Dr Carl Grodach


Grodach’s primary research areas include community and economic development, cultural planning and policy, strategic planning, and urban revitalisation planning.

Grodach has published extensively in leading urban studies and planning journals including Cities, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Journal of Urban Affairs, Journal of Urban Design, and Urban Studies. He is co-author of the book, Urban Revitalization: Remaking Cities in a Changing World (Routledge, 2015) and co-editor of the book, The Politics of Urban Cultural Policy: Global Perspectives (Routledge, 2013). He currently leads the Australian Research Council project Urban cultural policy and the changing dynamics of cultural production and is a lead researcher on the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities project Guiding Integrated Urban and Water Planning. He has also received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Community Trust, and the Government of Canada.

Grodach has taught graduate level studio and seminar classes in community development, cultural planning, economic development, urban design, urban theory, and urban revitalization. He also regularly provides consulting service to community and governmental organisations and, in conjunction with his students, has produced award-winning plans and studies for community organisations and government in Australia and the US.