products

Open Access
Guideline Adherence
Geographic Information Systems
Local Government

My Best Home Age Friendly Housing in Cockburn: Community Engagement Report

Duckworth-Smith, A., Pleasant, R. & Oliver, G., 15 Jul 2019, Perth: City of Cockburn. 25 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther output

real estate agent
suburban area
available information
Open Access
state planning

Projects 2016 2021


Policy development
Quality of life

Australian Urban Design Awards

Anthony Duckworth-Smith (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Other distinction

Ministers Award

Anthony Duckworth-Smith (Recipient), 17 Nov 2017



Activities 2016 2019

  • 2 Examination
  • 1 Contribution to a conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Public lecture, debate or seminar

Backyard Bonanza: Suburban Intensification , Policy & Community in the other 'City-on-the-Shore'

Anthony Duckworth-Smith (Speaker)
20 Nov 2019

Activity: Service and engagementPublic lecture, debate or seminar

Planning Institute of Australia WA State Conference

Anthony Duckworth-Smith (Participant)
15 Sep 2017

Activity: Conferences and workshopsParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Planning Institute of Australia WA State Conference

Anthony Duckworth-Smith (Participant)
Sep 2017

Activity: Conferences and workshopsContribution to a conference

PhD Examination

Anthony Duckworth-Smith (Examiner)
Dec 2016

Activity: HDR studentsExamination

PhD Examination

Anthony Duckworth-Smith (Examiner)
Dec 2016

Activity: HDR studentsExamination

Press / Media

Citizen-led Collaboration

Anthony Duckworth-Smith


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media