Dr Paul Smith

A12 - Macleay Building
The University of Sydney

Biographical details

I am a human geographer with particular interests in urban and environmental geography. I currently hold the position of Honorary Associate.

Research interests

My current research interests focuses on the commodification of nature, urban political ecology and sustainable cities.


Member of the Institute of Australian Geographers

Member of the Geographical Society of New South Wales

• Smith, P.M (2018) The contested geographies of master planned estates: the role of the building design codes, Australian Geographer, DOI: 10.1080/00049182.2018.1520436
• Smith, P.M. (2017) Commodification and Commodity Status in Master Planned Estates: Insights into the Processes of New Urban Developments, PhD Thesis, The University of Sydney
• Smith, P.M. (2013) Master Planned Estates, Experience Living and Experience Economy, State of the Australian Cities Conference, 26-29 November 2013, Sydney
• Smith, P.M. (2012) Spaces of sustainable development in the Lower Hunter Regional Strategy: an application of the ‘cultural sociology of space’, Geoforum, 43, 35-43
• Smith, P.M. (2011) The role of discourse in the construction of place: A case study of master planned estates in the Lower Hunter Region, State of the Australian Cities Conference, 29 November -2 December 2011, Melbourne
• Smith, P.M. (2006) The application of critical discourse analysis in environmental dispute resolution, Ethics, Place and Environment, 9(1), 79-100
• Smith, P., Lawrie, J., Welch, A. & Wiecek, D. 2004. “Developing a land capability system for the Western Plains of NSW”, Supersoil 2004: Third Australian New Zealand Soils Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 5 – 9 December 2004

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