Paul joined the Cities Programme in December 2015 as a project-management/research intern. He was completing his Master of Urban Planning student at Melbourne University, where his research focused on land tenure rights in informal settlements, achieving equitable outcomes from urban competitiveness, and the urban governance of late-night economies, among other areas. Prior to this, Paul completed a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy at Melbourne University.
Paul has travelled extensively throughout Europe and South-East Asia – including a semester on exchange in Amsterdam in 2012 – and is planning to study in Montreal in the second half of 2016.
Paul’s work at the Cities Programme involves a review of UN Habitat’s resilience programs and initiatives, aiming at finding areas of complementarity between UN Habitat and the Cities Programme, and assisting in the development of the Association of Bayside Municipalities’ “Bay Plan 2070”.
Paul’s internship at the Cities Programme was supervised by Michael Nolan.