Dr Jan Scheurer

Dr Jan Scheurer teaches in RMIT's School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.


In 2004, Jan was involved in a comprehensive inventory of fringe area residential development in Melbourne and has published several papers advocating for greater functional integration and compactness of urban extensions. In 2005 to 2006, he authored two reports on public transport policy in Melbourne for the Metropolitan Transport Forum (MTF) and its member councils.

In 2006 to 2007, Jan conducted an auditing program of transport, accessibility and mobility conditions in Melbourne for local areas in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Urban Studies (AIUS).

In 2007 to 2010, he developed an award-winning spatial network analysis tool for land use-transport transport integration with funding from the ARC, the WA Department of Planning and Infrastructure (DPI), Main Roads WA, Public Transport Authority (WA), RMIT’s Global Cities Institute, the City of Melbourne and the Department of Transport (VIC).

Since 2008, he has also been involved in international research and development collaborations around accessibility measures in Germany (TU Hamburg), Portugal (University of Porto) and the Netherlands (University of Amsterdam and Goudappel Coffeng BV).

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Planning transport infrastructure: examining the politics of transport planning in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth

Crystal Legacy, Carey Curtis, Dr Jan Scheurer

Using a case study based approach this paper examines three controversial inner city road projects in three Australian capital cities: Melbourne’s East West Link, Sydney’s Westconnex and Perth’s Freight Link.

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Performance measures for public transport accessibility: Learning from international practice

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This paper explores the use of accessibility performance measures, both to assess the extent of current public transport accessibility and as a potential metric for future planning and investment.

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How intermediate capacity modes provide accessibility and resilience in metropolitan transit networks: Insights from a global study of 19 cities

This paper introduces comparative results of public transport network performance measures in 19 metropolitan regions in developed countries.

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Associations of public transport accessibility with walking, obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes

Barr, A, Bentley, R, Simpson, J, Scheurer, J, Thornton, L, Krnjacki, L and Kavanagh, A 2016, 'Associations of public transport accessibility with walking, obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes', Journal of Transport and Health, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 141-153.

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Benchmarking public transport accessibility in Australasian cities

Curtis, C and Scheurer, J 2012, 'Benchmarking public transport accessibility in Australian cities', in Brett Hughes, Ian Petkoff (ed.) 2012 ATRF Papers, Australian, 26-28 September 2012, pp. 1-22.

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