Sarah Bell

City Of Melb Chair In Urban Resilience & Innovation

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Professor Sarah Bell is City of Melbourne Chair in Urban Resilience and Innovation. Her research addresses urban resilience and community engagement with infrastructure. Her scholarly work draws on the social sciences to better understand how people, technologies and nature interact to create urban systems. Sarah’s research investigates bottom-up community-based engagement in infrastructure provision and is informed by her expertise in urban water systems, and her use of interdisciplinary research methods to explore and address intersecting issues within engineering, policy and society. Watch an overview of Sarah’s work in community co-design for resilient infrastructure and find out more about the work here.

She is a Fellow of Engineers Australia. Her PhD in Sustainability and Technology Policy is from Murdoch University and she studied Engineering and Science as an undergraduate at the University of Western Australia.

The City of Melbourne Chair in Urban Resilience and Innovation is a collaboration between the University of Melbourne and the City of Melbourne, with the aim to jointly foster research and training in the field of city resilience and innovation. Professor Bell’s role connects the urban resilience and innovation activities of both the City and the University, providing scholarship and research that strengthens policy responses and community engagement for a thriving city.

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