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Professor Michelle Thompson-Fawcett

Position:

Head of Department

Chief Course Advisor

(Ngati Whatua)

Qualifications:

BTP, MPlan(Hons)(Auck), DPhil(Oxon)

Office Hours:Make an appointment through Reception

 

Teaching

 Research Interests

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

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Postgraduate Student Supervision

Current Doctoral Student

  • Altami C Arasty ‘Transnational Climate Change Governance: Transformation of Institutions’ Worldview in Emerging Countries’


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

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

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.

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

Mokaraka-Harris, J. J., Thompson-Fawcett, M., & Ergler, C. R. (2017). Tree grown from many layers: An Indigenous perspective of collective identity. New Zealand Geographer. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/nzg.12159

Filep, C. V., Turner, S., Eidse, N., Thompson-Fawcett, M., & Fitzsimons, S. (2017). Advancing rigour in solicited diary research. Qualitative Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1468794117728411

Authored Book - Research

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.

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Edited 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.

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

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

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Chapter in 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Chapter in Book - Other

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.

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Journal - Research Article

Filep, C. V., Turner, S., Eidse, N., Thompson-Fawcett, M., & Fitzsimons, S. (2017). Advancing rigour in solicited diary research. Qualitative Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1468794117728411

Mokaraka-Harris, J. J., Thompson-Fawcett, M., & Ergler, C. R. (2017). Tree grown from many layers: An Indigenous perspective of collective identity. New Zealand Geographer. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/nzg.12159

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

McKibbin, C., Thompson-Fawcett, M. M., & Baldwin, A. J. (2002). Rural cluster housing. New Zealand Surveyor, 292(April 2002), 39-45.

Thompson-Fawcett, M. M. (1998). Leon Krier and the organic revival within urban policy and practice. Planning Perspectives, 13(2), 167-194.

Thompson-Fawcett, M. M. (1997). The urbanist revision of development. Urban Design International, 1(4), 1-22.

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Journal - Research Other

Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2013). Suburban urbanity: Re-envisioning indigenous settlement practices. Planning Theory & Practice, 14(3), 406-409. doi: 10.1080/14649357.2013.808833

Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2008). Inclusive urbanism [Viewpoint]. Journal of Urbanism, 1(1), 15. doi: 10.1080/17549170801903769

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