Elizabeth Farrelly is Associate Professor (Practice) in the UNSW Graduate School of Urbanism. A Sydney-based columnist and author, she trained in architecture and philosophy, practiced in Auckland, London and Bristol, holds a PhD in urbanism from the University of Sydney and is a former Councilor in the City of Sydney. She holds many national and international awards for architectural criticism and is a weekly opinion columnist with the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.
Elizabeth has been Assistant Editor of the London Architectural Review and inaugural chair of the Australia Award for Urban Design. As a longtime advocate of conscious urbanism, she has delivered keynotes in London, Kassel, Johannesburg, Canberra, Perth and Sydney on links between feminism, urbanism and eco-consciousness and is a regular commentator in the media.
Elizabeth’s book, Blubberland; the dangers of happiness argues for a psychological and spiritual approach to climate change. Other books include Glenn Murcutt: Three Houses, and Potential Difference, a collection of essays, 2012. Her first foray into fiction, Caro Was Here, an exciting adventure / crime novel for children was published in 2014.
Elizabeth is available to speak to Primary and High School students focusing on various aspects of creative writing, journalism and social commentary.