Hartmut has a keen interest in gaining a better understanding of the social and equity implications of climate change.
Senior Lecturer, Sustainability and Urban Planning Program Manager, International Urban and Environmental Management RMIT University
Social and institutional responses to climate change
Since the beginning of 2013, Hartmut has led the newly established Centre for Urban Research at RMIT, where he leads the Climate Change Adaptation Research Program.
Hartmut studies social and institutional responses to climate change in urban and regional areas and develops tools and processes that enable organisational learning and change for climate change adaptation. He has worked with local and state governments, private sector companies and the community sector to develop policy and practical responses to climate change.
He has ten years of experience in research, consulting and practice on climate change and sustainability with international governmental and non-governmental organisations. He has worked in Europe, Africa, South and Southeast Asia and in Australia. Hartmut was awarded his PhD in human geography from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.