Dr John Stone is a Lecturer in Transport Planning in Urban Planning Program in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. His research seeks to improve public transport performance in Australian cities through a greater understanding of the professional practice and the political and institutional context for public transport planning in similar cities in Canada and in German-speaking Europe. He is currently pursuing opportunities for greater exchange between Australian practitioners and their international counterparts.
John's research has identified many opportunities for more effective and efficient public transport in Australian cities through better service coordination and more efficient network design.
A 21st century public transport system for Melbourne will require action beyond incremental service improvements or fragmented pieces of infrastructure. Public transport networks, not roads, must define city-shaping agendas, argue John Stone and Jan Scheurer. Image: Fairfax