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.
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....