Peer reviewed journal articles
Acuto, M., Pejic, D. and Briggs, J. (2021), Whose City Benchmarks? The Role of the Critical Urbanist in Comparative Urban Measuring. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 45: 389-392.
Acuto, M., Pejic, D. and Briggs, J. (2021), Taking City Rankings Seriously: Engaging with Benchmarking Practices in Global Urbanism. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 45: 363-377.
Acuto, M, Pejic, D. (2021) Shaping a global comparative imagination? Assessing the role of city rankings in the “global city” discourse. Area 53: 247– 256.
Oke, C., Bekessy, S.A., Frantzeskaki, N., Bush, J., Fitzsimons, J. A., Garrard, G. E., Grenfell, M., Harrison, L., Hartigan, M., Callow, D., Cotter, B. & Gawler, S. (2021) Cities should respond to the biodiversity extinction crisis. npj Urban Sustainability 1(11).
Trundle, A. (2020). Resilient cities in a Sea of Islands: Informality and climate change in the South Pacific. Cities, 97, 102496.
Acuto, M. (2020). Engaging with global urban governance in the midst of a crisis. Dialogues in Human Geography 10(2): 221-224.
Rogers, D., Herbert, M., Murray, K. et al. (2020). The city under COVID: Podcasting as a digital methodology. Journal of Economic and Social Geography, 111: 434-450.
Acuto, M. (2020). COVID-19: Lessons for an Urban (izing) World. One Earth, 2(4), 317-319.
Jon, I. (2020). Scales of Political Action in the Anthropocene: Gaia, Networks, and Cities as Frontiers of Doing Earthly Politics. Global Society, 1-23.
Hensley, M., Mateo-Babiano, D., Minnery, J., & Pojani, D. (2020). How diverging interests in public health and urban planning can lead to less healthy cities. Journal of Planning History, 19(2), 71-89.
Jon, I. (2020). Deciphering posthumanism: Why and how it matters to urban planning in the Anthropocene. Planning Theory.
Butcher, S. (2020). Research solidarity? Navigating feminist ethics in participatory action-research in Kathmandu, Nepal. Gender, Place & Culture, 1.
Kosovac, A. & Davidson, B. (2020). Is too much personal dread stifling alternative pathways to improving urban water security? Journal of Environmental Management, 265.
Trundle, A. (2020). Resilient cities in a Sea of Islands: Informality and climate change in the South Pacific. Cities, 97.
Kosovac, A., Acuto, M. & Jones, T. (2020). Acknowledging Urbanization: A Survey of the Role of Cities in UN Frameworks. Global Policy.
Davidson, K., Coenen, L., Acuto, M., & Gleeson, B. (2019). Reconfiguring urban governance in an age of rising city networks: A research agenda. Urban Studies, 56(16), 3540-3555.
Jon, I. (2019). Resilience and ‘technicity’: challenges and opportunities for new knowledge practices in disaster planning. Resilience, 7(2), 107-125.
McGrane, S. J., Acuto, M., Artioli, F., Chen, P. Y., Comber, R., Cottee, J., ... & McCann, J. A. (2019). Scaling the nexus: Towards integrated frameworks for analysing water, energy and food. The Geographical Journal, 185(4), 419-431.
Jon, I. (2019). Reframing postmodern planning with feminist social theory: Toward “anti-essentialist norms”. Planning Theory, 1473095219851214.
Cociña, C., Frediani, A. A., Acuto, M., & Levy, C. (2019). Knowledge translation in global urban agendas: A history of research-practice encounters in the Habitat conferences. World Development, 122, 130-141.
Jon, I., & Reghezza-Zitt, M. (2019). Late Modernity to Postmodern? The Rise of Global Resilience and its Progressive Potentials for Local Disaster Planning (Seattle and Paris). Planning Theory & Practice, 1-29
Kosovac, A., Davidson, B., & Malano, H. (2019). Are We Objective? A Study into the Effectiveness of Risk Measurement in the Water Industry. Sustainability, 11(5), 1279.
Zenkteler, M., Darchen, S., Mateo-Babiano, I., & Baffour, B. (2019). Home-based work in cities: In search of an appropriate urban planning response. Futures, 102494.
Carrero, R., Acuto, M., Tzachor, A., Subedi, N., Campbell, B., & To, L. S. (2019). Tacit networks, crucial care: Informal networks and disaster response in Nepal’s 2015 Gorkha earthquake. Urban Studies, 56(3), 561-577.
Acuto, M., Steenmans, K., Iwaszuk, E., & Ortega-Garza, L. (2019). Informing urban governance? Boundary-spanning organisations and the ecosystem of urban data. Area, 51(1), 94-103.
Acuto, M., & Ghojeh, M. (2019). C40 Cities Inside Out. Global Policy, 10(4), 709-711.
