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Michele Acuto

Michele Acuto is a professor of Global Urban Politics and Director, Connected Cities Lab, Melbourne School of Design. He is an expert on urban politics and international urban planning. He is also a non-resident Senior Fellow of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and a Senior Fellow of the Bosch Foundation Global Governance Futures Program. Previously he was director of the City Leadership Lab and a professor of Diplomacy and Urban Theory at University College London, having previously worked as Stephen Barter Fellow of the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities at the University of Oxford. He also taught at the University of Canberra, University of Southern California, Australian National University and National University of Singapore. He is the author of several articles, publications and policy documents on urban governance, international politics and urban development challenges, and currently co-chairs the Nature Sustainability Expert Panel on science and the future of cities.

Events featuring this speaker

Renewing Democracy

Michele Acuto, Claudia Chwalisz, Darren Hughes, Michael Kenny, Ece Temelkuran

Is there a role for cities in making democracy work for all? How do we get the city leaders we need? How can we get citizens engaged in their city?

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17 October 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm Watershed

Are We Measuring What Matters in Cities?

Michele Acuto, Jessica Espey, Sean Fox, Patricia McCarney, Dawn Snape

Around the world, people are developing ways to gather and interpret real-time data about everything from traffic flows to the moods of crowds. But do we really need all this data? Are we measuring the right things?

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17 October 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm Watershed