Hartmut Fünfgeld

Associate Professor, Sustainability and Urban Planning, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University

Dr Hartmut Fünfgeld is an Associate Professor in Sustainability and Urban Planning and a researcher in the Centre for Urban Research, based in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University, Melbourne. His research focuses on the social and institutional dimensions of local and regional climate change responses, including how to facilitate adaptation to climate change and other global environmental change phenomena through strategic planning and participatory processes. Hartmut has over ten years of experience in researching and working on climate change, sustainability and local governance with the public sector and communities in Australia, Europe, Africa and Asia. He holds a PhD in human geography from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Associate Professor, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University
  • 2015–2015
    Senior Lecturer, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University
  • 2012–2014
    Senior Research Fellow, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University
  • 2013–2014
    Acting Director, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University
  • 2010–2012
    Research Fellow, Climate Change Adaptation Program, RMIT University
  • 2009–2010
    Manager Climate Change Adaptation, ICLEI - Local Goverments for Sustainability Oceania

Education

  • 2006 
    Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg, Germany, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2002 
    Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg, Germany, Diploma of Geography

Research Areas

  • Urban And Regional Planning (1205)
  • Urban Policy (160514)
  • Urban Analysis And Development (120507)
  • Human Geography (1604)