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Dear all 

Hosted by the RMIT Centre for Urban Research, please join us for this interdisciplinary panel discussion and book launch focused on the following two key provocations: 


What does it mean to be ‘wild’ in the 21st century? 

What does this mean for planning wild cities in climate change? 


About this Event 

>The event will be live streamed via Microsoft Teams Thursday 3rd December 7-8pm starting promptly at 7pm. Free registration and access available in the attached flyer. 

Chair:  Libby Porter, RMIT 


Keynote: Ashley Dawson NYC, New York (Environmental Humanities)    


Discussion Panel: Kristen Lyons, UQ (Sociology), Helene Frichot, Melbourne University (Architecture), Jonathon Metzger, KTH Royal Institute Sweden (Planning), Lauren Rickards, RMIT (Geography) 


Book Launch: Jago Dodson, RMIT, Wendy Steele, RMIT 

Wendy Steele
Associate Professor/ Centre for Urban Research/ School of Global Urban and Social Studies

Co-convenor - Critical Urban Governance Research Program - 

RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia 

Recent publications:

Steele, W (2020) Planning Wild Cities: Human-Nature Relationships in the Urban Age, London, Routledge 

Climate Adaptation Australia website -


I acknowledge and pay my respects to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of the Wurundjeri people on whose lands I live, learn, research, work and teach. I recognise that these lands and all urban areas in Australia have never been ceded. I commit to situating my research in relation to Indigenous sovereignty and learning how to live and work together on Country.