Envisioning Low Carbon Cities; challenges and opportunities
Professor Prasad is an international authority on sustainable buildings and cities and among the leading advocates for sustainability in Australia and is a regular contributor to debate in this area in local and international media. Previously the Director of the UNSW Centre for a Sustainable Built Environment (SOLARCH) – Australia’s leading research group in sustainable buildings – Professor Prasad was recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of the UNSW Co-operative Research Centre for Lower Carbon Living (CRC). This CRC is a multidisciplinary research effort with research expertise in engineering, material science, architecture, town planning, economics, and the social sciences. Its aim is to conduct research that will enable Australia to reduce carbon emissions and transform the built environment to a low carbon future and brings together leading researchers and key end-users and includes 26 industry organisations, 16 government agencies and 6 research institutions across Australia.