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Researcher: Byrne, JA (Professor Jason Byrne)

Fields of Research

Land use and environmental planning
Social geography
Urban geography
Human geography
Recreation, leisure and tourism geography
Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Environmental management
Urban design
Transport planning
Urban sociology and community studies
Urban analysis and development
Environmental politics
Landscape ecology
Agriculture, land and farm management
Conservation and biodiversity
Impacts of tourism
Urban policy
Urban and regional planning
Health promotion
Rural and regional geography
Climate change impacts and adaptation
Occupational and workplace health and safety
Applied and developmental psychology
Policy and administration
Cultural geography
Health and community services
Family and household studies
Terrestrial ecology
Sustainable agricultural development
Interaction and experience design
Environmentally sustainable engineering
Climate change processes
Population trends and policies
Environmental philosophy
Other Indigenous studies
Research, science and technology policy
Environment and resource economics
Environmental sociology
Social change
Other environmental sciences
Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Natural resource management
Psychosocial aspects of childbirth and perinatal mental health
Data communications
Photogrammetry and remote sensing
Housing markets, development and management
Urban planning and health
Environmental law
Education assessment and evaluation
Information systems philosophy, research methods and theory
Environment policy
Health services and systems
Architectural design
Transport engineering
History and theory of the built environment (excl. architecture)

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in human society
Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
Urban planning
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Land policy
Recreation and leisure activities (excl. sport and exercise)
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Other culture and society
Environmental education and awareness
Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences
Environmentally sustainable commercial services and tourism
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Consumption patterns, population issues and the environment
Expanding knowledge in education
Environmentally sustainable construction activities
Other environmental policy, climate change and natural hazards
Pacific Peoples community services
Tourism services
Other education and training
Mental health
Evaluation of health outcomes
Other energy
Environmental ethics
Structure, delivery and resourcing
Hydrogen production from renewable energy
Recreational services
Environmental protection frameworks (incl. economic incentives)
Rural and remote area health
Terrestrial biodiversity
Energy systems and analysis
Other environmental management
Road public transport
Public services policy advice and analysis
Political systems
Communication technologies, systems and services
Health related to ageing
Residential construction processes
Regional planning
Climate change mitigation strategies
Government and politics
Health inequalities

Career Best Publications

Nature, race, and parks: past research and future directions for geographic research; Progress in Human Geography
Reconceptualizing green infrastructure for climate change adaptation: barriers to adaption and drivers for uptake by spatial planners; Landscape and Urban Planning
Urban green space, public health, and environmental justice: the challenge of making cities 'just green enough'; Landscape and Urban Planning
When green is white: the cultural politics of race, nature and social exclusion in a Los Angeles urban national park; Geoforum

Research Publications

'It's real, not fake like a park': residents' perception and use of informal urban green-space in Brisbane, Australia and Sapporo, Japan; Landscape and Urban Planning
'Seeing red' in national parks: how visitors' values affect perceptions and park experiences; Geoforum
(Ignoring) Alternative discourses in local climate change policy – a SEQ study; State of Australian Cities Conference 2009
A Climate for Change: Planning South-East Queensland; A Climate For Growth: Planning South-East Queensland
A healthy environment shouldn’t just be for the rich
A landscape on the edge: one of the last undeveloped dunescapes on the Gold Coast is under threat
A narrative and systematic review of the behavioural, cognitive and emotional effects of passive nature exposure on young people: Evidence for prescribing change; Landscape and Urban Planning
A political ecology of community gardens in Australia: form local issues to global lessons; Global Urban Agriculture
A systematic quantitative review of urban tree benefits, costs, and assessment methods across cities in different climatic zones; Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
A systematic review of the efficacy of equine-assisted interventions on psychological outcomes; European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling
Adapting ecological modernisation to the Australian context; Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences
Air quality and pollution management, in Australian cities; Australian Environmental Planning: Challenges and Future Prospects
All that glitters: an environmental history 'sketch' of Gold Coast City; Off the plan: a history of Gold Coast City, Australia
Assessing emotional and social health using photographs: An innovative research method for rural studies and its applicability in a care-farming program for youth; Evaluation and Program Planning
Attitudes of local communities: assessing the social impacts of the South East Queensland Horse Riding Trail Network
Attitudes of local park visitors: assessing the social impacts of the South East Queensland Horse Riding Trail Network
Australia: Reclaiming the Public University?; Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective
Australian environmental planning: current challenges and future prospects; Routledge
Averting atlantis: adapting subtropical cities to climate change: a comparative study of the Gold Coast and Fort Lauderdale; International Subtropical Cities Conference Subtropical Cities 2011: Beyond Climate Change
Bordering on neglect: 'environmental justice' in Australian planning; Australian Planner
Brave new worlds: why planners need artists for effective climate change adaptation
Can green infrastructure cultivate climate justice? Insights from suburban Australia; Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2016
Can smaller parks limit green gentrification? Insights from Hangzhou, China; Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
Can urban greenspace combat climate change? Towards a subtropical cities research agenda; Australian Planner
Charting the green and climate-adaptive city; Landscape and Urban Planning
City-size bias in knowledge on the effects of urban nature on people and biodiversity; Environmental Research Letters
Climate change adaptation
Climate change and Australian urban resilience: The limits of ecological modernisation as an adaptive strategy; Planning for Climate Change: Strategies for Mitigation and Adaptation
Climate change, energy policy and justice: a systematic review; Analyse and Kritik: Zeitschrift Fuer Sozialtheorie
Climate cosmopolitics and the possibilities for urban planning; Nature and Culture
Climate ethics
Color me healthy: food diversity in school community gardens in two rapidly urbanising Australian cities; Health and Place
Could urban greening mitigate suburban thermal inequity?: the role of residents dispositions and household practices; Environmental Research Letters
Cultivating climate justice: green infrastructure and suburban disadvantage in Australia; Applied Geography
Development, reliability, and validity of an urban trail use survey; American Journal of Health Promotion
Differences among hikers, runners and mountain bikers in a peri-urban park; The 6th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas
Don't forget buses: six rules for improving city bus services
Ecological justice
Editorial: Historical legacies of land use in cities; Parks, open spaces and potential for green infrastructure - ideas of city nature in an urbanizing planet; Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Environmental Justice
Environmental justice
Environmental justice across borders; Planning across borders in a climate of change
Environmental Justice and Attachment to Place; The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice
Environmental justice in Australian cities; Australian environmental planning: challenges and future prospects
Equity Mapping; Positive Development: From Vicious Circles to Virtuous Cycles Through Built Environment Design
Factors affecting the preparedness of overnight hikers in national parks: Insights from Tasmania, Australia; Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism
Factors shaping urban greenspace provision: a systematic review of the literature; Landscape and Urban Planning
Farmers' rights in Australia: community gardens may be a way in which a developed country complies with its international obligations; Griffith Journal of Law and Human Dignity
Ghosts in the City: Multicultural Redevelopment and Urban Memory; Consent and Consensus: Politics, Media and Governance in Twentieth Century Australia
Governance factors shaping greenspace provision: from theory to practice; Planning Theory and Practice
Green and open space planning for urban consolidation – A review of the literature and best practice
Green around the gills? The challenge of density for urban greenspace planning in SEQ; Australian Planner
Green infrastructure for climate change adaptation: insights from Gold Coast City; American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting 2016
Greener growing: assessing the influence of gardening practices on the ecological viability of community gardens in South East Queensland, Australia; Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
Greenspace after petroleum: from freeways to greenways; Planning after petroleum: preparing cities for the age beyond oil
Growth pains and gridlock come to Hobart, and building more roads is not the best way out
Here’s how green infrastructure can easily be added to the urban planning toolkit
How climate change perception is reshaping attitudes attitudes towards th functional benefits of urban trees and green space: lessons from Hong Kong; Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
How to find the knowns and unknowns in any research
If planners understand it’s cool to green cities, what’s stopping them?
In conversation with Geographers, Regenerative futures
Indigenising the curriculum: Transcending Australian geography’s dark past; Geographical Research
Informal urban green space as anti-gentrification strategy; Just Green Enough: Urban Development and Environmental Gentrification
Informal urban green-space: comparison of quantity and characteristics in Brisbane, Australia and Sapporo, Japan; PLoS One
Informal urban greenspace: a typology and trilingual systematic review of its role for urban residents and trends in the literature; Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
