Joe’s research focuses on the intersection between urban planning and urban sustainability, and on the role of urban governance and policy in producing sustainable outcomes.
He is Deputy Leader of the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Research Hub, a multi-institution partnership funded by the National Environmental Science Program. In this hub he leads a program of research called ‘Making Greening Happen in Consolidating Cities’.
He is a chief investigator on several other research projects funded by the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning; the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage; and the Smart Cities and Suburbs program. Joe takes a particular interest in the relationship between research and practice worlds and is actively involved in work to reduce the barriers to exchange and enhance collaboration.
He is an elected Committee Member of the Planning Institute of Australia Committee, Victorian Division. His teaching is in the areas of Urban Research Methods; Strategic Urban Planning; Urban History; and Global Study Tours.
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Planning Systems, Strategic Urban Planning, Planning Research-Practice Exchange, Urban History, Urban Greening, Sustainable Cities