Caitlin's research focuses on a ‘regenerative’ vision for cities as places that make a net positive ecological, social and economic contribution. She has a particular interest in housing and social change and has been at the forefront of some high profile projects in this area, including the award-winning Your Home guide to sustainable housing in Australia and a range of training programs for the building industry. Caitlin provides strategic advice on sustainability to the property and development industries and has consulted to a number of high profile precinct scale developments in Sydney. She also advises all levels of government on policy and programs related to sustainable cities and buildings and recently sat on an energy efficiency expert reference group for Commonwealth Government. She has been heavily involved in the development of sustainability training programs, including ‘Green Living’ for the Master Builders Association and the multimedia ‘Trade Secrets’ project for the NSW Government and the Kirby Foundation. Caitlin has been involved in a range of sustainability-related community engagement initiatives. She has written and contributed to a number of print media articles on sustainable housing, appeared as a guest on commercial, ABC and community radio programs, and conducted the research and on-camera carbon audits for Channel 10 TV’s ‘Cool Aid’ program.
- Research Director at University of Technology, Sydney