PROF RICHARD TOMLINSON

Positions

  • Urban governance, housing and cities in Australia
  • Search engines, social media, urban policy professionals, knowledge transfer
  • Urban governance, cities, slum upgrading, municipal services in the Global South
  • Mega-events, urban legacies and urban economic development

Overview

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  • Professor Richard Tomlinson is the Chair of Urban Planning in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne.

    Previous academic roles:
    • 1993-2008: Visiting Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, previously Graduate School of Public and Development Management, University of Witwatersrand.
    • 2007-2008: Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, Columbia University.
    • 2002-2006: Member of the Board of Research Committee RC 21 Regional and Urban Development of the International Sociological Association.
    • 1997: Guest Scholar at the New School for Social Research while researching material on comparative inner-city regeneration.
    • 1991-1992: Guest Scholar at The Brookings Institution while writing book on Urban Development Planning. A Robert S McNamara Fellowship from The World Bank funded the research.
    • 1991-1996: Corresponding Editor of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.
    • 1989-1997: Founder and Editor, then member of the Editorial Committee of the Urban Forum.
    • 1989-1997: Member of the Editorial Committee of Development Southern Africa.
    • 1986-1987: Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology while writing book, Urbanization and Post-Apartheid South Africa. The research was funded by a grant from Anglo American and De Beers Chairman's Fund.
    • 1981-1988: Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer in the Department of Town and Regional Planning of the University of Witwatersrand.
       

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Awards

Education and training

  • MBA, University of Witwatersrand 1985
  • PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 1980
  • MS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 1978
  • MCRP, University of Cape Town 1975
  • BA, Rhodes University 1973

Awards and honors

  • Awarded a Robert S McNamara Fellowship sponsored by the World Bank for research associated with book - Urban Development Planning, Robert S McNamara Fellowship, 1991
  • Recipient of the Richard Ward Research Award for research in industrial decentralisation and policies to prevent the urbanisation of Africans, Richard Ward Research Award for research in industrial decentralisation and policies to prevent the urbanisation of Africans, 1984
  • Fulbright Scholar whilst at Rutgers University, Fulbright Scholar, 1980

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