Dr Susie Moloney is a Senior Lecturer in Sustainability and Urban Planning and a researcher in the Centre for Urban Research in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University.
Dr Susie Moloney is a Senior Lecturer in Sustainability and Urban Planning and a researcher in the Centre for Urban Research, based in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University, Melbourne. Susie's research focuses on land-use planning, urban sustainability and climate change and the implications for policy and governance arrangements particularly at the local and regional scale. She has over ten years experience working in the public and private sectors on a range of planning and climate change related projects focusing particularly on state and local governments and community organisations.
Susie has a particular interest in local climate change governance and has worked with and researched local governments and alliances for a number of years. Her post-doctoral research at the Centre for Design, RMIT as part of the Carbon Neutral Communities ARC linkage project (2007–2010), incorporated both quantitative and qualitative methods to address the technical assessment and social and economic factors in community's transition to carbon neutrality. This lead to further research around changing social practices in the context of climate change. More recently her role as project partner (2014-2017) with the Western Alliance for Greenhouse Action (WAGA) involved co-designing a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Climate Change Adaptation for local governments. Susie along with Professor Ralph Horne was a co-investigator on a 4 year international comparative network supported by the European Science Research Council (ESRC) titled 'Low Carbon Urban Transitions: a Comparative International Network' (http://community.dur.ac.uk/incut/). The network includes researchers from the UK, China, India, South Africa and the US. Susie is co-editor of the forthcoming book 'Local Action on Climate Change: Pathways and Opportunities and Constraints', Routledge , UK , along with Assoc Prof Hartmut Funfgeld and Prof Mikael Granberg. She has also co-authored a book about urban planning and sustainability in Melbourne with Prof's Robin Goodman and Michael Buxton 'Planning Melbourne: Lessons for a Sustainable City' published by CSIRO in 2016.
2016-2017 Australian Communities Foundation "Implementing Sustainability in the Built Environment, Role: Chief Investigator with Joe Hurley and Trivess Moore.
2014-2017 WAGA (Western Alliance for Greenhouse Action) 'How Well Are We Adapting?' project, Victorian Adaptation and Sustainability Partnership Grant, RMIT Research Component Role: Chief Investigator/Lead Researcher.
2013 VCCCAR Supporting Partnerships with Local Government and the Community, Preparation of a Discussion Paper for Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research (VCCCAR) Strategic Think Tank: Adaptation Research Beyond 2014, October 2013, Melbourne, Role: Lead Author/Researcher
2011-2012 Places Victoria: Applied Placemaking Research Project, Role: leading researcher
2011-2012 Think Tank Project: Victorian Climate Change Adaptation Research Centre (VCCCAR) Adapting Housing Aspirations and Expectations on the Coastal Suburban and Regional Fringe Role: Co-Convenor/Project leader
2010-2012 Project evaluation on 'Sustainable Families Project' for Kildonan Uniting Care funded by Sustainability Victoria. Role: Co-evaluator and Steering Committee Member
Susie is the Program Manager for the Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours).
She has taught into and coordinated a number of undergraduate and post-graduate courses including: Strategic Urban Planning, Urban Policy Research Project, Managing Contemporary Planning Issues and Sustainability Governance and Social Change.
She is a researcher and collaborator on a number of projects in the Centre for Urban Research.
Doctor of Philosophy, Urban Planning University of Melbourne, (2002).
Bachelor of Environmental Planning and Design (Honours), University of Melbourne 1991-1993,1995 (Hons).
Planning consultant SGS Economics and Planning.
Project Manager Urban Research, Victorian Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability.
Collaborative research with state and local governments and community organisations including: Western Alliance for Greenhouse Action, Northern Alliance for Greenhouse Action, City of Melbourne, City of Yarra, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Places Victoria, Kildonan Uniting Care.
Collaborations with researchers from: University of Melbourne; Durham University; Karlstad University; Global Carbon Project (GCP)-Tsukuba International Office, Japan; University of Tokyo; University of Cape Town; Indian Institute of Human Settlement, Bangalore; Asian Institute of Technology.
- Horne, R.,Moloney, S. (2019). Urban low carbon transitions: institution-building and prospects for interventions in social practice In: European Planning Studies, 27, 336 - 354
- Moloney, S.,Fuenfgeld, H.,Granberg, M. (2018). Climate change responses from the global to the local scale: an overview In: Local Action on Climate Change: Opportunities and Constraints, Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom
- Hurley, J.,Moloney, S.,Doyon, A.,Moore, T.,Breese, E. (2018). Disrupting the status quo: local government efforts to implement ESD through land-use planning In: Proceedings of the 8th State of Australian Cities Conference (SOAC 2017), Adelaide, Australia, 28-30 November 2017
- Bhattarai Aryal, J.,Moloney, S.,Hurley, J. (2018). Urban climate governance: Adaptive capacity of local governance, a case study of Kathmandu In: Proceedings of the 4th Practical Responses to Climate Change Conference: "Climate Adaptation 2018: Learn, Collaborate, Act", Melbounre, Australia, 8 -10 May 2018
- Meiklejohn, D.,Bekessy, S.,Moloney, S. (2018). Shifting practices: How the rise of rooftop solar PV has changed local government community engagement In: Cogent Environmental Science, 4, 1 - 14
- Moloney, S.,Scott, H.,Macdonald, F. (2018). Tracking progress on climate change: Developing a tool for monitoring and evaluation for local governments In: Proceedings of the 4th Practical Responses to Climate Change Conference 2018, Melbourne, Australia, 8-10 May 2018
- Moloney, S.,Fuenfgeld, H.,Granberg, M. (2018). Towards transformative action: learning from local experiences and contexts In: Local Action on Climate Change: Opportunities and Constraints, Taylor and Francis , Abingdon, United Kingdom
- Moloney, S.,McClaren, H. (2018). Designing a �Fit-for-Purpose� Approach to Tracking Progress on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience: Learning from Local Governments in Australia In: Resilience-Oriented Urban Planning: Theoretical and Empirical Insights, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland
- Moloney, S.,Horne, R. (2018). Reconfiguring spatial boundaries and institutional practices: Mobilizing and sustaining urban low carbon transitions in Victoria, Australia' In: Rethinking Urban Transitions: Politics in the Low Carbon City, 1st Edition, Taylor & Francis, Oxon, United Kingdom
- Doyon, A.,Coffey, B.,Moloney, S.,de Haan, F.,Bosomworth, K. (2017). Exploring the contribution of Transitions Management to inform regional futures In: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 23, 321 - 343
- How Well Are We Adapting?: tracking progress on local and regional climate change adaptation. Funded by: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning: Climate Change Innovation Grants 2017 from (2018 to 2020)
- Expert advice on the design of a long-term state-wide strategic framework for regional climate change adaptation in Victoria. Funded by: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning - Contract from (2018 to 2019)
- Local Government Climate Change Research Practice Hub (Administered by Hume City Council). Funded by: Department of Environment Land and Water and Planning (VIC) - Competitive from (2018 to 2019)
- Implementing Sustainability in the Built Environment. Funded by: Australian Communities Foundation Grant 2016 from (2016 to 2017)
4 PhD Current Supervisions and 1 Masters by Research Current Supervisions