Alexandra Gower

Alexa’s research focuses on how design quality evaluation tools can provide insight into the ways in which planning regulation could be altered to encourage improved design quality in apartments.

Research interests:

  • Planning policy and policy making
  • Housing quality
  • Higher density housing
  • Spatial design and well-being
  • Architecture


Professor Ralph Horne
Dr Andrew Martel

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Infill Developments: Housing Outcomes Metrics and Evaluation (Project Home)

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Making the case for evidence-based apartment design guidelines

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