Associate Professor Hartmut Fünfgeld

Dr Hartmut Fünfgeld is an Associate Professor Sustainability and Urban Planning in RMIT’s School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.

A human geographer by training, Hartmut conducts empirical social research on climate change impacts and adaptation processes. He has developed decision-support tools to help organisations adapt to climate change and regularly collaborates with government, industry and the not-for-profit sector to develop new processes and methods to respond to the challenges posed by climate change.

From 2013 to 2014, he was the Acting Director of the newly established Centre for Urban Research in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, where he continues to lead and contribute to research projects.

Hartmut has ten years of experience in research, consulting and practice on climate change and sustainability with international governmental and non-governmental organisations. He has a PhD in human geography from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

In 2013, the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies awarded Hartmut a Research Excellence Award.

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Investigating Phase 1 of the Resilient Melbourne project

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Building resilience through translocality

Exploring translocality as a different perspective of the climate change-migration nexus.

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RMIT leads the conversation on climate change and the future of cities

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