Serene Ho

MSc (The University of Melbourne)

Research Title

Towards a 3D Paradigm for Urban High-rise Development Exploring the institutional barriers to innovation in an  Australian context

Research Interests

3D Cadastre



Serene completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) at the University of Melbourne in 2002. Her honours thesis considered the politics of urban development and conservation on wetlands management in Singapore. Thereafter, she worked for a period in wetlands cultivation in Melbourne’s urban areas, before changing directions to a career in higher education marketing.

More recently, she completed a Master of Geographic Information Technology (University of Melbourne) in 2010, where her research project examined the role of volunteered geographic information in helping to realise a spatially enabled society. Her research paper was accepted and presented at the 12th Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Conference. She joined the crowd-sourcing initiative, Bushfire Connect, in a voluntary capacity as project manager after graduation. Serene commenced her PhD at the Centre in 2011.


Authors Title Year Publication Details Acknowledgement
Sabri, S., Rajabifard, A., Ho, S., Amirebrahimi, S., Bishop, I.Leveraging VGI Integrated with 3D Spatial Technology to Support Urban Intensification in Melbourne, Australia2016 This paper was published in the International Journal of Urban Planning. Volume 1, Issue 2 (2016). DOI: This article was published by COGITATIO online.  [Link to article]
Rajabifard, A. and Ho, S.Towards smart future cities: 3D cadastres as a fundamental enabler2015 Coordinates Magazine Volume XI (Issue 4), April 2015, pp 8-11 This article was published in Coordinates Magazine in April 2015.  [Link to Magazine]
Sabri, S., Rajabifard, A., Ho, S., Namazi-Rad, M. R., & Pettit, C.Alternative Planning and Land Administration for Future Smart Cities 2015 Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE 34(4), 33-73.   [Link to Journal]
Ho, S., Rajabifard, A., Kalantari, M. "Invisible" constraints on 3D innovation in land administration: a case study on the City of Melbourne2015 Land Use Policy Volume 42, January 2015, pp 412-425   This article was published by ScienceDirect online.
Ho, S. and Rajabifard, A.Towards 3D-enabled urban land administration: what lessons do the BIM initiative in Singapore hold? 2015 Proceedings of the 13th South East Asian Survey Congress 28-31 July 2015, Singapore.   -
Rajabifard, A. and Ho, S.3D cadastres as a building block of integrated land and property systems2015 Azimuth: The NSW Surveyors’ Monthly Magazine No. 56, Issue 5, June 2015, pp. 21-25.   -
Rajabifard, A., Williamson, I., Marwick, B., Kalantari, M., Ho, S., Shojaei, D., Atazadeh, B., Amirebrahimi, S., Jamshidi, A.3D Cadastre: a Multifaceted Challenge2014 Proceeding of the FIG Congress 2014 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 16-21 June 2014 This paper was published in the proceedings of FIG Congress 2014.  [Link to Conference]
Rajabifard, A., Kalantari, M., Marwick, B., Ho, S., and Williamson, I.Lets Talk About land and property information in 3D: What Should The Future Look Like?2014 Presented paper in FIG Congress 2014. XXV FIG Congress, 16-21 June, 2014 This paper was presented in FIG Congress 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  [Link to Congress]
Ho, S., Rajabifard, A., Stoter, J., Kalantari, M.Legal barriers to 3D cadastre implementation: What is the issue?2013 Journal of Land Use Policy Journal of Land Use Policy - Published Online July 2013 This article was published by Elsevier Online.  [Link to Journal]
Rajabifard, A., Ho, S., Wallace, J. Legal framework2012 In D. Steudler and A. Rajabifard (eds.), Spatially enabled society (Ch. 4.1). Denmark: International Federation of Surveyors pp. 19-23 FIG Publication No. 58  [link to FIG Publications website]
Ho, S., Rajabifard, A.3D Land and Property Information System: A Multi-level Infrastructure for Sustainable Urbanisation and a Spatially Enabled Society2012 GSDI Book, GSDI 13 World Conference - Spatially Enabling Government, Industry and Citizens Quebec City, Canada, 14-17 May 2012 This book chapter was presented at "GSDI 13 World Conference" .  [Link to Conference]
Ho, S., Rajabifard, A.Delivering 3D Land and Property Management:A Consideration of Institutional Challenges in an Australian Context2012 Third International FIG Workshop on 3D Cadastres 25-26 October, 2012, Shenzhen, China, pp. 219-242 This paper is published at 'Proceedings of the Third International FIG Workshop on 3D Cadastres'  [Link to Conference]
Ho, S.Towards 3D Land and Property Information: Engineering Institutional Change2012 In A. Rajabifard et al. (eds.), A National Infrastructure for Managing Land Information- Research Snapshot (Ch. 7). pp. 73-80. This book chapter was presented at "NIMLI Seminar", the University of Melbourne, 13 Nov 2012.  [Link to Book]
Ho, S., Rajabifard, A.Learning From the Crowd: The Role of Volunteered Geographic Information in Realising a Spatially Enabled Society2010 GSDI 12 World Conference - Realising Spatially Enabled Societies Singapore, 19-22 Oct 2010 This paper presented and published at "GSDI 12 World Conference", Singapore 19-22 Oct 2010   [Link to Conference]