Robert Freestone

Conference paper

Town planning on display

Exhibitions played a vital role in promoting the benefits of modern town planning through the first half of the twentieth century. They helped convey the environmental, economic, and social dividends of strategic and statutory planning to the broader community as well as constituting a vehicle...
Conference paper

The contributions of R.T. Kennedy to New Zealand planning

Robert Terence Kennedy (1903-1997) was the foundation professor of town planning at the University of Auckland from 1957 until his retirement in 1969. During these years and into the 1980s he also practiced as a design consultant as well as advising governments on various planning...
Conference paper

Pursuing design excellence in a global CBD

This study injects urban design into global city discourse which frequently brushes over the micro-production of the built environment. Yet at this scale, the adaptation of design strategies and controls as a neoliberalist policy tools to shape a global city becomes apparent. The study focuses...
Conference paper

Professionalising planning

The roles of planning and planners were remade in Australia in the 1930s. In Sydney, frustration at governmental inaction on practical progress and recognition that the longstanding Town Planning Association had fallen out of touch with best practice led to moves to establish a technical...
Conference paper

Adaptive master planning

The University of New South Wales was, along with the Australian National University, one of the first post-war greenfield campuses. Located in the south-east Sydney suburb of Kensington, a stable long–term vision for site planning was hampered by a constrained site which expanded incrementally. Design...