Dr Kurt Iveson, B Econ (Soc Sci), PhD
Senior Lecturer in Urban Geography
Madsen Building (F09), Rm 466
Phone: +61 2 9351 3627
Fax: +61 2 9351 3644
Kurt is primarily interested in the question of how social justice can be achieved in cities. Within this broad interest, his previous research has focused on two main areas. First, he has examined the significance of the urban public realm for citizenship and democracy. This has included looking at contests over different uses of urban public space, including the politics of protest, graffiti writing, cruising, hanging out, and outdoor advertising. Second, he has explored how urban planning might work better to achieve social justice in cities. In particular, he has considered the ways in which planners should conceptualise, and respond to, different forms of diversity in the city.
Kurt’s current research is focused on the governance of the outdoor media landscape (from graffiti to government notices, shop signage and outdoor advertising), and on the spatial politics of urban informatics systems (with a particular focus on their implications for privacy and urban citizenship).
- Iveson, K. (2007) Publics and the City, Oxford, Blackwell.
- Fincher, R. and Iveson, K. (2008) Planning and Diversity in the City: Redistribution, Recognition and Encounter, Basingstoke, Palgrave.
Selected articles and book chapters
- Iveson, K. (2013) 'Cities within the city: do it yourself urbanism and the right to the city', in International Journal of Urban Research, 37(3): 941-956.
- Fincher, R. and Iveson, K. (2012) “Justice and Injustice in the City”, Geographical Research, forthcoming.
- Iveson, K. (2012) “Branded cities: outdoor advertising, urban governance, and the outdoor media landscape”, in Antipode, 44(1): 151-174.
- Iveson, K. (2011) “Mobile Media and the Strategies of Urban Citizenship: Control, Responsibilization, Politicization” in Marcus Foth, Laura Forlano, Christine Satchell and Martin Gibbs (eds) From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen: Urban Informatics, Social Media, Ubiquitous Computing, and Mobile Technology to Support Citizen Engagement, Cambridge, MIT Press
- Iveson, K. and Fincher, R. (2011) “Just Diversity in the City of Difference”, in Bridge, G. and Watson, S. (eds) The New Blackwell Companion to the City, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell.
- Fincher, R. and Iveson, K. (2011) “Conceptualizing Diversity in the City”, in Fainstein, S. and Campbell, S. (eds) Readings in Urban Theory, 3rd Edition, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell.
- Iveson, K. (2011) "Social or spatial justice? Marcuse and Soja on the right to the city", in City 15(2): 250-259.
- Iveson, K. (2010) “Some critical reflections on being critical: Reading for deviance, dominance or difference?”, in City, 14(4): 434-441.
- Iveson, K. (2010) "Graffiti, Street Art and the City: Introduction" in City 14(1-2): 25-32
- Iveson, K. (2010) “The war on graffiti and the new military urbanism”, in City, 14(1-2): 115-134.
- Iveson, K. (2009) “War is over (if you want it): rethinking the graffiti problem”, in Australian Planner, 46(4): 24-34.
- Iveson, K. (2009) “Too Public or Too Private? The Politics of Privacy in the Real-time City”, paper presented to Engaging Data Forum, MIT, October 13. Available here.
- Iveson, K. (2009) “Responding to the Financial Crisis: From Competitive to Cooperative Urbanism”, in Journal of Australian Political Economy, 64: 211-221.
- Epstein, K. and Iveson, K. (2009) “Locking down the city (well, almost): APEC 2007 and urban citizenship in Sydney”, in Australian Geographer 40(3): 271-296.
- Iveson, K. (2009) “Putting the public back into public space”, reprinted in Paddison, R. (ed) Urban Studies – Society, Sage.
- Iveson, K. (2009) “Graffiti”, Sage Encyclopedia of Urban Studies.
- Iveson, K. (2009) “The City versus the Media? Mapping the mobile geographies of public address” in International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 33(1): 241-5.
- Iveson, K. (2006) “Cities for angry young people? From exclusion and inclusion to engagement in urban policy” in Gleeson BJ and Sipe N (eds) Creating Child Friendly Cities, London, Routledge.
- Iveson, K. (2006) “Strangers in the Cosmopolis” in Binnie J, Holloway J, Millington S and Young C (eds) Cosmopolitan Urbanism, London, Routledge.
- Iveson, K. (2003) “Justifying Exclusion: the politics of public space and the dispute over access to McIvers ladies’ baths, Sydney” in Gender, Place and Culture, 10(3): 215-228.
- Holden, A. and Iveson, K. (2003) “Designs on the Urban: New Labour’s urban renaissance and the spaces of citizenship” in City, 7(1): 57-72.
- Iveson, K. (2001) “Counterpublics and public space: comparing Aboriginal and labour movement protest at Parliament House Canberra” in Markey, R. (ed) Labour and Community, Wollongong, University of Wollongong Press.
- Iveson, K. and Scalmer, S. (2001) ‘Carnival at Crown Casino: S11 as party and protest’ in St John, G. (ed) Free NRG: Notes from the Edge of the Dancefloor, Common Ground: 223-236.
- Bailey, J. and Iveson, K. (2000) “ ‘The Parliaments Call Them Thugs’: public space, identity and union protest” in Journal of Industrial Relations, 42(4): 517-534.
- Iveson, K. (2000) “Beyond designer diversity: planners, public space and a critical politics of difference” in Urban Policy and Research, 18 (2): 219-238.
- d’Souza, M. and Iveson, K. (1999) “Homies and Homebrewz: hip hop in Sydney” in White, R. (ed) Australian Youth Subcultures: on the margins and in the mainstream, Hobart, Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies.
- Iveson, K. (1998) “Putting the public back into public space” in Urban Policy and Research, 16 (1): 21-33.
- Iveson, K. (2006) review of Maxwell, I. (2003) Phat Beats, Dope Rhymes: Hip Hop Down Under Comin’ Upper, Wesleyan University Press, in Perfect Beat, forthcoming.
- Iveson, K. (2004) review of Mitchell, D. (2003) The Right to the City: Social Justice and the Fight for Publics Space, New York, Guildford Press, in Urban Studies, 41(4): 919-920.
- Iveson, K. (1999) “Inspiring Green Bans”, review of Burgmann, M. and Burgmann, V. (1998) Green Bans, Red Union, UNSW Press, Sydney, in Arena Magazine, 43: 49-50.
- Iveson, K. (1999) review of Ruddick, S. (1996) Young and Homeless in Hollywood, Routledge, New York, in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 17 (2): 250-252.
- Iveson, K. (1996) review of Katznelson, I. (1992) Marxism and the City, Clarendon Press, Oxford, in Urban Policy and Research, 14, (3): 243-245.
Kurt also writes occasionally for a range of non-academic publications, including mainstream newspapers and street art and music magazines such as Graphotism, Wax Poetics, and Cyclic Defrost. Recent articles include:
- Iveson, K. (2009) “Can you dig it? An interview with Soul Jazz Records’ Stuart Baker”, Cyclic Defrost, issue 24. Available here
- Iveson, K. (2009) “Wah Wah Watson: Funky Vocab”, Wax Poetics, issue 37.
- Iveson, K. (2009) “Sesame Street Soul”, Wax Poetics online.
- Iveson, K. (2009) “Nostalgia 77 interview”, Cyclic Defrost, issue 21. Available here
- Iveson, K. (2009) “Let’s learn to live with (good) graffiti”, Sydney Morning Herald, February 5. Available here
- Iveson, K. (2009) “This bus stop brought to you by prohibitionists”, Sydney Morning Herald, January 13. Available here