Carolyn Whitzman

Professor of Urban Planning, University of Melbourne

Carolyn Whitzman is Professor in Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne. She is the lead researcher for Transforming Housing and lead editor of 'Melbourne: What Next? A discussion on creating a better future for Melbourne' (Research Monograph No. 1, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne, 2014), 'Building Inclusive Cities: Women’s Safety and the Right to the City' (Earthscan, 2013), author of 'Suburb, Slum, Urban Village: Transformations in a Toronto Neighbourhood 1875-2002' (University of British Columbia Press, 2009) and 'The Handbook of Community Safety, Gender, and Violence Prevention: practical planning tools' (Earthscan, 2008), and the co-author of 'Safe Cities: guidelines for planning, design, and management' (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1995). She has also published numerous peer-reviewed scholarly publications, book chapters, and reports on partnerships for social justice in the city, with particular emphasis on the supporting the rights of women, children and people with disabilities to access affordable housing, public transportation, social services, and public space.

Experience

  • 2003–present
    Urban Planning Program, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne

Education

  • 2003 
    McMaster University, Canada, PhD (Geography)

Publications

  • 2014
    Melbourne: What Next - a discussion on creating a better future for Melbourne, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute
  • 2013
    Building Inclusive Cities: women's safety and the right to the city, Routledge

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Transforming Housing: affordable housing for all
    Role:
    Lead Investigator
    Funding Source:
    University of Melbourne, Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation, Brotherhood of St. Laurence, Launch Housing
  • 2014
    Transforming Housing: affordable housing for all
    Role:
    Lead Investigator
    Funding Source:
    University of Melbourne, Property Council of Australia, Australand, Victorian Government, Melbourne City Council, Port Phillip City Council, Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation
  • 2013
    Getting to Yes: overcoming barriers to affordable family-friendly housing in the central city
    Role:
    Lead Investigator
    Funding Source:
    University of Melbourne, Urban Development Instititute, Victorian Government, Melbourne City Council
  • 2010
    Travelling Together: Disability Inclusive Road Development in Papua New Guinea
    Role:
    Lead Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Development Research Award
  • 2010
    CATCH: Children, Active Travel, Connectness and Health
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    ARC Discovery Grant
  • 2010
    iMATCH: Independent Mobility, Active Travel and Children's Health
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    ARC Linkage
  • 2008
    Vertical Living Kids: Examining the Physical, Social and Environmental Determinants of the Independe
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    VicHealth Discovery Grant

Professional Memberships

  • Planning Institute of Australia

Research Areas

  • Urban Design (120508)
  • Housing Markets, Development, Management (120503)
  • Community Planning (120501)
  • Social Policy (160512)
  • Urban Policy (160514)

Honours

Fellow, Planning Institute of Australia