Todd Denham

Todd's research looks at the relationship between regional-urban commuters and employment in regional areas.

Regional-urban commuters are likely to be more highly paid than people who work in regional areas, leading to an expectation that there will be a relationship between growth in regional-urban commuters and employment in retail trade and in population service industries.   If the change in employment is confined to these sectors, then it may be argued that regional-urban commuters are facilitating the suburbanisation of regional areas.  However, if regional-urban commuters have a propensity to change their place of work to regional areas, then they could be considered as providing more substantial changes to regional employment over time, strengthening and diversifying regional economies.

Research interests:

  • Commuting
  • Regional development
  • Mega-city regions

Supervisors

Professor Jago Dodson
Professor Robin Goodman
Dr Hyungmin Kim

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Projects

What can Geelong learn from international second cities?

This project investigates the success of second cities overseas outlines a future economic vision for Geelong and second cities across Australia.

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News & Blog

New report helps guide urban investment in growing outer suburbs

A new report examining transformational urban projects across Australia aims to provide councils experiencing rapid population growth a guide on how to restructure economic and community functions.

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Second city success overseas inspires future vision for Geelong

A new report investigating the success of second cities overseas outlines a future economic vision for Geelong and second cities across Australia.

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Commuters help regions tap into city-driven growth

Long-distance commuting may help promote the development of regional cities by boosting local populations, skills and income.

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Are regional commuters getting sick of the daily travel grind?

CUR PhD student Todd Denham is investigating changing commuter trends for people travelling from regional Victoria to Melbourne for work.

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Publications

Transformational Infrastructure Projects in Australia’s Fast Growing Outer Suburbs

Todd Denham, Professor Jago Dodson, Dr Matthew Palm, Professor Carolyn Whitzman, Dr Cathryn Hamilton, Professor Jon Kellett, Dr Paul Maginn, Dr Kirsten Martinus
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