Dr Paul Osmond - UCR Key Researcher.

Domain expert in materials, surfaces and thermodynamics.


Profile Dr Paul Osmond is a senior lecturer and director of the postgraduate Sustainable Development program at the University of New South Wales Faculty of Built Environment (FBE). He has been engaged with sustainable development since the 1980s, both in practice and more recently, through teaching and research. Prior to taking up a lecturing position in FBE in 2010, Paul was manager of the UNSW Environment Unit. In that role he was accountable for development and implementation of the University’s Environmental Management Plan, and in particular, integration of ESD principles into campus planning and development. Paul came to UNSW from local government, where he was responsible for a variety of pioneering environmental management, landscape and urban design programs and projects. His previous professional background includes experience in forestry, freelance technical journalism and the metal industry. He is a Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP), registered Environmental Auditor, permaculture designer and Green Star Accredited Professional.

Email: p.osmond@unsw.edu.au

University of New South Wales

Faculty of Built Environment

Selected publications:

Wilkinson SJ, Osmond P, Heller A, Manion J, Sumich M, Sharman L (2014). “Community awareness of green roofs in Sydney”, Zero Energy Mass Custom Homes 2014 International Conference, Londrina-Parana, Brazil, 04 – 06 June.

Osmond PW, Dave M, Prasad DK, Li F (2013). Greening Universities Toolkit, United Nations Environment Programme, Tongji University. Haddad S, King SE, Osmond PW (2012). “Enhancing thermal comfort in school buildings”, 10th International Healthy Buildings Conference, Brisbane, 08 – 12 July.

Osmond PW (2011). “Towards a sustainability indicator set for Australian cities”, 4th International Urban Design Conference, Gold Coast, Queensland, 21 – 23 September.

Osmond PW (2011). “The convex space as the ‘atom’ of urban analysis”, Journal of Space  Syntax 2(1):97-114.

Osmond PW (2010). “Application of ‘streamlined’ material accounting to estimate environmental impact”, Proceedings of World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 6(69):668-678.

Osmond PW (2010). “Hemispherical photography as a tool for urban sustainability evaluation and design” OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development 1(9):63-74.

Osmond PW (2010). “The urban structural unit: towards a descriptive framework to support urban analysis and planning”, Urban Morphology 14(1):5-20.

Osmond PW (2009). “Application of near-infrared hemispherical photography to estimate leaf area index of urban vegetation”, 7th International Conference on Urban Climate, Yokohama, Japan,  29 June – 03 July.

Osmond PW (2007). “Quantifying the qualitative: An evaluation of urban ambience”, 6th International Space Syntax Symposium, Istanbul, Turkey, 12 – 15 June.

Track record:

PhD, UNSW, Australia MA (Design), RMIT, Australia

Grad. Dip. Env. Mgt, Charles Sturt, Australia

BSc, Monash, Australia