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Professor Ralph Horne

RMIT

Professor Ralph Horne

Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation, College of Design & Social Context, RMIT University

Ralph Horne is Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation for the College of Design and Social Context at RMIT University. He is Professor of Geography and his research focuses on social and policy change to support sustainable urban development, housing and households. He currently leads a range of research projects in Australia and Europe, on sustainable, equitable, and circular economy housing and households, post-carbon medium density housing, and sustainable production and consumption in urban environments.  Among the latter is a current project examining the challenges facing households and built environment industries in recycling, waste reduction, and preparation and participation in circular economy systems.  He combines research leadership and participation in research projects concerning the spatial, material and contingent social and policy structures of urban environments facing the climate emergency and accelerating inequalities.