Sarah Robertson

Sarah Robertson is Research Fellow in the Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University.

Sarah’s interdisciplinary research emerges from cultural and urban geographies and examines human-nonhuman relations and sustainable interventions at the residential scale.

She is currently working on the Housing Energy Efficiency Transitions project, exploring the lived experiences and justice dimensions of household retrofit.

Sarah completed her PhD at RMIT University on the role of a more-than-human idea of ‘place’ in sustainable residential design interventions in Australian cities. Prior to joining RMIT, Sarah worked at the not-for-profit environment organisation, Renew as editor of Sanctuary magazine.

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Projects

HEET: Housing Energy Efficiency Transitions

This project aims to provide an analysis of housing retrofit and its links with household energy costs.

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Enabling east Gippsland Councils to Integrate Climate Risk and Adaptation in Local & Regional Strategies

Developing a regional framework to consider climate change impacts and adaptation options across six regional local governments, led by East Gippsland Shire Council.

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News & Blog

Rethinking ‘place’ in more-than-human cities

Connecting people with place is a popular and appealing pursuit in Australian cities. Design and planning professionals use place-focused and placemaking strategies and initiatives to reconnect human communities, enliven streets and revitalise neighbourhoods to be more socially and environmentally sustainable.

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August 2018 edition of The Urban Observer out now

With Australia’s population reaching 25 million this month, the liveability of our cities has become critically important for our national prosperity and sustainability.

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Publications