Jason Byrne

Dr Jason Byrne MPIA (@CityByrne) is an internationally recognized Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning in Griffith University’s School of Environment (Gold Coast, Australia). A geographer and planner, Jason’s research addresses: urban political ecologies of green-space, climate change adaptation, and environmental justice. He has over 100 scholarly publications, including a multi-award-winning co-edited book Australian Environmental Planning: Challenges and Future Prospects. Jason has collaborated on international research projects investigating obesogenic urban environments (USA) and park ecosystem services (China) among others. Jason previously worked as a planning officer, environmental officer and policy writer with the Western Australian government.

Jason is an expert in urban green space; parks; green infrastructure; environmental justice; political ecology; urban planning and believes his greatest challenge is enabling decision-makers to see the importance of adapting cities to climate change as a matter of urgency

  • Expertise areas: urban green space; parks; green infrastructure; environmental justice; political ecology; urban planning