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Book Chapters

Bishop KG; Aminpour F, 2020, 'Knowing their place: Children, young people and cities', in The Routledge Handbook of People and Place in the 21st Century City, edn. Routledge Handbook, Routledge, New York,

Journal articles

Gao W; Qian Y; Chen H; Zhong Z; Zhou M; Aminpour F, 2022, 'Assessment of sidewalk walkability: Integrating objective and subjective measures of identical context-based sidewalk features', Sustainable Cities and Society, vol. 87, pp. 104142 - 104142,

Aminpour F, 2022, 'From the child's perspective: How the layout of outdoor school environments shapes conflict between children's self-directed play', Journal of Environmental Psychology, vol. 79, pp. 101727 - 101727,

Aminpour F; Bishop K, 2021, 'Children’s Preferences on the Move: Establishing the Characteristics of Unofficial Paths and their Benefits for Children’s Physical Play in Australian Primary School Grounds', Journal of Environmental Psychology,

Aminpour F, 2021, 'The Physical Characteristics of Children’s Preferred Natural Settings in Primary School Grounds', Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, pp. 127163 - 127163,

Aminpour F; Bishop K; Corkery L, 2020, 'The hidden value of in-between spaces within outdoor school environments for children's self-directed play.', Journal of Landscape and Urban Planning

Conference Papers

Aminpour F, 2020, 'Vertical schools as community hubs in residential neighbourhoods', in Cleveland B; Chandler P; Backhouse S; Clinton J; McShane I; Newton C (eds.), Building Connections for Community Benefit. Proceedings of Schools as Community Hubs International Conference, Melbourne, AU, pp. 49 - 63, presented at Schools as Community Hubs, Melbourne, AU, 03 December 2020 - 04 December 2020,

Aminpour F, 2016, 'Children’s gendered use of school grounds: The role of the physical environment', in Mitcheltree H; Cleveland B; Imms W (eds.), Informing education theory, design and practice through learning environment evaluation, LEaRN, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, presented at What's Working? 2016 LEaRN International Graduate Research Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, 03 June 2016 - 03 June 2016,

Aminpour F, 2016, 'The role of physical environments in self-agency: An ecological psychology approach', in Pasalar C; Fox A (ed.), Conference proceedings of the 47th Annual Conference of Environment Design Research Association, EDRA47Raleigh - Innovation :: Shifting Ground, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, presented at EDRA47Raleigh - Innovation :: Shifting Ground, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 18 May 2016 - 21 May 2016,

Conference Presentations

Aminpour F, 2021, 'Children in school environments: Is it possible to practice physical distancing at school?', presented at Children, Youth, and Environments: Resilience and Resourcefulness in a COVID World, APRU SCL Live Webinar Series, 14 October 2021

Aminpour F, 2021, 'Involving children in research. EduTECH, EduBUILD Channel', presented at EduTECH, 05 August 2021,

Aminpour F, 2019, 'The value of desire lines within outdoor school environments to children’s physical activity', presented at Sustainable Urban Environments: Proceedings of Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) 50th Conference, 22 May 2019

Aminpour F, 2017, 'The Role of In-between Spaces within Outdoor School Environments in Children’s Expression of Agency', presented at Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA 2017), 26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017

Aminpour F, 2014, 'In-between spaces: children’s place, adult’s placelessness', presented at Place and Placelessness Symposium, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 04 September 2014

Aminpour F; Khajavi M, 2010, 'The impact of livelihood on rural housing typology: a case study in Anjile', presented at 1st International Conference on Rural Settlements: Housing and Fabric, 28 May 2010


Leishman C; Aminpour F; Baker E; Beer A; Crowe A; Goodall Z; Horton E; Jacobs K; Lester L; Torchia S; Maclennan D; Martin C; Nash M; Pawson H; Rowley S; Stone W; Ong ViforJ R, 2022, Australia’s COVID-19 pandemic housing policy responses, AHURI Ltd, Melbourne, 376,,

Pawson H; Martin C; Aminpour F; Gibb K; Foye C, 2022, COVID-19: Housing market impacts and housing policy responses - an international review, ACOSS-UNSW Sydney, Sydney, 16,

Pawson H; Martin C; Thompson S; Aminpour F, 2021, COVID-19: Rental housing and homelessness impacts in Australia, ACOSS, Sydney, 12,

Pawson H; Randolph B; Maclennan D; Aminpour F, 2021, Housing and the Economy: Interrogating Australian Experts' Views, UNSW, Kensington,

Maclennan D; Pawson H; Long J; Randolph B; Aminpour F; Leishman C, 2021, Housing: Taming the Elephant in the Economy, UNSW, Kensington,


Ding L; Aminpour F; Craft W; Liu E; Yenneti K; Lim B; Samaratunga GK; Paolini R; Prasad D, 2019, Understanding Decision-Making Processes to Meet or Exceed BASIX Requirements,

Theses / Dissertations

Aminpour F, 2018, The role of in-between spaces within outdoor school environments in children’s expression of agency


Aminpour F, 2022, Recess is a time of conflict for children. Here are 6 school design tips to keep the peace, The Conversation

Aminpour F, 2021, Physical distancing at school: 5 school design and planning strategies for success, The Conversation,

Aminpour F, 2021, Play for all: Readapting a civic space in the heart of Randwick, Foreground,

Aminpour F, 2017, Gender equity in school grounds: The role of in-between spaces,

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