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Journal articles

Freestone R; Hamnett S; Randolph B, 2023, 'Raymond Bunker (1929–2023)', Urban Policy and Research, 41, pp. 351 - 354,

Davison G; Freestone R, 2023, 'Architectural design competitions: the effects of competition format on design processes and outcomes', Journal of Architecture, 28, pp. 825 - 846,

Pi J; Liu X; Freestone R; Zhang X, 2023, 'Governing an Airport Region in China: The Case of Ezhou Huahu Airport', Urban Policy and Research, 41, pp. 420 - 433,

Heath L; Freestone R, 2023, 'Redefining local social capital: the past, present and future of bowling clubs in Sydney', Australian Geographer, 54, pp. 173 - 192,

Sugandha ; Freestone R; Favaro P, 2022, 'The social sustainability of smart cities: A conceptual framework', City, Culture and Society, 29,

Bolleter J; Edwards N; Freestone R; Nichols D; Oliver G; Hooper P, 2022, 'Long-Term Settlement Scenarios for Australia: A Survey and Evaluation of Community Opinions', Urban Policy and Research, 40, pp. 15 - 35,

Freestone R, 2022, '‘Creation of a better urban environment’: Sydney’s Civic Design Society 1962–1984', Journal of Urban Design, 27, pp. 634 - 648,

Freestone R; Pullan N, 2022, '‘Will-o’-the-wisp’: The Extended Campaign for Town Planning Legislation in New South Wales', Australian Historical Studies, 53, pp. 196 - 221,

Bolleter J; Edwards N; Freestone R; Nichols D; Hooper P, 2022, 'Evaluating scenarios for twenty-first-century Australian settlement planning: a Delphi study with planning experts', International Planning Studies, 27, pp. 231 - 252,

Bolleter J; Edwards N; Cameron R; Duckworth A; Freestone R; Foster S; Hooper P, 2022, 'Implications of the Covid-19 Pandemic: Canvassing Opinion from Planning Professionals', Planning Practice and Research, 37, pp. 13 - 34,

Bolleter J; Grace B; Freestone R; Hooper P, 2022, 'Informing future Australian settlement planning through a national-scale suitability analysis', International Planning Studies, 27, pp. 18 - 43,

Goodman R; Freestone R; Burton P, 2022, 'Planning Practice and Academic Research: Views from the Parallel Worlds', Planning Practice and Research, 37, pp. 497 - 508,

Bolleter J; Grace B; Freestone R, 2022, 'Preparing Australia for a potential surge in environmental migration', Australian Planner, 58, pp. 11 - 24,

Freestone R; Baker S, 2022, 'Urban policy transfer and paradigm shift: the City of Sydney Strategic Plan 1971', Journal of Urbanism,

Freestone R; Pullan N; Saniga A, 2021, 'The making of a city campus', Geographical Research, 59, pp. 29 - 45,

Pi J; Li D; Liu X; Freestone R, 2021, 'The spatial distribution of employment around major Chinese airports', Journal of Transport Geography, 91,

Bolleter J; Freestone R; Cameron R; Wilkinson G; Hooper P, 2021, 'Revisiting the Australian Government’s Growth Centres programme 1972–1975', Planning Perspectives, 36, pp. 999 - 1023,

Freestone R; Pullan N, 2021, 'Sydney Post-war Metropolitan Planning: The Rise and Fall of the Satellite Town as a Spatial Imaginary', Urban Policy and Research, 39, pp. 315 - 333,

Crimeen A; de Leeuw E; Freestone R, 2020, 'Healthy settings in an airport planning context: Lessons from the Sydney experience', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 30, pp. V584 - V584,

Freestone R; Pullan N, 2020, '‘An ardent lover of cities’: Sonja Lyneham's contributions to urban planning practice', Australian Planner, 56, pp. 171 - 181,

Tewdwr-Jones M; Sookhoo D; Freestone R, 2020, 'From Geddes’ city museum to Farrell’s urban room: past, present, and future at the Newcastle City Futures exhibition', Planning Perspectives, 35, pp. 277 - 297,

Kolankiewicz V; Nichols D; Freestone R, 2019, 'The tribulations of Walter Burley Griffin’s final Australian plan: Milleara as ‘the garden city of the future’ 1925–1965', Planning Perspectives, 34, pp. 911 - 923,

Freestone R; Davison G; Hu R, 2019, 'Reshaping Sydney by design – few know about the mandatory competitions, but we all see the results', The Conversation

