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Personal profile


Carl Grodach is Foundation Professor and Director of Urban Planning & Design at Monash University. Prof Grodach’s research areas include community and economic development, cultural planning and policy, strategic planning, and precinct-level urban revitalisation. His work is by nature interdisciplinary, focusing on issues significant across urban planning and policy, geography, sociology, and design fields.

He has published extensively in leading urban studies and planning journals including Cities, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research,Journal of the American Planning AssociationJournal of Planning Education and ResearchJournal of Urban Affairs, and Urban Studies. 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). His work has been funded by the Australian Research Council, City of Melbourne, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, US National Endowment for the Arts, New York Community Trust, and the Government of Canada.

Currently, he leads an interdisciplinary team of researchers on the Australian Research Council Discover Project Urban cultural policy and the changing dynamics of cultural production. The project aims to identify new directions for urban cultural policy through international comparative research around the emerging nexus between the cultural industries and manufacturing. Other projects include the Living Locally Research Project, which focuses on delivering community infrastructure to support the development of 20-minute neighbourhoods in outer suburban growth areas and Guiding Integrated Urban and Water Planning which aims to identify and resolve current constraints to the delivery of water sensitive urban planning. He is also part of an ARC-funded team of researchers from five Australian universities working to establish iHUB, a nationally networked digital infrastructure platform for built environment research, synthesis, and engagement.

Prof Grodach has taught a range of undergraduate and graduate level studio and seminar classes in community development, cultural planning, economic development, strategic planning, urban design, urban theory, and urban revitalization. He has also worked closely 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
  • Creative industries, cultural policy and planning
  • Industrial land use policy/urban manufacturing 
  • Local and regional economic development
  • Spatial inequality, gentrification and neighbourhood change
  • Urban redevelopment and revitalization

Education/Academic qualification

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

Research area keywords

  • community development
  • economic development
  • creative industries
  • cultural planning
  • urban design
  • urban geography
  • urban planning
  • urban politics
  • urban sociology

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


Project: Research

Research Output

Zoning in on urban manufacturing: industry location and change among low-tech, high-touch industries in Melbourne, Australia

Grodach, C. & Martin, D., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Urban Geography. 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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

Grodach, C. & Gibson, C., 2019, In : Urban Policy and Research. 37, 3, p. 279-293 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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

Three ways to fix the problems caused by rezoning inner-city industrial land for mixed-use apartments

Grodach, C., Gibson, C. & O'Connor, J., 2019, The Conversation Media Group.

Research output: Other contributionOther

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


  • 1 Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Submission on the Victorian Circular Economy Discussion Paper

Ruth Lane (Fellow), Julian Yates (Contributor), Carl Grodach (Contributor)
31 Aug 2019

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries