Associate Professor Kurt Iveson

Room 466

F09 - Madsen Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 3627

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Research interests

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).

Selected grants

2013

  • A model-free multi-modal transport network coding for Australia; Iveson K; Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN)/Research Support.
  • Mural Register and Mural, Street Art and Graffiti Review; Iveson K, McAuliffe C, Peet M, Murray W; City of Sydney Council/Research Support.

2012

  • The politics of location: location-aware mobile media and urban governance; Iveson K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Fincher, R., Iveson, K. (2008). Planning and Diversity in the City: Redistribution, Recognition and Encounter. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Iveson, K. (2007). Publics and the City. Malden,Oxford,Carlton: Blackwell Publishers.

Book Chapters

  • Iveson, K. (2014). Policing the City. In Mark Davidson, Deborah Martin (Eds.), Urban Politics: Critical Approaches, (pp. 85-99). London: Sage Publications.
  • Iveson, K. (2014). The spatial politics of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Canberra. In Gary Foley, Andrew Schaap, Edwina Howell (Eds.), The Aboriginal Tent Embassy: Sovereignty, Black Power, Land Rights and the State, (pp. 251-266). Oxon, UK: Routledge.
  • Iveson, K., Fincher, R. (2011). "Just Diversity" in the City of Difference. In Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson (Eds.), The New Blackwell Companion to The City, (pp. 407-418). Malden, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Fincher, R., Iveson, K. (2011). Conceptualizing Recognition in Planning. In Susan Fainstein and Scott Campbell (Eds.), Readings in Urban Theory, (pp. 129-146). UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Iveson, K. (2011). Mobile Media and the Strategies of Urban Citizenship: Control, Responsibilization, Politicization. In Marcus Foth, Laura Forlano, Christine Satchell, Martin Gibbs (Eds.), From Social Butterfly To Engaged Citizen: Urban Informatics, Social Media, Ubiquitous Computing, and Mobile Technology to Support Citizen Engagement, (pp. 55-70). England: MIT Press.
  • Iveson, K. (2006). Cities for angry young people? From exclusion and inclusion to engagement in urban policy. In Brendan Gleeson and Neil Sipe (Eds.), Creating child friendly cities: reinstating kids in the city, (pp. 49-65). Abingdon, UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Iveson, K. (2006). Strangers in the Cosmopolis. In J. Binnie, J. Holloway, S. Millington & C. Young (Eds.), Cosmopolitan Urbanism, (pp. 70-86). Abingdon, UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Iveson, K., Scalmer, S. (2001). Carnival at Crown Casino: S11 as party and protest. In Graham St John (Eds.), Free NRG: Notes from the Edge of the Dancefloor, (pp. 348-369). Melbourne Australia: Common Ground Publishing.
  • Iveson, K. (2001). Counterpublics and public space: comparing Aboriginal and labour movement protest at Parliament House Canberra. In Raymond Markey (Eds.), Labour and Community. Australia: University of Wollongong Press.

