Dr Chris De Gruyter

Chris De Gruyter is a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow in the Centre for Urban Research. His research is exploring the impact of new development on public transport.

Chris is currently undertaking a four-year research program that is exploring the impacts of new development on public transport. Prior to joining RMIT University, Chris was a Research Fellow and Deputy Director in the Public Transport Research Group at Monash University. He also worked in transport planning for 12 years, both with the Victorian government and in consulting. In 2015, Chris received the Emerging Transport Professional of the Year Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Australia and New Zealand Section.

Chris’ wider research interests span the areas of travel demand management, public transport and land use planning.

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Publications

Emerging Transport Technologies Critical Policy Brief

This briefing draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s transport research community to inform policy makers and the wider community on critical challenges presented by the emergence of new transport technologies.

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Transport Congestion Critical Policy Brief

This briefing draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s transport research community to inform policy makers and the wider community on the critical challenge presented by congestion.

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