Theodore Hartman

A Comparative Analysis of International Urban Planning Climate Change Adaptation Paradigms

The thesis is a international analysis of bio-inspired urban planning responses to climate change. The mixed method approach builds on international research complimented by an in-depth case study of climate resilience practices in Melbourne. The work focuses on the role that the more-than-human agents play in inspiring and co-producing open, dynamic and ecological solutions to the problems arising from climate change in urban areas.

Research interests:

  • Biomimetics
  • Climate change
  • Spatial planning
  • Urban geography
  • Complex adaptive systems
  • Socio-ecological systems
  • Post anthropocentrism
  • Critical realism


Dr Lauren Rickards

Associate Professor Wendy Steele

Professor Jean Hillier

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