Washbourne, C. L., Culwick, C., Acuto, M., Blackstock, J. J., & Moore, R. (2019). Mobilising knowledge for urban governance: the case of the Gauteng City-region observatory. Urban Research & Practice, 1-23.
Robin, E., Chazal, C., Acuto, M., & Carrero, R. (2019). (Un) learning the city through crisis: lessons from Cape Town. Oxford Review of Education, 45(2), 242-257.
Robin, E., Steenmans, K., & Acuto, M. (2019). Harnessing inclusive urban knowledge for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. Urban Research & Practice, 12(2), 137-155.
Gholamhosseini, R., Pojani, D., Mateo Babiano, I., Johnson, L., & Minnery, J. (2019). The place of public space in the lives of Middle Eastern women migrants in Australia. Journal of Urban Design, 24(2), 269-289.
Curtis, S., & Acuto, M. The Foreign Policy of Cities. RUSI Journal, 28 January 2019
Pineo, H., Zimmermann, N., Cosgrave, E., Aldridge, R. W., Acuto, M., & Rutter, H. (2018). Promoting a healthy cities agenda through indicators: development of a global urban environment and health index. Cities & Health, 2(1), 27-45.
Leffel, B., & Acuto, M. (2018). Economic Power Foundations of Cities in Global Governance. Global Society, 32(3), 281-301.
Jon, I., Huang, S. K., & Lindell, M. K. (2018). Perceptions and reactions to tornado warning polygons: Would a gradient polygon be useful?. International journal of disaster risk reduction, 30, 132-144.
Kaltofen, C., & Acuto, M. (2018). Rebalancing the Encounter between Science Diplomacy and International Relations Theory. Global Policy, 9, 15-22.
Acuto, M. (2018). Bydiplomatiet skal studeres i en politisk kontekst. Okonomi & Politik, 91(3).
Kaltofen, C., & Acuto, M. (2018). Science diplomacy: introduction to a boundary problem. Global Policy, 9, 8-14.
Robin, E., & Acuto, M. (2018). Global urban policy and the geopolitics of urban data. Political Geography, 66, 76-87.
Smeds, E. and Acuto, M. (2018). Networking Cities after Paris: Weighing the Ambition of Urban Climate Change Experimentation. Global Policy, 9: 549-559.
Acuto, M., Parnell, S. & Seto, K.C. (2018). Building a global urban science. Nature Sustainability 1, 2–4.
Schafran, A., McDonald, C., Lopez Morales, E., Akyelken, N. & Acuto, M. (2018). Replacing the services sector and three-sector theory: urbanization and control as economic sectors. Regional Studies, 52:12, 1708-1719.
Acuto, M. (2018). Global science for city policy. Science, 359(6372), 165-166.
Books and special issues
Rapoport, E., Acuto, M., & Grcheva, L. (2019). Leading Cities: A Global Review of City Leadership. UCL Press.
Acuto, M., Dinardi, C., & Marx, C. (2019). Transcending (in)formal urbanism. Special issue of Urban Studies, 56(3).
Addie, J. P. D., Acuto, M., Ho, K. C., Cairns, S., & Tan, H. P. (2019). Perspectives on the 21st Century Urban University from Singapore – A viewpoint forum. Cities, 88(1).
Acuto, M., Robin, E., Setzer, J. (2019). Politics of an Urban Age, Special issue of Palgrave Communications 4(2)
Kaltofen, C., Carr, M., & Acuto, M. (2018). Technologies of International Relations. Palgrave.
Kaltofen, C., & Acuto, M. (2018). Science Diplomacy, Special issue of Global Policy, 9 (S2).
Pojani, D., Corcoran, J., Sipe, N., Mateo-Babiano, I., & Stead, D. (Eds.). (2019). Parking: An International Perspective. Elsevier.
Pejic, D. (2020). Cities and International Relations. In Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Mateo-Babiano, I., & Lee, G. (2020). People in Place: Placemaking Fundamentals. In Placemaking Fundamentals for the Built Environment (pp. 15-38). Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore.
Acuto, M., Carr, M., & Kaltofen, C. (2019). Conversations on Technology and IR. In Technologies of International Relations (pp. 1-11). Palgrave
Acuto M. & Sassen S. (2019) Everyday Tech: In Search of Mundane Tactics. In: Kaltofen C., Carr M. & Acuto M. (eds) Technologies of International Relations. Palgrave Pivot.
Acuto, M. (2019). From the Globe to the Germ, and Back. In: Singh, J.P., Carr, M. & Marlin-Bennett, R. (eds) Science, Technology, and Art in International Relations. Routledge.
Acuto, M. (2019). Whose Urban Agency Is It Anyway?. In: Oosterlynck, S., Beeckmans, L., Bassens, D., Derudder, B., Segaert, B. & Braeckmans, L. (eds) The City as a Global Political Actor. Routledge.
Jon, I. (2020). A manifesto for planning after the coronavirus: Towards planning of care. Planning Theory, 19:3.
Acuto, M. (2019). We need a science of the night. Nature, 576(7787), 339.
Acuto, M., Pejic, D. & Moonen, T. (2019) “Why city rankings matter” Scientific American 321(1) July 2019.
Acuto, M. (2018) “Why Cities Need CXOs” Scientific American 319 (5) November 2018.
Acuto, M. (2018). Global science for city policy. Science, 359(6372), 165-166.
Reports and more
Dam, J. Butcher, S. Fattah, K. Hausmann, S. Das, J. (2021), Evidence to Action (E2A) Framework: A Participatory Approach to Action Learning - Summary Guide. University of Melbourne. Online resource.
Dam, J. Butcher, S. Das, J. Fattah, K. Hausmann, S. (2021), Evidence to Action (E2A) Framework: A Participatory Approach to Action Learning. University of Melbourne. Online resource.
Acuto, M. (2020). From Crisis to crisis? Melbourne in the midst of COVID-19, in Abdullah, H. And Fernandez de Lozada, A. Cities on the Frontline. Barcelona: CIDOB.
Acuto, M. (2020). Whatever happened to urban governance?. Dialogues in Human Geography.
Lu, Y., Mateo-Babiano, I., & Sorupia, E. (2019). Who uses smart card? Understanding public transport payment preference in developing contexts, a case study of Manila’s LRT-1. IATSS research, 43(1), 60-68.
Butcher, S., Nolan, E., & Davidson, K. (2019). Academic Literature Review of Resilient Communities. Working paper for Resilient Melbourne Office.
Parnell, S., Elmqvist, T., Acuto, M. & Murray, K. (2020). Coffee with Sue Parnell and Thomas Elmqvist - the global urban agenda. Connected Cities podcast.
Oke, C. (2020). Bridging research and policy for climate action. UN-Habitat Global Urban Lecture series.
Murray, K. Rogers, D. & Acuto, M. (2020). Night-time and cities. City Road podcast.
Murray, K. (2020). Melbourne contributor, in Rogers, D. & Herbert, M. Listening to the city in a global pandemic. City Road podcast.
Keil, R., McVernon, J., Acuto, M., Murray, K. & Rafferty, J. (2020). Coffee with Roger Keil and Jodie McVernon - pandemics and the city. Connected Cities podcast.
In the News
Water management worldwide is failing, it's time for a new approach. Jill Robbie, Benjamin Henley & Anna Kosovac, Pursuit, 12 August 2020.
Covid-19 should spur us to think like cities. Michele Acuto, The BMJ, 9 June 2020.
Greening our grey cities: here’s how green roofs and walls can flourish in Australia. Nicholas Williams, Cathy Oke & Leisa Sargent, The Conversation, 5 June 2020.
Migrants Hold the Key to Urban Resilience and COVID-19 Recovery. Michele Acuto and Daniel Pejic, Urbanet blog, 2 June 2020.
How will the travel bubble work? Michele Acuto on AM, ABC Radio National, 30 May 2020.
Coronavirus will reshape our cities – we just don't know how yet. Michael Safi, The Guardian, 23 May 2020.
U.S. cities are at a coronavirus crossroads. How can they become more resilient? L V Anderson, Grist, 14 May 2020.
What will cities look like after coronavirus? AJ Dellinger, Mic, 14 May 2020.
Flushing is our next weapon against COVID-19, if you’re happy to have your sewage scrutinised. Anna Kosvac, Erin O'Donnell & Stuart Khan, The Conversation, 24 April 2020.
Coronavirus may change city designs. Michele Acuto talking to Scott Heidler, Al Jazeera English, 2 April 2020.
Will COVID-19 Make Us Think of Cities Differently? Michele Acuto, New Cities, 20 March 2020.
Design in the age of pandemics. Diana Budds, Curbed, 17 March 2020.
How cities around the world are handling COVID-19 - and why we need to measure their preparedness. Robert Muggah and Rebecca Katz, World Economic Forum blog, 17 March 2020.
Cities in Quarantine. Michele Acuto on The Urbanist, Monocle, 12 March 2020.
What's happening in our cities at night. Michele Acuto on Life Matters, ABC Radio National, 9 March 2020.
A not so silent night. Michele Acuto, Pursuit, 2 February 2020.
Activating local platforms for urban equality in Freetown. Emmanuel Osuteye, KNOW blog, 31 July 2019.
Infinite scroll: Will data centres end up eating our cities as we chew through more data? Alan Whedon, ABC News, 16 March 2019.