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Allan Rodger

Allan Rodger is Professor Emeritus, The University of Melbourne. From 1974 to 1996 he was Professor of Architecture in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning of the University of Melbourne.

He has pioneered two major interrelated issues: Self-Help Housing and Sustainable Settlement, co-convened three (local, national and international) conferences on Self-Help Housing and Earth Architecture, operated the Greenhouse Effect Programme of the International Union of Architects (UIA), established the Sustainable Development of the Built Environment: Road from Rio programme for the UIA, advised the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and drafted the Chicago Declaration of Interdependence for a Sustainable Future – the environmental manifesto of the architecture profession worldwide. He formed and led the winning team in the National Ideas Competition for Ecologically Sustainable Urban Development.

Consultancies on sustainability have been undertaken for leading universities, the United Nations, OECD and a number of Australia’s state and territory governments.

Allan is currently Chairman of the Board of the Habitat Trust. He was previously a Member of the Board of Banksia Environmental Foundation, Chairman of the Australian Club of Rome, and Foundation Board Member of the CERES project and Greenhouse Action Australia.