- Amelia Thorpe
BEnvDes BArch(Hons) UWA; BPolSt(Hons) Murdoch; BA(Hons) Oxford; LLM Harvard
Amelia Thorpe is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Environmental Law Programs at UNSW.
Amelia’s research is at the intersection of law, urban planning and geography, drawing on degrees in Architecture and City Policy as well as professional experience in the planning, transport and housing departments in Western Australia. Her current project examines the ways in which understandings of law, ownership and belonging shape – and are in turn shaped by – practices of participation in urban planning.
Amelia sits on the editorial boards of Australian Planner and the Environmental and Planning Law Journal. Her teaching has been recognized with a Distinguished Environmental Law Education Award from the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, as well as a Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence.
Prior to joining UNSW in 2012, Amelia was a director at the Environmental Defenders Office, Australia’s largest and oldest public interest environmental law organisation. Amelia studied law at the University of Oxford and at Harvard Law School, and is a member of the New York Bar.
Amelia has three young children and works part time.
Areas of expertise
* Planning law
* Legal geography
* Environmental and climate change law
* Urban studies
- Cities, Planning, Law and Justice (LAWS3073)
- Development and Planning Law (LAWS8071)
- Land and Environment Court Clinic (LAWS3302)
- Climate Law (LAWS8066)
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