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Dr Nicole Gurran
Associate Professor

Nicole Gurran is an urban planner and policy analyst whose research focuses on comparative land use planning systems and approaches to housing and ecological sustainability. She has been with the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney since 2002. Prior to this time she practiced as a planner in several state government roles, concerning local environmental plan making, environmental management, and housing policy.

Which courses does Nicole teach?


  Courses taught by Nicole
  • Planning Procedures
  • History and Theory in Urban Planning
  • Planning Research Report
  • Planning Research Dissertation
  • Housing Policy and Assistance (offered on a biannual basis)
  • Housing and Urban and Regional Development (offered on a biannual basis)
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Professor Paul Jones
Associate Professor and Program Director,

Paul Jones came to the Urban and Regional Planning and Policy Program on a full time basis at the beginning of 2011 with diverse experience as a planning practitioner, and an excellent academic record. Paul is an urban development and management practitioner with 30 years professional experience in developing sustainable urban management, urban development and planning solutions in Australia and overseas.

Which courses does Paul teach?


  Courses taught by Paul
  • Plan 9049 | Development Planning and Policy
  • Plan 9068 | History and Theory in Urban Planning
  • Plan 9064 | Land Use and Infrastructure Planning
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