Associate Professor of Environmental Planning, Griffith University

Jason Byrne is an urban geographer. He undertook his PhD at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) where he was a fellow in the Center for Sustainable Cities. Jason is also a Senior Fellow with the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies. He was previously a town planner and environmental policy officer with the Western Australian government. Jason's research interests include: urban nature and urban ecology; park and green-space planning; environmental equity and justice; open space and residential density; ecological sustainability; and climate change justice.


  • 2015–present
    Associate Professor, Griffith University
  • 2009–2014
    Senior Lecturer, Griffith University
  • 2006–2009
    Lecturer, Griffith University
  • 1990–1998
    Planning Officer/Environmental Officer/Policy Officer, Western Australian Government (DPUD & WRC)


  • 2007 
    University of Southern California, PhD Geography
  • 1998 
    Curtin University, Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours)
  • 1990 
    University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology (Honours)

Research Areas

  • Urban And Regional Planning (1205)
  • Human Geography (1604)
  • Environmental Science And Management (0502)