Prof Jason Byrne

Prof Jason Byrne

Prof Jason Byrne

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Jason Byrne is an urban geographer and environmental planner. He is Professor of Human Geography and Planning in the School of Geography and Spatial Sciences at the University of Tasmania. Prior to this, Jason was an Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at Griffith University, Gold Coast campus. He retains an affiliation as an Adjunct Professor with Griffith’s Environmental Futures Research Institute. Jason undertook his PhD at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) where he was a fellow in the Center for Sustainable Cities. Jason was also a Senior Fellow with the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies in Baltimore, USA. He previously practised as a town planner and environmental policy officer with the Western Australian government. Jason’s research interests include: urban nature and urban ecology; park and green-space planning; environmental equity and justice; open space and residential density; ecological sustainability; and climate change justice.