Prof. Michele Acuto is Director of the Melbourne Centre for Cities at the University of Melbourne, where he is also Professor in the Melbourne School of Design and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.
He is a recognized voice in international politics and urban governance, with specific expertise on questions surrounding the future of cities and their relation to global challenges, not least after dark.
Michele is currently a member of the City of Melbourne’s Night-time Economy Advisory Committee, the Australian Government’s National Urban Policy Advisory Network, and UN-Habitat’s Stakeholder Advisory Group.
Before joining the University of Melbourne, Michele was Professor at University College London (UCL), and at the University of Oxford before that.
Outside academia, Michele has worked at the World Bank, European Commission, and the World Health Organization. He is author, amongst others, of Managing Cities at Night and How to Build a Global City, and co-host of the Cities After Dark podcast miniseries.
Michele Acuto is a panelist for 24HourNation’s Climate Change After Dark webinar