Congratulations to Associate Professor Megan Farrelly, Associate Professor Wendy Stubbs and Associate Professor Ruth Lane on their successes in latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery and Linkage Grants announced in November.
Associate Professor Megan Farrelly will lead a Discovery Project (DP210100571), with Prof. Rob Raven from MSDI, examining how the processes of urban experimentation with alternative infrastructure systems can lead to sustainable urban transformations. Focusing on the urban water and energy sectors, this project expects to generate new cross-sector knowledge regarding the transition dynamics associated with delivering sustainable urban futures. The anticipated outcomes of examining how innovations become mainstream include, improved institutional strategies and enhance policy and program interventions This work expects to positively impact the value and associated outcomes of government and private investment in innovative urban infrastructures dedicated to advancing sustainable and resilient urban environments.
Associate Wendy Stubbs will lead a Discovery Project (DP210100572), together with Associate Professor Megan Farrelly; Professor Niki Frantzeskaki (Swinburne) and Associate Professor Sarah Burch (University of Waterloo). This project examines how small-to-medium enterprises’ (SMEs) capacity for experimentation and innovation enables their adoption of sustainable business models to drive sustainable transformations. The research outcomes are critical for understanding and supporting innovative strategies for organising and governing SMEs’ pathways to a sustainable society. The knowledge developed will support business sustainability transformations in Australia and internationally.
Associate Professor Ruth Lane will collaborate on Discovery Grant (DP210100175) led by researchers at Western Sydney University, focusing on waste and the circular economy.
Associate Professor Megan Farrelly will also be collaborating on an interdisciplinary Linkage Project (LP200100296), led by Prof. Rob Raven from MSDI and in collaboration with Prof. Sarah Pink, Prof. Geoffrey Webb; Associate Professor Selby Coxon; Associate Professor Ariel Liebermann and Enegie Energy Services; Monash City Council and CSIRO A/P Peter Graham; Ms Anna Quillinan; Mr Ossie Martinz.