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Lauren Rickards

Lauren Rickards

Associate Professor, Sustainability and Urban Planning, School of Global Urban and Social Studies; Co-leader, Climate Change and Resilience Research Program, Centre for Urban Studies, RMIT University
Lauren is a critical human geographer working on a range of environmental issues. In particular, her research focuses on the bio-politics and justice implications of climate change, the Anthropocene and resilience initiatives. At RMIT University, she is a Senior Lecturer in sustainability at the School of Global Urban and Social Studies, and co-leader of the Centre for Urban Research's research program on Climate Change and Resilience. Before joining RMIT, Lauren was a Research Fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (where she remains an Associate), an Associate Partner at RM Consulting Group, and Vice-Principal of University of Melbourne academic college Janet Clark Hall. Lauren has a D.Phil. and MSc. from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She is co-convenor of the Institute of Australian Geographers' Nature, Risk and Resilience study group and 2010-2017 was Deputy Chair of the federal Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network.

Business as usual? The Sustainable Development Goals apply to Australian cities too

Sep 25, 2018 18:45 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

We are still settling Australian cities on unceded Aboriginal lands. With the global agreement on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, development has finally come home to the developed world....

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Economy

US slaps 5.41% anti-dumping tariff on S. Korean, Vietnam wind towers

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France to utilize 'railway highways' in achieving greener economy

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S. Korea to deliver $5.15-M assistance to 6 countries

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Portugal to speed up renewable hydrogen projects in polluting sectors

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German automotive industry optimistic of export prospects

Export expectations in Germanys manufacturing sector rose in July to 6.9 points from the -2.2 in the previous month with the automotive industry among the most optimistic due to economic recovery in many...

Politics

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Science

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Technology

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‘GTA 6’ location in Vice City hinted by music rights requests reportedly made to synthwave artists

Another potentially leaked information emerged online adding to the speculations that GTA 6 could be set in Vice City. Synthwave music artists were reportedly contacted with requests for clearing music rights for a radio...
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