A/Prof Iderlina Mateo-Babiano

Assistant Dean (Diversity and Inclusion) and Associate Professor in Urban Planning


Associate Professor Iderlina Mateo-Babiano is Associate Professor in Urban Planning and Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Melbourne.

She is part of the award-winning Place Agency (www.placeagency.org.au).

She has convened the Women in Transport leadership (WiTL) knowledge network (www.witl.info) and led several Placemaking workshops leading to productive collaboration to advance real solutions and opportunities for positive transport and place-based change.

She has also advanced a significant body of knowledge on streets as places, active transport (walking and cycling), gender and transport, with theory and policy implications within the Australian and Asian setting.

Her latest books are Placemaking Sandbox: Emergent Approaches, Techniques and Practices to Create More Thriving Places (Palgrave, 2020) and Parking: An International Perspective (Elsevier, 2020).

She teaches and coordinates the undergraduate subject Urban Design for People and Places and postgraduate subjects Cities without Slum and Placemaking for the Built Environment.


Advancing gender equality in the transport sector

Featured projects

Women in Transport Leadership in Australasia Knowledge Network


Urban Planning

Research directions

Future Cities Healthy Communities and Infrastructure

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