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Colleen   Butcher-Gollach

Associate Professor
Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
University of Melbourne (Australia)

Colleen Butcher-Gollach is an Honorary Principal Fellow/Associate Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning, University of Melbourne, Australia. As a non-resident academic, she works and conducts practice-oriented research at the nexus of global affordable land, housing and basic services delivery, disaster risk reduction, and sub-national (local) governance issues. She annually co-teaches the Masters of Urban Planning elective "Cities Without Slums" (since 2010).

Colleen also consults to the World Bank, UNDP, the Australian and New Zealand Governments and other organizations and governments on the opportunities and challenges of urbanization - particularly for low income earners living in unplanned, extra-legal settlements, and on post-disaster and climate vulnerability assessments and disaster risk reduction. She is an international lead technical advisor on several World Bank and UNDP projects in South and East Asia and Pacific Island Countries including the design of city resilience programs and use of spatial (GIS) analytical techniques to complement local participatory approaches for inclusion and poverty reduction.

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