Professor Robin Goodman

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

Robin’s research interests centre on various aspects of urban planning and public policy. Her current research projects focus on: the nexus between urban research and policy making; the state of the art of planning in Australia and New Zealand; climate change and planning decisions; conflict and local government planners.

Other recent projects and publications have focussed on: the forms of private collective ownership of community assets in master planned estates; the planning for activity and retail centres in growth areas on the urban fringe; a comparison of retail form in the various Australian capital cities.

Robin is co-author of a book on planning for Melbourne which will be published in 2016. In recent years she has led AHURI-funded research projects on the following:

  • The effects that various planning policy changes have had on the types of housing constructed, particularly in new growth areas, in Victoria in the last 20 years;
  • Marginal rental housing, such as caravan parks and boarding houses, with case studies in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland; and
  • An evaluation of the health benefits of a social housing project.

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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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