Andrew’s research includes investigations of the processes and practice of planning in non-metropolitan settings. He is particularly interested in the way in which land use planners operate as professionals in a context where drivers of change often sit outside of the limits of planning action.
He is presently developing a collaborative project developing scenario modelling for future population and land use change, impacts and policy options in central Victoria, Australia. These include a focus on the politics of planning for intensive agricultural systems. He is also involved in research on planning for agricultural systems, particularly intensive agriculture.
Andrew’s research interests are: Land use planning and regional development, planning in peri-urban and rural areas, planning education in cross-cultural settings, and planning and socio-economic change in small cities and towns.