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Carolyn Whitzman

Carolyn Whitzman

Professor of Urban Planning, University of Melbourne
Carolyn Whitzman is Professor in Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne. She is the lead researcher for Transforming Housing and lead editor of 'Melbourne: What Next? A discussion on creating a better future for Melbourne' (Research Monograph No. 1, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne, 2014), 'Building Inclusive Cities: Women’s Safety and the Right to the City' (Earthscan, 2013), author of 'Suburb, Slum, Urban Village: Transformations in a Toronto Neighbourhood 1875-2002' (University of British Columbia Press, 2009) and 'The Handbook of Community Safety, Gender, and Violence Prevention: practical planning tools' (Earthscan, 2008), and the co-author of 'Safe Cities: guidelines for planning, design, and management' (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1995). She has also published numerous peer-reviewed scholarly publications, book chapters, and reports on partnerships for social justice in the city, with particular emphasis on the supporting the rights of women, children and people with disabilities to access affordable housing, public transportation, social services, and public space.

What a minority government could mean for affordable housing in Canada

Nov 04, 2019 11:53 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Along with climate change, affordable housing was one of the big issues of the recent Canadian federal election, with political parties scrambling to catch up with public opinion. The widespread concern among the...

Students don't feel safe on public transport but many have no choice but to use it

Mar 06, 2019 13:55 pm UTC| Insights & Views Nature

The worst-case scenario has happened twice for young women using public transport in Melbourne in the past nine months. In June 2018, Eurydice Dixon, 23, was walking from the tram to her home, through a well-used park just...

Ten lessons from cities that have risen to the affordable housing challenge

Sep 28, 2018 08:14 am UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

Imagine planning a public transport system for a large city by providing one bus at a time on one route that might serve a few dozen people (but nobody knows how many). That is what planning for housing affordability looks...

Put unused and 'lazy' land to work to ease the affordable housing crisis

Sep 09, 2018 20:45 pm UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

Greater Melbourne officially became home to 5 million people last month thats almost 90% of the states population. This growth is fuelling the citys affordable housing crisis. According to the amended Planning and...

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