Emeritus Professor Robin Goodman

Robin Goodman is an Emeritus Professor of the RMIT School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.

Robin held the position of Dean of the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies from 2017 until 2020 and prior to this she led the team of Sustainability and Urban Planning academics as the Deputy Dean since 2013. She was the inaugural Director of the Centre for Urban Research and the Director of RMIT’s Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) for four years.Robin is an urban planner with broad interests in many aspects of planning, housing and public policy. Her recent research focus has been on improving the planning for new greenfield suburbs. Robin is co-author of the book Planning Melbourne – Lessons for a Sustainable City, along with Michael Buxton and Susie Moloney, which was published by CSIRO in 2016. She is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia and serves on its national education committee.

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Sustainable strategic planning, including planning for activity centres, planning practice and implementation, planning and housing and Melbourne’s planning history.

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Projects

Early delivery of equitable and healthy transport options in new suburbs

2018–2021

The project will produce evidence and tools to assist both the public and private sectors provide transport options to residents of Melbourne’s new suburbs as soon as they move in.

Housing markets, economic productivity, and risk: international evidence and policy implications for Australia

2014–2015

This paper proposes a policy-relevant definition of housing market efficiency and a set of indicators for measuring the responsiveness of housing supply.

Improved Urban Systems for Liveability

2016–2021

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.

News & Blog

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Ten ways RMIT research is helping to build a more sustainable future

21 September 2020

From turning back the emissions clock to building more durable roads from old tyres, RMIT researchers are tackling today’s biggest challenges and developing solutions for a more sustainable world.

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Researchers inviting participants for transport project

22 August 2018

A team of researchers at RMIT University are seeking interview participants for the project “Early delivery of equitable and healthy transport options in new suburbs: Critical reform and tools”.

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How can we make living on the edge better?

18 August 2017

New research by RMIT urban academics calls for greater collaboration between urban planners and social workers to deal with new and emerging forms of poverty and spatial disadvantages affecting Australians.

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Solutions beyond supply to the housing affordability problem

26 October 2016

Treasurer Scott Morrison has outlined his vision for increasing home ownership at a speech to the Urban Development Institute of Australia.

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Shift in regional rail policy crucial to meet population growth: study

15 September 2016

RMIT Centre for Urban Research together with Rail Futures launch a new landmark report calling for major investment in Victoria's regional rail system to meet the state’s future challenges.

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New book maps Melbourne’s past, present and future

24 August 2016

A new book by RMIT urban planning experts delves into our city’s past to present a citizen’s handbook that unlocks the potential for shaping Melbourne's future.

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Japan offers us many lessons in embracing longevity

22 January 2016

Japan’s experience makes it an interesting example to learn from in the area of aged care.

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Ethiopian urban research delegation visits RMIT

08 October 2014

A visiting delegation has told of the great urban challenges Ethiopia faces due to rapid population growth, during a presentation at RMIT.

Publications

Suburban Shopping Malls in Melbourne, Australia

Chapter in: Suburbia in the 21st Century: From Dreamscape to Nightmare?

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