Person

Chris Ryan

Associate Professor Chris Ryan commenced as Director of the Economics of Education and Child Development program at the Melbourne Institute in April 2011. Prior to that, he was employed at other Australian universities and in the Australian Government. He was awarded a Bachelor of Commerce, with Honours in Economics from the University of Melbourne in 1982, a Master of Economics from the Australian National University in 1986 and a PhD in economics from the University of Melbourne in July 2001. His research interests span the determinants of and outcomes from participation in different types of education, the impact of related government programs and interventions, and the transitions of young people from education and training into the labour market.
Journal article

Sustainable urban systems: Co-design and framing for transformation

Rapid urbanisation generates risks and opportunities for sustainable development. Urban policy and decision makers are challenged by the complexity of cities as social–ecological–technical systems. Consequently there is an increasing need for collaborative knowledge development that supports a whole-of-system view, and transformational change at multiple scales...
Journal article

Identifying and Addressing Challenges Faced by Transdisciplinary Research Teams in Climate Change Research

Transdisciplinary research is increasingly used in projects dealing with transitions to sustainable, resilient and low-carbon societies. Transdisciplinary research projects require collaboration and coordination between researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds. Academic literature provides valuable insights on designing, facilitating, leading and evaluating transdisciplinary projects.
Report

Scenarios 2040

Read the the Visions & Pathways 2040's second year project report on the potential contributions of the digital economy to low-carbon futures for Australian cities
Conference paper

Visions and Scenarios of Low-Carbon and Resilient Australian Cities in 2040

Abstract: Visions and Pathways 2040 is a research and engagement project that seeks to envision possible future forms of Australian cities and lifestyles in 2040 if they have achieved an 80% reduction in their greenhouse gas emissions (on 2013 levels) and have addressed broader resilience...
Report

Future finance and business: potential for disruptive contributions to urban decarbonisation and resilience - expert consultation summary notes

The Visions and Pathways 2040 Expert Consultation for Future Business and Finance was part of a series of research and workshop activities aimed at identifing key disruptive forces relevant for contributing to the 2040 targets set by the project. Undertaken during June-July 2015, it involved...