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A Joni Mitchell song provided ... more (14/9/19)


Geoffrey Blainey is a respected Australian historian ... more (6/9/19)


Momentum is building. The IPC ... more (12/9/19)


Blue Water Empire, the series on the Torres Strait Islanders ... more (21/8/19)


Hear this! ‘Biographers are like the professional burglar ... more (23/7/19)


How good is Singapore! An impressive new book ... more (28/6/19)


It’s a cold day but I warm up when I talk about a new book ... more (8/6/19)


A geographer with an interest in economic development ... more (1/6/19)


It is increasingly unsafe to be a journalist ... more (20/5/19)

2019 Blog

  1. Bullet A Summer’s memoir

  2. Bullet Blainey on Blainey

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

  4. Bullet Torres Strait Islanders

  5. Bullet On biography

  6. Bullet Singapore story

  7. Bullet Understanding Asian Pacific

  8. Bullet Vale John Browett

  9. Bullet Greste: The First Casualty

  10. Bullet Election Blog

  11. Bullet Alan Bennett’s Untold Stories

  12. Bullet Vale Bill Standish

  13. Bullet Bob Carr Run for Your Life

  14. Bullet The urban Asia book

  15. Bullet Minefields: Hugh Riminton

  16. Bullet Overseas aid 1986

  17. Bullet El Gato 1: Telaga to Kho Muk

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

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

  20. Bullet Inner city apartments

  21. Bullet Urbanization handbook

  22. Bullet First 2019 blog

New 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

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

Books and Writers

Book Reviews & Commentary    2015-2019      2008-2014

  1. Bullet Anne Summers Unfettered And Alive. A Memoir New!

  2. Bullet Geoffrey Blainey Before I Forget New!

  3. Bullet Peter Greste The First Casualty

  4. Bullet Alan Bennett Untold Stories

  5. Bullet Bob Carr Run For Your Life

  6. Bullet Hugh Riminton Minefields

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

  8. Bullet Gareth Evans Incorrigible Optimist. A Political Memoir

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

  10. 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)

Yezore Dimer: Ethiopian film

Dean Forbes

  1. Bullet Twitter Page

  2. Bullet LinkedIn Page

  3. Bullet Facebook Page

  4. Bullet Instagram Page

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

  10. Bullet

2018 Blog
 The gig economy
 Risks for humanities, soc sciences
 Delta town blues
 A royal (society) event
 Foreign influence 2
 Vale John Beaton
 Political arty party
 A brief manifesto
 Geographers who are PMs
 Populism strikes
 Ave atque vale 
 Revisiting the Asia Pacific
 I’m a newspaper tragic
 Foreign influence 1
 The Kimberley
 Poldark is back
 PNG’s articulate DPM
 Chinese students undeterred
 The Socialist City Vietnam
 Vale Tom Wolfe
 Grey suits and red stars #6
 The Malaysian election
 Townske Vietnam
 10 blogging years
 Don’t shoot me, I’m a reader
 MONA on Townske
 Wilson Center
 Incorrigible optimist 
 Shuffling into 2018 Archive_18.htmlshapeimage_9_link_0

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