Dr Brendan FD Barrett

Brendan is a research fellow with the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme, hosted at RMIT. This involves supporting and coordinating urban research and knowledge across participant cities in promotion and adoption of the ten UN Global Compact principles.

He liaises directly with the cities through the provision of advice, collation of exemplary urban practice and building of networks and partnerships; and through the research and development of support products, services and tools.

Brendan also networks with academic and professional colleagues to draw together urban resources and expertise from across RMIT and the Programme’s international partners.

As a social scientist, his professional experience spans the breadth of research, online education and communication in the areas of urban and sustainability science.

With a substantive position in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, Brendan became an associate member of the Centre for Urban Research in 2015.

Prior to joining RMIT University, Brendan worked with the United Nations University and UNEP in Japan. He as a background in urban and environmental planning in Europe and Japan, and has written extensively on environmental impact assessment, national and local environmental policy-making, as well as on ecological modernisation.

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