Department of Geography and Planning

Professor Richie Howitt

Richie Howitt geography and planning staff memberPosition: Professor, Acting Head of Department
Email: richie.howitt@mq.edu.au
Location: W3A 438
Telephone: +61-2-9850 8386
Fax: +61-2-9850 6052

Profile 

My research focuses on Indigenous rights and the interface between Indigenous communities, natural resource development, governments and corporations at the scales of the project, the community, the landscape and the nation. Much of my work uses highly participatory social impact assessment methodologies (first discussed in a widely cited paper in 1993), which aim to equip Indigenous peoples to identify, address and challenge the marginalisation of their legal and property systems by dominant management regimes through negotiation.

In engaging with the institutions of mainstream society, my work relies on the metaphors of coexistence and engagement to provide a framework for ethical practice through processes of corporate social responsibility, institutional capacity building, negotiation and sustainability. Theoretically, my work on geographical scale is seen as innovative and significant in the discipline. In developing a 'relational' view of scale, my work provides a framework for reconsidering legal pluralism in environmental and urban planning systems.

My role in Native title negotiations in South Australia has integrated consideration of legal and social issues into consideration of reconfiguring various administrative and planning systems to allow statewide recognition of Native title as a basis for transforming Aboriginal participation in the processes of governance in that state. This work is widely seen as taking the lead in a new approach to resolution of cultural and racial conflict over native title.More broadly, my work seeks to integrate the scholarship of teaching into all aspects of my teaching, research and community engagement. From 2012 I have taken up a role in developing and directing the research partnership between Macquarie University and the City of Ryde.

I was first appointed to Macquarie in 1992, and previously worked at the University of Sydney, the Commonwealth Aboriginal Education Service and the NSW Department of Education as a primary school teacher. My teaching covers areas of cultural, social and environmental geography at undergraduate, honours, Masters and PhD levels.1992-present Macquarie University (commenced as Lecturer B, currently Lecturer E [Professor]; Head of Department 2005-2010; 2012-2013 - Director, Macquarie Ryde Futures Partnership)

2014-2015 - Elected academic staff member of Macquarie University Council

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External Appointments 

  • Treasurer, Institute of Australian Geographers (1999-2002)
  • Editorial Board / Journal of Geography in Higher Education (2005-present)
  • Member, US Transportation Review Board, Committee on Environmental Justice in Transportation (2005-present)
  • Editorial Board,  Geographical Research (2014-), Journal of Geographical Research (Taiwan, 2014-)
  • Justice of the Peace of and for NSW
  • Board Member, Japan-Australia Tourism Foundation (Tamagawa University)
  • Adjunct and visiting positions at University of Kansas (Geography), Kyoto University (Geography)
  • Board Member, International Geographical Union Indigenous Peoples' Knowledges and Rights Commission

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Awards 

  • 1989-1991 QEII Research Fellowship in Human Geography University of Sydney
  • 1999 Macquarie University Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 1999 Australian Award for University Teaching (Social Science)
  • 2005 Distinguished Fellowship, Institute of Australian Geographers
  • 2011 Macdonald Holmes Medal for distinguished contribution to geographical education, Geographical Society of NSW
  • 2013 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Higher Degree Research Supervision

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Publications since 2001 

Currently Submitted, Accepted or in Press

  1. Dowling, R., Longhurst, R. and Howitt, R. (in press) Australia and New Zealand. In: Placing Critical Geography: International Histories of Critical Geographies Edited by Lawrence D. Berg and Ulrich Best (accepted October 2011)
  2. Hsu, M., Howitt, R. and Miller, F. (accepted) Procedural Vulnerability and Institutional Capacity Deficits in Post-Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction: Insights from Wutai Rukai experiences of Typhoon Morakot, Human Organization (accepted September 2014)

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Books

  1. Bond, A., A. Morrison-Saunders & R. Howitt (Eds). (2013). Sustainability Assessment: Pluralism, Practice and Progress. London and New York, Routledge.
  2. Howitt, R. (2001). Rethinking Resource Management: justice, sustainability and indigenous peoples. London, Routledge.

