Simona is interested in working across traditional disciplinary boundaries to solve urban problems. Her research includes: urban design and planning of tropical Asian cities, livability and sustainability of urban spaces and pedestrianisation.
Han She has worked on urban stormwater remediation projects, such as rain gardens and green roofs, using low impact development techniques (LID) in tropical areas. She is also interested in river rehabilitation and restoration efforts.
Nick researches predominantly in the area of lifestyle or amenity migration. He has also researched areas of climate change adaptation, insurance and under-insurance issues and the histories of coastal development in Australia.
Zoe is a geographer and interdisciplinary expert on environmental governance and development, with a focus on community-based and participatory approach. She is interested in urban indigeneity, urban agriculture and rural-urban interaction.
Sophie is a Strategy and Sustainability Advisor at Cairns Regional Council. She has a passion for design as a means to respond to our urban environment through tropical urbanism, climate responsive built form and smart cities technologies.
Urbi is a Senior Planner at wildPLAN, with over 12 years experience in the property and planning sector. Her expertise includes master planning, land use planning in remote and Indigenous communities and community engagement services.
Andrew has extensive Landscape Architectural experience in both the private and government sector. His civic projects include the redevelopment of Munro Martin Park and the Cairns Performing Arts Centre.
Anthony is a Research Fellow at Cairns Institute. His interests are in abandoned places, architecture, aesthetics, community, and creativity, and the development of methodologies for practitioners to measure and quantify social impacts.
Rana is a tutor at JCU and an academic at UTS. Her main areas of research are liveability and migration in regional areas and volunteer tourism and sustainability. She has been an academic assessor for AFTA National Travel Industry Awards.
Benedict is a facility manager with a keen interest in the performance of smart public buildings in the tropics. His research explores various quantitative models for ventilation monitoring, prediction, and control of aerosolised air pollutants in real-time.
Kaye’s research explores the connections between people and wildlife in their front yards, and devises ways to measure environmental awareness and stewardship. She is interested in inspiring people to grow plants that attract local wildlife.
Rachael is a PhD candidate in Society and Culture with a Class I Hons in Human Geography and a Bachelor in Environmental Management (Sustainability Major). Her research focuses are place, community gardens, food, and environmental amnesias.