A packed house. A great achievement.

UTZON Lecture: On Wednesday night 7th March Professor Peter Rowe of Harvard Graduate Design School presented the 11th Annual Paul Reid Lecture to a packed audience in Leighton Hall. Professor Rowe’s lecture was entitled: China’s Changing Urban Communities: Concepts, Contexts and Well-Being. The lecture, the subject of his recent book, provided an overview of the history of Chinese housing typologies and settlement patterns, to contextualise his research into the performance of recent residential mega projects. His research revealed the implications of these developments on health and wellbeing and proposed strategies for retrofitting these mega projects and regeneration of redundant industrial lands in China’s rapidly urbanising second-tier cities. The talk provided much discussion afterwards at the Master of Urban Design and Development Graduating exhibition.

The entire event was a great success received with excitement and enthusiasm by our guests drawn from the leading design firms, government agencies and universities in Sydney, our speaker from Harvard GSD, Professor Peter Rowe, plus family, friends and all our MUDD23 students and alumni.

All the cooperative endeavour and hard work over Summer Term produced a magnificent exhibition in the Scientia spaces. Thank you for the goodwill extended to the MUDD Program by the Faculty, the University,  our sponsors, and our guests from Sydney and around the world.

UDE0010 is devoted to reflecting upon and re-presenting the work of our intense three-semester-in-one -year program as a compelling narrative, and turning design ideas for the Exhibition, Yearbook and event into reality. The level of commitment from the MUDD23 class to the design and production demands of UDES0010 this year has been inspirational to see.


Utzon Lecture – 11th Annual Paul Reid Lecture in Urban Design: China’s Changing Urban Communities

MUDD23 Event Photos


Paul Reid Lecture – Lecturer Professor Peter Rowe, Harvard University

Paul Reid Lecture and MUDD23 Exhibition VIP event