Nadine D’Argent

PhD Student – School of Geography and Environmental Science, Monash University
p. (03) 9905 4424

Nadine completed her Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) at Monash University in 2006. Her interest and enthusiasm for the implementation of climate change policy and adaptation strategy for urban areas led her to begin her PhD by research in 2007. Since her higher degree research began, Nadine worked as an Environmental Officer within the Casey City Council, and later within the Brimbank City Council in 2008. Throughout her experience, Nadine developed a strong understanding of the strategy frameworks and management practices surrounding environmental policy implementation at the local government level. This knowledge was enhanced through her completion of a Postgraduate Certificate in Climate Change Adaptation (University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland) and employment within the Darebin City Council in 2009. Nadine is hopeful that her project will allow for the consideration of microclimatic factors and impacts from urban design upon populations throughout future urban planning policy processes.

Nadine’s PhD (Climatic and Bioclimatic Assessment of the Compact City Urban Morphology – A Case Study of Melbourne 2030) is linked to Project P3 (Green Cities and Microclimate), within the Cities as Water Supply Catchments Program.