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Dr Stephen Glackin

Senior Research Fellow
PhD Sociology, Murdoch University, Australia; MA Cultural studies, Murdoch University, Australia; BSc ComputerScience, Murdoch University, Australia


Stephen is a senior research fellow in urban planning and urban geography at the Centre for Urban Transitions, Swinburne University. His fields of expertise include strategic planning, planning law, community engagement and geo-spatial analysis. He has been working with state and local government partners in Melbourne for 14 years on a range of applied urban research projects covering topics such as urban regeneration, asset management, housing, infrastructure, community engagement and decision support systems creation. His work has been funded by the Australian Research Council, 3 Cooperative Research Centres, Smart Cities and Suburbs, AURIN, AHURI and various state and local governments. His applied work was included in Plan Melbourne 2017-2050, council housing strategies, and he has ongoing applied partnerships with councils and state planning departments. His latest book, Greening the Greyfield: New Models for Regenerating the Middle Suburbs of Low-Density Cities is availablle at and the set of greyfield playbooks can be found at

Research interests

Housing and Urban Studies; Urban and Regional Planning

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Urban And Regional Planning - 330400
  • Urban Sociology And Community Studies - 441016

Teaching areas

Planning and planning law


  • 2023, National, Commendation - strategic planning project, Planning Institute of Australia (Vic)
  • 2021, National, Victorian President's award for best overall project , Planning Institute of Australia
  • 2016, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence (as a group), Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2015, National, Commendation for Innovation in Planning, Planning Institute of Australia
  • 2013, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence (Early Career), Swinburne University of Technology


Also published as: Glackin, Stephen; Glackin, S.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2023: Site Amalgamation for Medium Density Social Housing *; Lord Mayor’s Charitable Fund (LMCF)
  • 2023: Understanding the administration of Australian housing policy *; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Fund Scheme
  • 2022: From mixed tenure development to mixed tenure neighbourhoods *; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Fund Scheme
  • 2022: Green + Social Calculator - Carbon and Energy Extension *; Community Housing Industry Association
  • 2020: Filtering as a source of low-income housing in Australia: conceptualisation and testing *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2018: Unlocking the Suburbs *; CRC For Spatial Information - 2
  • 2017: Understanding the ‘disruption ecosystem’ - a review of current and emerging technological disruptions *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2016: Community co-design of low carbon precincts for urban regeneration in established suburbs *; CRC Low Carbon Living
  • 2013: Greyfield Precinct Identification e-Tool for incorporation in the AURIN e-Infrastructure *; CRC For Spatial Information - 2

* Chief Investigator