Elek Pafka is Lecturer in Urban Planning and Urban Design at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on the relationship between material density, urban form and the intensity of urban life, as well as methods of mapping the 'pulse' of the city.
He has participated in research on transit orientated development, functional mix and high-density living. He has co-edited the book Mapping Urbanities: Morphologies, Flows, Possibilities.
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As coronavirus forces us to keep our distance, city density matters less than internal den..
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Limits of space syntax for urban design: Axiality, scale and sinuosity
Elek Pafka, Kim Dovey, Gideon DPA Aschwanden
Journal article | 2020 | Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science
Space syntax analysis of the city as a movement economy has made major contributions to our understanding of the spatial structure..
Integration is not Walkability: The limits of axial topological analysis at neighbourhood scale
Conference Proceedings | 2017 | Proceedings - 11th International Space Syntax Symposium, SSS 2017
Spatial syntax analysis has become an influential method of analysing street networks as spaces of pedestrian movement. While sign..
Permeability and interface catchment: measuring and mapping walkable access
E Pafka, K Dovey
Journal article | 2017 | Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability
The relationship between urban morphology and walkability is central to urban design theory and practice. In this paper, we develo..
Nothing Gained by Only Counting Dwellings Per Hectare: A Hundred Years of Confusing Urban Densities
Conference Proceedings | 2013 | State of Australian Cities (SOAC) National Conference 2013
Urban density measures are broadly used in urban planning as tools for calculating development yields, defining indicative targets..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
John Grice Prize for Best Research Thesis in Architecture
Dean's Prize for Published Postgraduate Research – First Prize for 2013
Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
Lecturer Urban Planning & Urban Design
Architecture, Building And Planning
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
Master of Science
'Politehnica' University of Timisoara