Strategic Implementation Coordinator
Associate Professor Christopher Pettit is the Strategic Implementation Coordinator of the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN), the University of Melbourne. He in on the international advisory board for the "Geo for All" initiative and chairs the Research Data Alliance (RDA) working group on Urban Quality of Life Indicators and the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) working group on Geographical Visualization and Virtual Reality. Recently along with colleagues he has established the first Open Source Geospatial Lab in Australia with a focus on sustainable cities. In 2014 he established the graduate level subject Urban Informatics run through the Melbourne School of Design. He has published more than 100 papers and is currently a Chief Investigator on a number of grants including the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence on in Healthy, Liveable and Equitable Communities. His current research interests lie in the design of user-centric participatory planning and visualisation tools, which can be applied to a myriad of spatial planning problems including making cities more sustainable, productive and resilient and measuring and improving the quality of life of citizens.