Nicholas McFarlane

Nick is an urban planner and PhD student in the Centre for Urban Research.

Nick’s research intends to evaluate the influence of urban policy mechanisms on the spatial patterns of land use and development at a metropolitan scale. He is interested in using mixed methods to understand how regulatory tools can interact with established urban structures to achieve their desired settlement patterns. He has previously published research on the role of regulatory zoning in directing the location of parcel amalgamations for housing redevelopments.

Prior to commencing his PhD, Nick worked as a statutory urban planner in local government. He holds a bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning from RMIT University.