Dr Clare Mouat is a Lecturer in the UWA School of Agriculture and Environment at the University of Western Australia with a specialisation in Human Geography and Planning. As a scholar-activist for just, generous, healthy and inclusive cities, she is passionate about finding feasible and radically-progressive responses to the local and global challenges and crises facing us, our families, and seven million of our closest neighbours. To her, this means understanding the roadblocks and exploring various strategies and roadmaps towards the kinds of places where we want to live, work, and play.
Clare’s core research and teaching interests focus on political geographies and planning for people and places across the scales of the city, regional, and community development. Over the past decade her primary area of expertise is in governance and planning of contemporary urbanism related to urban intensification and building community in high-rise housing. Her work builds from the basis of her award-winning PhD (‘Rethinking Community in Planning: A review of the role of planners and citizens in building strong communities’) exploring why and how planners and communities need to better understand our interdependence between individuals and collectively. In recent work, she has explored the implications of rethinking community and governance in digital urbanism, super-sizing cities through local government amalgamations, and using conflict productively in planning. Her multi-disciplinary research extends from political economies of community development to political ecologies of healthy environments; aiming to manage conflict and generate equitable outcomes where humans and non-humans interact and compete for space and resources. She is a registered bee-keeper and qualified queen-bee breeder interested in the urban wild and post-humanism.
Clare champions political thinking about how we learn to disagree, live harmoniously in high-rise housing, and plan for more or less transformative community governance in smaller and larger cities now and ahead.
Consolidation of available research and materials on resilience in peacebuilding
Designing and writing materials to establish future grant applications
Webinar in Perth, Australia, May 2018
Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices, to be fed into future grant applications
Dissemination and communication