The Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) engages in research focused on the complex political, economic, social, cultural and environmental processes and relations that are transforming cities and regions.

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Conference and Workshop Presentation

2011

Baker T (2011) Approaching urban policy mobilities: the geography, politics and practice of mobilising policy, Association of American Geographers Conference, Seattle, U.S.A, April

Baker T (2011) Methodological challenges for situating mobile policy knowledge, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Wollongong, July

Cameron J (2011) Negotiating interdependence and building community economies, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Wollongong, July

Cameron J (2011) Enacting ethical commitments through economic practices, Association of American Geographers Conference, Seattle, U.S.A, April

Cameron J (2011) Take back the economy, Hampden Public Lecture, Hampden, New Zealand, June

Cameron J, Gibson K, Hill A and Promfrett J (2011) "App-­???tion" research and digital doing of making the world, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Wollongong, July

Gordon R (2011) Food Sovereignty: opportunities for negotiating surplus, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Wollongong, July

Hodge P (2011) Challenging aid's competitive logic: a call for an ethics of care in aid relations, stories from Fiji and Australia, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Wollongong, July

Instone L (2011) Unruly grasses: Affect and dis/order in Melbourne's grasslands. Uses of Affect Workshop, Centre for Citizenship and Public Policy, University of Western Sydney, June

Instone L (2011) Regulating Rover: legislating the public place of urban pet dogs, Animals, people – a shared environment, 4th Biennial Australian Animal Study group Conference, Griffith University Brisbane, July.

Instone L (2011) Unruly grasses: Human-native grass entanglements in urban park space. Geography at the edge:  IAG Annual Conference Wollongong, July

Instone L (2011) On spears and carrier bags: Story-telling practices for situated knowledges, Writing difference differently Panel Presentation, Geography at the edge:  IAG Annual Conference Wollongong, July

Lloyd K, Wright S, Suchet-Pearson S, Burarrwanga L and Hon. Bawaka Country (2011) 'We're a part of it': knowledge making and cosmos nurturing with Bawaka country, North East Arnhem Land, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Wollongong, July

Mee KJ and McGuirk PM (2011) Spatial data analysis project: Performing situated knowledge, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Wollongong, July

Pomfrett J (2011) Diverse economies: Enabling ethical and healthy economies, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Wollongong, July

Power E, Dowling R and McGuirk PM (2011) More-than-human neighbouring in Sydney, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Wollongong, July

SKCAN (2011) Journeying towards propositions about situated knowledge practices, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Wollongong, July

SKCAN (2011) Kitchen stories: An introduction to the Situated Knowledge Production Sessions, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Wollongong, July

SKCAN (2011) Writing difference differently, Panel discussion featuring Lesley Instone, Sarah Wright, Michelle Duffy and Eugene McCann, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Wollongong, July

Suchet-Pearson S, Lloyd K, Wright S, Burarrwanga L and Hon. Bawaka Country (2011) 'Nature, the land, can understand': Yolngu country, more-than-human agency and situated engagement in natural resource management, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Wollongong, July.

Sherval M (2011) 'Drought and more' Hindering barriers to development in rural Victorian towns, Institute of Australian Geographers Annual Conference, Wollongong, July

Williams M (2011) Situating everyday practices of care and justice in inner city community organisations, Institute of Australian Geographers Annual Conference, Wollongong, July

Wright S (2011) Amid hope, despair, joy and anger: Emotional experiences of land reform in the Philippines, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Wollongong, July.


2010

Baker T (2010) Urban policy from elsewhere? the geography, politics and practice of mobilising policy, New Zealand Geographical Society/Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, July.

Cameron J, Manhood C and Pomfrett J, (2010) Growing the community of community gardens: Research contributions, Community Garden Conference: Promoting Sustainability, Health and Inclusion in the City, Canberra, ACT, October

Cameron J (2010) Research contributions to community garden experiments, New Zealand Geographical Society/Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, July

Cameron J (2010) Take back the (food) economy: lessons from the hummingbird, Keynote Presentation, Fair Share Festival, Newcastle, October.
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Cameron J and Gordon R (2010) Building sustainable and ethical food futures through economic diversity: Options for a mid-sized city, The Future of Australia's Mid-Sized Cities, Latrobe University, Bendigo, VIC, September

Instone L (2010) Experimental geography methods, Childhood and Place Research Symposium, University of Canberra, December

