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Dr Milica Muminovic is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Design, Architecture at the University of Canberra.  Dr Muminovic received her Ph.D. from Keio University, Japan in 2013. Prior to joining the University of Canberra, Dr Muminovic was lecturer at State University of Novi Pazar in Serbia (2008-2010), Teaching Assistant at Keio University, Japan (2010-2013) and Research Assistant at the Global COE Program, High-Level Global Cooperation for Leading-Edge Platform on Access Spaces at Keio University, Japan (2011-2012).  Dr Muminovic was Course Co-convenor: Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of Canberra (2014-2015).

Specializing in architectural and urban design, place identity and sustainable architecture, Dr Muminovic’s research focuses on capturing and understanding the complex aspects of built environment with particular focus on transformations which maintain place identities. Taking a case study approach, coupled with lived experience from Europe to South East Asia, with particular focus on  Japan, interdisciplinary collaboration, Dr Muminovic aims to understand degrees and types of change, ways of mapping, subjective and objective, capturing slippery aspects of built environment. In 2012, she was part of the team that won the first prize at the International Design Competition for the ‘Next generation sustainable house’ in Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan which was built and continues to serve as the platform for research on sustainable materials and bioclimatic design in extreme climates. Currently Dr Muminovic is framing a research on qualitative mapping of public spaces in Canberra and testing creative subjective aspects as a tool to understanding the space. 

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Projects 2015 2018

Research Output 2012 2019

Place as Assemblage: Abstracting, Diagramming and Mapping

MUMINOVIC, M., 2019, In : Athens Journal of Architecture. 5, 1, p. 61-76 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Social Environment

Livability and public space in Canberra's suburban developments

MUMINOVIC, M., 2018, Sustainable Development and Planning X. Passerini, G. & Marchettini, N. (eds.). WIT Press, Vol. 217. p. 235-245 11 p. (WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment ).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

Open Access
public space
sustainable development
energy efficiency
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Sustaining suburbia - The importance of the public private interface in the case of Canberra, Australia

Muminovic, M. & Caton, H., 2018, In : Archnet-IJAR. 12, 3, p. 11-26 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Sustainable development
4 Downloads (Pure)

Time for action. Implementing the New Urban Agenda in public spaces for health and wellbeing

Mews, G., MUMINOVIC, M. & Tranter, P., 2018, In : The Journal of Public Space. 3, 1, p. 193-202 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
public space
child health

Difference and Repetition Reactivating Tokyo architectural elements in Nezu

MUMINOVIC, M., 2017, Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: Quotation: What does history have in store for architecture today?. Hartoonian, G. & Ting, J. (eds.). Canberra: SAHANZ, p. 483-492

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

Open Access
public space
nineteenth century

Activities 2014 2015

  • 3 Invited talk

Sustainable Approach to Cities: Transport, Place and Growth

Milica MUMINOVIC (Speaker)
4 Nov 2015

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Transformation: Change vs. Persistence

Milica MUMINOVIC (Speaker)
23 Nov 2014

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Milica MUMINOVIC (Speaker)
13 Aug 2014

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk