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Prof

Brendan Gleeson

Director, Mssi
Urbanisation and urban policy; urban political economy; sustainability
Environmental theory and policy
Climate change and urban resilience
Child friendly cities; social policy and disability studies
urban governance
social sciences
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
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Prof

Brendan Gleeson

 
Division
Architecture, Building And Planning
 
Primary Interest
Human Geography
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Prof

Brendan Gleeson

 

Brendan Gleeson joined Melbourne University in January 2012 as Professor of Urban Policy Studies and then took on the directorship of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute in early 2013.

Professor Gleeson came from the position of Deputy Director of the National University of Ireland’s National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis.

Prior to that he set up the Urban Research Program at Griffith University and was its inaugural Director.

Professor Gleeson has made significant scholarly contributions in urban and social policy, environmental theory and policy, and is a regular commentator in newspapers, television and radio. He has qualifications in geography and urban planning, including a masters degree from the University of Southern California and a PhD from the University of Melbourne. Professor Gleeson is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences.

He is the author or editor of fourteen books, three of which have won national and international prizes, and numerous journal articles. His research interests include urban planning and governance, urban social policy, disability studies, and environmental theory and policy. His work has focused on socio-spatial analysis of suburbs, their vulnerability to oil shocks and the need for better public transport options, and most recently investigated the case for last resort housing provision to address the homelessness crisis the case for last resort housing provision to address the homelessness crisis.

Brendan was the inaugural recipient of the John Iremonger Award for Writing on Public Issues (Allen & Unwin Publishers) leading to the publication of his seminal book Australian Heartlands: Making Space for Hope in the Suburbs. Brendan's latest book is The Urban Condition (Routledge, 2014), and he was a co-editor and key contributor to the Griffith Review 52 Imagining the Future (Griffith Review, Text Publishing, 2016).

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 142 most recent scholarly works by Brendan Gleeson.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2004

John Iremonger Award for Writing on Public Issues, Inaugural recipient

Allen & Unwin

2001

National Award for Planning Excellence, Planning Scholarship for "Australian Urban Planning: new challenges, new agendas" - shared with N.P.Low

Royal Australian Planning Institute

2000

Award for Planning Excellence, Planning Scholarship for "Australian Urban Planning: new challenges, new agendas" - shared with N.P.Low

Royal Australian Planning Institute, Victorian Divison

1999

Awarded for best "National Urban Planning and Development Essay", Australia

Peter Harrison Memorial Prize

1999

Harold and Margaret Sprout Award for "Justice, Society & Nature: an exploration pf political ecology" - shared with N.P Low

International Studies Association

1996

Young Research Workers Award

Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers

1990

(High Priority)

Australian Postgraduate Research Award

1989

Gordon Whitnall Proze for academic achievement

University of Southern California

1988

Honours, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Comprehensive Examinations

University of Southern California

2008

FASSA - Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Director, Mssi

Architecture, Building And Planning

Education


DOCTOR IN PHILOSOPHY

University of Melbourne

MASTERS IN URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

University of Southern California

BACHELOR OF TOWN AND REGIONAL PLANNING HONS

University of Melbourne