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Professor in Urban Geography, Macquarie University

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.


  • –present
    Associate professor, Macquarie University


  • 2007 
    University of Newcastle, PhD / Geography