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Melbourne 2030: Planning Rhetoric Versus Urban Reality

Bob Birrell is Reader in Sociology and Director of the Centre for Population and Urban Research at Monash University. He is the joint editor of the quarterly demographic journal People and Place, published by the Centre. He was a member of the National Population Council between 1987 and 1993. He is currently a member of the Commonwealth Government’s advisory committee on international education. The Centre for Population Research has provided consultancy services on urban issues for local and state government authorities in Melbourne. This background has contributed to the Centre’s wide range of publications on urban issues. It also provides the foundation for the Centre’s current work on metropolitan planning in Melbourne.

Kevin O’Connor is Professor of Urban Planning at Melbourne University. He is the author of many studies of urban development, with a particular focus on Melbourne. These include A Society Dividing: The New Economic Geography of Australia (Oxford University Press, 2001) and Monitoring Greater Melbourne 2002, Department of Infrastructure. Professor O’Connor is recognised as an important commentator on urban issues throughout Australia.

Virginia Rapson is Research Manager for the Centre for Population and Urban Research. She has long experience with the preparation of indicators of Melbourne’s development through her role in the serial publication Monitoring Melbourne. She is also an expert in the analysis of demographic indicators, including the household formation projections and household movement patterns which are central to the Melbourne 2030 monograph.

Ernest Healy is Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for Population and Urban Research at Monash University. He has extensive experience as an analyst of urban issues, including as the principal researcher on a major AHURI-funded project ‘Housing and Community in the Compact City’ completed by the Centre earlier in 2004. He has consulted and published widely on urban issues. He brings specialist data management and mapping skills to the proposed Melbourne 2030 monograph.




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