Each year, the Judith Neilson UTZON Lecture invites people to explore and address pressing societal issues.
This year, the lecture will be led by Professor Briony Rogers and focus on the strengthening of Australia's climate resilience through the lens of the Built Environment.
About Professor Briony Rogers
As the CEO of Fire to Flourish at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Professor Rogers leads a pioneering initiative to rethink our approach in the aftermath of disaster.
Working closely in partnership with communities affected by the 2019/20 Summer bushfires, Fire to Flourish is trialling and scaling innovations in community-led recovery, supporting communities to co-create foundations for long-term resilience and wellbeing.
Prior to these roles Briony was the Chief Research Officer for the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC). In these roles she led researchers from multiple universities to deliver the CRCWSC’s interdisciplinary research program spanning economics, planning, governance, transitions, urban modelling, urban design, urban heat, urban metabolism and groundwater management.