DR Redento Recio

DR Redento Recio


  • Urban Planning and Governance (Land Use Plans, Urban Informal Economy, Participatory Processes)
  • Urban Studies and Human Geography (Urban Policies, Collective Action, Social Movements)



  • Dr Redento B. Recio is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Informal Urbanism (InfUr) Research Hub of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. Before joining the University of Melbourne in 2018, he had worked with academic institutions, development NGOs, social movements, and private consulting groups in the Philippines. Dr Recio has conducted development training activities in different Asian countries (e.g. India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam). His research interests include urban planning and governance issues in the global South such as informal economic activities, collective action, participatory planning, and social inclusion policies.   


Member of

  • Community Development Society of the Philippines. Member 2018 -
  • Association of European Schools of Planning - Young Academics Network (AESOP-YAN). Member 2016 -
  • Relational Poverty Network. Member 2016 -
  • Australasian Early Career Urban Research Network. Member 2014 -
  • World Society for Transport and Land Use Research. Member 2017 - 2020
  • Human Development and Capability Association. Member 2017 - 2018


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • 2018 Graham Treloar Fellowship for Early Career Researchers - MSD, The University of Melbourne
    2018 Early Career Researcher Fellowship - ABP, The University of Melbourne
    2015 School Research Grant - GPEM, The University of Queensland   


Education and training

  • PhD, The University of Queensland 2018
  • MA URP, University of the Philippines 2010
  • Post Grad Dip (CYD), Erasmus University Rotterdam 2008
  • Post Grad Dip (URP), University of the Philippines 2007
  • BSCD, University of the Philippines 2003

Awards and honors

  • Most Effective Tutor (Development Planning in Developing Countries), UQ - School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management, 2016
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), The University of Queensland, 2014
  • Netherlands Fellowship Program, Netherlands Universities Foundation for International Cooperation, 2008



Available for supervision

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