Dr Kath Phelan

Kath Phelan is a researcher at RMIT and has conducted research on future residential land supplies in metropolitan Melbourne, its peri-urban area and regional Victoria. She is currently a Postdoctoral researcher in the CAUL Hub on the Improved Urban Systems for Liveability project where she is looking at making greening happen in consolidating cities.

She previously worked in research in the Victorian state government’s planning department, building on her doctoral work in urban planning in the United States.

Kath has taught as a sessional tutor and lecturer at RMIT in the urban planning program. She also has experience and qualifications in construction management, quantity surveying and architecture.

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Projects

Improved Urban Systems for Liveability

This project investigates how major cities function and the effects of their land-use, housing and infrastructure systems on the humans that live in them.

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Melbourne at 8 Million: Matching Land Supply to Dwelling Demand

This project investigated available land supply for residential development in Melbourne to test the city’s capacity to cater for a projected population of 8 million by 2050.

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Publications

Planning for Community:

Understanding Diversity in Resident Experiences and Expectations of Social Connections in a New Urban Fringe Housing Estate, Australia. Community, Work and Family

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Melbourne at 8 Million: Matching Land Supply to Dwelling Demand

This report proposes one approach to preparing for a doubling of the population of Melbourne without assuming the desirability or other of such an increase.

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