Richard Weller is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia, and was previously Director of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC) and of design firm Room 4.1.3. He is currently the Martin and Margy Myerson Professor of Urbanism and the Chair of Landscape Architecture based at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
Professor Weller was honoured with an Australian National Teaching Award in 2012. In addition to three books regarding his design and planning work, he has published over 70 papers and given hundreds of public lectures around the world. Throughout his academic career he has maintained a design practice and received a consistent stream of international design competition awards at all scales of landscape architecture and urban design.
Professor Weller published Boomtown 2050: Scenarios for a Rapidly Growing City with UWAP in 2009.
He is a program leader in the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for WaterSensitive Cities, and a lead consultant for the new Perth Waterfront development.