Instone L (2010) Encountering biodiversity as a 'matter of concern', Unruly ecologies: Biodiversity and art, A Symbiotic A Symposium, University of Western Australia, Perth, November.
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Instone L (2010) Re/introduction of native grasses in Royal Park Melbourne, 'New' Biogeographies Workshop, University of Wollongong, February

Instone L and Mee KJ (2010) Doggy encounters: performing new pet relations in the park, Animal Movements: Moving Animals: Discussion on direction, velocity and agency in humanimal encounters, Uppsala University, Sweden, May

Instone L and Mee KJ (2010) Doggy encounters: performing new pet relations in the park, Special Session Animating animal geographies, New Zealand Geographical Society/Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, July

Instone L (2010) Tracing movement and passage: Cultural methods and beyond, Methodologies for environment-society research: a workshop on multi-disciplinarity and integration, SAGES Workshop, Scottish Association For Marine Sciences, Oban, Scotland, March

Kiem A, Askew L, Sherval M, Verdon-Kidd D, Clifton C, Austin E, McGuirk PM and Berry H (2010) Drought and the future of small inland towns, 2010 International Climate Change Adaptation Conference, Gold Coast, QLD, June 

Kiem A, Askew L, Sherval M, Verdon-Kidd D, Clifton C, Austin E, McGuirk PM and Berry H (2010) Drought impacts and adaptation in regional Victoria, Australia, Southern Exposure. Australia-New Zealand Climate Forum 2010, Hobart, October

Lloyd K, Wright S and Suchet-Pearson S (2010) Development Studies and Indigenous-academic research collaboration in Australia, Development Studies in the Antipodes: Current Research and Praxis: An International Expert Symposium, Flinders University, Adelaide, September

McGuirk PM and O'Neill P (2010) Critical geographies with the state? Governing social vulnerability and the anxious politics of engaged research, Institute of British Geographers, RGS, London, September

Murphy L and McGuirk PM (2010) Irish property developers: their part in the rise and fall of the Celtic Tiger economy, New Zealand Geographical Society/Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, July

Mee KJ and Baker T (2010) Medium-density living, neighbourhood experience and the mid-sized city: reflections from inner Newcastle, The Future of Australia's Mid-Sized Cities Conference, Bendigo, Australia, September
Sherval M (2010) Polarising Politics – Territorialisation of the Arctic, New Zealand Geographical Society/Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, July

Suchet-Pearson S, Wright S, Burarrwanga L, Tofa M, and Lloyd K (2010) Telling stories in, through and with country: Engaging with Indigenous and more-than-human methodologies at Bawaka, NE Australia. American Association of Geographers, Washington DC, April

Vaughan N (2010) Leaky spaces, leaky practices: Connections between community and domestic gardens in Bidwill, Western Sydney, New Zealand Geographical Society/Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, July

Webber L (2010)'Regional places and social networks: A case study of Sudanese refugees in Colac, Victoria, New Zealand Geographical Society/Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, July

Williams M (2010) Everyday urban research: reflections on volunteering, New Zealand Geographical Society/Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, July

Wright S (2010) Emotional geographies of development, Development Studies in the Antipodes: Current Research and Praxis: An International Expert Symposium. September. Flinders University, Adelaide
Wright S, Lloyd K, Suchet-Pearson S, Burarrwanga L, Burarrwanga D and Maymuru D (2010) Patterns of belonging at Bawaka, North East Arnhem Land: documenting and communicating Yolngu Hidden Mathematics to care for, and be cared for by, country, New Zealand Geographical Society/Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, July


2009

Atkinson R, Dowling R and McGuirk PM (2009) Master-planned and gated community formations in Australia, ASSA Workshop: Privatisation, Security and Community: How Master Planned Estates are Changing Suburban Australia, St Lucia, QLD

Baker T (2009) Neighbour interaction as a homemaking practice: medium density in inner Newcastle, NSW, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Cairns, Australia, September

Cameron J (2009) Ethical Economic Decision-Making in Food-Based Community Enterprises, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Cairns, Australia, September

Dowling R, Atkinson R and McGuirk PM (2009) Community and social life in private neighbourhoods, ASSA Workshop, Privatisation, Security and Community: How Master-Planned Estates are Changing Suburban Australia, University of Queensland, September

Dowling R, Atkinson R and McGuirk PM (2009) Private neighbourhoods? Reflections on community and social life in MPRES' Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Cairns, Australia, September

