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Marisa McArthur

PhD Candidate, School of Technology Environments and Design, University of Tasmania

Marisa McArthur is a Tasmania-based researcher and policy advisor, working at the City of Hobart. She leads and advises on interdisciplinary policy projects, from community visioning and strategic planning to smart cities and cultural programs. She was project manager for Hobart: A community vision for our island capital, which received a commendation in the Planning Institute of Australia’s Tasmanian awards.

Marisa is a PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania, researching the ethics of smart cities technologies in the urban public realm.


  • 2016–present
    Research officer, City of Hobart
  • 2016–2016
    Research officer, University of Tasmania
  • 2015–2015
    Research assistant, Royal Roads University


  • 2015 
    University of Tasmania, Master of Environmental Planning
  • 2007 
    University of Michigan, BA (Hons)


  • 2020
    Housing aspirations, pathways, and provision: contradictions and compromises in pursuit of voluntary simplicity, Housing Studies