John Jackson is Associate Professor in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.
In the last few years John Jackson has been the recipient of an Australian Research Council linkage grant concerned with re-imagining the Australian suburb and an Australian Learning and Teaching grant concerned with better assessing students doing formal work placements. He has a long-standing interest in comparative planning practices and planning education.
In 2010 he began research into ‘what planners do’ by contacting RMIT planning graduates from the 1980s and 1990s and basically asking them if, individually or collectively, ‘they had made a difference’. Early results from this research will given through conference papers.
In 2011 he received a research grant from the Canadian government to continue on with his research into the values and work of Planners in Toronto, these to be compared with planners in Glasgow and Toronto.
John Jackson currently supervises two PhD students: one concerned with making planning practices in Jeddah Saudi Arabia more effective, the other with better integrating the concerns of surrounding communities into the design of brownfield site residential redevelopments in western Melbourne.
BA (Hons), Oxon
- Jackson, J. (2019). How Senior Glaswegian Planners are Adjusting to the Scottish Government's Modernization Agenda In: Planning Practice and Research, 34, 206 - 224
- Jackson, J. (2019). (In Press) What do mid-career Melbourne planners profess? In: International Planning Studies, , 1 - 16
- Jackson, J. (2018). ''The door is now half open'': How work placement experience better prepares planning graduates for practice - an Australian case study In: From Student to Urban Planner: Young Practitioners' Reflections on Contemporary Ethical Challenges, Taylor and Francis, United States
- Jackson, J. (2018). Neoliberalism and urban planning in Toronto: how seasoned planners adjust to their changing circumstances In: International Planning Studies, 23, 144 - 162
- Jackson, J.,Jones, M.,Steele, W.,Coiacetto, E. (2017). How best to assess students taking work placements? An empirical investigation from Australian urban and regional planning In: Higher Education Pedagogies, 2, 131 - 150
- Jackson, J. (2014). Planning for social inclusion? What planners from Glasgow, Melbourne and Toronto say In: International Planning Studies, 19, 45 - 76
- Jackson, J. (2012). Fighting the good fight: what Glaswegian and Torontonian planners say about their work In: Proceedings from ANZAPS Conference 2012, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Australia, 21-23 September 2012
- Jackson, J. (2011). What planners do: a comparison of the work of strategic planners in Glasgow, Melbourne and Toronto In: Proceedings of the State of Australian Cities Congress 2011, Melbourne, Australia, 29 Nov -2 Dec 2011
- Coiacetto, E.,Jones, M.,Jackson, J. (2011). How best to assess students' learning in work placements: moving beyond current practice In: Australian Planner, 48, 270 - 280
- Jones, M.,Coiacetto, E.,Jackson, J.,Coote, M.,Steele, W.,Budge, T.,Gall, S. (2009). Generating academic standards and assessment practices in work integrated learning: a case study from urban and regional planning In: Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 10, 203 - 215
5 PhD Completions
- Generating academic standards for planning practice education. Funded by: The Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Grant pre-2014 from (2006 to 2008)
- Re-imagining the Australian Suburb: local governance and community building. Funded by: ARC Linkage Projects 2004 Round 2 from (2004 to 2009)
- Change and Continuity in Peri Urban Australia: Scenarios and Strategies for Sustainability. Funded by: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation Grant Pre-2014 from (2004 to 2008)