Natalie Osborne

Natalie Osborne
Griffith University · School of Environment

BUEP (Hons); PhD

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36 Research Items
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Introduction
I am an early career academic with interests in critical human geography, environmental planning, community development, transition, and social and environmental justice. My PhD project looked at the proposed closure of the sand mining industry on North Stradbroke Island/Minjerribah and the transition planning process. I use a critical phenomenological approach informed by emotional geographies, island studies and collective trauma theory. Awarded May 2015.
Additional affiliations
February 2015 - July 2015
Queensland University of Technology
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • I am currently working on a research project in natural resource management and stakeholder engagement; specifically, how recreational fishers can become involved in habitat stewardship.
January 2015 - present
Griffith University
Position
  • Sessional Academic
Description
  • Preparing class materials for upcoming semester.
June 2014 - present
Queensland University of Technology
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Research assistant on project looking at studio pedagogy, and the use of studios in Australian planning curricula.
Education
February 2010 - May 2015
Griffith University
Field of study
  • Doctor of Philosophy
February 2005 - July 2009
Griffith University
Field of study
  • Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (Hons)

Publications

Publications (43)
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Enclave urbanism-the privatisation of land for housing, technology, and commercial purposes-is gaining currency among scholars as a notion for explaining contemporary spatial restructuring. However, existing scholarship tends to over-emphasise enclave urbanism as a universal phenomenon that has negative consequences for certain groups in society. R...
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This study aims to understand how infill developments with walkable policies influence not only the walkability of the modified area but also the proximate urban spaces located in the context. The paper uses a mixed-methods and a relational approach to conduct comparative research in the form of pre-and post-construction analysis in a recently pede...
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This chapter explores in-depth interviewing, a widely used method in qualitative research aimed at building a depth of understanding, rather than factual or abstract information. We give a brief account of structured interviews, but these have more in common with surveys and questionnaires than in-depth interviewing. Semi-structured interviews are...
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Political theorists argue that justice for cultural groups must account for socioeconomic distribution, political representation and cultural recognition. Combining this tripartite justice framework with settler colonial theory, we analyse novel data sets relating to Aboriginal peoples’ water experiences in south-eastern Australia. We construe pers...
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Non-technical summary The sustainability concept seeks to balance how present and future generations of humans meet their needs. But because nature is viewed only as a resource, sustainability fails to recognize that humans and other living beings depend on each other for their well-being. We therefore argue that true sustainability can only be ach...
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There is significant interest in global trends in Indigenous land titling but relatively less attention given to Indigenous water tenure despite significant reform of water governance regimes in many regions of the world. This paper considers the intertwined and complex history of Aboriginal land and water tenure in the Australian State of New Sout...
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Land ownership is given little attention in scholarly accounts of how and why new city visions are mobilised and implemented in Africa. In this paper we examine the evolution of Accra City Extension Project (ACEP)-an urban strategy to modernise and respond to urbanisation pressures in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana. We trace the origins and ration...
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Brian Walker, Finding Resilience: Change and Uncertainty in Nature and Society, Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing, 2019, 157 pp., ISBN 9 7814 8631 0777, A$43.75.
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The sustainability concept in its current form suffers from reductionism. The common interpretation of “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” fails to explicitly recognize their interdependence with needs of current and future non-human generations. Here we argue that the fo...
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In this chapter we explore ‘Public Cities’, asking who the public is, how publics make claims for and of cities and how we can consider these claims in light of the built environment profession’s commitments to justice and participatory governance. In particular, the chapter considers belonging, inclusion and exclusion from both the idea of ‘the pu...
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This paper explores citizen perceptions of mining operations located in the Gloucester Valley, New South Wales (NSW), Australia. With an already lengthy history of two coal operations, tensions were exacerbated in the Valley upon the announcement of new unconventional gas operations and a third coal mine proposal. Concerned citizens highlight how m...
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This critical commentary re!ects on a rapidly mobilised international podcast project, in which 25 urban scholars from around the world provided audio recordings about their cities during COVID-19. New digital tools are increasing the speeds, formats and breadth of the research and communication mediums available to researchers. Voice recorders on...
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In this chapter, we explore ideas of human rights and environmental justice in Australian cities. We draw on three intersecting discourses of urban justice: the entangled, messy more-than-human theory, Indigenous political theories of justice and land rights, and the spatial politics of the right to the city. We bring together these bodies of work...
