Honorary Associate Professor Anitra Nelson

Associate Professor Anitra Nelson is a researcher in the Centre for Urban Research, whose works focus on community-based sustainability, affordable and sustainable housing, environmental justice and the case for non-monetary economies. She has completed studies funded by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) — on mortgage default and marginal rental housing — and other government and NGO agencies, including evaluations and policy advice or briefs.

Anitra is completing a book manuscript — Small is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet — as a Carson Fellow at the Rachel Carson Centre of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.  She has written over 100 works in academic, journalistic and literary publications.

In 2016, Anitra co-edited: Sustainability Citizenship in Cities: Theory and Practice (Routledge, London) and Planning After Petroleum: Preparing Cities for the Age Beyond Oil (Routledge, NYC).

Late in 2011 Pluto Press (London) published a collection that she co-edited with Frans Timmerman, Life Without Money: Building Fair and Sustainable Economies, which was translated into Korean and published by BookSea (Paju) in 2014.

She edited Steering Sustainability: Policy, Practice and Performance in an Urbanizing World (Ashgate, London, 2007) and her doctoral thesis Marx’s Concept of Money: The God of Commodities published by Routledge (London, 1999) was re-issued in paperback in 2014.

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