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PERSONAL DETAILS
Title:
Honorary Associate Professor
Name
: John Lea
Position: Urban and Regional Planning Programs
Location: Wilkinson Building (G04), 148 City Road, Darlington

Email: lea@arch.usyd.edu.au

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE
John Lea was on the fulltime staff from 1975-2001. He currently teaches part-time and supervises research students, His research interests include development studies in Asia/Pacific and Northern Australia with a focus on urbanisation, housing, indigenous studies and Island development. He holds a BA(Hons) and MA from Cambridge University, a DipTP from the Polytechnic of Central London, a PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand, and a DScArch from the University of Sydney. He is a Member of the Australian Planning Institute and was Director of the IB Fell Housing Research Centre in the Faculty of Architecture from 1990-1995. He has been a consultant internationally for UNESCO, AusAID and the World Bank; and in Australia for various Commonwealth and state government departments. In 2002 he was Program Quality Advisor for the Australian Agency for International Development in Canberra.

PUBLICATIONS
Selected Publications

* H.S. Murison and J.P. Lea (eds) Housing in Third World Countries: Perspectives on Policy and Practice, London: Macmillan, 1979; New York: St Martins Press, 1980, 182 + vii. pp. (ISBN 0-333-26869-5).

* J.P. Lea and J.M. Courtney (eds) Cities in Conflict: Studies in the Planning and Management of Asian Cities, Washington DC: The World Bank, 1985, 122 + xi pp. (ISBN 0-8213-0480-1).

* J.P. Lea and R.B. Zehner, Yellowcake and Crocodiles: Town Planning, Government and Society in Northern Australia, Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1986, 200 + xxvi pp. (ISBN 0-86861-875-6).

* J.P. Lea, Government and the Community in Katherine, 1937-78, Darwin: Australian National University North Australia Research Unit Monograph, 1987, 97 + vii pp. (ISBN 0-7315-0105-5).

* J.P. Lea, Tourism and Development in the Third World, London & New York: Routledge, 1988, 90 pp. (ISBN 0-415-00671-6)

* J.P. Lea, Government and the Community in Tennant Creek, 1947-78, Darwin: Australian National University North Australia
Research Unit Monograph, 1989, 122 + x pp. (ISBN 0-7315-0540-9)

* S. Kesteven and J.P. Lea, Jabiru and the Aborigines of the Kakadu Region, Darwin: ANU North Australia Research Unit, 1997. 63 + ix pp. (ISBN 0-7315-2884-0).

* K. Ono and J.P. Lea, 'Japanese Vision and Northern Australia: the early role of Japanese Settlers on Thursday Island', Australian Planner, 37, 2, 2000, 95-102.

* J. Connell and J.P. Lea, Urbanization in the Island Pacific. London: Routledge, 2002 (ISBN 0415246709)

* K.Ono, J.P.Lea and T Ando, 'A study of Urban Morphology of Japanese Colonial Towns in Nan'yo Gunto, part 1: Garapan, Tinian and Chalan Kanoa in Northern Marianas', Journal of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Engineering, AIJ, 556, 2002, pp. 333-339.

* K.Ono, J.P.Lea and T Ando, 'A study of Urban Morphology of Japanese Colonial Towns in Nan'yo Gunto, part 2: Koror in Palau', Journal of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Engineering, AIJ, 562, 2002, pp. 317-322.

* P.Jones and J.P.Lea, 'What has happened to Urban Reform in the Island Pacific? Some lessons from Kiribati and Samoa', Pacific Affairs, 80, 3, 2007, pp. 473-91.

RESEARCH AREAS
Regional planning focused on rural NSW, northern Australia and the Pacific; housing policy in developing countries; indigenous settlement and land tenure issues in Australia and the Pacific; development aid policy

COURSES
PhD and MPhil supervision
PLAN 9049 Development Project Planning and Design