Dowling R, Atkinson R and McGuirk PM (2009) Patterns of social life in Sydney master-planned estates, State of Australian Cities National Conference 09: City Growth, Sustainability, Vitality and Vulnerability, Perth, WA

Dunn K, McGuirk PM, Piracha Awais P, Danielle A, Maginn P, Buxton M, Phibbs P, (2009) What do publics want from the planning system?, State of Australian Cities National Conference 09: City Growth, Sustainability, Vitality and Vulnerability, Perth, WA

Gilbert E, Instone L and Mee KJ (2009) NZ Geographical Society Seminar (Access Grid meeting) The non-representational and performative – a dialogue, School of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science, University of Auckland, February

Gilbert E, Instone L and Mee KJ (2009) NZ Geographical Society Seminar (Access Grid meeting) Cultural geography and urban change, School of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science, University of Auckland, February

Hall N, Maymuru D, Switzer M, Lloyd K, Suchet-Pearson S, Wright S (2009) Holding it together: The integration of fibre arts and tourism in northern Australia, Selling Yarns II: Innovation for Sustainability Conference, Canberra, March

Instone L (2009) (In)temperature dreams: Tropicality, climate change and the northern 'food bowl', Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Cairns, Australia, September

Instone L (2009) Regulating Rover: Legislating the public place of urban pet dogs, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Cairns, Australia, September

Instone L and Mee KJ (2009) Doggy encounters: Performing new pet relations in the park, Minding Animals 2009. Oral Presentation Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW

Cameron J, Gall S, Hill A, Wright S (2009) Community food economies, Building Community Centred Economies Conference, Brisbane, June

McGuirk PM (2009) Managing residential growth for equity and inclusion: lessons from master planned residential estates? ASSA/ARCRNSISS Symposium Place and Space: Informing Policy and Planning through a Spatially Integrated Social Science, Canberra November

McGuirk PM and Dowling R (2009) Rethinking urban politics: reconfiguring and repoliticising intersections of states and markets, Association of American Geographers Conferences, Las Vegas, March

McGuirk PM, O'Neill Phillip, Mee KJ, (2009) Governance and vulnerability: Enabling interagency data sharing as a means of enhancing regional governance, State of Australian Cities National Conference 09: City Growth, Sustainability, Vitality and Vulnerability: Program and Abstracts, Perth, WA

Mee KJ and Askew L (2009) Community cultural development (CCD) and urban renewal: Practices and potentialities in Australia, State of Australian Cities National Conference 09: City Growth, Sustainability, Vitality and Vulnerability: Program and Abstracts, Perth, WA

Mee KJ, Askew L, (2009) Cultural geography and community cultural development, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Cairns, Australia, September.

Mee KJ and Instone L (2009) NZ Geographical Society Seminar (Access Grid meeting) Directions in Australasian cultural geography, Tuesday 24th February, 2009, School of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science, University of Auckland

Suchet-Pearson S, Wright S, Lloyd K, Burarrwanga L, Burarrwanga D (2009) Reimagining relationships between people, animals and place through Indigenous-owned tourism: a case study of Bawaka Cultural Experiences, North East Arnhem Land, Australia, International

Academic and Community Conference on Animals and Society: Minding Animals, Newcastle, 13-18 July

Vaughan N (2009) "Somewhere nice to go": Garden-making and Home-making in Hamilton South, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Cairns, Australia, 28th September.

Webber L (2009) How do you discover the nuances of social networks? A case study of Sudanese refugees in Colac, Victoria, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Cairns, Australia, 28th September.

Webber L and Vaughan N (2009) Participant directed photography: Ethical and practical challenges, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Cairns, Australia, 28th September.

Williams M (2009) Revealing everyday practices of care in the inner city: entry points for research, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Cairns, Australia, 28th September.

Wright S (2009) Community centred food economies: A case study of Masipag, Philippines International Community Development Conference, 17-20th June 2009, Brisbane, Australia.


