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Libby Porter

Vice-Chancellor's Principal Research Fellow, RMIT University
Professor Libby Porter is a Vice Chancellor’s Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University. Her research is about how urban development causes dispossession and displacement and what we should do about it. Her work examines Indigenous rights in urban and environmental planning; gentrification and displacement; the impact of mega-events on cities; sustainability, urban informality and critical urban governance.

She is author of many books including: Planning in Indigenous Australia: From imperial foundations to postcolonial futures (with Sue Jackson and Louise C. Johnson, Rutledge 2018); Planning for Coexistence? Recognising Indigenous Rights through Land-Use Planning in Canada and Australia (with Janice Barry, Routledge 2016), Unlearning the Colonial Cultures of Planning (Ashgate 2010) and co-editor with Kate Shaw of Whose Urban Renaissance? An international comparison of urban regeneration policies (Routledge 2009).

Libby is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has held academic appointments in the UK and Australia. Prior to that, she worked in policy and research in the Victorian public service. She is Lead Editor of Interface for the journal Planning Theory and Practice, and is a co-founder and ongoing member of Planners Network UK.

Shh! Don't mention the public housing shortage. But no serious action on homelessness can ignore it

Oct 12, 2019 08:37 am UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

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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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