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Donna Houston

Conference paper

Centring, rather than connecting with, nature

This paper argues that the ‘living with nature’ movement and technocratic responses, such as Nature-based Solutions, are ideological fantasies of curation. Instead, this paper maintains that ecosystems must become the frames and bases for decision-making.
Conference paper

Climate justice in the Australian city

This paper addresses critical gaps in existing research by taking a ‘practice approach’ to how we might better support climate justice at the metropolitan scale in Australia.
Conference paper

Environmental imaginaries: climate change as an object of urban governance

This paper interrogates metropolitan strategies completed so far – SEQ (Queensland 2009); Adelaide (SA 2010); Perth (WA 2010) and Sydney (NSW 2010) – to identify how each treats the issue of climate change, and whether – and, if so, how – climate change is imagined...