Lesley Head


Have we changed our cultures of urban water?

There were times during the drought when I caught myself trading a couple of extra minutes in the shower against the water tank out the window. There was no material connection – the tank was not connected to the shower – but there was a...
Conference paper

Nature and culture in the backyard

This paper draws on examples from a wider study of Australian backyards to inform debate on three themes: urban consolidation vs urban expansion; the ecologies of urban areas; the importance of ethnographic and qualitative research methods in studying human/environment interactions in urban areas.