Ecocity World Summit

Ecocity 2017 Keynote Speaker: Harriet Bulkeley

Mar 03, 2017 | Staff

Harriet-Bulkeley-200-234Harriet Bulkeley is a Professor of Geography, Durham University. Her research focuses on environmental governance and the politics of climate change, energy and sustainable cities. Her recent books include An Urban Politics of Climate Change (Routledge 2015) and Accomplishing Climate Governance (CUP 2016). She is currently researching the politics and practice of smart grids in the UK, Australia and Sweden and with the JPI Urban Governing Urban Sustainability Transitions project working on urban living laboratories. Harriet has undertaken commissioned research for the European Commission, UN-Habitat and the World Bank. In 2014, she was awarded the King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Professorship in Environmental Science and a Visiting Professorship at Lund University, Sweden.

Leading urban climate governance scholar and author University of Durham, UK

In July 2017 Melbourne will host the Ecocity World World Summit, with a focus on Changing Cities: Resilience and Transformations that highlights the need to deploy expert knowledge – academic, professional, civic – to make cities resilient in the face of rapid change. In the months leading up to the conference, we will be featuring all the inspiring keynote speakers that will participate alongside principal speaker Al Gore.