Speaker Profile

Usha Iyer-Raniga

RMIT University

Professor Usha Iyer-Raniga is at the School of Property and Construction Management, RMIT University. Usha co-leads the One Planet Network’s Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme (SBC), United Nations 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (UN 10FYP SCP) aligned with Sustainable Development Goal 12. The work directly impacts SDG 11 on Sustainable Cities and Communities and SDG 12 on Responsible Consumption and Production. Qualified in her undergraduate degree as an architect, Usha received her Masters degree from Canada and her Doctorate in Australia.

Usha has been invited as key note speaker and invited speaker at national and international conferences including COP 26 and COP 27, seminars and workshops. Her teaching portfolio extends to Asian countries. She has provided expertise to Austrade, APEC, national, state and local governments. She is reviewer and scientific committee member for national and international referred journals and refereed conferences. She is on the editorial board for refereed journals and has worked on Special Issues. Usha has served and is currently serving on the Boards of various not for profit organisations and has also served as panel judge for a number of awards such as the Premiers Sustainability Award in Victoria, Planet Ark’s national Circularity Awards and the International Green Gown Awards.

Usha has published over 100publications, including research/consulting reports. The full breadth of her publications are scientific and technical research publications including edited books, book chapters, refereed journals, refereed conference papers and reports to local, state and federal government clients.

She has also produced podcasts for various organisations and participated in media interviews. She has received state, national and international funding worth over USD $30 million. Usha has been awarded the Quarterly Franklin Membership by London Journals Press (UK). Her biography has been included in the Marquis Who's Who in the World® 2018, 2016 (33rd Edition), along with approximately 55,000 of the most accomplished men and women from around the world, including luminaries as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. In 2017, Usha was awarded the Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achiever Award.

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