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Book Chapters

  1. Agius, P., J. Davies, R. Howitt, S. Jarvis and R.Williams. (2004). Comprehensive Native Title Negotiations in South Australia. Honour Among Nations? Treaties and Agreements with Indigenous People. M. Langton, M. Teehan, L. Palmer and K. Shain. Melbourne, Melbourne University Press: 203-219.
  2. Bond A., Morrison-Saunders A. and Howitt R. (2013) Conclusions. In: Bond A, Morrison-Saunders A and Howitt R (eds) Sustainability Assessment: pluralism, practice and progress. London and New York: Routledge, 263-270.
  3. Bond A., Morrison-Saunders A. and Howitt R. (2013) Framework for comparing and evaluating sustainability assessment practice. In: Bond A., Morrison-Saunders A. and Howitt R. (eds) Sustainability Assessment: pluralism, practice and progress. London and New York: Routledge, 117-131.
  4. Howitt R. (2013) Contested Spatiality: geographical scale in sustainability assessment. In: Bond A, Morrison-Saunders A and Howitt R (eds) Sustainability Assessment: pluralism, practice and progress. London and New York: Routledge, 68-84.
  5. Howitt, R. (2003). Indigenous Australian Geographies: Landscape, Property and Governance, Garner, B.J. (ed) Geography's New Frontiers: Conference Proceedings, NSW Geographical Society Conference Papers 17, Sydney: 237-249.
  6. Howitt, R. (2003). Preface. Gagnon, C. A Social Impact Follow-Up Model for Environmental Impact Assessment and Regional Sustainable Development (Modèle de suivi des incidences socials evaluation environnementale et développement regional viable) (Bi-lingual CD-ROM), Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.
  7. Howitt, R. (2003). Scale. A Companion to Political Geography. J. Agnew, K. Mitchell and G. Toal. Oxford, Blackwell: 138-157.
  8. Howitt, R. (2009). Getting the scale right? A relational scale politics of Native title in Australia. Leviathan Undone? Towards a Political Economy of Scale. R. Keil and R. Mahon. Vancouver, University of British Columbia Press: 141-155.
  9. Howitt, R. (2011). Knowing/Doing. In: Del Casino, V., Thomas, M., Panelli, R. and Cloke, P. (eds.) A Companion to Social Geography. Wiley-Blackwell,: London: 131-145
  10. Howitt, R. (2012) Theoretical Foundations. In: Vanclay, F. and Esteves, A.M. (eds.) New Directions in Social Impact Assessment: Conceptual and Methodological Advances. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham: 78-95.
  11. Howitt, R. (2014). The Challenges of Developing a Dialogue between Science and Indigenous Sciences. Weaving Indigenous and Sustainability Sciences: Diversifying our Methods: Report of the WIS2DOM Workshop. J. T. Johnson, R. P. Louis and A. Kliskey, National Science Foundation, Arctic Social Sciences Program: 59-75.
  12. Howitt, R., K. Doohan, S. Suchet-Pearson, G.J. Lunkapis, S. Muller, R. Lawrence, S. Prout, S. Veland and S. Cross . (2013). Capacity Deficits at Cultural Interfaces of Land and Sea Governance. Reclaiming Indigenous Planning. R. Walker, T. S. Jojola and D. C. Natcher. Montreal and Kingston, McGill-Queens University Press: 313-338.
  13. Howitt, R. and G. J. Lunkapis (2010). Coexistence: Planning and the Challenge of Indigenous Rights. Ashgate Research Companion to Planning Theory. J. Hillier and P. Healey. Farnham, Ashgate: 109-133.
  14. Howitt, R. and M.J. Hillman (2010). Environmental Justice and the Commons. The SAGE Handbook of Social Geographies. S. J. Smith, R. Pain, S. A. Marston and J. P. Jones III. London, SAGE: 455-473.
  15. Howitt, R. and R. Lawrence (2008). Indigenous peoples, corporate social responsibility and the fragility of the interpersonal domain. Earth Matters: Indigenous peoples, the Extractive Industries and Corporate Social Responsibility. C. O'Faircheallaigh and S. Ali. Sheffield, Greenleaf Publishing: 83-103.
  16. Howitt, R. and S. Stevens (2005). Cross-Cultural Research: ethics, methods and relationships. Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography. I. Hay. Melbourne, Oxford University Press (2nd edition): 30-50. (republished in 3rd edition, 2010)
  17. Howitt, R. and S. Suchet-Pearson (2003). Ontological Pluralism in Contested Cultural Landscapes. Handbook of Cultural Geography. K. Anderson, M. Domosh, S. Pile and N. Thrift. London, Sage: 557-569.
  18. Howitt, R. and S. Suchet-Pearson (2006). Changing Country, Telling Stories: Research ethics, methods and empowerment in working with Aboriginal women. Fluid Bonds: Views on gender and water. K. Lahiri-Dutt. Kolkata, Stree: 48-63.
  19. Howitt, R. (2003). Local and non-specialist participation in impact assessment, in: C.-Q. Liu, Z. Zhao, T. Xiao and J. Guha, Strategic Management of Environmental and Socio-Economic Issues: A Handbook. Guiyang, China, Guizhou Science and Technology Publishing House: 27-36.
  20. Macquarie Human Geography Group: R. Fagan, R. Howitt, M. Adams, G. Abayasekara, R. Cook, M. Edwards, K. Eggleton, A. Harwood, S. Jackson, S. Sharpe and S. Suchet (2001). Nourishing Conversations in the Co-construction of knowledge. Postgraduate Research Supervision: Transforming (R)Elations. A. Bartlett and G. Mercer (eds.) New York, Peter Lang: 261-275.
  21. O'Faircheallaigh C. and Howitt R. (2013) Better engagement. In: Bond A, Morrison-Saunders A and Howitt R (eds) Sustainability Assessment: pluralism, practice and progress. London and New York: Routledge, 199-215.
  22. Paterson, A. and Howitt, R. (2013) Kindred spirits and Yandruwandha country. In Clark, I.D. and Cahir, F. (eds) The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills: Forgotten Narratives. Melbourne, CSIRO Press: xii-xix.
  23. Rickards, S., R. Howitt and S. Suchet-Pearson. (2015). Ecological Footprinting as a Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approach to Complete Campus Engagement and Transformation Towards the One Planet Goal. Integrative Approaches to Sustainable Development at University Level. W. Leal Filho, L. Brandli, O. Kuznetsova and A. M. F. d. Paço, Springer International Publishing: 43-66.

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Monographs

  1. Langton M., Parsons M., Leonard S., Kate A., Bell D., Burgess P., Edwards S., Howitt R., Jackson S., McGrath V. & Morrison J. (2012) National climate change adaptation research plan for Indigenous communities. Brisbane: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Griffith University.

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Encyclopedia Entries

  1. Howitt, R., Muller S., Suchet-Pearson S. (2009). Indigenous Geographies. In Kitchin R. and Thrift N. (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 5, Oxford: Elsevier: 358-364.
  2. Howitt, R. (2009). Land Rights. In Kitchin R. and Thrift N. (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 6, Oxford: Elsevier: 118-123.
  3. Howitt, R. "Resource Tenure." Encyclopedia of Geography. 2010. SAGE Publications. 24 Oct. 2010.
  4. Muller, S. and Howitt, R. "Environmental Management." Encyclopedia of Geography. 2010. SAGE Publications. 24 Oct. 2010.

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Refereed Articles

  1. Agius, P., Davies, J., Howitt, R. Johns, L. and Williams, R. (2002). Negotiating Comprehensive Settlement of Native Title Issues: building a new scale of justice in South Australia. Canberra, Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies.
  2. Agius, P., Jenkin, T., Jarvis, S., Howitt, R. and Williams, R. (2007). "(Re)asserting Indigenous Rights and Jurisdictions within a Politics of Place: transformative nature of Native title negotiations in South Australia." Geographical Research 45(2): 194-202.
  3. Ashby, N., Fryirs, K. and Howitt, R. (2015) Prospects for, and challenges of research design and training in cross-disciplinary environmental management research. Geographical Research (published online January 2015: DOI 10.1111/1745-5871.12096).
  4. Coombes B, Johnson JT and Howitt R. (2012) Indigenous geographies I: Mere resource conflicts? The complexities in Indigenous land and environmental claims. Progress in Human Geography. 36(5), 810-821.
  5. Coombes, B., Johnson JT and Howitt R. (2013). "Indigenous geographies II: The aspirational spaces in postcolonial politics - reconciliation, belonging and social provision." Progress in Human Geography 37(5): 691-700.
  6. Coombes B., Johnson J. T. & Howitt R. (2014) Indigenous geographies III: Methodological innovation and the unsettling of participatory research. Progress in Human Geography, 38(6): 845-854.
  7. Frantz K. & Howitt R. (2012) Geography for and with indigenous peoples: indigenous geographies as challenge and invitation. GeoJournal, 77(6): 727-731.
  8. Hillman, M. and R. Howitt (2008). "Institutional change in natural resource management in New South Wales, Australia: Sustaining capacity and justice " Local Environment 13(1): 55-66.
  9. Howitt, R. (2001). "Constructing Engagement: geographical education for justice within and beyond tertiary classrooms." Journal of Geography in Higher Education 25(2): 147-166.
  10. Howitt, R. (2001). "Frontiers, Borders, Edges: Liminal Challenges to the Hegemony of Exclusion." Australian Geographical Studies 39.2: 233-245.
  11. Howitt, R. (2002). "A Geographer's Way of Seeing - geographical imaginaries and political realities." Interaction: Journal of the Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria 30(4): 7-12.
  12. Howitt, R. (2002). "A Nation In Dialogue: Recognition, Reconciliation and Indigenous Rights in Australia." Hagar 2(2): 261-275.
  13. Howitt, R. (2002). "Scale and the other: Levinas and geography." Geoforum 33(3): 299-313.
  14. Howitt, R. (2005). "Editorial: Human Ethics, Supervision and Equity: Ethical Oversight of Student Research." Journal of Geography in Higher Education 29(3):  317 - 320.
  15. Howitt, R. (2005). "The importance of process in social impact assessment: Ethics, methods and process for cross-cultural engagement." Ethics, Place and Environment 8(2): 209-221.
