Professor Phil McManus

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Professor Phil McManus

F09 - Madsen Building
The University of Sydney

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Research interests

My current research focuses on sustainable cities, urban forestry and representations of nature in the construction of a range of environmental issues. Within the area of sustainable cities I am researching the potential to develop Industrial Ecology, the use of metrics such as Ecological Footprints and migration issues such as the tree-change phenomenon in Australia. My research on nature includes human-animal relations, particularly thoroughbred breeding and the uses of nature. My work combines urban environmental history with policy and planning research that is future-oriented.

Selected grants

2013

  • Human Animal Research Network; Probyn-Rapsey F, Belov K, Black C, Degeling C, Fawcett (Quain) A, Irvine R, Johnston J, Lea T, Kindt J, Michael M, McGreevy P, McManus P, Raubenheimer D, Schlosberg D, Spurr B, Shine R, Wadiwel D; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).
  • Caring for Thoroughbreds: addressing social, economic and welfare issues in international horse racing; McManus P, Davison A, Roberts S, McGreevy P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2012

  • The Sydney Network on Climate Change and Society; McCalman I, Schlosberg D, Bashford A, Probyn E, Allon F, Giles P, Smith V, Marks P, Celermajer D, Mikler J, Chester L, Gurran N, Shrestha K, Lyster R, McManus P, Pritchard W, Neilson J, Byrne M, Wright C, de Berigny Wall C; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

2007

  • Constructing nature, tradition and thoroughbreds; McManus P, Albrecht G, Albrecht G; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Australia's rural heartlands: Declining economic fortune or dynamic regional adjustment?; Argent A, Bourke L, McManus P, Martin J, Sorensen T, Walmsley A, Argent N, Walmsley J, Bourke L, Baum S, Sorensen A, Pritchard W; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2006

  • feasibility study for potential future uses of White Bay to reduce Sydneys ecological footprint; McManus P, Webb L; Leichhardt Municipal Council/Research Grants.

Selected publications

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Books

  • McManus, P., Albrecht, G., Graham, R. (2013). The Global Horseracing Industry: Social, economic, environmental and ethical perspectives. New York: Routledge.
  • Connell, J., McManus, P. (2011). Rural Revival Place Marketing, Tree Change and Regional Migration in Australia. Surrey: Ashgate.
  • McManus, P. (2005). Vortex Cities to Sustainable Cities: Australia's Urban challenge. Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.

Book Chapters

  • McManus, P. (2014). Evolving Metabolic Relations: Nature, Resources and People in the Hunter Valley. In Rae Dufty-Jones and John Connell (Eds.), Rural Change in Australia, (pp. 255-275). UK: Ashgate.
  • McManus, P. (2013). The sport of kings, queens, sheikhs and the super-rich: thoroughbred breeding and racing as leisure for the super-rich. In Iain Hay (Eds.), Geographies of the Super-Rich, (pp. 155-170). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • McManus, P. (2012). Ecocities and Sustainable Urban Environments. In Joy Murray, Glenn Cawthorne, Christopher Dey, Chris Andrew (Eds.), Enough For All Forever: A Handbook For Learning About Sustainability, (pp. 201-214). Champaign, Illinois: Common Ground Publishing.
  • McManus, P., Albrecht, G., Graham, R. (2011). Constructing Thoroughbred Breeding Landscapes: Manufactured Idylls in the Upper Hunter Region of Australia. In Stanley D Brunn (Eds.), Engineering Earth: The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects, (pp. 1323-1339). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • McManus, P., Martin, J., Argent, N., Baum, S., Bourke, L., Pritchard, W., Sorenson, T., Walmsley, J. (2011). The sustainability of towns, livelihoods and nature in Australia's rural heartlands. In John Martin and Trevor Budge (Eds.), Sustainability of Australias Country Towns: Renewal, Renaissance and Resilience, (pp. 145-155). Ballarat, Victoria: VURRN Press Inc.
  • McManus, P. (2010). Planning With And For Trees In Perth: Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow. In I Alexander, S Greive, D Hedgcock (Eds.), Planning Perspectives From Western Australia: A Reader in Theory and Practice, (pp. 340-353). North Fremantle: Fremantle Press.
  • Gleeson, B., McManus, P. (2008). Urban settlements. In David Lindenmayer,Stephen Dovers, Molly Harriss Olson and Steve Morton (Eds.), Ten commitments : reshaping the lucky countrys environment, (pp. 37-42). Collingwood Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Barrett, J., McManus, P. (2007). Civilising nature: Museums and the environment. In Gavin Birch (Eds.), Water Wind Art and Debate - How environmental concerns impact on disciplinary research, (pp. 319-344). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • McManus, P. (2005). In Whose Interest? Consent, dissent and the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. In Denis Cryle and Jean Hillier (Eds.), Consent and Consensus: Politics, media and governance in twentieth century Australia, (pp. 179-196). Perth: API Network.
  • McManus, P. (2004). Geography. In John Blewitt and Cedric Cullingford (Eds.), The Sustainability Curriculum: The challenge for higher education, (pp. 218-231). London: Earthscan.
  • McManus, P. (2004). In Whose Interest??Consent, Dissent And The Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. In Denis Cryle; Jean Hillier (Eds.), Consent and Consensus, (pp. 179-196). Australia: API Network.
  • McManus, P. (2002). Your car is as welcome as you are:a history of transportation and planning in the Perth metropolitan region. In Andrea Gaynor, Mathew Trinca, Anna Haebich (Eds.), Country: Visions Of Land And People In Western Australia, (pp. 187-211). Francis Street, Perth, Western Australia: BMJ Publishing Group.
  • McManus, P. (2001). One step forward and two steps back: urban policy and community planning in England since 1979. In O Yiftachel, J Little, D Hedgcock, I Alexander (Eds.), The Power of Planning: Spaces of Control and Transformation, (pp. 45-55). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Sage Publications.
  • McManus, P. (2001). Sustaining unsustainability: sausages, actant networks and the Australian beef industry. In S. Lockie & B Pritchard (Eds.), Consuming Foods, Sustaining Environments, (pp. 47-62). Australia: Australian Academic Press.

