Professor Robin Goodman is the Dean, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.
Robin assumed the position of Dean of the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies in 2017. From 2013-2017 she led the team of Sustainability and Urban Planning academics as the Deputy Dean. Robin was the Director of RMIT's Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) for four years and the inaugural Director of RMIT's Centre for Urban Research.
Robin is a Professor of Urban Planning with broad interests in many aspects of planning, housing and public policy. Her current research projects are typically diverse including current issues of transport provision and social infrastructure to new suburbs, strategic planning in Melbourne, the experience of conflict for local government urban planners and issues of planning education.
Robin is Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia and has been a member of its National Education Committee since 2016. In 2019 she commenced a five-year appointment as the Chair of the Accreditation Committee for the New Zealand Planning Institute. Robin is currently a member of the Department of Justice and Community Safety's local panel of experts in crime prevention.
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.
- Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2002
- Master of Urban Planning, University of Melbourne, 1994
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours), majoring in Politics, La Trobe University, 1982
- Kroen, A.,Goodman, R. (2019). Assessment of retail model in greenfield development settings In: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Melbourne, Australia
- Kroen, A.,Taylor, E.,Goodman, R. (2019). Melbourne�s Growth Area Infrastructure Contribution and the Funding of Public Transport in Outer Suburbs In: Proceedings of the 9th State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC 2019), Perth, Australia, 3 - 5 December 2019
- Goodman, R. (2018). Melbourne: Growing pains for the liveable city In: Planning Metropolitan Australia, Routledge, Melbourne, Australia
- Douglas, K.,Goodman, R. (2018). Addressing Conflict Within an Owners Corporation In: Mulit-Owned Property in the Asia-Pacific Region, Palgrave Macmillan, London, United Kingdom
- Freestone, R.,Goodman, R.,Burton, P. (2018). The state of the art of planning and planning education in Australia and New Zealand In: DISP, 54, 55 - 65
- Kenna, T.,Goodman, R.,Stevenson, D. (2017). Privatising the suburbs: examining the trends and implications of 20 years of private residential development in Sydney, Australia In: Geographical Research, 55, 269 - 282
- Goodman, R.,Douglas, K. (2017). Dealing with conflict in local planning: reflections from Australian planners In: Planning Practice and Research, 32, 345 - 360
- Goodman, R.,Freestone, R.,Burton, P. (2017). (In Press) Planning Practice and Academic Research: Views from the Parallel Worlds In: Planning Practice and Research, , 1 - 12
- Freestone, R.,Goodman, R.,Burton, P. (2017). The state of the art: New Zealand planners reflect on education, capabilities, and confronting the future In: Changing Places: The Proceedings of the 2017 Rodney Davies Research Syposium, Wellington, New Zealand, 5th-7th April, 2017
- Ruming, K.,Gurran, N.,Maginn, P.,Goodman, R. (2017). Australian Planning System Reform: Tinkering at the Edges or Instrumental Change? In: The Routledge Handbook of Australian Urban and Regional Planning, Routledge, New York, USA
- Postgraduate Scholarship top-up (Leanne Hodyl). Funded by: AHURI National Housing Research Program Grants 2016 from (2016 to 2019)
- Housing markets, economic productivity, and risk: International evidence and policy implications for Australia -- Administered by University of Sydney. Funded by: AHURI National Housing Research Program Grants 2014 from (2014 to 2015)
- Support the Implementation of the Policy Development Research Model. Funded by: AHURI Research Grants (CAT3 Generic) from (2014 to 2014)
- Evaluating housing and health outcomes at Lakewood (PRO/444). Funded by: AHURI National Housing Research Program Grants pre-2014 from (2012 to 2015)
- Marginal rental housing and marginal renters: a typology for policy. Funded by: AHURI National Housing Research Program Grants pre-2014 from (2011 to 2013)
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