Robyn Dowling is Professor of Urbanism and Associate Dean Research in the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, a position she took up in 2016.
Prior to that she was at Macquarie University, where she initiated the institution’s Bachelor of Planning program and was the inaugural head of the Department of Geography and Planning.
She holds a B.Ec (Hons) from the University of Sydney, and MA and PhD degrees from the University of British Columbia, Canada. She is currently an editor of Transactions, Institute of British Geographers.
Robyn’s research focuses on contemporary transformations in patterns of life for urban households, and urban policy responses to environmental challenges and technological disruptions.
Currently this involves a focus on energy in commercial office spaces, technological alternatives to the private car like car sharing and autonomous vehicles, and the implementation of smart city strategies.
This research has been supported by a number of ARC-funded projects and has appeared in over 80 published papers.