Journals

  • McManus, P., Graham, R. (2014). Horse racing and gambling: comparing attitudes and preferences of racetrack patrons and residents of Sydney, Australia. Leisure Studies, 33(4), 400-417. [More Information]
  • Michell, G., McManus, P. (2013). Engaging Communities for Success: social impact assessment and social licence to operate at Northparkes Mines, NSW. Australian Geographer, 44(4), 435-459. [More Information]
  • Schweinsberg, S., Wearing, S., McManus, P. (2013). Exploring sustainable tourism education in business schools: The honours program. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 20, 53-60. [More Information]
  • McManus, P., Connor, L. (2013). What's mine is mine(d): Contests over marginalisation of rural life in the Upper Hunter, NSW. Rural Society, 22(2), 166-183. [More Information]
  • Montoya, D., McManus, P., Albrecht, G. (2012). Jumping to Conclusions? Media Coverage of Jumps Racing Debates in Australia. Society and Animals, 20, 1-21. [More Information]
  • Pritchard, W., Argent, N., Baum, S., Bourke, L., Martin, J., McManus, P., Sorensen, A., Walmsley, J. (2012). Local - If possible: How the spatial networking of economic relations amongst farm enterprises aids small town survival in rural Australia. Regional Studies, 46(4), 539-557. [More Information]
  • McManus, P. (2012). Measuring Urban Sustainability: the potential and pitfalls of city rankings. Australian Geographer, 43(4), 411-424. [More Information]
  • Haughton, G., McManus, P. (2012). Neoliberal Experiments with Urban Infrastructure: The Cross City Tunnel, Sydney. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 36(1), 90-105. [More Information]
  • McManus, P., Walmsley, J., Argent, N., Baum, S., Bourke, L., Martin, J., Pritchard, W., Sorensen, T. (2012). Rural Community and Rural Resilience: What is important to farmers in keeping their country towns alive? Journal of Rural Studies, 28(1), 20-29. [More Information]
  • McManus, P., Montoya, D. (2012). Toward new understandings of human-animal relationships in sport: A study of Australian jumps racing. Social and Cultural Geography, 13(4), 399-420.
  • McManus, P. (2008). A hot topic: Australia and the challenge of climate change. Nihon University Journal.
  • McManus, P., Connell, J. (2008). Country Week: Bringing the City to the Country? Australian Humanities Review, 45, 53-66.
  • McManus, P., Gibbs, D. (2008). Industrial ecosystems? The use of tropes in the literature of industrial ecology and eco-industrial parks. Progress in Human Geography, 32(4), 525-540.
  • McManus, P. (2008). Mines, Wines and Thoroughbreds: Towards Regional Sustainability in the Upper Hunter, Australia. Regional Studies, 42(9), 1275-1290.
  • Shrestha, K., McManus, P. (2008). The politics of community participation in natural resource management: lessons from community forestry in Nepal. Australian Forestry, 71(2), 135-146.
  • McManus, P. (2008). Their grass is greener but ours is sweeter - Thoroughbred breeding and water management in the Upper Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia. Geoforum, 39(3), 1296-1307. [More Information]
  • Lawrence, K., McManus, P. (2008). Towards household sustainability in Sydney? Impacts of two sustainable lifestyle workshop programs on water consumption in existing homes. Geographical Research, 46(3), 314-332.
  • Newell, B., Proust, K., Dyball, R., McManus, P. (2007). Seeing Obesity as a Systems Problem. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 18(11-12), 214-218.
  • Shrestha, K., McManus, P. (2007). The Embeddedness of Collective Action in Nepalese Commmunity Forestry. Small-Scale Forestry, 6(3), 273-290. [More Information]
  • Schweinsberg, S., McManus, P. (2006). Exploring the Transition: Coursework to Research-Based Study in the Geography Honour Year. Geographical Research, 44(1), 52-62.
  • McManus, P. (2006). Mangrove Battlelines: culture / nature and ecological restoration. Australian Geographer, 37(1), 57-71.
  • McManus, P., Haughton, G. (2006). Planning with Ecological Footprints: a sympathetic critique of theory and practise. Environment and Urbanization, 18(1), 113-127.
  • Bicknell, S., McManus, P. (2006). The Canary in the Coalmine: Australian Ski Resorts and their Response to Climate Change. Geographical Research, 44(4), 386-400.
  • Bridge, G., McManus, P., Marsden, T. (2003). The next new thing? Biotechnology and its discontents. Geoforum, 34, 165-174.
  • McManus, P. (2002). The potential and limits of progressive neopluralism: a comparative study of forest politics in Coastal British Columbia and South East New South Wales during the 1990's. Environment and Planning A: international journal of urban and regional research, , 845-865.
  • McManus, P. (2001). Feeding a growing city: the Glebe Island Abattoir and the provision of meat for Sydney. Rural Society: the journal of research into rural and regional social issues in Australia, 11 (3), 243-253.

