Dr Deepika Mathur

Ph.D University of Melbourne

Research Associate

Dr Deepika Mathur is a Research Fellow at the Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University and is based at the Alice Springs campus. Her area of research is examining ways regional towns can be made more sustainable and healthy through the built environment. In particular she has been conducting research on minimising construction waste generation and ways of recycling and reusing this waste in regional towns such as Alice Springs.

Research Interests

  • Construction waste management
  • Sustainable architecture in central Australia
  • Playground design and health

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Research Projects

Current Projects

  • Smart ways to reduce waste, Smart Cities and Suburbs Program, Australian Government, 2017
  • Building partnerships for an industry-university collaborative project, LEBA small grant, 2017
  • Construction waste management strategy for Barkly Regional Council, BBRF funding, 2017
  • Reducing waste generation at source, NT EPA Project Environment Grants, November 2016
  • Environmental and economic cost of recycling construction waste in Alice Springs, LEBA Medium grant, Feb 2016
  • Preventing obesity by design intervention: Outdoor play areas and physical activity levels in preschool children, LEBA Small Grant, Dec 2015
  • Reducing building waste in Alice Springs, NT EPA Project Environment Grants, July 2015


Publications & Resources

Book Chapters

Mathur, D. (2008) Examining the social approach to environmentally sustainable architecture in India, 'Probing the Boundaries: Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship' available from http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/publishing/idp/eBooks/ptbejgcindex.html

Mathur, D. (2007). Examining the social approach to environmentally sustainable architecture in India. In B. Clements (ed.), Probing the Boundaries: Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship (pp. 223-230). Oxford, United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary Press.

Journal Articles

Crawford, H, R., Mathur, D. & Gerritsen, R. (2017). Barriers to improving the environmental performance of construction waste management in remote communities, Procedia Engineering 196, 830 – 837

Mathew, S., Mathur, D., Chang, A, B., McDonald, E., Singh, G, R., Nur, D., & Gerritsen, R. (2017) Examining the effects of ambient temperature in central Australia, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(2), 147. doi:10.3390/ijerph14020147

Mathur, D. (2015). The trajectory of environmentally sustainable architecture in India. Global Built Environment Review, 9(2), 3-20.

Mathur, D. (2012). Evaluating ‘lived’ experience in middle class housing: a post occupancy study at Navi Mumbai. South Asian Journal of Culture: ‘Built Space’, 5&6, 75-94.

Mathur, D. (2009) Marketing sustainable living: lessons from Auroville, Conference Proceedings: Sustainable theory/ theorizing sustainability - 5th International Conference of the Association of Architecture, Victoria University, New Zealand, 4-5 September 2009

Conference Proceedings & Papers

“Recycling construction and demolition waste in remote regional towns: the case of Alice Springs" Paper presented at the 49th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA) hosted by the Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne, Australia, 2-4 Dec 2015.

Mathur, D., Mathew S, Hyndman B, McDonald E, Gerritsen R, Chang A. (2017) Exploring early childhood playground design as a strategy for obesity prevention. Developing Northern Australia Conference 2017 Cairns (QLD), 19-20 June 2017

Mathur, D., Gerritsen, R. and O’Leary, R. (2015) Recycling construction and demolition waste in remote regional towns: the case of Alice Springs. 49th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne, Australia, 2-4th Dec 2015.

Mathur, D. (2009) Marketing sustainable living: lessons from Auroville, 5th International Conference of the Association of Architecture  Sustainable theory/theorizing Sustainability at the Victoria University, New Zealand, 4-5 September 2009.

Mathur, D. (2008) Reinterpreting Sustainable architecture in India, Speaker at the workshop "Designing beyond sustainability, 7-9th December 2008, Bangalore, India organized by Karnataka  State  Council  For  Science  and  Technology, Indian  Institute  Of  Science, Bangalore and Centre for Green Building Materials and Technology.

Mathur, D. (2006) Examining the social approach to environmentally sustainable architecture in India, International Conference on Environmental Justice, Oxford, England 3-6th July 2006.

Mathur, D. (2006) The green-eyed monument: India’s pride? Nation, City, Place, University of Melbourne, 14 –16th July 2006

Research Reports

“Construction and demolition waste report: Barkly Regional Council Community Waste Management Strategy”, Report prepared for Barkly Regional Council, Northern Territory

“Pre-Feasibility Report for Master Planning of Centralian Middle School, Alice Springs.” Report prepared with Susan Dugale Associates for Department of Infrastructure

“Scholarships to attract international students.” Report prepared for StudyNT, Department of Education, Northern Territory Government

Professional Positions, Memberships & Awards

Memberships

  • Member of Australian Institute of Architects
  • Member of Inland Capital Sub- Committee:Vibrant CBD Committee, Alice Springs
Deepika Mathur

Contacts

T: +61 (0) 8 8959 5214
E: deepika.mathur@cdu.edu.au

Alice Springs, NT

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