Donna Houston

Associate Professor

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Donna Houston is an urban and cultural geographer in the Department of Geography and Planning at Macquarie University. Her research explores the intersections of urban political ecology and environmental justice in the Anthropocene; the biopolitics of climate change; toxic landscapes and bodies; and planning in the 'more-than-human' city. 
Dr Houston is the Director of the Bachelor of Planning and the Co-Director of the Faculty of Arts Environmental Humanities research stream.  

She currently teaches the following classes:

GEOP181 Urban Planet: Cities and Planning in the Anthropocene 
GEOP262 Ecological Humanities: Australians and their Environments

Dr Houston is available to supervise PhD and Masters Research students interested in any of the research areas and themes listed above.

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Projects 2009 2017

Appointments and Schedules

Enabling Social Innovation for Local Climate Adaptability

Houston, D., Hillier, J., Steele, W., Byrne, J. & MacCallum, D.

14/04/15 → …

Project: Research

Valuing Adaptive Re-use of Heritage Buildings

Houston, D., McNeill, D., Dowling, R. & Rogers, D.

16/06/17 → …

Project: Research

Urban Nature and Regenerative Cultures

Houston, D.


Project: Research

Research Output 2000 2018

Cattle in the Anthropocene: four propositions

McGregor, A. & Houston, D. Mar 2018 In : Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 43, 1, p. 3-16 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

human geography
political economy

Environmental justice and ecosystem services: a disaggregated analysis of community access to forest benefits in Nepal

Chaudhary, S., McGregor, A., Houston, D. & Chettri, N. 1 Feb 2018 In : Ecosystem Services. 29, p. 99-115 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

environmental justice
Social Justice
ecosystem service
ecosystem services

Make kin, not cities! Multispecies entanglements and 'becoming-world' in planning theory

Houston, D., Hillier, J., MacCallum, D., Steele, W. & Byrne, J. 1 May 2018 In : Planning Theory. 17, 2, p. 190-212 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

planning theory
urban geography
cultural geography
urban planner
Open Access
colonial age
public space
field research