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The passage of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) brought with it much anticipation-though in reality, quite limited means-for recognizing and protecting Aboriginal peoples' rights to land and water across Australia. A further decade passed before national and State water policy acknowledged Aboriginal water rights and interests. In 2015, the native t...
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Cycling is often promoted as a low cost, accessible and virtuous strategy for solving many urban problems, including air pollution, congestion, climate change and the ‘obesity epidemic’. Yet the status of cycling as a quick and easy transport solution available to all is rarely problematised in policy documents. Focussing on cycling policy document...
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Increasingly those working in higher education are tasked with targeting their teaching approaches and techniques to improve the ‘employability’ of graduates. However, this approach is promoted with little recognition that enhanced employability does not guarantee employment outcomes or the tensions inherent in pursuing this agenda. The increasing...
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This paper serves as an epilogue to the Women in Planning special issue of Australian Planner reflecting on the potential for women’s activism and scholarship to promote social and spatial change around what have often been dismissed as irrelevant private or personal matters. This paper highlights the energy and willingness among women planners and...
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Between 1977 and 1982, the Royal Australian Planning Institute (RAPI) Journal, the forebear of Australian Planner, featured a column dedicated to women and planning. The column, entitled Marion, sought to raise awareness, exchange information and stimulate discussion about issues relating to women and planning. The column highlighted discriminatory...
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An important part of the feminist planning project is to make visible the many and varied contributions of women in planning. However, despite the substantial advances of feminist movements, planning education and practice has yet to consistently understand and address the needs of marginalised groups, particularly women, and has struggled to adopt...
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Since the post-positivist turn in the 20th century, many scholars and philosophers have argued for the importance of Other Ways Of Knowing - including local, embodied, situated, partial, and indigenous knowledges - in developing a better understanding of the world. This argument has been further stressed by a large subset of scholars working in the...
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While there has been progress on a range of issues influencing gender equity in the workforce, getting to and from work can be a fundamental barrier to participation and equity. Issues such as: access to transportation, the routes taken, modes used, distance travelled, and time and money spent in transit are often shaped by gender. In this chapter...
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Women face particular travel challenges when combining commuting with broader caring responsibilities. This policy note considers the issues associated with meeting the transport needs of working women as they navigate their daily ‘mobilities of care’. We extend the concept of ‘mobilities of care’ by combining an intersectional understanding of the...
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The idea of ‘wicked’ problems has made a valuable contribution to recognising the complexity and challenges of contemporary planning. However, some wicked policy problems are further complicated by a significant moral, psychological, religious or cultural dimension. This is particularly the case for problems that possess strong elements of abjectio...
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Despite widespread acknowledgment within planning scholarship that emotion—both present in knowledge and a form of knowledge—is integral to lived experience and the judgement of planners, it is often sidelined within planning practice. The extent to which mainstream planning has been able or willing to accommodate emotions remains constrained and t...
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To better understand injustice in our cities, and to understand how vulnerability to impacts of climate change is constructed, scholars have noted that we need to incorporate multiple factors that shape identity and power in our analyses, including race, class, gender, ethnicity and sexuality. Less widely acknowledged is the intersectionality of th...
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Planning studio pedagogy has long been a part of planning education and has recently re-eemerged as a topic of investigation. Scholarship has: 1) critically examined the fluctuating popularity of studio teaching and the changing role of studio teaching in contemporary planning curricula in the USA and New Zealand; 2) challenged conceptualizations o...
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There have been suggestions in recent literature that neoliberalism and globalisation present positive opportunities for Indigenous communities engaging in resource development projects on their traditional lands. This paper will present evidence from preliminary research on the neoliberal restructuring that has endured for those Indigenous communi...
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There have been suggestions in recent Canadian literature that neoliberalism and globalisation present positive opportunities for Indigenous communities engaging in resource development projects on their traditional lands. This literature emphasises the need for the state to provide unimpeded access to resources in a globalised world, and how this...

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This is a PAR project with activists in Brisbane (particularly people associated with Right to the City - Brisbane and the Gabba Ward organisers) on radical and insurgent planning practices, participatory planning, and the right to the city.