Professor Karine Dupré is a registered architect and planner, holding a PhD in Urban Planning. Prior to joining the Architecture Program at Griffith University, she was the head of the School of Architecture in Strasbourg (INSA, France) and lived 10 years in Finland working at the Urban Planning & Design Institute of Tampere University of Technology. Karine is a practice-based researcher and an authority in social design, specifically investigating, testing and optimizing multidimensionality (engagement, scale, expertise and methods) in design processes to make better sustainable and resilient cities and communities. Within this UN-Sustainable Development Goal #11, she has developed 3 main directions towards 1/the support of inclusive and sustainable urbanisation and 2/the strengthening of tourism and urban planning for regional development, 3/the support of cultural heritage.
She is also an expert for Australian regional towns, working with them to enhance their assets and community development