Lecturer in Urban and Environmental Planning, Griffith University

Tony Matthews, PhD, is an Urban & Environmental planner with a strong track record in research, teaching and practice. He is widely published and cited in international planning literature aimed at scholars, students and practitioners.

His research interests include: urban development; the interplay between cities and climate change; climate change adaptation; green infrastructure; community-led engagement in planning processes, place-making; policy creation; resource management; and urban consolidation.

Tony has successfully competed for substantial research funding in recent years, with awards from CSIRO and the Australian Research Council amongst others.

Tony holds the professional designations of Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI) and Member of the Planning Institute of Australia (MPIA). He has experience of planning practice at local, state and national government levels. He has contributed to strategic, multi-disciplinary consultancy projects focused on urban and regional development in Australia and elsewhere.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Urban & Environmental Planning, Griffith University
  • 2013–2016
    Lecturer in Urban & Regional Planning, Queensland University of Technology


  • 2014 
    Griffith University, PhD in Urban & Environmental Planning
  • 2009 
    University College Cork, Masters in Planning and Sustainable Development

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Member of Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI)