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By on April 17, 2018


Name of university

The University of Melbourne

Name of Department

Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute

Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute
Level 3, Melbourne School of Design (Bldg 133)
Masson Road, The University of Melbourne
Parkville Victoria 3010

+61 (03) 9035 8235

Official Focal Point
Alexei Trundle alexei.trundle@unimelb.edu.au

Alternate Focal Point
Brendan Gleeson brendan.gleeson@unimelb.edu.au

Authority approving the partnership
Professor Brendan Gleeson



Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement. It’s consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 33 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016).

The Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI), aims to facilitate and enable research linkages, projects and conversations leading to increased understanding of sustainability and resilience trends, challenges and solutions. The MSSI approach includes a particular emphasis on the contribution of the social sciences and humanities to understanding and addressing sustainability and resilience challenges. We are hosted by the Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning, at the University of Melbourne.

Potential Collaboration Opportunities
– Training and capacity building around urban planning and development in the Asia Pacific Region
– Research partnerships and collaboration in the Future Cities, Urban Development and Urban Climate Resilience fields
– Student exchange and field-based experiences in urban development settings
– Review and academic input into urban development and planning methodologies, especially in relation to the New Urban Agenda and SDG11
Areas of Expertise related to UN-Habitat
  • Youth
  • Water
  • Social Inclusion
  • Slum Upgrading
  • Resilience
  • Reconstruction
  • Planning and Design
  • Housing
  • Governance
  • Gender
  • Environment
  • Energy
  • Climate Change
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