Mirko Guaralda


Associate Professor Marcus Foth is founder and director of the Urban Informatics Research Lab, and Principal Research Fellow in the School of Design, Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology.
Marcus’ research focuses on the relationships between people, place and technology. He leads a cross-disciplinary team that develops practical approaches to complex urban problems. He adopts human-computer interaction and design methodologies to build engagement around emerging issues facing our cities.
Marcus has received over $2.6 million in national competitive grants and industry funding. He was inducted by the planning, design and development site Planetizen to the world’s top 25 leading thinkers and innovators in the field of urban planning and technology.
Marcus has authored and co-authored over 110 publications in journals, edited books, and conference proceedings. He is the editor of the Handbook of Research on Urban Informatics (IGI 2009), co-author of Action Research and New Media (Hampton Press 2009), co-editor of From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen (MIT Press 2011), and co-editor of Eat Cook Grow: Mixing Human-Computer Interactions with Human-Food Interactions (MIT Press 2014, in press). He was the co-chair of the Oxford Internet Institute’s Summer Doctoral Programme 2009, conference chair of OZCHI 2009 and the 5th International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T) 2011.

last update: july 2013

Articles published on IXD&A:

'An urban informatics approach to smart city learning in architecture and urban design education', N. 17, 2013, pp. 7-28, abstract