Professor Ray Green began his career in the visual fine arts before switching to landscape architecture, receiving a Bachelor of Science (Cum Laude), a Master of Landscape Architecture and a Doctor of Philosophy. His doctoral research focused on blending land planning and design practice with methods of enquiry adopted from environmental psychology and perceptual geography.
Prior to joining the University of Melbourne in 1999 he was with the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI). From 2001 to 2006 he headed up the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning's Landscape Architecture programs, where he currently teaches design studio, theory and research methods, including Studio 5: Sustainable Urbanism. He also regularly leads postgraduate multidisciplinary traveling design studios, including past studios to Chile (2009, 2011, 2018), Spain (2013) and Thailand (2000). In addition, he has supervised PhD students undertaking research into a wide range of topic areas, from public perceptions of various landscape setting types (e.g. wetlands, botanical gardens, post natural disaster environments, urban parks), children’s contact with natural environments in urban settings and associated health benefits, climate change mitigation, eco-tourism and other topics.Professor Green is the author of Coastal Towns in Transition: Local Perceptions of Landscape Change (Springer: 2010) and co-author of Planning Housing and Infrastructure for Smart Villages (Routledge: 2019); Towards Low Carbon Cities in China: Urban Form and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Routledge: 2015); The Green City: Sustainable Homes, Sustainable Suburbs (University of New South Wales Press and Routledge: 2005) and Design for Change (Melbourne, 1985). His work has also been presented at numerous international conferences and published in various landscape architecture, architecture, urban planning and environmental psychology journals.Prior to focusing on research, Professor Green spent over a decade in landscape architectural and planning practice and is credited with numerous projects in the United States, Mexico, various South East Asian countries and Australia. In 2012 he was made a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in recognition of his accomplishments in the field; an honour bestowed on him, in the words of the ASLA Council of Fellows Executive Committee, for his:“...substantial landscape architecture research, teaching, and practice. His most noteworthy achievements have come from his generation of fresh insights and how he shares those widely though international publications, speaking engagements, and work across a range of professional communities. His research has revealed, for instance, how various communities react to rapid environmental transformation from tourism and population shifts, which is especially critical with fragile coastlines, wetlands, and mountains. He also studies the benefits of ecotourism as it increases contact with nature of an increasingly urban population.”
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Cross-Cultural Analysis And Capacity Building In Construction Management Practices Focusin..
Resident perceptions of 'Neighbourhood' in a leafy inner-city suburb of Melbourne, Austral..
Configuring Low Carbon Cities: An Exploration Of The Role Of Spatial Parameters In Monocen..
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TRNSYS simulation and thermal performance of biomimetic façade designs
M Webb, L AYE, R Green
Conference Proceedings | 2015 | LIVING AND LEARNING: RESEARCH FOR A BETTER BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Biomimicry – innovation inspired by nature – is a creative methodology that translates characteristics from the biological world t..
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
FASLA - Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects
Professor Landscape, Arch & Herit
Architecture, Building And Planning
Council Of Educators In Landscape Architecture
Environmental Design Research Association
American Planning Association
Australasian Educators In Landscape Architecture
American Society Of Landscape Architects
International Federation Of Landscape Architects
Doctor of Philosophy
Queensland University of Technology
Master of Landscape Architecture
The University of Arizona
Bachelor of Science
University of Connecticut