Carl Grodach


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Personal profile


Carl Grodach is Foundation Professor and Director of Urban Planning & Design and Director of the Monash Urban Lab at Monash University. Prof. Grodach’s research centres on community economic development, cultural planning and policy, and precinct-level revitalisation. He has published extensively in leading urban studies and planning journals. He is author of the book Urban Revitalization: Remaking Cities in a Changing World (Routledge, 2015) and editor of The Politics of Urban Cultural Policy: Global Perspectives (Routledge, 2013). He currently leads the Australian Research Council project Urban cultural policy and the changing dynamics of cultural production and has received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Community Trust, and the Government of Canada. For over ten years, Prof. Grodach has worked with his students to produce a diverse set of award-winning plans and studies for community organisations and government in Australia and the US.

Supervision interests


  • Community development and neighbourhood planning
  • creative industries and cultural planning
  • Local and regional economic development
  • Urban manufacturing
  • Urban redevelopment and revitalization

Education/Academic qualification

Urban Planning, Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles


  • community development
  • economic development
  • urban planning
  • cultural planning
  • creative industries
  • urban design
  • urban regeneration

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Projects 2017 2020

iHUB:Smart urban research-synthesis-engagement platform for decision making

Newton, P., Burry, M., Pettit, C., Grodach, C., Morrison, G., Keller, J., Murray, S., Haeussler, M., White, M., Urich, C., Dia, H., Rohl, A., Liu, X., Kenway, S. J. & Gibbes, B.


Project: Research

IRP3 Guiding Integrated and Urban Water Planning

Chesterfield, C., Rogers, B., Grodach, C., Malek Pour, S., Bertram, N., Murphy, C. & Tawfik, S.


Project: Research

Urban cultural policy and the changing dynamics of cultural production

Grodach, C., Gibson, C., O'Connor, J., Gu, X. & Warran, A.


Project: Research

Research Output 2002 2019

San Francisco, United States: A new model of sustainable industrial land use

Grodach, C. & Martin, D., 2019, Global Planning Innovations for Urban Sustainability. Darchen, S. & Searle, G. (eds.). Oxon, UK: Routledge, p. 164-179 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Advancing Manufacturing?: Blinkered Visions in U.S. and Australian Urban Policy

Grodach, C. & Gibson, C., 2018, In : Urban Policy and Research. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Gentrification, displacement and the arts: Untangling the relationship between arts industries and place change

Grodach, C., Foster, N. & Murdoch, J., 2018, In : Urban Studies. 55, 4, p. 807-825 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Video Learning in Community Planning

Grodach, C., 2018, In : Journal of Planning Education and Research. p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Where is the compact city?: A method to monitor the implementation of compact activity centre policy

Limb, M., Grodach, C. & Mayere, S., 2018, SOAC 2017. Adelaide, SA, Australia: Australian Cities Research Network, p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

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