WSU – Lang Walker Chair in Urban Transformation

Thank you for your interest in the role with Western Sydney University.

An appointment has now been made with the following announcement released by the Dean of Engineering, Design and Built Environment.

Dear Colleagues,

I have the pleasure in letting you know that we have now concluded the appointment process for the endowed Lang Walker Chair in Urban Transformation between our school and Social Sciences. Professor Greg Morrison will join us from Curtin University and will be working very closely with Professor Nicky Morrison and the Architecture team, including Professors Paul Sanders and Peter Pullet in Urban Transformation, building on our successful accreditation for Architecture.   

Professor Morrison was appointed as professor in sustainable cities by the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute in 2015. This followed close to 30 years of research and leadership within the areas of environment and environmental engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. His current research is firmly within urban transformation and brings together theory from the social, environmental and engineering sciences to understand and solve contemporary industry and societal challenges. Greg’s research is generally large scale and always transdisciplinary and is well positioned in Circular Economy, Net Zero, Living Labs and open innovation.

Greg’s research has been fully funded through competitive grants including ARENA, CRCs, ARC LIEF, ARC ITTC, NESP2, Smart Cities and Suburbs, and direct industry sponsorship. Greg has been Program Leader in the RACE for 2030 CRC and node leader in NESP2 Sustainable Communities and Waste. Greg is founder and Board Director of Climate-KIC Australia which is now an important organization in climate innovation. Greg has built two Living Labs. The first, HSB Living Lab, is on the Chalmers University of Technology campus in Sweden. The second, Legacy Living Lab, which is built on circular economy principles, is on an innovation through demonstration precinct. Both Living Labs involve significant industry engagement and investment. I am sure you will all congratulate and welcome Greg in the School and look forward to collaborating with him in the future.

Professor Mike Kagioglou
Dean, School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment

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