People

Associate Professor Elizabeth Farrelly

Urban Policy and Strategy
Phone: 
+ 612 9385 4232
Bio: 

Elizabeth Farrelly is a Sydney-based columnist and author who trained in architecture and philosophy, practiced in Auckland, London and Bristol, holds a PhD in urbanism from the University of Sydney and is currently Associate Professor (Practice) at the University of NSW Graduate School of Urbanism. A weekly opinion columnist with the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, she has been a Sydney City Councilor, Assistant Editor of the Architectural Review (London) and chair of the Australia Award for Urban Design. As a longtime advocate of conscious urbanism, she has delivered keynotes in London, Kassel, Johannesburg, Canberra, Perth and Sydney on links between feminism, urbanism and eco-consciousness. Her second book, Blubberland; the dangers of happiness (MIT Press, 2007) argues for a psychological and spiritual approach to climate change. Other books include Glenn Murcutt: Three Houses, (Phaidon, UK 1993) and Potential Difference, a collection of essays, 2012.  Her first fiction (crime for children) will be published September 2014.