Conferences

  • McManus, P. (2013). Sustainability, Vulnerability, Resilience and Change: The efficacy of comparative urban metrics for city development in Australia. 6th State of Australian Cities Conference | SOAC 2013, Sydney: State of Australian Cities Research Network.
  • Amati, M., Brack, C., Kachenko, A., McManus, P., Shrestha, K., Wang, M., Yung, S. (2013). Understanding the carbon and pollution mitigation potential of Sydney's urban forest. The Institute of Foresters of Australia National Conference, Canberra: Institute of Foresters of Australia.
  • McManus, P. (2007). The Changing Port-city Interface: Moving Towards Sustainability? State of Australian Cities National Conference 2007 (SOAC 2007), Adelaide: University of South Australia, Centre for Research in Education, Equity and Work.
  • Shrestha, K., McManus, P. (2006). Collective action of local communities in forest conservation and utilisation: Critical reflections from Nepalese Community Forestry. IUFRO 3.08 Small Scale Forestry Conference, Dublin: COFORD.
  • Shrestha, K., McManus, P. (2005). Sustaining inequity? Rethinking the history of Nepalese forest policy. 6th National Conference of the Australian Forest History Society Inc, Rotterdam: Millpress.
  • McManus, P. (2005). Sydney Sucks! (chews and spits): Defining and measuring vortex cities and sustainable cities. 2nd State of Australian Cities Conference - SOAC 2005, Brisbane, Queensland: Griffith University.

2014

  • McManus, P. (2014). Evolving Metabolic Relations: Nature, Resources and People in the Hunter Valley. In Rae Dufty-Jones and John Connell (Eds.), Rural Change in Australia, (pp. 255-275). UK: Ashgate.
  • McManus, P., Graham, R. (2014). Horse racing and gambling: comparing attitudes and preferences of racetrack patrons and residents of Sydney, Australia. Leisure Studies, 33(4), 400-417. [More Information]

2013

  • Michell, G., McManus, P. (2013). Engaging Communities for Success: social impact assessment and social licence to operate at Northparkes Mines, NSW. Australian Geographer, 44(4), 435-459. [More Information]
  • Schweinsberg, S., Wearing, S., McManus, P. (2013). Exploring sustainable tourism education in business schools: The honours program. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 20, 53-60. [More Information]
  • McManus, P. (2013). Sustainability, Vulnerability, Resilience and Change: The efficacy of comparative urban metrics for city development in Australia. 6th State of Australian Cities Conference | SOAC 2013, Sydney: State of Australian Cities Research Network.
  • McManus, P., Albrecht, G., Graham, R. (2013). The Global Horseracing Industry: Social, economic, environmental and ethical perspectives. New York: Routledge.
  • McManus, P. (2013). The sport of kings, queens, sheikhs and the super-rich: thoroughbred breeding and racing as leisure for the super-rich. In Iain Hay (Eds.), Geographies of the Super-Rich, (pp. 155-170). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Amati, M., Brack, C., Kachenko, A., McManus, P., Shrestha, K., Wang, M., Yung, S. (2013). Understanding the carbon and pollution mitigation potential of Sydney's urban forest. The Institute of Foresters of Australia National Conference, Canberra: Institute of Foresters of Australia.
  • McManus, P., Connor, L. (2013). What's mine is mine(d): Contests over marginalisation of rural life in the Upper Hunter, NSW. Rural Society, 22(2), 166-183. [More Information]

