Join us to shape urban environments and impact lives as a professional urban and environmental planner, manager or policy maker, and drive positive changes through applied sustainable development practices.




By 2050 it is estimated that the global urban population will increase by 2.5 billion people, with nearly 90 per cent of the increase concentrated in Asia and Africa. Now, more than ever, we need professional urban and environmental planners, policymakers and applied development practitioners to help shape this urban and regional growth in a more sustainable, equitable and socially inclusive manner.

RMIT is a world leader in research into environment and planning, management and policy and supports a number of research projects and networks that maintain wider links with local and global communities. Many of our researchers here at the Centre for Urban Research teach into the Sustainable and Urban Planning (SUP) programs on offer at RMIT. We have degree programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels designed to equip you with the knowledge, expertise and applied skills required to rise to this challenge.

Students who complete accredited planning programs will be eligible for membership of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA). As a graduate, you will be eligible for membership of the Urban and Regional Planning Chapter of the Planning Institute of Australia, with reciprocal membership of key international planning associations, depending on the studies you undertake within your master degree.



Bachelor of Environment and Society

Program Manager – Dr Melissa Neave

One of the key sustainability programs in Melbourne, this bachelor degree prepares you to lead environmental change and develop sustainable communities.

Bachelor of Environmental Science / Bachelor of Environment and Society 

Program Manager – Dr Melissa Neave

This unique program combines science, policymaking and social change to give you the skills and knowledge to become a leader in sustainability and help protect our natural environment.

Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours)

Program Manager – Dr Joe Hurley

Learn to understand the influences that affect the way we live, work, play and commute, and consider the many factors involved in creating sustainable and liveable cities and regions.

This program is suitable for anyone with a passion for geography, urban design, history, economics, politics or environmental studies.

Master of International Urban & Environmental Management

Program Manager – Associate Professor Andrew Butt

This program focuses on international urban and environmental management in the Asia-Pacific region and other nations of the Global South. This interdisciplinary program provides intensive professional education that will equip graduates to work on sustainable urban development.

Master of Urban Planning and Environment

Program Manager – Associate Professor Andrew Butt

Combining studies in urban planning and built environment with the social, economic and political environment, this program equips you to shape efficient, practical, healthy and sustainable cities.


Deputy Dean

Scott Valentine

Academic team

+ Associate Professor Marco Amati

+ Dr Matthew Caulkins

+ Dr Benjamin Cooke

+ Dr Andreanne Doyon

+ Dr Benno Engels

+ Dr Georgia Garrard

+ Ms Cathryn Kriewaldt

+ Dr Ian McShane

+ Dr Susie Moloney

+ Associate Professor Martin Mulligan

+ Associate Professor Lauren Rickards

+ Dr Stephen Rowley

+ Dr Yolande Strengers

+ Dr Mittul Vahanvati

+Dr Anthony Kent