Davison G; Freestone R, 2019, 'Design competitions and the pursuit of excellence in Sydney's CBD', Architecture Bulletin, 75, pp. 4 - 7

Wiesel I; Freestone R, 2019, 'Queue city: Authority and trust in the waiting line', Geoforum, 100, pp. 229 - 235,

Freestone R, 2018, 'Sir Peter Hall Award for Lifetime Achievement in Planning History 2018', Planning Perspectives, 33, pp. 673 - 674,

Freestone R, 2018, 'Mud on His Boots: R. T. Kennedy and the Beginnings of Planning Education at the University of Auckland', Interstices : Journal of Architecture and Related Arts, pp. 70 - 84,

Freestone R; Baker D, 2018, 'Negotiating the problem of airport noise: Comparative lessons from the Australian experience', Political Quarterly, 89, pp. 457 - 465,

Freestone R; James P, 2018, 'In the shadow of Sir Patrick: Niel Abercrombie's planning career in Britain, Palestine and Australia 1933-1975', Town Planning Review, 89, pp. 355 - 378,

Freestone R; Goodman R; Burton P, 2018, 'The State of the Art of Planning and Planning Education in Australia and New Zealand', disP - The Planning Review, 54, pp. 55 - 65,

Davison G; Freestone R; Hu R; Baker S, 2018, 'The impacts of mandatory design competitions on urban design quality in Sydney, Australia', Journal of Urban Design, 23, pp. 257 - 277,

Freestone R; James P, 2018, 'Learning from LA: Australian Responses to Los Angeles Urbanism 1910–1960', Journal of Planning History, 18, pp. 44 - 65,

Crimeen A; de Leeuw E; Freestone R, 2018, 'Towards a health promotion paradigm for airport development', Cities and Health, 2, pp. 134 - 142,

Amati M; Freestone R; Robertson S, 2017, '“Learning the city”: Patrick Geddes, exhibitions, and communicating planning ideas', Landscape and Urban Planning, 166, pp. 97 - 105

Freestone R, 2017, 'The Sydney Syndrome: Suburban Railways, Land Speculation and Colonial Politics', History, June, pp. 2 - 4

Freestone R; Saniga A; Logan C, 2016, 'Campus: Building Modern Australian Universities', Architecture Bulletin, Winter-Spring 2016, pp. 11 - 11

Freestone R, 2015, 'Paradise Planned:The Garden Suburb and the Modern City', JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS, 74, pp. 371 - 373,

Freestone R, 2015, 'Review: Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City, by Robert A. M. Stern, David Fishman, and Jacob Tilove', Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 74, pp. 371 - 373,

Amati M; Freestone R, 2015, 'All of London's a stage: the 1943 County of London Plan Exhibition', Urban History, pp. 1 - 18,

Freestone R, 2015, 'The exhibition as a lens for planning history', Planning Perspectives, 30, pp. 433 - 446,

Freestone R, 2015, 'Anti-planning in the 1940s: the paradox of Florence Taylor', Planning Perspectives, 30, pp. 191 - 209,

Freestone R; Wiesel I, 2015, 'Privatisation, property and planning: the remaking of Canberra Airport', Policy Studies, pp. 1 - 20,

Freestone R, 2015, 'An ‘old fashioned’ geographer: An appreciation of Peter Hall (1932–2014)', Progress in Human Geography, 39, pp. 103 - 114,

Freestone R; James P, 2015, 'Exhibition to Implementation: Introducing Democratic Planning for Metropolitan Sydney 1948–51', Urban Policy and Research, 33, pp. 1 - 16,

Pinnegar S; Randolph B; Freestone R, 2015, 'Incremental urbanism: Characteristics and implications of residential renewal through owner-driven demolition and rebuilding', Town Planning Review, 86, pp. 279 - 301,

Freestone R, 2015, 'Peter Hall's planning history', Planning Perspectives, 30, pp. 11 - 15,

Nichols D; Freestone R; Putra Y, 2014, 'Frank Heath: transitions of an architect planner from the 1930s to the 1960s', The La Trobe Journal, pp. 125 - 139

Amati M; Freestone R, 2014, 'Trans-national promotion of British and American planning practice in the 1940s', Planning Theory and Practice, 15, pp. 370 - 385,

Freestone R, 2014, 'Progress in Australian planning history: Traditions, themes and transformations', Progress in Planning, 91, pp. 1 - 29,

Freestone R; Wiesel I, 2014, 'The Making of an Australian ‘Airport City’', Geographical Research, 52, pp. 280 - 295,

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