- Informal Settlements
- Urban Climate Resilience
- Pacific Small Island Development States
Alexei is a PhD Candidate at the University of Melbourne, based in the Australian-German Climate and Energy College, and is the Future Cities Coordinator at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute. His current work is examining the engagement of migrant households within urban climate resilience initiatives in the rapidly-growing Melanesian cities of Port Vila and Honiara, following recent climate-related disaster events. These two case studies will provide an empirical basis for wider consideration of the role of dynamic migrant households, as well as their unique capacities and perspectives, in resilience thinking and its applications to cities in the context of climate-related shocks and stressors.
Alexei formerly worked at RMIT University’s Global Cities Research Institute, managing research projects focused on Climate Change Adaptation in the Asia-Pacific region. He acts as a scientific advisor to the UN-Habitat Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI) in the Pacific.