  16. Howitt, R. (2006). "Scales of Coexistence: tacking the tension between legal and cultural landscapes in post-Mabo Australia." Macquarie Law Journal 6: 49-64.
  17. Howitt, R. (2007). "Hidden Histories in Geography: A politics of inclusion and participation." Gender, Place and Culture 14(1): 51-56.
  18. Howitt R. (2012) Sustainable indigenous futures in remote Indigenous areas: relationships, processes and failed state approaches. GeoJournal, 77(6): 817-828.
  19. Howitt, R. (2014) "Coexisting with Fire? A Commentary on the Scale Politics of Adaptation" Geographical Research 52(1): 61-64
  20. Howitt, R., Colyer, C., Hammer, M.R., Havnen, O., Huchendorf, K. and Hubert, C. (2014) Organizational capacity for engaging with Indigenous Australians. Geographical Research. 52(3): 250-262.
  21. Howitt, R., K. Doohan, Suchet-Pearson, S., Cross, S., Lawrence, R., Lunkapis, G. J., Prout, S. Muller, S. and Veland, S. (2013). "Intercultural capacity deficits: Contested geographies of coexistence in natural resource management." Asia Pacific Viewpoint 54(2): 126-140.
  22. Howitt, R., G. Lunkapis, Suchet-Pearson, S. and Miller, F. (2013). "New geographies of coexistence: Reconsidering cultural interfaces in resource and environmental governance." Asia Pacific Viewpoint 54(2): 123-125.
  23. Howitt, R., Havnen, O. and Veland, S. (2012) Natural and Unnatural Disasters: responding with respect for Indigenous rights and knowledges, Geographical Research. 50(10): 47-59.
  24. Howitt, R., McCracken K. and Curson, P. (2005). "Australian Indigenous Health: What issues contribute to a national crisis and scandal?" GeoDate 18(1): 8-15.
  25. Howitt, R. and Suchet-Pearson, S. (2006). "Rethinking the Building Blocks: Ontological Pluralism and the Idea of 'Management'." Geografiska Annaler: Ser B, Human Geography 88(3): 323-335.
  26. Howitt, R. and Ward, R. G. (2003). "Elspeth Anne Young (1940-2002)." Australian Geographical Studies 41(1): 85-90.
  27. Hsu, M., R. Howitt and C-C. Chi. (2014). "The idea of 'Country': Reframing post-disaster recovery in Indigenous Taiwan settings." Asia Pacific Viewpoint 55(3): 370-380.
  28. Johnson, J.T., Cant, G., Howitt, R. and Peters, E. (2007). "Creating Anti-colonial Geographies: Embracing Indigenous Peoples' Knowledges and Rights." (Editorial) Geographical Research 45(2): 117-120.
  29. McCauley, K. and Howitt, R. (2014) Integrating social impact assessment into the planning regime of Parramatta City Council. Local Government Law Journal 19: 79-86.
  30. Prout, S. and R. Howitt (2009). "Frontier imaginings and subversive Indigenous spatialities." Journal of Rural Studies 25(4): 396-403.
  31. Suchet-Pearson, S. and Howitt, R. (2006). "On Teaching and Learning Resource and Environmental Management: reframing capacity building in multicultural settings." Australian Geographer 37(1): 117-128.
  32. Tenty T. A., Wallis B., Ghosh S. & Howitt R. (2012) Local Implementation of a Broadband Network: Social Impact issues of New Broadband Capacity in Australia. Journal of Social Inclusion, 3(2): [available online at https://www104.griffith.edu.au/index.php/inclusion/article/view/204].
  33. Veland, S., Howitt, R. and Dominey-Howes, D. (2010). Invisible institutions in emergencies: evacuating the remote Indigenous community of Warruwi, Northern Territory Australia, from Cyclone Monica, Environmental Hazards: Human and Policy dimensions. 9(2): 197-214.
  34. Veland, S., Howitt, R., Dominey-Howes, D., Thomalla, F. and Houston, D. (2013). Procedural vulnerability: Understanding environmental change in a remote indigenous community. Global Environmental Change, 23(1): 314-326.
  35. Wilcock, D., Brierley, G. and Howitt, R. (2013). "Ethnogeomorphology." Progress in Physical Geography 37(5): 573-600.

