Working with policymakers: environmental regulation and urban sustainability

Colourful reflection on water

Event details


Date & time

Tuesday 20 October 2015


Seminar Room 1.04, Coombs Extension Building (8), Fellows Road, ANU
ANU Canberra


Neil Gunningham and Jeroen van der Heijden


Emma Larking
+61 (0)2 6125 1513

In this Engagement Workshop, Neil Gunningham and Jeroen van de Heijden speak of their experiences in policy development.

Neil will reflect on working with the Victorian environmental regulator over two decades while Jeroen will speak to the topic, ‘When mandatory regulation is not an option (reflections on governing urban sustainability in Australia)’.

About the Speakers

Professor Neil Gunningham has degrees in law and criminology from Sheffield University, UK, is a Barrister and Solicitor (ACT) and holds a PhD from ANU. Although initially trained in law, his subsequent post-graduate work was in interdisciplinary social science, and for the last fifteen years he has applied that training principally in the areas of safety, health and environment, with a focus on regulation and governance. He joined RegNet in January 2002 and is currently a Director of the National Research Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.

Dr Jeroen van der Heijden (1977) is a Senior Research Fellow at RegNet and an Associate Professor at the University of Amsterdam’s Law School. He received his PhD in Public Administration (highest honours)in 2009, and his MSc in Architecture (high distinction) in 2002, both from the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Jeroen works at the intersections of regulation and governance, policy change, and urban development and transformation.

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