Partnership with City of Melbourne and Urban Innovations Institute, Netherlands

Prof Wim Hafkamp, the Research Director of the Urban Innovations Institute, Netherlands, spent 12 months as a Research Fellow at RMIT in 2006. He made a significant contribution to the development of ARC Linkage applications on sustainable housing (Horne, Dalton, Wakefield, Jones, Hyde) and carbon-neutrality (Horne, Fien). He also coordinated the RMIT submission to the 2006 City of Melbourne Transport Strategy process. This project will bring Prof Hafkamp to Melbourne for 2 weeks.

During this period, he will undertake three tasks:

  1. Present a keynote address at the City of Melbourne’s EcoEDGE 2 conference, thus helping to build the RMIT relationship with the City of Melbourne;
  2. Liaise with RMIT staff on current ARC projects and comment on directions of new Global Cities projects; and
  3. Explore potential research partnerships between RMIT and the Urban Innovations Institute, Netherlands.
Start By 29 June 2007
Completed By 29 December 2007
Researcher(s) Esther Charlesworth
Program Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures
Location(s) Melbourne – Australia