Usha Iyer-Raniga

Professor at the School of Property and Construction Management, RMIT University, Australia

Professor Usha Iyer-Raniga is at the School of Property and Construction Management, RMIT University. Usha is co-leading the One Planet Network’s Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme (SBC), United Nations 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10FYP SCP) aligned with Sustainable Development Goal 12. The work directly impacts SDG 11 on Sustainable Cities and Communities. Usha has been invited as keynote speaker and invited speaker at national and international conferences, seminars and workshops. Her teaching portfolio extends to Asian countries. Usha was recently invited by the Government of India to undertake intensive teaching on sustainability and has been requested to now develop teaching materials on circularity issues in the built environment.

Usha has been involved as an expert in panel discussions for the Australian government, as well as for international organisations and industry including the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Usha has been involved as Board member for not for profit organisations and has served on industry and government lead committees at state and national levels as well as various judging panels. Usha has published a total of over 100 publications, including research/consulting reports. The full breadth of her publications are scientific and technical research publications include edited books, book chapters, refereed journals, refereed conference papers and reports to local, state and federal government clients.

Usha has been awarded the Quarterly Franklin Award by London Journals Press (UK) in 2020. 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.