Dr Patrick Cobbinah

Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning


Patrick joined the University of Melbourne as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning in 2019. Patrick’s background is in human geography with broad experience in urban and regional planning gained through teaching and research conducted at universities in Ghana and Australia.

Patrick joined the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Ghana in 2016 and Charles Sturt University in 2011, and worked in the areas of urban planning and management, urban resilience, environmental management, regional planning, natural resource management, climate change and development of research packages to guide urbanisation and sustainable environmental development in Africa focusing on Ghana. He has also contributed to collaborative projects with researchers at University of Michigan, USA, University of Waterloo, Canada, Georgia State University, USA, Griffith University, Australia, and Wuhan University, China.

He is a member of the Ghana Institute of Planners, University of Michigan Presidential Scholar, a Visiting Scholar at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) at Stellenbosch University, Cape Town South Africa, Global Young Academy Fellow, Ghana Young Academy Fellow, and an Adjunct Research Fellow of the Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University.

Patrick has published widely in his research area. He serves on the editorial board of Journal of Urban Affairs.

Featured projects


Urban Planning

Research Hub, Centre or Institute

Research directions

Future Cities Healthy Communities and Infrastructure

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