Future Cities Research Cluster
Alexei Trundle co-ordinates the MSSI Future Cities Research Cluster, and is a PhD Candidate at the Australian-German Climate and Energy College. He holds a Research Associate position with the United Nations Global Compact Cities Programme, and provides scientific advice to the UN-Habitat Cities and Climate Change Initiative in the Pacific region.
Alexei formerly worked at RMIT University's Global Cities Research Institute, managing research projects focused on Climate Change Adaptation in the Asia-Pacific region, with a particular interest in Melanesian urban settlements. He led development of an Urban Resilience and Climate Adaptation Plan for Honiara, capital of the Solomon Islands, and Port Vila, Vanuatu. Other aspects of his research have focused on development of climate risk assessment methodologies, including the 2015 Tasmanian Natural Disaster Risk Assessment, toolkit development for Port Authorities and operators, and development of an adaptation for the RMIT University campus.
- Trundle, A., Barth, B. & McEvoy, D. (2018) ‘Leveraging endogenous climate resilience: urban adaptation in Pacific Small Island Developing States’ Environment and Urbanization, DOI: 10.1177/0956247818816654
- Kautto, N., Trundle, A. & McEvoy, D. (2018) ‘Climate adaptation planning in the higher education sector’, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1108/IJSHE-02-2018-0028
- Trundle, A., Horne, R., Fien, J. & Judson, E. (2017). 'Urban resilience meets sustainability citizenship', Sustainability Citizenship in Cities: Theory and Practice, edited by Horne, R., John Fien, Beau Beza and Anitra Nelson. Taylor & Francis, London, ISBN: 978 1 1389 3362 0
- Trundle, A., Horne, R., Fien, J. & Judson, E. (2016). 'Urban resilience meets sustainability citizenship', Sustainability Citizenship in Cities: Theory and Practice, edited by Horne, R., John Fien, Beau Beza and Anitra Nelson. Taylor & Francis, London, ISBN: 978 1 1389 3362 0
- Trundle, A. & McEvoy, D. (2016). 'Urban greening, human health & wellbeing', in Handbook on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change, edited by Seto, K.C., William Solecki & Corrie Griffith. Taylor & Francis - Routledge, New York, ISBN: 978 0 4157 3226 0.
- Trundle, A. & McEvoy, D. (2015). 'Greater Port Vila Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment', Report for United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). Available online: http://www.fukuoka.unhabitat.org/programmes/ccci/pdf/PVVA_FullReport_Endorsed.pdf
Recent Media & Public Presentations:
- Informal climate resilience: urban transitions in Pacific Small Island Developing States. Public Seminar, 10th July 2018, The University of Melbourne
- 'Habitat III is over, but will it transform our cities?' The Conversation - Global Edition, 25th October 2016
- 'Pacific Research Opportunities - Case Studies from Honiara' UN Global Compact Cities Programme Seminar Series, 18th June 2015