Department of Geography and Planning

Dr Donna Houston

Donna HoustonPosition: Lecturer
Location: W3A 418
Telephone: +61-2-9850-8322
Fax: +61-2-9850 6052


PhD (Geography) University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 2006

My research interests are broadly concerned with environmental and social justice in cities and places in a time of environmental change. My current research focuses on three main areas:

  • environmental justice and geographies of waste
  • urban political ecology and multispecies cities
  • urban planning, climate change and planetary urbanism


Bachelor of Planning (Program Director)

Classes Taught

  • ENVG262 The Ecological Humanities: Australians and their Environments
  • ENVG380 Human Geography In Action
  • HGEO808 Heritage and its Management

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  • Martin, Gregory., Houston, Donna., Suoranta, Juha., and McLaren, Peter., Editors. 2010, The Havoc of Capitalism: Pedagogies, Publics and Environmental Crisis. Rotterdam:  Sense Publishers. 

Special Issues and Guest Editorials

Journal Papers

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Book Chapters

  • Byrne, Jason and Houston, Donna. 2014, Environmental Equity/Justice, in Jason Byrne, Neil Sipe and Jago Dodson (eds) Australian Environmental Planning: Challenges and Future Prospects. Oxford and New York: Routlege, pp 206-218.
  • Ruming, Kristian and Houston, Donna. 2014, Planning Across Multiple Borders  in Wendy Steele, Tooran Alizadeh and Silvia Serrao-Neumann (eds) Planning Across Borders in a Climate of Change. Oxford and New York: Routledge.
  • Houston, Donna. 2012, Greening Geography, in Richard Kahn, Anthony J Noecella III and Samuel Fassbinder (eds) Greening the Academy: Ecopedagogy through the Liberal Arts. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers
  • Houston, Donna, Gregory Martin and Peter McLaren.  2012, In the Market for Reconciliation?  In Pal Ahluwalia, Stephen Atkinson, Peter Bishop, Pam Christie, Rob Hattam and Julie Mathhews (Editors), Reconciliation and Pedagogy.  London and New York: Routledge.
  • Houston, Donna. 2008, Paulo Freire.  In William A Darity, Editor. International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition.  Farmington Hills, Michigan: Macmillan USA
  • Byrne, Jason and Houston, Donna. 2005, Ghosts in the City: Race, Redevelopment and Urban Memory in East Perth.  In Denis Cryle and Jean Hillier (Editors) Consensus and Consent:  Media, Culture and Governance in Twentieth Century Australia.  Perth: API Network

Refereed Conference Papers

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