Dr Cathy Oke has considerable international and local expertise in sustainable, resilient and liveable cities. Cathy is Enterprise Senior Fellow in Informed Cities focusing on the interaction between urban research, policy and practice for greater impact in cities.
Cathy is also the First Vice President of Local Government's for Sustainability (ICLEI), and has been a Councillor at the City of Melbourne since 2008.
Cathy was the Knowledge Broker at the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub (CAUL) of the National Environmental Science Program, a research fellow at RMIT University and has a PhD in Genetics. Outside academia, Cathy has over 10 years’ experience in communications and project management for environmental consultancies and charities.
As a Councillor Cathy has represented the Environment and Transport portfolios for the City of Melbourne since 2008. She is currently the Chair of the ICLEI World Secretariat Board, Director of Tipping Point, co-chair of the Cities With Nature Knowledge & Research Hub, a member of NATURVATION Task Force and an advisor to the Innovate4Cities program of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy
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Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Climate Change Adaptation: Linking Science, Policy, and Practice Communities for Evidence-Based Decision-Making
Niki Frantzeskaki, Timon McPhearson, Marcus J Collier, Dave Kendal, Harriet Bulkeley, Adina Dumitru, Claire Walsh, Kate Noble, Ernita Van Wyk, Camilo Ordonez, Cathy Oke, Laszlo Pinter
Journal article | 2019 | BioScience
Nature-based solutions offer an exciting prospect for resilience building and advancing urban planning to address complex urban ch..
An Urban Forest Horizon Scan in Canberra, Australia. Report for the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub
Catherine Elliott, Dave Kendal, Judith Bush, Giuliana Leslie, Cathy Oke, Kate Auty, Guy Barnett, Cris Brack, Anthea Brecknell, Serena Farrelly, Meg Frawley, Phil Gibbons, Karen Ikin, Joshua Ryan, David Salt, Tim Sides, Leigh Staas
Report | 2019
In attempting to glimpse the possible futures for the urban forest, insights can be gained into key current policy and research ne..
An Urban Forest Horizon Scan in Melbourne, Australia. Report for the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub
Catherine Elliott, Dave Kendal, Judith Bush, Giuliana Leslie, Cathy Oke, Cristina Ramalho, Meg CAFFIN, Thami Croeser, Tim Entwistle, Sebastian Fastenrath, Anna Foley, Roger Jones, Virginia Lee, Stephen Livesley, Camilo Ordonez, Catherine Phillips, David Reid, Helen Rowe, Ian Shears, Jasmine Thom, et al.
Report | 2019
A horizon scanning workshop was held in Melbourne in June 2018, with participants from academia and institutions such as City of M..
Urban forest horizon scanning. Report of the workshop in Lund, Sweden for the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub
J Bush, Kes McCormick, Cathy Oke, Bernadette Kiss, Yuliya Voytenko Palgan, Björn Wickenberg
Report | 2018
What will the urban forest in 2100 look like? What will be the key issues, threats and opportunities facing urban green spaces? An..
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