- Integrated policy development and strategic planning
- Multilateral and multilevel governance
- Sustainable cities and regions
Mia Davison is the international President of the Eastern Regional Organisation for Planning and Human Settlements (EAROPH), which is a UN accredited, non-government, peak body for built and natural environments across the Asia-Pacific Region.
Mia is a human geographer and strategic planner with an Executive Master of Public Administration from The University of Melbourne and a Master of Social Science (Environment and Planning) from RMIT University. She has also studied at Monash University and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Switzerland. Her areas of expertise include sustainable development, urban and rural planning, and multilateral and multilevel governance.
She has significant experience working for different tiers of governments, the private sector and other non-government groups. This gives her a broad perspective and practical experience in finding integrated solutions to complex liveability and sustainable development problems.
Mia currently works as a Project Director and Manager of the Places and Precincts Branch at Victoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. She has led a diverse range of projects relating to managing settlement growth and the peri-urban values surrounding cities and towns. This has included preparing cross-sectoral policies, guidelines and integrated land use and transport plans for metropolitan, regional and local areas, and establishing performance monitoring and review programs.
Mia is also a Member of the Programme Committee of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA), an independent non-partisan, non-profit organisation that promotes the discussion and study of international affairs and issues. She is currently based in Melbourne, Australia.