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Michelle Thompson-Fawcett

Michelle Thompson-Fawcett imageProfessor
(Ngāti Whātua)

BTP(Auck)
MPlan(Auck)
DPhil(Oxon)

 

Richardson Building, room 4C17
Tel +64 3 479 8762
Email michelle.thompson-fawcett@otago.ac.nz

Inaugural Professorial Lecture

Michelle's Inaugural Professorial Lecture is available as to stream via Youtube:

Inaugural Professorship Lecture (2018)

Teaching

 Research interests

  • Processes, practices, contests & power relations of urban place making and landscape change
  • Indigenous planning/resource management aspirations, practices, influence
  • Transformation in spatial planning and governance in local government

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Postgraduate student supervision

Current doctoral students

  • Altami C Arasty ‘Transnational Climate Change Governance: Transformation of Institutions’ Worldview in Emerging Countries’
  • Dyanna Jolly 'How far have we come? Iwi and hapū experiences using cultural impact assessment' 
  • Jovan Mokaraka-Harris 'Merging the worlds of Geography through a Te Ao Māori worldview'

Recently completed doctoral theses

  • Ben Payne (2017) (primary supervisor) "'Beyond interfering greenies': The contested place of Tenure Review in New Zealand's high-country"
  • Crystal Filep (2016) (primary supervisor) "Challenging Neighbourhood Conceptions: The Stockholm Study"
  • Katie James (2015) (primary supervisor) "Environmental governance and climate change adaptation in the Top of the South"
  • Nicola Bould (2012) (primary supervisor) "Towards designing scenarios for a more sustainable future"
  • Johnnie Nyametso (2011) (primary supervisor) "Improvement of squatter settlements : the link between tenure security, access to housing, and improved living and environmental conditions"
  • Sophie Bond (2007) (primary supervisor) "Participation, urbanism and power"
  • Gail Tipa (2002) (co-supervisor) "Indigenous communities and the co-management of natural resources: the case of New Zealand freshwater management"

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Publications

Jolly, D., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2021). Enhancing Indigenous impact assessment: Lessons from Indigenous planning theory. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 87, 106541. doi: 10.1016/j.eiar.2020.106541

Filep, C., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2020). New urbanism and contextual relativity: Insights from Sweden. Urban Planning, 5(4), 404-416. doi: 10.17645/up.v5i4.3514

Barry, J., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2020). Decolonizing the boundaries between the ‘planner’ and the ‘planned’: Implications of indigenous property development. Planning Theory & Practice, 21(3), 410-425. doi: 10.1080/14649357.2020.1775874

Arnold, J., Thompson-Fawcett, M., Ruru, J., & Lyver, P. (2019, August). Indigenisation of the land classification system in Aotearoa: Exploring the development of biocultural frameworks for access and use of whenua tūpuna, wai māori and taonga. Verbal presentation at the School of Geography Postgraduate Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Mokaraka-Harris, J. J., Thompson-Fawcett, M., Reilly, M. P. J., & Kawharu, M. (2019, August). Sprouts of knowledge: Weaving new knowledge with the resonance of ancient rhythms. Verbal presentation at the School of Geography Postgraduate Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Ruckstuhl, K., Carter, L., Easterbrook, L., Gorman, A. R., Rae, H., Ruru, J., Ruwhiu, D., Stephenson, J., Suszko, A., Thompson-Fawcett, M., & Turner, R. (2013). Māori and mining. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago, 59p. Retrieved from https://ourarchive.otago.ac.nz/handle/10523/4362

Authored Book - Research

Stuart, K., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (Eds.). (2010). Tāone tupu ora: Indigenous knowledge and sustainable urban design. Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa, 119p.

Edited Book - Research

Thompson-Fawcett, M., & Freeman, C. (Eds.). (2006). Living together: Towards inclusive communities. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, 272p.

Edited Book - Research

Freeman, C., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. M. (Eds.). (2003). Living space: Towards sustainable settlements in New Zealand. Dunedin: University of Otago Press, 240p.

Edited Book - Research

Thompson-Fawcett, M., & Quigg, R. (2017). Identity, place, and the (cultural) wellbeing of indigenous children. In C. R. Ergler, R. Kearns & K. Witten (Eds.), Children's health and wellbeing in urban environments. (pp. 223-233). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Thompson-Fawcett, M., Rona, L., & Rae, H. (2017). Taiao Toitū: Māori and planning. In C. Miller & L. Beattie (Eds.), Planning practice in New Zealand. (pp. 175-188). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.

