Honorary Associate Professor John Lea


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Honorary Associate Professor
John Lea
Urban and Regional Planning Programs
Room 454, G04 'Wilkinson Building', 148 City Road, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006

9417 1859

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Research Areas | Academic Qualifications | Memberships and Associations | Biography | Selected Publications |

Research areas

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

Units taught and programs

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

Professional Experience

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.

Academic Qualifications

  • DScArch | University of Sydney
  • Phd | University of Witwatersrand
  • DipTP | Polytechnic of Central London
  • Master of Arts | Cambridge University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) | Cambridge University

Memberships and 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 Publications

Books | Book Chapters | Journal Articles | Conference Presentations and Publications | Architectural and Design | Public Lectures and Presentations | Public Exhibitions and Events


Books

2002 | Connell, J H, Lea, J P 2002, Urbanisation in the Island Pacific: Towards Sustainable Development, Taylor and Francis, United States

1997 | S. Kesteven and J.P. Lea, Jabiru and the Aborigines of the Kakadu Region, Darwin: ANU North Australia Research Unit.

1989 | J.P. Lea, Government and the Community in Tennant Creek, 1947-78 Darwin: Australian National University North Australia
Research Unit Monograph.

1988 | J.P. Lea, Tourism and Development in the Third World, London & New York: Routledge.

1987 | J.P. Lea, Government and the Community in Katherine, 1937-78, Darwin: Australian National University North Australia Research Unit Monograph.

1986 | J.P. Lea and R.B. Zehner, Yellowcake and Crocodiles: Town Planning, Government and Society in Northern Australia, Sydney: Allen & Unwin.

1985 | 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.

1980 | 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.

Journal Articles

2008 | Parikesit, J.A. Black, J.P. Lea and P Santoso, ‘New Directions in Transport Reform’. Policy Brief 12 (2008), Canberra: Australia Indonesia Governance Research Partnership, ANU, pp. 11 + ii, ISSN 1836-0211.

2008 | J. Black and J.P. Lea, ‘Public Private Partnerships (PPP) and the Australian Transport Sector’, Working Paper 5, Governance Reform Initiative in Transport Sector Project, Yogyakarta: The Center for Transportation and Logistics Studies, Universitas Gadjah Mada, pp. 40.

2008 | J. Black and J.P. Lea, ‘Subsidies, Community Service Obligations and Concessions in the Transport Sector’, Working Paper 4, Governance Reform Initiative in Transport Sector Project, Yogyakarta: The Center for Transportation and Logistics Studies, Universitas Gadjah Mada, pp. 22.

2007 | 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, pp. 473-91.

2002 | 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.

2002 | 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, pp. 317-322.

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