Dr. Connie Susilawati – Queensland University of Technology – Sustainable human settlement, property and infrastructure

Dr. Connie Susilawati is a property economist and Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics and Finance, QUT Business School at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Her main research areas in Sustainable property, human settlement and infrastructure in Australia and developing countries. Since 2010, she is member of Housing Affordability Task Force of Sunshine Coast Regional Council. She is currently member of Queensland Government Housing and Homelessness Research Alliance and UDIA.

She has delivered research projects in Queensland buildings sector analysis was funded by Queensland government. In the impact on housing policies based on new assumptions of new family structure and changes on housing tenure was funded by National Affordable Housing Consortium (Sustainable Living Infrastructure Consortium Ltd). She was a Chief Investigator (CI) for an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage on “From innovators to mainstream market: a toolkit for transforming Australian housing and maximising sustainability outcomes for stakeholders”. She was CI for Smart Service Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) grant, Project Title: “Future of Sustainable Rural and Regional Communities, Retail and Manufacturing Sectors and Citizen Service Delivery”.

She led Australian DFAT funded research for Indonesia through Australian Indonesia Infrastructure Research Awards: “Sanitation Infrastructure for the Future”.  She led multiple capacity building programs for Indonesian government officers, private professionals and academics through Australian Leadership Award Fellowships, Australian Award Fellowship and Australian Award Indonesia. In addition, she also introduce Indonesian culture and  property development to the Australian students. She used the Australian DFAT funding on the New Colombo Plan program to support Australian property students for visiting Indonesia for 2 weeks to 6 months under semester exchange program. The Australian students also have been given opportunities to do 2 to 6 weeks work experience in Indonesian property development.

University webpage:

http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/susilawa/

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