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Sebastian Fastenrath

Research Fellow in Resilient Cities, The University of Melbourne

Coming from an interdisciplinary background, Sebastian’s work is focused on questions at the interface of economic and urban geography, innovation and transition studies. He is particularly interested in sustainability transitions, resilient urban and regional development, governance, and interactive knowledge generation between actors from public, private and academic sectors. A special focus of Sebastian’s work has been on urban sustainability transitions and innovation in the building and construction sector. He gained extensive research experience in Australian and German city contexts through his PhD in Human Geography at the University of Cologne, Germany. Sebastian’s work has been published in renowned international journals, such as Applied Geography, Journal of Cleaner Production and Professional Geographer.


  • –present
    Research Fellow in Resilient Cities, University of Melbourne


  • 2018 
    University of Cologne, Germany, PhD in Human Geography