Patrick Troy is Emeritus Professor and Visiting Fellow, Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU.
He has worked as an engineer and planner in State and local government, as senior administrator in the Commonwealth and as a research academic at the ANU for 46 years. He has served on State and Federal Government urban development agencies and as a consultant to the OECD.
He has published 15 books and many papers on housing, infrastructure, transport, urban planning and development and on energy and water consumption.
A Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, he is driven by a strong sense of social equity as well as a passion for sustainability. This book is part of his exploration of the suburbanisation of Australian cities and their vulnerability.