Researcher biography

Brydon Wang is a lawyer and scholar researching at the confluence of technology, law and architecture. He is passionate about climate-resilient smart cities and has 19 years in the construction industry. Brydon has practised as a technology and construction lawyer with Magic Circle firm Allens Linklaters, and has a previous career in architecture and contract administration on award-winning construction projects. He currently teaches in the School of Law and School of Architecture at the University of Queensland. Brydon was recently featured on ABC Radio National's 'Future Tense' where he discussed offshore architecture and marine urban sprawl, and on Seeker's popular documentary, 'How close are we to Living in the Ocean?'. He is passionate about regulating to enhance trustworthiness in the design and deployment of automated decision-making systems in cities (BIM, Digital Twins). To that end, he also teaches Responsible Data Science in the Master of Data Science course at the University of Queensland. He is currently researching in floating cities and automation of infrastructure delivery. Brydon recently co-edited a book, 'Automating Cities: Design, Construction, Operation and Future Impact' (Springer, 2021), and has written for the Centre for Digital Built Britain (operating out of the University of Cambridge) and in The Conversation. Brydon previously co-edited 'Large Floating Structures', a book exploring environmentally-sustainable technologies that allow cities to expand onto adjacent water bodies.