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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

Olin, C. V., Berghan, J., Thompson-Fawcett, M., Ivory, V., Witten, K., Howden-Chapman, P., … O'Sullivan, K. C., Keall, M., Ombler, J., & Hinckson, E. (2022). Inclusive and collective urban home spaces: The future of housing in Aotearoa New Zealand. Wellbeing, Space & Society. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.wss.2022.100080

Chua-oon Rinfret, P., Connelly, S., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2022). Practising impact assessment: A content analysis of 20 Cultural Impact Assessment reports in Aotearoa New Zealand. AlterNative, 18(1), 155-162. doi: 10.1177/11771801221085290

Takau, Y., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2022). Urban planning oscillations: Seeking a Tongan way before and after the 2006 riots. In J. Engle, J. Agyeman & T. Chung-Tiam-Fook (Eds.), Sacred civics: Building seven generation cities. (pp. 133-145). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003199816-13

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

Olin, C. V., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2021). ‘Just right’ urbanism? Beyond communitarian ideals in Stockholm’s compact neighbourhoods. Journal of Urbanism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/17549175.2021.2005116

Olin, C. V., Berghan, J., Thompson-Fawcett, M., Ivory, V., Witten, K., Howden-Chapman, P., … O'Sullivan, K. C., Keall, M., Ombler, J., & Hinckson, E. (2022). Inclusive and collective urban home spaces: The future of housing in Aotearoa New Zealand. Wellbeing, Space & Society. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.wss.2022.100080

Journal - Research Article

Chua-oon Rinfret, P., Connelly, S., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2022). Practising impact assessment: A content analysis of 20 Cultural Impact Assessment reports in Aotearoa New Zealand. AlterNative, 18(1), 155-162. doi: 10.1177/11771801221085290

Journal - Research Article

Takau, Y., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2022). Urban planning oscillations: Seeking a Tongan way before and after the 2006 riots. In J. Engle, J. Agyeman & T. Chung-Tiam-Fook (Eds.), Sacred civics: Building seven generation cities. (pp. 133-145). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003199816-13

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Olin, C. V., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2021). ‘Just right’ urbanism? Beyond communitarian ideals in Stockholm’s compact neighbourhoods. Journal of Urbanism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/17549175.2021.2005116

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

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

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

Journal - Research Article

Thompson-Fawcett, M., & Riddle, C. (2018). Being ourselves and seeing ourselves in the city: Enabling the conceptual space for Indigenous urban planning. Planning Theory & Practice, 18(4), 659-664. doi: 10.1080/14649357.2017.1380961

Journal - Research Other

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., 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

Journal - Research Article

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

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

Journal - Research Article

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

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

Journal - Research Article

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

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 http://hdl.handle.net/10523/4362

Authored Book - Research

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

Journal - Research Other

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

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

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

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.

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Edited Book - Research

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

Journal - Research Article

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

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

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., & 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.

Journal - Research Article

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

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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