Dr Crystal Legacy is a Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne where she is also the Deputy Director of the Informal Urbanism Research Hub. Crystal is a former recipient of an Australian Research Council DECRA (2014-2017) and a former Vice-Chancellors’ Research Fellow at RMIT University (2014-2017).Crystal has published widely on the topics of urban transport politics, citizen participation and the post-political city.
Her current research examines the governance and policy challenges of planning future urban transport, and the politics of citizen participation in infrastructure planning. In addition to research, Crystal also teaches Participatory Planning and Urban Transport Politics as part of the Master of Urban Planning and she is the convener of the Progressive Planners Network. Crystal is the Debates and Reflections Editor of the journal Planning Theory and Practice which she shares with Dr Andy Inch and she is also a Research Articles Editor for the journal Urban Policy and Research. Crystal was the inaugural co-chair of the Australasian Early Career Urban Research Network (AECURN) and is a regularly presenter at local and national industry conferences and community panels. She also provides regular commentary in media articles related to planning, transport and urban policy and writes regularly for The Conversation. You can follow Crystal on Twitter at @CrystalLegacy1
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Beyond the post-political: Exploring the relational and situated dynamics of consensus and..
$500m for station car parks? Other transport solutions could do much more for the mone..
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Beyond the post-political: Exploring the relational and situated dynamics of consensus and conflict in planning
Crystal Legacy, Jonathan Metzger, Wendy Steele, Enrico Gualini
Journal article | 2019 | Planning Theory
This Special Issue explores the problematique of the consensus and conflict binary that has emerged in the critical analysis of th..
Consensus planning in transport: The case of Vancouver's transportation plebiscite
Crystal Legacy, John Stone
Journal article | 2019 | Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
In 2015, a plebiscite was held on a new source of funding to support the expansion of the transit network in the Lower Mainland of..
Can Australian governments steer ‘just intensification’? Evaluating Victorian affordable housing policy
Carolyn Whitzman, Crystal Legacy, Erika Martino, Katrina Raynor, Matthew Palm, Ilan Wiesel, Gethin Davison, Ian Woodcock
Conference Proceedings | 2018
Over the past two decades, Australian planning policies have supported largely unregulated land speculation and gentrification in ..
Limits and potentials to deliberative engagement in highly regulated planning systems: Norm development within fixed rules
C Legacy, A March, CM Mouat
Journal article | 2014 | Planning Theory & Practice
Planning practice requires ongoing interaction between regulatory "facts" and deliberative "norms". Played out in local and strate..
How and why does community opposition to affordable housing development escalate?“Unsupported development” in Parramatta, NSW
G Davison, C Legacy, E Liu, R van den Nouwelant, A Piracha
Conference Proceedings | 2013 | Proceedings of the 6th State of Australian Cities Conference, 26-29 November 2013, Sydney, Australia
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA)
Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow
Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow