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; cultural dimensions of climate change; toxic landscapes and bodies; spaces of extinction, and planning in the 'more-than-human' city.  She is particularly interested in how cultural methodologies such as storytelling, visual methods and memory-work can be used to address current social and environmental challenges.
Associate Professor Houston is the Director of the Bachelor of Planning and the Co-Director of the Faculty of Arts Environmental Humanities research stream.  She is a member of the Shadow Places Network, an international environmental humanities initiative funded by the Swedish government.

She currently teaches the following classes:

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

Associate Professor Houston is currently available to supervise PhD and Masters Research students interested in any of the research areas and themes identified above.

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Projects 2009 2019

Research Outputs 2000 2019

Creating a thinking space for the rising stars of Australian urban geography

Rogers, D., Porter, L., Steele, W. & Houston, D., 3 Apr 2019, In : Australian Geographer. 50, 2, p. 141-143 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearchpeer-review

urban geography
study group
urban study

The climate-just city

Steele, W., Hillier, J., Houston, D., Byrne, J. & MacCallum, D., 2019, Routledge handbook of climate justice. Jafry, T. (ed.). London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 279-289 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

climate change

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

planning theory
urban geography
cultural geography
urban planner

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Editorial work

Geohumanities (Journal)

Donna Houston (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work