Daker - Urban Planner - Adelaide, SA, Australia

Mark Daker

Adelaide, SA, Australia


Urban Planner


• Proficiency with computer programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Quantum GIS, MapInfo Professional and gCADPlus
• Excellent client and staff liaison skills
• Ability to be a team player or to work autonomously without supervision
• Good written and oral skills
• Excellent creative and imaginative skills; ability to interpret clients requirements and develop a conclusion to their requirements
• Proactive approach to occupational health and safety

Work History

Research Internship

University of South Australia: Spatial Epidemiology & Evaluation Research Group, School of Population Health

December 2013 - February 2014

Validating a metropolitan Adelaide public open spaces data set using spatial technology, to enable further research into the linkages public open spaces have on health and well-being.

University Industry Placement

SA Health, (Office of Public Health) Adelaide

July 2013 - November 2013

Researching published data to recognise the impacts the built environment has on health and well-being.
Providing reviews through a ‘health lens’ to issue papers published by the South Australian expert panel on planning reform
Produced a report: Built environment and impacts on health and well-being: an analysis of the locations of public open space in three Councils in Metropolitan Adelaide South Australia.

Research Assistant (ARA 1)

University of South Australia (Mawson Lakes Campus) WSUB

May 2011 - July 2012

Research and development of a database of plants suitable for greenroof and walls in South Australia
Research project: “Water quality, evapotranspiration, morphological and physiological effects of landscape plants species irrigated with six water resources” Collected field data and assisted with the analyses of laboratory data

Landscape Contractor, Designer & Project Manager (Landscape Contractor, Designer & Project Manager (Self-Employed)

Airedale Landscapes, South Australia

February 2006 - February 2011

Residential landscape designs and construction
Project and budget management
Liaison with staff, suppliers, sub-contractors and clients
Implementation of occupational health and safety guidelines

Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor of Urban & Regional Planning (Honours)

University of South Australia

Diploma in Landscape Design

TAFE South Australia

Advanced Diploma in Geography and Environment

Open University UK

Certificate VI in Business (Small Business Management)

TAFE South Australia

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