Research Fellow in Sustainable Urban Development
Alexei is a Research Fellow in Sustainable Urban Development and coordinates the Future Cities Research Cluster at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute. His current research focuses on the way that cities are contributing to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as urban climate resilience and adaptation planning in Pacific Small Island Developing States.
Formerly employed at RMIT University's Global Cities Research Institute, Alexei managed a range of climate change adaptation research projects across the Asia-Pacific region, holding a research associate position with the United Nations Global Compact – Cities Programme. He led the development of an Urban Resilience and Climate Adaptation Plan for Honiara, capital of the Solomon Islands, and Port Vila, Vanuatu, and has an interest in the development of integrated climate change adaptation methodologies.
Alexei is a Scientific Advisor to the UN-Habitat Cities and Climate Change Initiative in the Pacific region and was previously a Visiting Scientist at the United Nations University in Bonn, Germany. His PhD was based at the Australian-German Climate & Energy College, examining how informal settlements in Pacific Small Island Developing States interacted with Climate Resilient Development initiatives in post-disaster settings.
Alexei tweets as @AlexeiPT.