Robin Goodman is Professor of Sustainability and Urban Planning and Deputy Dean in the School of Global Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University in Melbourne Australia. Robin holds a BA (Hons) from La Trobe University and a Masters of Urban Planning and a PhD from the University of Melbourne. Robin is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) and a member of its National Education Committee. Robin was the Director of RMIT's Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Research Centre for 3 years and then the inaugural Director of the Centre for Urban Research (CUR) at RMIT University. Robin has published widely on issues around planning, public policy, sustainability and housing. She is co-author of a forthcoming book on Melbourne’s planning.