Journals

  • Connell, J., Iveson, K. (2014). An Eruv for St Ives? Religion, identity, place and conflict on the Sydney north shore. Australian Geographer, 45(4), 429-446. [More Information]
  • Iveson, K. (2014). Building a City For “The People�?: The Politics of Alliance-Building in the Sydney Green Ban Movement. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, 00, 1-22.
  • Davidson, M., Iveson, K. (2014). Occupations, mediations, subjectifications: fabricating politics. Space and Polity, 18(2), 137-152. [More Information]
  • Fincher, R., Iveson, K., Leitner, H., Preston, V. (2014). Planning in the multicultural city: Celebrating diversity or reinforcing difference? Progress in Planning, 92, 1-55. [More Information]
  • Davidson, M., Iveson, K. (2014). Recovering the politics of the city: From the ‘post-political city’ to a ‘method of equality’ for critical urban geography. Progress in Human Geography, , 1-17.
  • Iveson, K. (2013). Cities within the City: Do-It-Yourself Urbanism and the Right to the City. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 37(3), 941-956. [More Information]
  • Iveson, K. (2013). Reporting on the unreported with Paul Mason: Scenes from Sydney, 2011. City, 17(5), 674-682. [More Information]
  • Haworth, B., Bruce, E., Iveson, K. (2013). Spatio-temporal analysis of graffiti occurrence in an inner-city urban environment. Applied Geography, 38, 53-63. [More Information]
  • Iveson, K. (2012). Branded cities: outdoor advertising, urban governance, and the outdoor media landscape. Antipode: a radical journal of geography, 44(1), 151-174. [More Information]
  • Fincher, R., Iveson, K. (2012). Justice and Injustice in the City. Geographical Research, 50(3), 231-241. [More Information]
  • McAuliffe, C., Iveson, K. (2011). Art and Crime (and Other Things Besides … ): Conceptualising Graffiti in the City. Geography Compass, 5(3), 128-143. [More Information]
  • Iveson, K. (2011). Social or spatial justice? Marcuse and Soja on the right to the city. City, 15(2), 251-259. [More Information]
  • Iveson, K. (2010). Graffiti, street art and the city. City, 14(1), 25-32. [More Information]
  • Iveson, K. (2010). Seeking Spatial Justice: Some reflections from Sydney. City, 14(6), 607-611. [More Information]
  • Iveson, K. (2010). Some critical reflections on being critical: Reading for deviance, dominance or difference? City, 14(4), 434-441. [More Information]
  • Iveson, K., Neave, M. (2010). Teaching Across the Divide: Physical and Human Geographies of Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 34(4), 581-593. [More Information]
  • Iveson, K. (2010). The wars on graffiti and the new military urbanism. City, 14(1), 115-134. [More Information]
  • Epstein, K., Iveson, K. (2009). Locking Down the City (Well, Not Quite): APEC 2007 and urban citizenship in Sydney. Australian Geographer, 40(3), 271-295.
  • Iveson, K. (2009). Responding to the financial crisis: From competitive to cooperative urbanism. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 64(-), 211-221.
  • Iveson, K. (2009). The City versus the Media? Mapping the Mobile Geographies of Public Address. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 33(1), 241-245.
  • Holden, A., Iveson, K. (2003). Designs on the Urban: New Labour's urban renaissance and the spaces of citizenship. City, 7(1), 57-72.
  • Iveson, K. (2003). Justifying Exclusion: the politics of public space and the dispute over access to McIvers ladies' baths, Sydney. Gender, Place and Culture, 10(3), 215-228.

Conferences

  • Iveson, K. (2009). Too Public or Too Private? The politics of privacy in the real-time city. Engaging Data: First International Forum on the Application and Management of Personal Electronic Information, USA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

2014

  • Connell, J., Iveson, K. (2014). An Eruv for St Ives? Religion, identity, place and conflict on the Sydney north shore. Australian Geographer, 45(4), 429-446. [More Information]
  • Iveson, K. (2014). Building a City For “The People�?: The Politics of Alliance-Building in the Sydney Green Ban Movement. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, 00, 1-22.
  • Davidson, M., Iveson, K. (2014). Occupations, mediations, subjectifications: fabricating politics. Space and Polity, 18(2), 137-152. [More Information]
  • Fincher, R., Iveson, K., Leitner, H., Preston, V. (2014). Planning in the multicultural city: Celebrating diversity or reinforcing difference? Progress in Planning, 92, 1-55. [More Information]
  • Iveson, K. (2014). Policing the City. In Mark Davidson, Deborah Martin (Eds.), Urban Politics: Critical Approaches, (pp. 85-99). London: Sage Publications.
  • Davidson, M., Iveson, K. (2014). Recovering the politics of the city: From the ‘post-political city’ to a ‘method of equality’ for critical urban geography. Progress in Human Geography, , 1-17.
  • Iveson, K. (2014). The spatial politics of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Canberra. In Gary Foley, Andrew Schaap, Edwina Howell (Eds.), The Aboriginal Tent Embassy: Sovereignty, Black Power, Land Rights and the State, (pp. 251-266). Oxon, UK: Routledge.

