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Oliver Lock

Urban planner. Data hustler. Visualiser. Consultant.

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My day-to-day work focuses on developing quantitative approaches to understanding and addressing real-world challenges in the cities context. In particular, this is focused on applying spatial analysis, modelling and visualisation techniques to solving complex problems in transport and urban mobility.

My education in cities has benefited from academic and professional experience spanning Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane), the U.K. (London) and U.S. (San Francisco). This experience can be broadly classified as transport planning, modelling, geographic information systems (GIS), data visualisation and web development.

I’m excited by digital/tech trends and constantly strive to integrate these into creating innovative planning products and practice. In particular, I am fascinated by the opportunities afforded by the ‘big’ data deluge faced by governments and other organisations. Harnessing, deriving insight, and making use of these data sets is (I believe) imperative to the cities task, and a significant enabler for planning a positive future.

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3D Printing and Design

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Photography – architecture, cities, landscapes
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Academic

University of Melbourne
2009 – 2012

Bachelor of Environments (Hons 1) in Urban Design and Planning

Diploma in Informatics (Hons 1) focusing on databases, information design and visualisation

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Dean’s Honours List
Top 3% of results academically in faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning

Peter McPhee Student Award
for organising TEDxUniMelb student club and conferences


University College London (UCL)
2013 – 14
The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA)

Master of Research (Distinction) in Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation

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Dissertation on ‘big data’ analysis using historic data generated by the MUNI network in San Francisco

University of New South Wales (UNSW)
2017 – Present
City Futures Research Centre

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Smart Cities, Urban Dashboards and Analytics

UNSW Scientia Scholarship
For PhD candidates with potential for producing research with a global impact

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