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Professor of City Planning and Transport, Curtin University

Carey Curtis is Professor of City Planning and Transport and Director of the research network Urbanet. She is also Guest Professor at K2 The Swedish Knowledge Centre for Public Transport / Lund University, Sweden. Her research interests cover land use planning and transport planning, including a focus on city form and structure, transit oriented development, personal travel behaviour, accessibility planning, institutional barriers to sustainable transport, governance and transport policy. She has published over 90 papers, book chapters and books and has won five Australian Research Council research grants, and is a member of the European Union Concerted Research Action: TU1002 ‘Accessibility Instruments for Planning Practice in Europe’. Carey is Managing Editor of the International Editorial Board of the Journal ‘Urban Policy and Research’, and on the international editorial boards of the Journal of Transport Land Use and the Journal of Mega Infrastructure & Sustainable Development. Carey is a member of the Planning Institute Australia and the UK Royal Town Planning Institute. Carey was elected to the inaugural Board of the World Society of Transport and Land Use Research in 2011.


  • –present
    Professor of City Planning and Transport, Curtin University


  • 2006 
    Curtin University, PhD/ Town Planning & Transport Planning
  • 1987 
    Oxford Polytechnic, Post Grad Diploma Urban Planning
  • 1981 
    University of Reading, Masters - Rural Planning
  • 1979 
    Middlesex Polytechnic, BSc (Hons) Geography


  • 2017
    Performance Measures for Public Transport Accessibility: learning from international practice, Journal of Transport and Land Use
  • 2017
    Planning transport infrastructure: Examining the politics of transport planning in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, Urban Policy and Research
  • 2016
    Planning for Public Transport Accessibility: An International Sourcebook, Routledge
  • 2016
    Strengths and Weaknesses of Accessibility Instruments in Planning Practice: Technological Rules based on Experiential Workshops, European Planning Studies
  • 2015
    Institutional practices and planning for walking: a focus on built environment audits, Planning Theory and Practice
  • 2015
    Built Environment and Children’s Travel to School, Transport Policy
  • 2015
    Designing TOD precincts: accessibility and travel patterns, European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research
  • 2012
    Institutional Barriers for Sustainable Transport, Ashgate, Aldershot
  • 2012
    The Challenge of delivering the 'D' in Transit Oriented Development: Examining the Town Planning contribution, Journal of Transport and Land Use Vol 5, No 3
  • 2010
    Planning for Sustainable Accessibility: Developing tools to aid discussion and decision-making, Progress in Planning Vol 74
  • 2009
    Transit Oriented Development: Making it Happen , Ashgate, Aldershot
  • 2008
    The evolution of the TOD model for low density cities: A case study of Perth’s new railway corridor, Planning Practice and Research Vol. 23, No. 3
  • 2006
    Network City: Retrofitting the Perth Metropolitan Region to Facilitate Sustainable Travel, Urban Policy and Research Vol 24 (2)

Professional Memberships

  • Planning Institute Australia
  • Royal Town Planning Institute

Research Areas

  • Urban And Regional Planning (1205)