- Climate change adaptation in cities and regions
- Social vulnerability and resilience
- Strategic urban planning
Dr Hartmut Fünfgeld is an Associate Professor in Sustainability and Urban Planning and a researcher in the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University. He leads RMIT Europe’s business and partnership development on the theme of Urban Futures in Germany.
His research focuses on the social and institutional dimensions of local and regional climate change responses, including how to facilitate adaptation to climate change and other socio-ecological trends through strategic planning and participatory processes.
Hartmut has over ten years of experience in researching and working on climate change, sustainability and local governance with the public sector and communities in Australia, Europe, Africa and Asia. He holds a PhD in human geography from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.