2012

  • McManus, P. (2012). Ecocities and Sustainable Urban Environments. In Joy Murray, Glenn Cawthorne, Christopher Dey, Chris Andrew (Eds.), Enough For All Forever: A Handbook For Learning About Sustainability, (pp. 201-214). Champaign, Illinois: Common Ground Publishing.
  • Montoya, D., McManus, P., Albrecht, G. (2012). Jumping to Conclusions? Media Coverage of Jumps Racing Debates in Australia. Society and Animals, 20, 1-21. [More Information]
  • Pritchard, W., Argent, N., Baum, S., Bourke, L., Martin, J., McManus, P., Sorensen, A., Walmsley, J. (2012). Local - If possible: How the spatial networking of economic relations amongst farm enterprises aids small town survival in rural Australia. Regional Studies, 46(4), 539-557. [More Information]
  • McManus, P. (2012). Measuring Urban Sustainability: the potential and pitfalls of city rankings. Australian Geographer, 43(4), 411-424. [More Information]
  • Haughton, G., McManus, P. (2012). Neoliberal Experiments with Urban Infrastructure: The Cross City Tunnel, Sydney. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 36(1), 90-105. [More Information]
  • McManus, P., Walmsley, J., Argent, N., Baum, S., Bourke, L., Martin, J., Pritchard, W., Sorensen, T. (2012). Rural Community and Rural Resilience: What is important to farmers in keeping their country towns alive? Journal of Rural Studies, 28(1), 20-29. [More Information]
  • McManus, P., Montoya, D. (2012). Toward new understandings of human-animal relationships in sport: A study of Australian jumps racing. Social and Cultural Geography, 13(4), 399-420.

2011

  • McManus, P., Albrecht, G., Graham, R. (2011). Constructing Thoroughbred Breeding Landscapes: Manufactured Idylls in the Upper Hunter Region of Australia. In Stanley D Brunn (Eds.), Engineering Earth: The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects, (pp. 1323-1339). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Connell, J., McManus, P. (2011). Rural Revival Place Marketing, Tree Change and Regional Migration in Australia. Surrey: Ashgate.
  • McManus, P., Martin, J., Argent, N., Baum, S., Bourke, L., Pritchard, W., Sorenson, T., Walmsley, J. (2011). The sustainability of towns, livelihoods and nature in Australia's rural heartlands. In John Martin and Trevor Budge (Eds.), Sustainability of Australias Country Towns: Renewal, Renaissance and Resilience, (pp. 145-155). Ballarat, Victoria: VURRN Press Inc.

2010

  • McManus, P. (2010). Planning With And For Trees In Perth: Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow. In I Alexander, S Greive, D Hedgcock (Eds.), Planning Perspectives From Western Australia: A Reader in Theory and Practice, (pp. 340-353). North Fremantle: Fremantle Press.

2008

  • McManus, P. (2008). A hot topic: Australia and the challenge of climate change. Nihon University Journal.
  • McManus, P., Connell, J. (2008). Country Week: Bringing the City to the Country? Australian Humanities Review, 45, 53-66.
  • McManus, P., Gibbs, D. (2008). Industrial ecosystems? The use of tropes in the literature of industrial ecology and eco-industrial parks. Progress in Human Geography, 32(4), 525-540.
  • McManus, P. (2008). Mines, Wines and Thoroughbreds: Towards Regional Sustainability in the Upper Hunter, Australia. Regional Studies, 42(9), 1275-1290.
  • Shrestha, K., McManus, P. (2008). The politics of community participation in natural resource management: lessons from community forestry in Nepal. Australian Forestry, 71(2), 135-146.
  • McManus, P. (2008). Their grass is greener but ours is sweeter - Thoroughbred breeding and water management in the Upper Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia. Geoforum, 39(3), 1296-1307. [More Information]
  • Lawrence, K., McManus, P. (2008). Towards household sustainability in Sydney? Impacts of two sustainable lifestyle workshop programs on water consumption in existing homes. Geographical Research, 46(3), 314-332.
  • Gleeson, B., McManus, P. (2008). Urban settlements. In David Lindenmayer,Stephen Dovers, Molly Harriss Olson and Steve Morton (Eds.), Ten commitments : reshaping the lucky countrys environment, (pp. 37-42). Collingwood Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

