Katherine Murray

Partnerships & Development for The Australian Urban Observatory
RMIT Centre for Urban Research, Healthy Liveable Cities Group

Katherine Murray is an internationally experienced urbanist with a background in architecture, urban design and sustainable development. She has recently joined RMIT’s Centre for Urban Research, building partnerships and development for the soon to be launched Australian Urban Observatory. Katherine is passionate about achieving better outcomes for cities and driving urban strategy and community engagement to reach these goals.

Katherine has returned to Melbourne after 20+ years living, working and studying in a range of global cities, including significant periods in Oxford, London, New York, Tokyo and Singapore.

In 2015, Katherine founded Young Urbanists, a social enterprise focused on urban education. Young Urbanists collaborates with schools, institutions and local government, developing compelling educational content, enabling young people to make sense of the cities they live in.

Prior to Young Urbanists, Katherine’s architectural and urban design work focused on social infrastructure, particularly in education (designing school and university buildings and masterplans) and international development (participatory interventions in informal urban settings), involving complex projects in numerous cities and contexts. Katherine is a registered architect, holding a BArch from RMIT University, an MSc in Development Practices from Oxford Brookes University and is a graduate of LSE Cities ‘London and Global Cities’ program.

VIC, oseas
Interested in
Public speaking, Juries, Sessional teaching or crits, Writing