DR Elek Pafka

DR Elek Pafka


  • Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
  • Urban Analysis and Development
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Morphology
  • Urban Planning



  • Elek Pafka is Lecturer in Urban Planning and Urban Design at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on the relationship between material density, urban form and the intensity of urban life, as well as methods of mapping the 'pulse' of the city. He has participated in research on transit orientated development, functional mix and high-density living. He has co-edited the book Mapping Urbanities: Morphologies, Flows, Possibilities .   


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • 2018 THUD Hub Grant: AwaP-IC Tool : Measuring Walkable Access

    2018 ABP ECR Grant: Multi-scalar Mobilities: Metropolitan transit nodes and neighbourhood morphologies

    2017 ABP ECR Grant: Multi-scalar Measures of Urban Densities   


Education and training

  • Dr, University of Melbourne 2015
  • MSc, Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar 2004
  • Dipl-Arh, 'Politehnica' University of Timisoara 2001

Awards and honors

  • John Grice Prize for Best Research Thesis in Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, 2016
  • Dean's Prize for Published Postgraduate Research – First Prize for 2013, MSD, 2014
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), Department of Education and Training, 2011


Available for supervision

  • Y