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Major consultancy reports and public submissions

  1. Howitt, R. (2010) Kimberley LNG Precinct Aboriginal Social Impact Assessment Report: Peer Review Report. Macquarie University. February 2010.
  2. Howitt, R. (2013). Participation Activities in the Macquarie-Ryde Futures Partnership: Key issues in managing student engagement. Sydney, Macquarie-Ryde Futures Partnership. Report to Macquarie-Ryde Futures Partnership, Macquarie University, April 2013

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Conference Presentations (Keynote and Invited contributions)

  1. Agius, P., Davies, J., Howitt, R. & Johns, L. (2001). Negotiating Comprehensive Settlement of Native Title Issues: building a new scale of justice in South Australia. Native Title Representative Bodies Legal Conference. Townsville, Qld.
  2. Agius, P., Howitt, R., Jarvis, S. & Williams, R. (2004). Process Issues in Native Title Negotiations in South Australia. Paper presented to 'Processes for Cross-Cultural Engagement', a Special Session in the Remote Regions/Northern Development Session of the Western Regional Science Association Meeting, Wailea Marriott Resort , Maui, February 2004.
  3. Agius, P., Howitt, R., Jarvis, S., Johns, L. & Williams, R. (2004). Changing Places: Challenging the absence of self-determination as a principle in the administration of Native Title in Australia. Paper presented to Dialogues Across Cultures Conference, Monash University. Melbourne.
  4. Ashby, N., Fryirs, K. and Howitt, R. (2014) Adaptive management of Temperate Highland Peat Swamps on Sandstone in the Blue Mountains: Is it occurring? Proceedings of the 7th Australian Stream Management Conference. Townsville, Queensland.
  5. Ashby, N., Fryirs, K. and Howitt, R. (2012) How does context affect adaptive management practices? Swamp rehabilitation in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia. Paper presented at 15th Biennial Meeting Australian & New Zealand Geomorphology Group (ANZGG), Bundanoon, NSW, Australia. December 2-7, 2012.
  6. Colyer, C. and Howitt, R. (2013) Not for Profits working with Indigenous communities in Australia. Paper presented at International Geographical Union Regional Congress, Kyoto, Japan, August 3-9, 2013.
  7. Crew, D., Howitt, R. and Monk, J. (2013) Social conditions of rural Aboriginal communities in NSW: context, continuity and contingency, 1964-2012. Paper presented at International Geographical Union Regional Congress, Kyoto, Japan, August 3-9, 2013.
  8. Crew, J. L., R. Howitt and J. Monk. (2014). Connecting with Past Research: Reflecting on old research in new settings - returning material to the field fifty years on. American Association of Geographers. Florida.
  9. Fagan, R. and R. Howitt (2006). Scales, politics and geographies: an Antipodean relational orientation to scale in human geography (presented to International Geographical Union Regional Conference, Brisbane, July 2006).
  10. Fagan, R. and R. Howitt (2006). Scales, politics and geographies: an Antipodean relational orientation to scale in human geography (presented to International Geographical Union Regional Conference, Brisbane, July 2006).
  11. Howitt, R. (2002) A Geographer's Way of Seeing - geographical imaginaries and political realities. Interaction: Journal of the Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria 30.4: 7-12 (GTAV Conference Keynote Speech 2002).
  12. Howitt, R. (2002) Inequality: local injustices, invisibility, blindness and their legacies. Local Government Community Services Association NSW State Conference 'Without Prejudice: access and equity a service guarantee', Macquarie University, Sydney, November 2002. (Invited Contribution).
  13. Howitt, R. (2002) Worlds Turned Upside Down: inclusionary research in Australia, Association of American Geographers Conference, Los Angeles, March 2002. (Invited Panel Contribution: Inclusionary Geographies).
  14. Howitt, R. (2002). Decolonizing Research: ethical and methodological issues. Institute of Australian Geographers Conference. ANU, Canberra.
  15. Howitt, R. (2002). The Dreaming, power and indigenous rights: challenging the heart of darkness in Australia's postcolonial geographical imaginaries. Los Angeles. Association of American Geographers Conference. March 2002.
