Dr Gregory Young
PhD (UNSW); MA (USyd); Dip. Urban Studies (MQ); BA Hons (UTAS).
G04 - Wilkinson Building
The University of Sydney
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Greg Young is a cultural and planning theorist, planner and writer whose public strategies and scholarship have established him as a global leader in his field. His cultural paradigm for planning and governance and original concept and model for ‘culturised planning’ is now utilised internationally. He is the author of articles for Planning Theory and Planning History, the influential book Reshaping Planning with Culture (Ashgate) and was principal editor of The Ashgate Research Companion to Planning and Culture (2013). He has authored and contributed to numerous landmark Australian cultural and planning strategies such as Australia’s first National Cultural Policy Creative Nation (1994) and has lectured and conducted visioning, cultural and planning seminars and workshops with communities and governments internationally including Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway and PNG. This followed executive roles with all three tiers of Australian government including Manager, Planning, Tourism NSW, Principal Planner Identity, Parramatta City and the NSW Heritage Council’s senior historian, policy specialist and advocate. Greg has held Macquarie University and UWS Research Fellowships and will take up the award of a Getty Fellowship at the Getty Institute, Los Angeles, USA from April to July 2014.
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Greg’s leading role in the development and advocacy of culture, heritage and planning at the state and national level in Australia led to his award in 1997 of the first NSW Premier’s Max Kelly Scholarship to Venice to study culture, planning, interpretation and marketing in water cities globally. Earlier, Greg was the first historian appointed to the NSW Heritage Council and was the Council’s planning advocate. As a planner in the 1980s he played a key role in developing the NSW system of heritage studies, now modelled around Australia. In the early 1990s as Manager Planning for the NSW Tourism Commission he developed the first NSW Cultural Tourism Strategy, described by the Commonwealth as a landmark model for Australia. Later, in his own consultancy, Greg authored the heritage and planning background for Australia’s first National Cultural Policy Creative Nation, managed the Commonwealth’s pioneering Cultural Mapping Consultancy and co-authored the Commonwealth Cultural Mapping Handbook. In the same period he jointly prepared the first Port Arthur Historic Site Strategic Management Plan and the first and noted cultural interpretation of Port Arthur’s penal history and relationship to Tasmanian society. In the late 1990s as Coordinator of Historic Heritage for the NSW NPWS he managed multi-disciplinary heritage conservation, projects and with a growing national reputation he undertook pioneering Identity Planning for Parramatta City Council, undertook major consultancies and authored influential policy and visioning articles.
Awards and honours
Member Planning Institute of Australia (MPIA)
Getty Scholar, Getty Institute, California, USA, 2014
International Review Panel, Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugual
Former Chair, Sydney Harbour National Park Advisory Committee
NSW Premier’s inaugural Max Kelly Scholar to Venice
Former Australian Nominee International ICOMOS Cultural Tourism Committee
Member, NSW Premier’s Patrick White House Museum Working Party
Member, NSW Housing Minister's Inter Departmental Committee
Member, Tasmanian Government Restoration Advisory Committee