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MSDI's research seminar series aims to foster interdisciplinary conversations on the grand sustainable development challenges of our time. Through engaging speakers and topics, the series hopes to spark dialogue and collaboration across Monash University’s research community for a sustainable future.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Carl Grodach - Sustainable Futures For Industrial Lands

28 August 2019
MSDI, Conference room, 8 Scenic Boulevard, Clayton Campus

You’re invited to join us for a special talk by Professor Carl Grodach, Professor and Director, Urban Planning as well as Design Director, Monash Urban Lab.

Charles Abraham - Making Behaviour Change Research Useful

26 July 2019
MSDI, Conference room, 8 Scenic Boulevard, Clayton Campus

You’re invited to join us for a special talk by Professor Charles Abraham, Professor of Psychology with the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne.

Nicole Kalms - Designing Safer Cities for Women and Girls

17 July 2019
MSDI, Conference room, 8 Scenic Boulevard, Clayton Campus

You’re invited to a special presentation by Dr Nicole Kalms, founding Director of the Monash University XYX Lab.

Wikke Novalia - Unlocking transformative capacity in developing cities for sustainable development

19 June 2019
MSDI, Conference room, 8 Scenic Boulevard, Clayton Campus

You’re invited to join us for a special talk by Wikke Novalia, Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Social Sciences, Monash University.

Kes McCormick - Can the sharing economy contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals?

6 June 2019
MSDI, Conference room, 8 Scenic Boulevard, Clayton Campus

In this seminar, Associate Professor Kes McCormick will analyse the development, progress and impact of Sharing Cities Sweden.

Jeremy Hall - Putting evidence into practice: The Norms of Evidence and Research in Decision‐making (NERD) scale

20 May 2019
MSDI, Conference room, 8 Scenic Boulevard, Clayton Campus

Jeremy's presentation will provide MSDI with insights on the role of evidence in public policies and organizational strategies (that is a crucial element for the successful transformation of public and private systems for realising the SDGs and is a key focus of several MSDI activities).

Frank Biermann - Towards Earth System Governance: Planetary Politics in the 21 st Century

13 May 2019
MSDI, Conference room, 8 Scenic Boulevard, Clayton Campus

You’re invited to join us for a special talk by Professor Frank Biermann, from the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

Lars Coenen - Expanding and evolving geographies of innovation: existing paradigms, critiques and possible alternatives

8 May 2019
MSDI, Conference room, 8 Scenic Boulevard, Clayton Campus

You’re invited to join us for a special talk by Professor Lars Coenen, inaugural City of Melbourne Chair of Resilient Cities with the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute.

Alan Reid and Marcia McKenzie - Comparative Research on Sustainability in Education: Research-Policy Collaborations for Educational Change

10 April 2019
MSDI, Conference room, 8 Scenic Boulevard, Clayton Campus

You’re invited to join us for a special talk by Associate Professor Alan Reid from Monash Education and Professor Marcia McKenzie, Director of the Sustainability Education Research Institute from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.

Sarah Kneebone - Accelerating Behaviour Change for Sustainable Development

27 March 2019
MSDI, Conference room, 8 Scenic Boulevard, Clayton Campus

Behaviour change will be critical to realise the sustainable development goals. Dr Kneebone will introduce the ‘spillover effect’ — a phenomenon where participating in one behaviour can encourage or accelerate uptake of additional behaviours.

Paul Satur - Transforming Integrated Water Management: How water authorities can lead the way to achieve integrated sustainable development

13 March 2019
MSDI, Conference room, 8 Scenic Boulevard, Clayton Campus

Water Authorities have long been powerful drivers of global, national and local innovation for economic development, environmental enhancement and societal wellbeing. Accordingly, they play a critical role in progressing sustainable development.

Heli Askola - International Human Rights and the SDG's

6 March 2019
MSDI, Conference room A & B, 8 Scenic Boulevard, Clayton Campus

International human rights principles and standards are crucial to achieving the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Liz Campbell - Following the money: illicit financial flows and sustainable development

27 February 2019
MSDI Conference Room, 8 Scenic Boulevard, Clayton Campus

You’re invited to join us for a special talk by Professor Liz Campbell, inaugural Francine McNiff chair in Criminal Jurisprudence at Monash Law. This talk is the second in MSDI’s new Research Seminar Series on Sustainable Development.

Harriet Bulkeley - Nature’s New Urban Politics

26 February 2019
Room West 204, Level 2, Menzies Building, 20 Chancellors Walk, Clayton Campus

You’re invited to join us for a special talk from author and researcher – Professor Harriet Bulkeley – in the first of our new Research Seminar Series. Professor Bulkeley will explore the emergence of ‘nature-based solutions’ – new imaginaries and interventions which use diverse forms of nature to resolve urban sustainability challenges.