Alexei Trundle is a Research Associate with the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme and has been a researcher with RMIT University’s Climate Change Adaptation Program since 2011, based within the Global Cities Research Institute. Having previously worked for the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment in Canberra, Alexei now has a focus on developing and least-developed cities in the Asia Pacific, with an emphasis on better integrating informal, excluded and migratory communities into the urban planning process.
Alexei’s most recent activities include the development of a Climate Vulnerability Report for Greater Port Vila, as part of an ongoing body of work through the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT). This study – along with a parallel project in Honiara, Solomon Islands – will form the basis of Urban Resilience and Climate Adaptation Plans for the two cities; a first for the South-Pacific region.
Through leveraging links with academic expertise within RMIT University and the University of Melbourne, as well as partners within the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme community, Alexei hopes to develop collaborative multi-stakeholder models for better engaging, training and building capacity in cities and urban communities across the Pacific.
Alexei’s other ongoing project work includes the development of a Campus Adaptation Plan for RMIT, a Natural Disaster Risk Assessment for the State of Tasmania, and an inventory of frameworks and mechanisms for assessing urban resilience.
Alexei is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Melbourne.