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Janis Birkeland Honorary Professorial Fellow (retired) University of Melbourne

She has taught in several universities, most recently as Prof. of Sustainable Design at the University of Auckland and Professor of Architecture at the Queensland University of Technology. In her professional life she was an architect, urban designer, city planner and attorney in San Francisco – always focused on sustainability aspects of these fields. Her PhD was Planning for Sustainability 1993. Her books include Design for Sustainability 2002, and Positive Development 2008. She has given over 100 invited lectures and over 100 refereed papers on sustainable development. Her main research contribution is Positive Development, which critiqued and overturned 30 years of sustainability theory with a paradigm shift from ‘less harmful’ to eco-positive, where development is better for nature and society than no building at all (increases the public estate and ecological base relative to pre-industrial conditions).
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