2013

  • Iveson, K. (2013). Cities within the City: Do-It-Yourself Urbanism and the Right to the City. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 37(3), 941-956. [More Information]
  • Iveson, K. (2013). Reporting on the unreported with Paul Mason: Scenes from Sydney, 2011. City, 17(5), 674-682. [More Information]
  • Haworth, B., Bruce, E., Iveson, K. (2013). Spatio-temporal analysis of graffiti occurrence in an inner-city urban environment. Applied Geography, 38, 53-63. [More Information]

2012

  • Iveson, K. (2012). Branded cities: outdoor advertising, urban governance, and the outdoor media landscape. Antipode: a radical journal of geography, 44(1), 151-174. [More Information]
  • Fincher, R., Iveson, K. (2012). Justice and Injustice in the City. Geographical Research, 50(3), 231-241. [More Information]

2011

  • Iveson, K., Fincher, R. (2011). "Just Diversity" in the City of Difference. In Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson (Eds.), The New Blackwell Companion to The City, (pp. 407-418). Malden, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • McAuliffe, C., Iveson, K. (2011). Art and Crime (and Other Things Besides … ): Conceptualising Graffiti in the City. Geography Compass, 5(3), 128-143. [More Information]
  • Fincher, R., Iveson, K. (2011). Conceptualizing Recognition in Planning. In Susan Fainstein and Scott Campbell (Eds.), Readings in Urban Theory, (pp. 129-146). UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Iveson, K. (2011). Mobile Media and the Strategies of Urban Citizenship: Control, Responsibilization, Politicization. In Marcus Foth, Laura Forlano, Christine Satchell, Martin Gibbs (Eds.), From Social Butterfly To Engaged Citizen: Urban Informatics, Social Media, Ubiquitous Computing, and Mobile Technology to Support Citizen Engagement, (pp. 55-70). England: MIT Press.
  • Iveson, K. (2011). Social or spatial justice? Marcuse and Soja on the right to the city. City, 15(2), 251-259. [More Information]

2010

  • Iveson, K. (2010). Graffiti, street art and the city. City, 14(1), 25-32. [More Information]
  • Iveson, K. (2010). Seeking Spatial Justice: Some reflections from Sydney. City, 14(6), 607-611. [More Information]
  • Iveson, K. (2010). Some critical reflections on being critical: Reading for deviance, dominance or difference? City, 14(4), 434-441. [More Information]
  • Iveson, K., Neave, M. (2010). Teaching Across the Divide: Physical and Human Geographies of Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 34(4), 581-593. [More Information]
  • Iveson, K. (2010). The wars on graffiti and the new military urbanism. City, 14(1), 115-134. [More Information]

2009

  • Epstein, K., Iveson, K. (2009). Locking Down the City (Well, Not Quite): APEC 2007 and urban citizenship in Sydney. Australian Geographer, 40(3), 271-295.
  • Iveson, K. (2009). Responding to the financial crisis: From competitive to cooperative urbanism. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 64(-), 211-221.
  • Iveson, K. (2009). The City versus the Media? Mapping the Mobile Geographies of Public Address. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 33(1), 241-245.
  • Iveson, K. (2009). Too Public or Too Private? The politics of privacy in the real-time city. Engaging Data: First International Forum on the Application and Management of Personal Electronic Information, USA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

2008

  • Fincher, R., Iveson, K. (2008). Planning and Diversity in the City: Redistribution, Recognition and Encounter. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

2007

  • Iveson, K. (2007). Publics and the City. Malden,Oxford,Carlton: Blackwell Publishers.

2006

  • Iveson, K. (2006). Cities for angry young people? From exclusion and inclusion to engagement in urban policy. In Brendan Gleeson and Neil Sipe (Eds.), Creating child friendly cities: reinstating kids in the city, (pp. 49-65). Abingdon, UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Iveson, K. (2006). Strangers in the Cosmopolis. In J. Binnie, J. Holloway, S. Millington & C. Young (Eds.), Cosmopolitan Urbanism, (pp. 70-86). Abingdon, UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2003

  • Holden, A., Iveson, K. (2003). Designs on the Urban: New Labour's urban renaissance and the spaces of citizenship. City, 7(1), 57-72.
  • Iveson, K. (2003). Justifying Exclusion: the politics of public space and the dispute over access to McIvers ladies' baths, Sydney. Gender, Place and Culture, 10(3), 215-228.

2001

  • Iveson, K., Scalmer, S. (2001). Carnival at Crown Casino: S11 as party and protest. In Graham St John (Eds.), Free NRG: Notes from the Edge of the Dancefloor, (pp. 348-369). Melbourne Australia: Common Ground Publishing.
  • Iveson, K. (2001). Counterpublics and public space: comparing Aboriginal and labour movement protest at Parliament House Canberra. In Raymond Markey (Eds.), Labour and Community. Australia: University of Wollongong Press.

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