Chapter in Book - Research

Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2011). Fuzzy futuring? Intensification, social sustainability and the Lisbjerg vision. In K. Witten, W. Abrahamse & K. Stuart (Eds.), Growth misconduct? Avoiding sprawl and improving urban intensification in New Zealand. (pp. 23-31). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Chapter in Book - Research

Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2010). Keeping the past in sight to signal ways forward. In K. Stuart & M. Thompson-Fawcett (Eds.), Tāone tupu ora: Indigenous knowledge and sustainable urban design. (pp. 11-15). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Chapter in Book - Research

Bond, S., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2008). Multiplicities, interwoven threads, holistic paths: The phronetic long-haul approach. In P. J. Maginn, S. M. Thompson & M. Tonts (Eds.), Qualitative urban analysis: An international perspective: Studies in qualitative methodology (Vol. 9). (pp. 51-78). Oxford, UK: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/s1042-3192(07)00202-9

Chapter in Book - Research

Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2007). Creative spin?: The fashion dividend in Dunedin. In K. Inkson, V. Browning & J. Kirkwood (Eds.), Working on the Edge: A portrait of business in Dunedin. (pp. 114-124). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Bond, S., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2006). Design-led participatory planning. In M. Thompson-Fawcett & C. Freeman (Eds.), Living together: Towards inclusive communities in New Zealand. (pp. 171-194). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2006). Planning to live together. In M. Thompson-Fawcett & C. Freeman (Eds.), Living together: Towards inclusive communities in New Zealand. (pp. 259-266). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2005). Botany Downs- Manukau City. In Urban Design Case Studies. (pp. 18-25). Wellington: Ministry for the Environment.

Chapter in Book - Research

Hogg, M., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2004). Power in paradise: Elite strength and landscape transformation in Queenstown, New Zealand, 1995-2001. In G. Kearsley & B. Fitzharris (Eds.), Glimpses of a gaian world. (pp. 331-344). University of Otago: School of Social Science.

Chapter in Book - Research

Holland, P., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. M. (2003). Putting down roots. In C. Freeman & M. Thompson-Fawcett (Eds.), Living space: Towards sustainable settlements in New Zealand. (pp. 33-54). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Thompson-Fawcett, M. M., & Carter, C. (2003). Sustainable urban layout? In C. Freeman & M. Thompson-Fawcett (Eds.), Living space: Towards sustainable settlements in New Zealand. (pp. 195-220). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Thompson-Fawcett, M. M., & Freeman, C. (2003). Achieving sustainable settlements for everyone. In C. Freeman & M. Thompson-Fawcett (Eds.), Living space: Towards sustainable settlements in New Zealand. (pp. 221-226). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Sims, M., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. M. (2002). Planning for the cultural landscape. In M. Kawharu (Ed.), Whenua: Managing Our Resources. (pp. 252-271). Auckland: Reed.

Chapter in Book - Research

Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2000). The contribution of urban villages to sustainable management. In K. Williams, E. Burton & M. Jenks (Eds.), Achieving Sustainable Urban Form. (pp. 275-287). London: E & FN Spon.

Chapter in Book - Research

Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2008). Postscript 1: Complex missions. In Re-thinking urban environments and health. (pp. 43-44). Wellington, New Zealand: Public Health Advisory Committee.

Chapter in Book - Other

Jolly, D., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2021). Enhancing Indigenous impact assessment: Lessons from Indigenous planning theory. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 87, 106541. doi: 10.1016/j.eiar.2020.106541

Journal - Research Article

Barry, J., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2020). Decolonizing the boundaries between the ‘planner’ and the ‘planned’: Implications of indigenous property development. Planning Theory & Practice, 21(3), 410-425. doi: 10.1080/14649357.2020.1775874

Journal - Research Article

Filep, C., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2020). New urbanism and contextual relativity: Insights from Sweden. Urban Planning, 5(4), 404-416. doi: 10.17645/up.v5i4.3514

Journal - Research Article

Riddle, C., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2019). Rural change and tourism in remote regions: Developments and Indigenous endeavour in Westland, Te Tai o Poutini, Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Geographer, 75, 194-203. doi: 10.1111/nzg.12236

Journal - Research Article

Thompson-Fawcett, M., Kitson, A., & Barry, J. (2019). Enhancing cultural aspirations in urban design: The gradual transformation by Indigenous innovation. Urban Design International, 24, 271-279. doi: 10.1057/s41289-018-0075-y

Journal - Research Article

Filep, C. V., Turner, S., Eidse, N., Thompson-Fawcett, M., & Fitzsimons, S. (2018). Advancing rigour in solicited diary research. Qualitative Research, 18(4), 451-470. doi: 10.1177/1468794117728411

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Mokaraka-Harris, J. J., Thompson-Fawcett, M., & Ergler, C. R. (2018). Tree grown from many layers: An Indigenous perspective of collective identity. New Zealand Geographer, 74(3), 121-130. doi: 10.1111/nzg.12159

Journal - Research Article

Puketapu-Dentice, K., Connelly, S., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2017). Towards integrating Indigenous culture in urban form. Spatial Justice, 11, 6.