2008

Aisbett J (2008) White agendas and AIDS campaigns: AusAID's campaign to reduce the spread of AIDS in PNG, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 29 June - 3 July

Askew L (2008) Performing human service delivery: The everyday practices and potentialities of interagency workers, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 29 June - 3 July

Cameron J (2008) Supporting the community enterprise sector in Australia: Lessons from grass roots enterprises, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 29 June - 3 July

Cameron J and Gibson K (2008) From problem-solving to performativity, expertise to experimentation: Researching poverty and marginalisation, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 29 June - 3 July

Cameron J (2008) The contribution of community enterprises to the development of regions, Keynote Presentation, Australian Regional Economy Conference, Central Coast.
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Barraket J, Carey G, Melville R, Richardson S, Scott M, Wright S, (2008) Universities as civic institutions: The impacts of practice-based learning exchange on students, third sector organizations and academic staff, ISTR 2008: Conference Abstracts, Barcelona, Spain

Cahill A, Cameron J, Gibson K, Hill A, Villalba M, (2008) Mobilising community assets for community economies: Strategies for building sustainable community projects, The Inaugural ABCD Asia Pacific Conference: Program and Abstract Book, Newcastle, NSW

Cameron J (2008) Building viable social enterprises, 2008 Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts Online Program, Boston, MA

Cameron J, Gibson K, (2008) ABCD meets DEF: Using asset based community development to build economic diversity, The Inaugural ABCD Asia Pacific Conference: Program and Abstract Book, Newcastle, NSW
Instone L (2008) If you go down to the woods park today: performing Flockhart reserve, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 29 June - 3 July

Instone, L. (2008) More-than-human urban parks, More-than-Human Modes of Inquiry: A workshop with Professor Sarah Whatmore, University of New South Wales, 17-18 November

Judd T (2008) Outer suburban access to infrastructure: Insights from the Central Coast region, NSW, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 29 June - 3 July

McGuirk PM and Dowling R (2008) Rethinking the State and residential development processes, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 29 June - 3 July

McGuirk PM O'Neill P (2008) Enabling inter-agency data-sharing: Resolving regulatory and institutional barriers, People, Place and Space: Rethinking Regional Policy Agendas: 3rd ARCRNSISS National Conference and 32nd Annual ANZRSAI Conference, Adelaide, SA

Mee KJ (2008) Performing public housing: Performing Windale, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 29 June - 3 July

O'Neill P and McGuirk PM, (2008) Spatial data analysis as a (political) tool in the evolution of modern government, People, Place and Space: Rethinking Regional Policy Agendas: 3rd ARCRNSISS National Conference and 32nd Annual ANZRSAI Conference, Adelaide, SA

Sherval M (2008) Preserving Alaska's resource integrity – post-Prudhoe Bay, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Hobart, July

Sweeney J (2008) Happy mediums: Whales and the exploration of the Southern Ocean, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Hobart, July

Vaughan N (2008) 'Gardens growing communities': Positioning gardeners and gardens in Department of Housing documents, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Hobart July

Webber L (2008) A critical discourse analysis of print media portrayals of Sudanese refugees in Sydney and Melbourne, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Hobart July

Williams M (2008) Supplying the ethical latte: A study of the discourses shaping the Fair Trade movement in Australia, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Hobart July

Wright S (2008) Building networks of food sovereignty in South and Southeast Asia, ISA's 49th Annual Convention: Bridging Multiple Divides, San Francisco, March 26.
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Wright S (2008) Universities as civic institutions – The impacts of practice-based learning exchange on students, third sector organisations and academic staff, International Society for Third-Sector Research Eighth International Conference: The Third Sector and Sustainable Social Change: New Frontiers for Research, Barcelona, Spain, July 9-12
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Wright S, Lloyd K and Suchet-Pearson S (2008) Weaving and working together: collaborative fieldwork narratives in North East Arnhem Land, Australia, Mapping Practices: Doing fieldwork in Geography, University of Artois, Arras, France, June, 2008

Wright S (2008) Food sovereignty and an ontology of proliferation, Symposium on Private Governance in the Agro-Food System, Munster, Germany, May

Wright S, Lloyd K, Suchet-Pearson S and Burarrwanga L (2008) Weaving together: Participation and change in North East Arnhem Land, Australia, Connecting people, participation and place, University of Durham, Durham, UK, January


2007

Aisbett J (2007) Developing AIDS: How development agencies portray AIDS in Papua New Guinea, Emergent Geographies Conference, Postgraduate Student Conference, The University of New South Wales, November 15

Askew L (2007) Enacting interagency human service programmes: the importance of institutional practices and politics in state agencies, Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, San Francisco, USA, April 17-21

Cameron J (2007) Teaching a politics of hope and possibility, Keynote Address, Social Sciences Teachers Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
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Cameron J (2007) Issues for teaching and learning in secondary and tertiary geography, Plenary Panellist, Institute of Australian Geographers Annual Conference, Melbourne .

Cameron J (2007) Strategies for renaming and reframing marginalised people and places, National Symposium on Community Building: Critical Voices, Alternative Strategies, Organised by the Centre for Civil Society, Melbourne.

Dowling R and McGuirk PM (2007) Planned residential environments in 'the neo-liberal city', 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. Meeting Program, San Francisco, USA

Dowling R and McGuirk PM (2007) Master-planned communities in Sydney: Neo-liberal privatisation, Contemporary Geography for Australia. Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Melbourne, VIC

Hillman M and Instone L (2007) Which Bank? Legislating nature for biodiversity offsets in New South Wales, Contemporary Geography for Australia. Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Melbourne, VIC

Instone L (2007) The secret life of parks, Nature Matters: Materiality and the More than Human in Cultural Studies of the Environment Conference, Toronto, October 25-28

McGuirk PM (2007) Building the intellectual commons: constructing spaces of theoretical construction, Doing Theory Workshop: Geographies of Political Economy Research Group/Cultural Geographies Research Group Workshop, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, February 16

McGuirk PM (2007) Researching reterritorialisation: Antipodean perspectives, Geographies of Political Economy Research Group Workshop, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, January 16

McGuirk PM (2007) The politics of Geographical education in Australia: from the University to the School and back again, SocCon, Auckland, Sept 23

McGuirk PM and Dowling R (2007) Privatising residential life in 'the neoliberal city': perspectives from Sydney, Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, San Francisco, April 17-21

McGuirk PM (2007) Neoliberal reterritorialisation of governance: producing Sydney as a city-region, Contested City-Regions: Discourses and Materialities of Urban Political and Economic Geographies Workshop, Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University, April

Mee KJ (2007) 'I could not pick a better neighbourhood in which to live': Public housing, social mix and neighbourhood resources in Inner Newcastle, Pursuit of Theory: Contemporary Debates in Housing and Urban Research Conference. Abstracts, Hobart, Tasmania

Mee KJ (2007) New directions in housing research: Care and performance, New Directions in Housing Research Conference, University of Western Sydney, August

Mee KJ (2007) Scaling housing and Urban Studies: Geographical entry points, Pursuit of Theory Conference: Contemporary Debates in Housing and Urban Research Conference, University of Tasmania, February

Mee KJ (2007) Performing care/demanding care: Public housing, good neighbours and cure in 900 neighbours', Abstracts - Contemporary Geography for Australia. Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Melbourne, VIC

Mitchell W, Baum S, O'Neill P, McGuirk PM (2007) Conference editors, Proceedings of the ARCRNSISS Methodology, Tools and Techniques and Spatial Theory Paradigm Forums Workshop, Newcastle, NSW

Roberts S, Wright S and O'Neill P (2007) Good governance in the Pacific: An examination of process and meaning, Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, San Francisco, USA, April

Suchet-Pearson S, Wright S and Lloyd K (2007) Weaving baskets, weaving stories together in North Australia: reflections on the process of joint authorship IGU Commission on Indigenous Peoples Knowledge and Rights, National University of Taiwan, Taiwan, October 29-November

Suchet-Pearson S, Wright S and Lloyd K (2007) Stories of crossings and connections in Bawaka, Northeast Arnhem Land', Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Melbourne, July

Sweeney J (2007) Geographies of whaling: the articulation of sovereignty in the Southern Ocean, Emergent Geographies Conference, Postgraduate Student Conference, The University of New South Wales, November

Vaughan N (2007) Tenant participation in publish housing, New Research Directions in Housing, University of Western Sydney, August

Vaughan N (2007) Gardening as a practice of tenant participation in social housing, Emergent Geographies Conference, Postgraduate Student Conference, The University of New South Wales, November

Webber L (2007) Social networks of Sudanese refugees in regional and urban locations, Emergent Geographies Conference, Postgraduate Student Conference, The University of New South Wales, November

Watt D, Mee KJ, Joyce B, Edwards E (2007) Performing Windale(s): Performance-based community cultural development techniques enacting/enabling possible futures in public housing estates, International Symposium on Applied Theatre: Engagement and Transformation 2007. Abstracts, Sydney

Williams M (2007) Supplying the ethical latté: a study of the discourses shaping the Fair Trade movement in Australia, Geography and Environmental Studies. Callaghan, University of Newcastle.Wright S (2007) Extraterritoriality and the politics of intellectual property, Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, San Francisco, USA, April 17-21