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B L O G S


CORONAVIRUS BLOG

One step at a time ... more (4/6/20)


PYRMONT’S FUTURE

Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy ... more (28/4/20)


VALE DENISE BRADLEY

Denise Bradley was a Vice Chancellor of Unisa ... more (23/3/20)


GEORGE GITTOES WAR ARTIST

Contemporary war artists ... more (4/3/20)


THE CARTOGRAPHER’S CAT

 Flinders was the first to circumnavigate and map Australia ... more (8/1/20)


OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT AID

The re-issue of Australian Overseas Aid ... more (1/1/20)


2019 IN HINDSIGHT

How good was 2019? ... more (1/1/20)


VALE CLIVE JAMES

Clive James was a great writer ...  more (30/11/19)


MAKING SPACE FOR AUSTRALIA

I pull on my slightly more respectable gear ...  more (15/11/19)

2020 Blog

  1. Bullet Coronavirus Blog

  2. Bullet Pyrmont’s future

  3. Bullet Vale Denise Bradley

  4. Bullet George Gittoes war artist

  5. Bullet The cartographer’s cat

  6. Bullet Overseas development aid

  7. Bullet 2019 in hindsight




Project Artistica


  1. Bullet#7 The Socialist City Vietnam

  2. Bullet#6 Grey Suits and Red Stars: Vietnam 1983

  3. Bullet#2 Place, Emotion, Memory: Papua New Guinea

  4. Bullet #1 Port Moresby: university days





Times Higher Education


  1. BulletHumanities and social sciences will wither if they retreat into ideological corners‘ 8/12/18

  2. BulletCould limiting foreign influence also limit overseas income?’ 30/8/18






Books and Writers

Book Reviews & Commentary    2015-2020      2008-2014


  1. Bullet Matt Flinders, Philippa Sandall and Gillian Dooley Trim The Cartographer’s Cat New!

  2. Bullet Paul Genoni and Tanya Dalziell Half the Perfect World

  3. Bullet Anne Summers Unfettered And Alive. A Memoir

  4. Bullet Geoffrey Blainey Before I Forget

  5. Bullet Peter Greste The First Casualty

  6. Bullet Alan Bennett Untold Stories

  7. Bullet Bob Carr Run For Your Life

  8. Bullet Hugh Riminton Minefields

  9. Bullet Clive Hamilton  Silent Invasion. China’s Influence in Australia

  10. Bullet Gareth Evans Incorrigible Optimist. A Political Memoir

  11. Bullet Philippe Paquet Simon Lays. Navigator Between Two Worlds

  12. Bullet Bernadette Brennan A Writing Life: Helen Garner









Routledge Handbook of Urbanization in Southeast Asia. Edited by Rita Padawangi (Routledge, Oxford, 2019)

My Chapter: ‘Knowledge, Creativity and the City’ pp 43-53




    



Planning Asian Cities: Risks and Resilience. Edited by Stephen Hamnett and Dean Forbes (Routledge, London, 2011) paperback ... eBook

Our Chapter: ‘Risks, Reliance and Planning in Asian Cities’








Planning Singapore. The Experimental City. Edited by Stephen Hamnett and Belinda Yen (Routledge, London, 2019)








Australian Overseas Aid: Future Directions, Edited by Phillip Eldridge, Dean Forbes and Doug Porter 2020 (Routledge, London & New York. A new print of the book). I was an Editor and contributor

 










Yezore Dimer: Ethiopian film









Interested in contemporary art? You must see Sydney Central Coast artist Marionne van Katwijk’s website. Two of my favourites are Fleurieu (South Australian’s will recognise this) and Night Ride. Hint - search in Canvas.














Online Short-Reads


  1. Bullet Policy Forum Asia Pacific Policy Society ANU

  2. Bullet The Interpreter Lowy Institute

  3. Bullet The Conversation

  4. Bullet John Menadue Pearls and Irritations

  5. Bullet Opinion & Analysis Global Policy

  6. Bullet The Impact Blog London School of Economics

  7. Bullet University World News

  8. Bullet Campus Morning Mail

  9. Bullet Global Higher Ed



 

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Reading  

Surely Trump’s inept management of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the street riots of the last few days, and his ineffectual international presence, will have a big impact on the coming presidential election.

  4 June 2020


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Random Thoughts, Irritations and Speculations


2019 Blog

  1. Bullet Vale Clive James

  2. Bullet Making space for Australia

  3. Bullet East coast Tasmania

  4. Bullet Hydra - Johnston, Clift and Cohen

  5. Bullet A Summer’s memoir

  6. Bullet Blainey on Blainey

  7. Bullet Stars and Crowns 1/2/3/4

  8. Bullet Torres Strait Islanders

  9. Bullet On biography

  10. Bullet Singapore story

  11. Bullet Understanding Asian Pacific

  12. Bullet Vale John Browett

  13. Bullet Greste: The First Casualty

  14. Bullet Election Blog

  15. Bullet Alan Bennett’s Untold Stories

  16. Bullet Vale Bill Standish

  17. Bullet Bob Carr Run for Your Life

  18. Bullet The urban Asia book

  19. Bullet Minefields: Hugh Riminton

  20. Bullet Overseas aid 1986

  21. Bullet El Gato 1: Telaga to Kho Muk

  22. Bullet El Gato 2: Kho Lanta to Ao Cholon

  23. Bullet El Gato 3: Nai Harn to Boat Haven

  24. Bullet Inner city apartments

  25. Bullet Urbanization handbook

  26. Bullet First 2019 blog