A/Prof Kristian Ruming is an urban geographer. His research interests centre on issues of housing and urban planning. Kristian’s current research explores:
1) Formal and everyday assemblages of urban regeneration - exploring urban regeneration and renewal at the city-wide scale and tracing the complex assemblages which mediate urban change.
2) Impacts of planning reform on development and assessment - tracing the capacity of state governments, local councils and developers to enact development in the context of changing planning regulations.
3) Social/affordable housing construction and management - explore residents' concerns over new social/affordable housing construction, the planning regulations directing development and the viability of new management structures.
4) Resident resistance to urban consolidation - tracing the role and impact of community groups in challenging strategic planning and local planning decisions which promote densification.