PROF Richard Tomlinson

PROF Richard Tomlinson

Positions

  • Slum upgrading and municipal services
  • Smart cities
  • Urban governance
  • Urban policy transfer/knowledge exchange

Overview

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  • Richard Tomlinson is a Professorial Fellow in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne and a Visiting Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

    Previous academic roles:
    • 2016-2018: Professor in Urban Planning in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne
    • 2009-2015: Chair of Urban Planning in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne.
    • 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.
       

Publications

Selected publications

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

  • Research into metropolitan governance, big data and smart technologies, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Project: Curating Knowledge of Metropolitan Governance, 2020
  • Writing academic papers arising from sabbatical research, Research Fellow, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, 2014
  • Research into inner city economic development that led to academic publications and the preparation of Johannesburg's inner city economic strategy, Guest Scholar, New School for Social Research, 1997
  • Awarded a Robert S McNamara Fellowship by the World Bank for research and writing book - Urban Development Planning, Guest Scholar, Brookings Institution, Robert S McNamara Fellowship, 1991
  • Research and writing book - Urbanisation in Post-Apartheid South Africa, Guest Scholar, MIT, 1986
  • 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, Rutgers University, 1976

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Supervision

Available for supervision

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Supervision Statement

  • I am not available for additional student supervision.