Dr Jan Scheurer teaches in RMIT's School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.
In 2004, Jan was involved in a comprehensive inventory of fringe area residential development in Melbourne and has published several papers advocating for greater functional integration and compactness of urban extensions. In 2005 to 2006, he authored two reports on public transport policy in Melbourne for the Metropolitan Transport Forum (MTF) and its member councils.
In 2006 to 2007, Jan conducted an auditing program of transport, accessibility and mobility conditions in Melbourne for local areas in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Urban Studies (AIUS).
In 2007 to 2010, he developed an award-winning spatial network analysis tool for land use-transport transport integration with funding from the ARC, the WA Department of Planning and Infrastructure (DPI), Main Roads WA, Public Transport Authority (WA), RMIT’s Global Cities Institute, the City of Melbourne and the Department of Transport (VIC).
Since 2008, he has also been involved in international research and development collaborations around accessibility measures in Germany (TU Hamburg), Portugal (University of Porto) and the Netherlands (University of Amsterdam and Goudappel Coffeng BV).
- 2010 ARC Discovery Grant Award: Spatial Network Analysis for Multimodal Urban Transport Systems
- 2009 Peter Harrison Memorial Price, Open Category, State of Australian Cities Conference
- 2004 ARC Linkage Grant Award: ReImagining the Australian Suburb
- 1997 Commonwealth International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)
Jan lectures and researches in Urban Design and Transport Planning.
- PhD Murdoch
- Dipl-Ing Hamburg Academy of Fine Arts
Professional interests and links to industry
- Committee Member, Australian Institute of Urban Studies (AIUS), Victorian Division
- Associate Delegate, Metropolitan Transport Forum (MTF), Melbourne
- Legacy, C.,Curtis, C.,Scheurer, J. (2017). Planning transport infrastructure: examining the politics of transport planning in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth In: Urban Policy and Research, 35, 44 - 60
- Curtis, C.,Scheurer, J. (2017). Performance measures for public transport accessibility: Learning from international practice In: Journal of Transport and Land Use, 10, 93 - 118
- Barr, A.,Bentley, R.,Simpson, J.,Scheurer, J.,Thornton, L.,Krnjacki, L.,Kavanagh, A. (2016). Associations of public transport accessibility with walking, obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes In: Journal of Transport and Health, 3, 141 - 153
- Curtis, C.,Scheurer, J. (2016). Planning for public transport accessibility, Taylor and Francis, Abingdon, United Kingdom
- Scheurer, J. (2016). How intermediate capacity modes provide accessibility and resilience in metropolitan transit networks: insights from a global study of 19 cities In: Journal of Public Transportation, 19, 107 - 125
- Scheurer, J.,Curtis, C.,McLeod, S. (2016). Making Melbourne's public transport network multi-directional: Can the associated accessibility boost mobilise latent potential for ridership and city-building? In: Proceedings of the 38th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF 2016), Melbourne, Australia, 15-17 November 2016
- Scheurer, J.,Curtis, C. (2015). The impacts of political changes on public transport accessibility in Melbourne, 2008-2014 In: Proceedings of the 7th State of Australian Cities Conference SOAC 7 (SOAC 2015), Gold Coast, Queensland, 9-11 December 2015
- Stone, J.,Scheurer, J. (2014). Building confidence in the future of Melbourne's public transport systems In: Melbourne what next? A discussion on creating a better future for Melbourne, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI), Melbourne, Australia
- Curtis, C.,Scheurer, J.,Burke, M. (2013). Using new accessibility tools toguide policy innovation In: Built Environment, 39, 454 - 472
- Scheurer, J.,Bell, K. (2013). Improving accessibility in growing Australian cities In: Proceedings of the State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC 2013), Sydney, Australia, 26-29 November 2013
- Understanding how local and regional accessibility are associated with active travel, and related health and economic impacts (Administered by University of Melbourne). Funded by: ARC Linkage Projects via Other University Grant 2014 from (2015 to 2018)
- AHURI Top-up Scholarship - Kristen Bell. Funded by: AHURI Top-Up Scholarship (part of the National Housing research Program) pre- 2014 from (2011 to 2014)
1 PhD Completions2 PhD Current Supervisions