Professor John Lea

DScArch, Sydney; PhD, University of Witwatersrand; DipTP, Polytechnic of Central London; Master of Arts, Cambridge; Bachelor of Arts (Hons),Cambridge.
Urban and Regional Planning Programs

G04 - Wilkinson Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone 9417 1859

Biographical details

John Lea was senior planning assistant at the City of London and City of Westminster in the 1960s. He subsequently taught urban and regional planning at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg before being appointed at the University of Sydney from 1975-2001 where he was also Director of the IB Fell Housing Research Centre in the Faculty of Architecture from 1990-1995. On retirement he spent a year as Program Quality Adviser at the Australian Government Agency for International Development in Canberra. He has been a consultant internationally for UNESCO, AusAID and the World Bank; and in Australia for various Commonwealth and state government departments. He currently teaches part-time, supervises research students and is co-editor of Pacific Rim Geographies, Routledge.

Research interests

Research interests include development studies in Asia/Pacific and Northern Australia with a focus on urbanisation, housing, indigenous studies, island development and foreign aid.

Teaching and supervision

  • PLAN 9064 Development Planning and Policy
  • PhD and MPhil supervision

Associations

  • Director | IB Fell Housing Research Centre (From 1990-1995).
  • Consultant | Various positions - UNESCO, AusAID, World Bank, Australian Commonwealth and State Government department.
  • Quality Advisor | Australian Agency for International Development

Selected grants

2013

  • Community involvement in planning for the rebuilding of the fishing port communities along the Senriku coastline, Japan: A collaborative study with older Japanese residents.; Wilson L, Black D, Lea J, Black J; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2004

  • Improving thermal performance of low-cost houses for better health of occupants and to reduce costs of temperature control.; James C, Lea J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2000

  • Housing assistance and regional disadvantage: international best practice and Australian applications; Winter I, Lea J; AHURI/BLO Project.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Connell, J., Lea, J. (2002). Urbanisation in the Island Pacific: Towards Sustainable Development. United States: Taylor and Francis.

Journals

  • Smith, P., Upadhyay, A., Holland, G., Jean-Baptiste, O., Lea, J. (2011). Architectural Science Book Reviews | 54:3. Architectural Science Review, 54(3), 258-263.
  • Parikesit, D., Black, J., Lea, J., Santoso, P. (2008). New directions in transport reform. AIGRP Policy Briefs, Policy Brief 12, 1-11.
  • Jones, P., Lea, J. (2007). What has happened to urban reform in the island Pacific? Some lessons from Kiribati and Samoa. Pacific Affairs: an international review of Asia and the Pacific, 80(3), 473-491.
  • Ono, K., Lea, J., Ando, T. (2002). A Study of Urban Morphology of Japanese Colonial Towns in Nan'yo Gunto; Part 1: Garapan, Tinian and Chalan Kanoa in Northern Marianas. Nihon Kenchiku Gakkai Keikakukei Ronbunshu, 556, 333-339.
  • Lea, J., Ono, K., Ando, T. (2002). A Study of Urban Morphology of Japanese Colonial Towns in Nan'yo Gunto; Part 2: Koror in Palau. Nihon Kenchiku Gakkai Keikakukei Ronbunshu, 562, 317-322.

Report

  • Lea, J., Baxter, M. (2002). Rapid Review of Project Quality at Entry.

Reference Works

  • Lea, J. (2006). Terence Gary McGee (1936-). In David Simon (Eds.), Fifty Key Thinkers on Devolopment. (Vol. 1, pp. 176-181). New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2011

  • Smith, P., Upadhyay, A., Holland, G., Jean-Baptiste, O., Lea, J. (2011). Architectural Science Book Reviews | 54:3. Architectural Science Review, 54(3), 258-263.

2008

  • Parikesit, D., Black, J., Lea, J., Santoso, P. (2008). New directions in transport reform. AIGRP Policy Briefs, Policy Brief 12, 1-11.

2007

  • Jones, P., Lea, J. (2007). What has happened to urban reform in the island Pacific? Some lessons from Kiribati and Samoa. Pacific Affairs: an international review of Asia and the Pacific, 80(3), 473-491.

2006

  • Lea, J. (2006). Terence Gary McGee (1936-). In David Simon (Eds.), Fifty Key Thinkers on Devolopment. (Vol. 1, pp. 176-181). New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2002

  • Ono, K., Lea, J., Ando, T. (2002). A Study of Urban Morphology of Japanese Colonial Towns in Nan'yo Gunto; Part 1: Garapan, Tinian and Chalan Kanoa in Northern Marianas. Nihon Kenchiku Gakkai Keikakukei Ronbunshu, 556, 333-339.
  • Lea, J., Ono, K., Ando, T. (2002). A Study of Urban Morphology of Japanese Colonial Towns in Nan'yo Gunto; Part 2: Koror in Palau. Nihon Kenchiku Gakkai Keikakukei Ronbunshu, 562, 317-322.
  • Lea, J., Baxter, M. (2002). Rapid Review of Project Quality at Entry.
  • Connell, J., Lea, J. (2002). Urbanisation in the Island Pacific: Towards Sustainable Development. United States: Taylor and Francis.

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