Associate Professor Nicole Gurran

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 Sydney School 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.


Dr Duanfang Lu

Duanfang Lu is an architect with core research interests in Modern Chinese architectural and planning history, contemporary architectural and urban theories, modern architecture and urban development in developing countries, housing design and neighbourhood planning.


Associate Professor Paul Jones

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. Since the 1980s, Paul's projects have included working in the Strategic Planning Department of the City of Sydney Council, Planning and Engineering Division of the Albury Wodonga Development Corporation, a 'new town' experiment modeled on Milton Keynes in the UK. Paul has 20 years experience specialising in urban management and urban development projects in the Pacific Region. This has included working in Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Samoa, Fiji Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Marshall Islands, as well as Philippines, China, Israel and Thailand.