  16. Howitt, R. (2003). Indigenous Australian Geographies: Landscape, Property and Governance, Garner, B.J. (ed) Geography's New Frontiers: Conference Proceedings, NSW Geographical Society Conference Papers 17, Sydney: 237-249. (Invited Contribution).
  17. Howitt, R. (2004). Rethinking Resource Management: seeing, thinking and doing things as if justice matters. Seminar presented to Sustainable Forest Management Network and Environmental Studies Research Centre Seminar Series (Invited Contribution). University of Alberta Edmonton, October 2004.
  18. Howitt, R. (2004). Seeing forests, trees and landscape: professional literacy, justice and ethical engagement. Paper presented to "Forestry Education and Capacity in Indian Country" (Invited Address), Canadian Institute of Forestry/Society of American Foresters, Joint Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, October 2004.
  19. Howitt, R. (2006). Process - Relation - Context: ephemeral, marginal and Antipodean geographies (presented to International Geographical Union Regional Conference, Brisbane).
  20. Howitt, R. (2006). Process - Relation - Context: ephemeral, marginal and Antipodean geographies (presented to International Geographical Union Regional Conference, Brisbane) (invited keynote panel presentation).
  21. Howitt, R. (2007). Sustainable Indigenous futures in remote Indigenous areas: relationships, processes and failed state approaches. Taiwan Meeting of the International Geographical Union Indigenous Peoples' Knowledge and Rights Commission National Taiwan University (invited keynote speech) (paper accepted in November 2009 for publication in GeoJournal 2010.
  22. Howitt, R. (2009). Reconsidering Social Impact Assessment and Indigenous empowerment (presented to Panel on Indigenous Peoples, Community Mapping and Social Impact Assessment, International Symposium on Society and Natural Resources, Vienna, July 2009).
  23. Howitt, R. (2010). Indigenous Geographies as Challenge and Invitation (seminar presentation). Center of Ainu and Indigenous Studies, Hokkaido University and Department of Geography, Kyoto University (to be revised for submission to Geographical Review of Japan).
  24. Howitt, R. (2011) Ethics as First Method: research issues in intercultural resource management. Invited keynote address. International Symposium on Society and Natural Resources. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, June 2011.
  25. Howitt, R. (2013) Commentary: Coexisting with Fire? A commentary on the scale politics of adaptation. Paper presented at Institute of Australian Geographers Annual Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth, July 1-3, 2013.
  26. Howitt, R. (2013) Governance in local government - University partnerships: smart, local and connected? Paper presented to State of Australian Cities Conference, Sydney, November 26-29, 2013.
  27. Howitt, R. (2013). Reframing Resilient Landscapes: sustainability science and the challenges of socially constructed ignorance. Paper presented at the National Science Foundation Workshop - WIS2DOM: Weaving Indigenous and Sustainability Sciences: Diversifying our Methods, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA, USA, February 13-16, 2013.
  28. Howitt, R. (2013) Smart, connected and local: fostering partnership with local government at Macquarie University. Paper presented at Institute of Australian Geographers Annual Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth, July 1-3, 2013.
  29. Howitt, R. (2013) Smart, connected and local: fostering partnership with local government at Macquarie University. Paper presented at International Geographical Union Regional Congress, Kyoto, Japan, August 3-9, 2013.
  30. Howitt, R. and Cappelli, S. (2013) Navigating the landscape of local government-university relations. Paper presented to 13th International Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) Conference themed 'Sharing learning: lessons from the Sustainability Community', Sydney NSW, 25-27 September 2013.
  31. Howitt, R., Doohan, K., Suchet-Pearson, S., Lunkapis, G., Muller, S., Lawrence, R., Prout, S., Tilmouth, L.B., Russell, T., Veland, S. and Cross, S. (2010) Nurturing New Geographies of Coexistence: rethinking cultural interfaces in land and sea governance. International Roundtable on Indigenous Community Planning and Land Use Management: Advancing Practice Through Scholarship Indigenous Land Management Institute, Department of Geography and Planning University of Saskatchewan, June 7-10, 2010.