2007

  • Barrett, J., McManus, P. (2007). Civilising nature: Museums and the environment. In Gavin Birch (Eds.), Water Wind Art and Debate - How environmental concerns impact on disciplinary research, (pp. 319-344). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Newell, B., Proust, K., Dyball, R., McManus, P. (2007). Seeing Obesity as a Systems Problem. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 18(11-12), 214-218.
  • McManus, P. (2007). The Changing Port-city Interface: Moving Towards Sustainability? State of Australian Cities National Conference 2007 (SOAC 2007), Adelaide: University of South Australia, Centre for Research in Education, Equity and Work.
  • Shrestha, K., McManus, P. (2007). The Embeddedness of Collective Action in Nepalese Commmunity Forestry. Small-Scale Forestry, 6(3), 273-290. [More Information]

2006

  • Shrestha, K., McManus, P. (2006). Collective action of local communities in forest conservation and utilisation: Critical reflections from Nepalese Community Forestry. IUFRO 3.08 Small Scale Forestry Conference, Dublin: COFORD.
  • Schweinsberg, S., McManus, P. (2006). Exploring the Transition: Coursework to Research-Based Study in the Geography Honour Year. Geographical Research, 44(1), 52-62.
  • McManus, P. (2006). Mangrove Battlelines: culture / nature and ecological restoration. Australian Geographer, 37(1), 57-71.
  • McManus, P., Haughton, G. (2006). Planning with Ecological Footprints: a sympathetic critique of theory and practise. Environment and Urbanization, 18(1), 113-127.
  • Bicknell, S., McManus, P. (2006). The Canary in the Coalmine: Australian Ski Resorts and their Response to Climate Change. Geographical Research, 44(4), 386-400.

2005

  • McManus, P. (2005). In Whose Interest? Consent, dissent and the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. In Denis Cryle and Jean Hillier (Eds.), Consent and Consensus: Politics, media and governance in twentieth century Australia, (pp. 179-196). Perth: API Network.
  • Shrestha, K., McManus, P. (2005). Sustaining inequity? Rethinking the history of Nepalese forest policy. 6th National Conference of the Australian Forest History Society Inc, Rotterdam: Millpress.
  • McManus, P. (2005). Sydney Sucks! (chews and spits): Defining and measuring vortex cities and sustainable cities. 2nd State of Australian Cities Conference - SOAC 2005, Brisbane, Queensland: Griffith University.
  • McManus, P. (2005). Vortex Cities to Sustainable Cities: Australia's Urban challenge. Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.

2004

  • McManus, P. (2004). Geography. In John Blewitt and Cedric Cullingford (Eds.), The Sustainability Curriculum: The challenge for higher education, (pp. 218-231). London: Earthscan.
  • McManus, P. (2004). In Whose Interest??Consent, Dissent And The Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. In Denis Cryle; Jean Hillier (Eds.), Consent and Consensus, (pp. 179-196). Australia: API Network.

2003

  • Bridge, G., McManus, P., Marsden, T. (2003). The next new thing? Biotechnology and its discontents. Geoforum, 34, 165-174.

2002

  • McManus, P. (2002). The potential and limits of progressive neopluralism: a comparative study of forest politics in Coastal British Columbia and South East New South Wales during the 1990's. Environment and Planning A: international journal of urban and regional research, , 845-865.
  • McManus, P. (2002). Your car is as welcome as you are:a history of transportation and planning in the Perth metropolitan region. In Andrea Gaynor, Mathew Trinca, Anna Haebich (Eds.), Country: Visions Of Land And People In Western Australia, (pp. 187-211). Francis Street, Perth, Western Australia: BMJ Publishing Group.

2001

  • McManus, P. (2001). Feeding a growing city: the Glebe Island Abattoir and the provision of meat for Sydney. Rural Society: the journal of research into rural and regional social issues in Australia, 11 (3), 243-253.
  • McManus, P. (2001). One step forward and two steps back: urban policy and community planning in England since 1979. In O Yiftachel, J Little, D Hedgcock, I Alexander (Eds.), The Power of Planning: Spaces of Control and Transformation, (pp. 45-55). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Sage Publications.
  • McManus, P. (2001). Sustaining unsustainability: sausages, actant networks and the Australian beef industry. In S. Lockie & B Pritchard (Eds.), Consuming Foods, Sustaining Environments, (pp. 47-62). Australia: Australian Academic Press.

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