Journal - Research Article

Thompson-Fawcett, M., Ruru, J., & Tipa, G. (2017). Indigenous resource management plans: Transporting non-indigenous people into the indigenous world. Planning Practice & Research, 32(3), 259-273. doi: 10.1080/02697459.2017.1308641

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James, K., Thompson-Fawcett, M., & Hansen, C. J. (2016). Transformations in identity, governance and planning: The case of the small city. Urban Studies, 53(6), 1162-1177. doi: 10.1177/0042098015571060

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Mokaraka-Harris, J. J., Thompson-Fawcett, M., & Ergler, C. (2016). Te manako: The desire for self-determination. AlterNative, 12(3), 250-265. doi: 10.20507/AlterNative.2016.12.3.4

Journal - Research Article

Filep, C. V., Thompson-Fawcett, M., Fitzsimons, S., & Turner, S. (2015). Reaching revelatory places: The role of solicited diaries in extending research on emotional geographies into the unfamiliar. Area, 47(4), 459-465. doi: 10.1111/area.12217

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Thompson-Fawcett, M., & Picard, S. (2015). Future values: Addressing the moving target of sustainable cultural landscapes. International Journal of Society Systems Science, 7(4), 352-367.

Journal - Research Article

Filep, C. V., Thompson-Fawcett, M., & Rae, M. (2014). Built narratives. Journal of Urban Design, 19(3), 298-316. doi: 10.1080/13574809.2014.890043

Journal - Research Article

Ruckstuhl, K., Thompson-Fawcett, M., & Rae, H. (2014). Māori and mining: Indigenous perspectives on reconceptualising and contextualising the social licence to operate. Impact Assessment & Project Appraisal, 32(4), 304-314. doi: 10.1080/14615517.2014.929782

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Stocker, N., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2014). ‘It’s Not Like Never-the-Twain-Shall-Meet’: Politician–staff relationship structures in local government. Local Government Studies, 40(5), 791-808. doi: 10.1080/03003930.2014.887563

Journal - Research Article

McGregor, S., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2011). Tourism in a small town: Impacts on community solidarity. International Journal of Sustainable Society, 3(2), 174-189. doi: 10.1504/IJSSOC.2011.039920

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McGregor, S., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2009). Effective tourism planning. Planning Quarterly, 172, 28-30.

Journal - Research Article

Ancell, S., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2008). The social sustainability of medium density housing: A conceptual model and Christchurch case study. Housing Studies, 23(3), 423-442.

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Bond, S., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2007). Public participation and new urbanism: A conflicting agenda? Planning Theory & Practice, 8(4), 449-472.

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Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2007). Local - Global development trajectories: The municipality and the fashion industry in Dunedin, New Zealand. Space & Polity, 11(3), 317-330.

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Blackford, H., Panelli, R., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2006). Implementing crime prevention through environmental design. New Zealand Surveyor, 296, 7-8.

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Hery Setiawan, Mathieu, R., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2006). Assessing the applicability of the V-I-S model to map urban land use in the developing world: Case study of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Computers, Environment & Urban Systems, 30(4), 503-522. doi: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2005.04.003

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Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2004). Reinventing the tenement: Transformation of Crown Street in the Gorbals, Glasgow. Journal of Urban Design, 9(2), 177-203.

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Thompson-Fawcett, M., & Bond, S. (2004). Participatory community planning, urbanist style: Theory and practice at Poundbury. Open House International, 29(4), 28-37.

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Vanstone, A., Thompson-Fawcett, M., & Morgan, R. (2004). Cultural impact assessment: A collaborative management tool with potential. Planning Quarterly, 155, 6-8.

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Thompson-Fawcett, M. M. (2003). 'Urbanist' lived experience: Resident observations on life in Poundbury. Urban Design International, 8, 67-84.

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Thompson-Fawcett, M. M. (2003). A new urbanist diffusion network: The Americo-European connection. Built Environment, 29(3), 253-270.

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Thompson-Fawcett, M. M. (2003). Engaging with a tenacious new urbanism. Planning Theory & Practice, 4(2), 212-219.

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Thompson-Fawcett, M. M., & Bond, S. (2003). Urbanist intentions for the built landscape: Examples of concept and practice in England, Canada and New Zealand. Progress in Planning, 60(2), 147-234.

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