  32. Howitt, R. and Suchet-Pearson, S. (2003). Changing Country, Telling Stories: research ethics, methods and empowerment - working with Aboriginal women. Paper presented to Fluid Bonds: Gender in Water Resource Management Workshop (Invited Contribution), Australian National University, Canberra, October 2003.
  33. Howitt, R., Doohan, K., Suchet-Pearson, S., Lunkapis, G., Muller, S., Lawrence, R., Prout, S., Tilmouth, L.B., Russell, T., Veland, S. and Cross, S. (2010) Nurturing New Geographies of Coexistence: rethinking cultural interfaces in land and sea governance. Institute of Australian Geographers and New Zealand Geographical Society Conference, Christchurch, , June 2-6, 2010.
  34. Howitt, R., Havnen, O. and Veland, S. (2010) Natural and Unnatural Disasters: responding with respect for Indigenous rights and knowledges. Invited keynote address. One Year After: Indigenous reconstruction and autonomy after Typhoon Morokot. Department of Geography, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei. 11-13 November 2010. Available online (accessed 1.2.2012)
  35. Howitt, R., Johnson, D., Jones-Blayney, A., Neish, J., Piper, J., Sachs, J and Whiteford, G. (2011) Responding to the challenges of collaboration: developing an innovative research partnership between local government and global university. Paper presented to 'Local Governance in Transition', Local Government Researchers Forum, University of Technology, Sydney 14-15 December 2011. Available online at http://www.acelg.org.au/news-detail.php?id=187 (accessed 1 Feb 2012)
  36. Howitt, R., M. Lendrum, et al. (2007). Being-together-on-country: reframing sustainability planning in remote communities in the Northern Territory. Institute of Australian Geographers. University of Melbourne.
  37. Howitt, R. and Rickards, S. (2013) Complete Campus Engagement via Embedding Ecological Footprinting Curriculum. Paper presented to 13th International Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) Conference themed 'Sharing learning: lessons from the Sustainability Community', Sydney NSW, 25-27 September 2013
  38. Hsu, M., Howitt, R. and Chi, C-C. (2013) Landscape, Homeland, Territory: Exploring the idea of 'Country' in Indigenous Taiwan. Paper presented at North American Taiwan Studies Association, Santa Barbara, June 21-22, 2013.
  39. Hsu, M., Thomalla, F., Miller, F. and Howitt, R. (2013) Rebuilding Post-Disaster Community and Institutional Context: Relocation, Reconstruction and the Wutai Rukai in Taiwan. Paper presented at International Geographical Union Regional Congress, Kyoto, Japan, August 3-9, 2013.
  40. Monk, J. J., D. Crew, R. Howitt and C. Colyer. (2014). Giving Back: Politics, Ethics, and Care. International Geographical Union Congress. Warsaw, August 2014.
  41. Rickards, S., Bekmann, H. and Howitt, R. (2013) Embedding Ecological Footprinting as a tool to encourage student action. Paper presented to Student Engagement Panel, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Nashville Tennessee, October 6-9, 2013.

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Other Presentations and Materials

  1. Faulks, I. J., J. Irwin, R. Howitt and R. Dowling. (2013). "Electric unicycles, minifarthings and the future of urban transport." The Conversation (Online Journal) 6 May 2013.
  2. Howitt, R. (2005) Occasional Address: Graduation Ceremony (Division of Environment & Life Sciences), Macquarie University. 26 April 2005,
  3. Macquarie University (2012) Social Inclusion and Participation: A Macquarie Case Study (YouTube) - Prof Richie Howitt
  4. Macquarie University (2012) Careers for the Environment - Opening Address (YouTube)
  5. Macquarie University (2012) Ethics: Undertaking a PACE Activity at Macquarie University (YouTube) - Dr Richie Howitt
  6. Macquarie University Disability Support Services (2002) Now We're Talking. [18 minute documentary film showcasing approaches to working with students who are deaf]
  7. Macquarie University (2001) Why we employ jugglers [short film clip produced for promotional purposes as part of a series of 'research stars' at Macquarie University]. Watch video clip below:

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