Interview - Universities and campus transformation
Is extermination to be the legacy of Mary Gilbert's cat?; Organization
Lessons in resilience: what city planners can learn from Hobart's floods
Make kin, not cities! Multispecies entanglements and ‘becoming-world’ in planning theory; Planning Theory
Making Gold Coast City sustainable: an environmental planning agenda; Urban Ecological Environmental Protection
Memories of vacant lots: how and why residents used informal urban green space as children and teenagers in Brisbane, Australia, and Sapporo, Japan; Children's Geographies
Nature, race, and parks: past research and future directions for geographic research; Progress in Human Geography
NGO partnerships in using ecotourism for conservation: systematic review and meta-analysis; PLoS One
Not all community gardens are environmental equals
Not in our park! Local community perceptions of recreational activities in peri-urban national parks; Australasian Journal of Environmental Management
Observation for Data Collection in Urban Studies and Urban Analysis; Methods in Urban Analysis
Our cities need more green spaces for rest and play - here’s how
Out in the heat: why poorer suburbs are more at risk in warming cities
Pace of renewable energy shift leaves city planners struggling to keep up
Past results and future directions in urban community gardens research; Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
Perceptions of stakeholder organisations: assessing the social impacts of the South East Queensland Horse Riding Trail Network
Planners know depressingly little about a city’s impacts on our mental health
Planning for environmental justice in an urban national park; Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
Planning for older people in a rapidly warming and ageing world: the role of urban greening; Urban Policy and Research
Planning the climate-just city; International Planning Studies
Policy innovation in green infrastructure governance
Proximity and perceived safety as determinants of urban trail use: findings from a three-city study; Environment and Planning A
Public attitudes towards urban nature; The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology
Public park or private gym: boot camps or bloody nuisance?
Publishing not perishing: how research students transition from novice to knowledgeable using systematic quantitative literature reviews; Studies in Higher Education
Quality of Life
Quiet Activism; Palgrave Macmillan
Reasons for urban trail use predict levels of trail-related physical activity; Journal of Physical Activity and Health
Reconceptualizing green infrastructure for climate change adaptation: barriers to adaption and drivers for uptake by spatial planners; Landscape and Urban Planning
Recreationist-Wildlife Interactions in Urban Parks
Reflections from the conference organisers; Geographical Research
Relationship of urban trail use and the built environment with moderate to vigorous physical activity; American Public Health Association Conference
Research productivity of Australian planning academics: a bibliometric analysis; Journal of Planning Education and Research
Residents' understanding of the role of green infrastructure for climate change adaptation in Hangzhou, China; Landscape and Urban Planning
SAGE (Systematic Audit Of Green-Space Environments)
Selective memories, sanitised futures: constructing visions of future place in inner Sydney; Urban Policy and Research
Talking Point: Stay on track for the sake of Tasmanians' health
Tasmania's Renewable Energy Future - Submission to the Draft Tasmanian Renewable Energy Action Plan to the Tasmanian State Government
Tempering growth: planning for the challenges of climate change and growth management in SEQ; Australian Planner
The 'hollow-middle': why positive community perceptions do not translate into pro-conservation behaviour in El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve, Mexico; International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management
The association of trail features with self-report trail use by neighborhood residents; Journal of Physical Activity and Health
The benefits of publishing systematic quantitative literature reviews for PhD candidates and other early-career researchers; Higher Education Research and Development
The benefits of Q + PPGIS for coupled human-natural systems research: A systematic review; Ambio
The city under COVID‐19: podcasting as digital methodology; Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie
The climate-just city; Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice
The ecotourism-extraction nexus and its implications for the long-term sustainability of protected area: what is being sustained and who decides?; Journal of Political Ecology
The human relationship with nature: rights of animals and plants in the urban context; The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology
The park made of oil: towards a historical political ecology of the Kenneth Hahn state recreation area; Local Environment
The role of political and financial factors in the provision of parks: the case of Logan City, Queensland; State of Australian Cities Conference 2015
Tracing the history of Australian planning research and its influence on practice; The Routledge Handbook of Australian Urban and Regional Planning
Transit-oriented parks; Planning Institute of Australia Queensland State Planning Conference
Trial characteristics as correlates of urban trail use; American Journal of Health Promotion
Trust, connection and equity: Can understanding context help to establish successful Campus Community Gardens?; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Under pressure: Factors shaping urban greenspace provision in a mid-sized city; Cities
Urban Ecological Environment Protection; National Forestry Publishing House
Urban Ecology; International Encyclopedia of Human Geography
Urban green space, public health, and environmental justice: the challenge of making cities 'just green enough'; Landscape and Urban Planning
Urban habitats/nature
Urban hacktivism: getting creative about involving citizens in city planning
Urban parks, gardens and greenspace; The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice
Urban vegetation; Australian Environmental Planning: Challenges and Future Prospects
Urbanisation: Towns and cities as sites of environmental (in)justice; Environmental Justice: Key Issues
Using Systematic Quantitative Literature Reviews for Urban Analysis; Methods in Urban Analysis
What about the people missing out on renewables? Here’s what planners can do about energy justice
What is environmental planning?; Australian Environmental Planning: Challenges and Future Prospects
What is green space worth?
When green is white: the cultural politics of race, nature and social exclusion in a Los Angeles urban national park; Geoforum
Whiter Justice? An Analysis of Local Climate Change Response From South East Queensland, Australia; Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning 6: The Right to the City
Whither justice? An analysis of local climate change responses from South East Queensland, Australia; Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy

Research Projects

A rapid assessment tool and policy framework for improving heatwave resilience in Tasmania; Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPFEM)
Enabling social innovation for local climate adaptability; Australian Research Council (ARC)
National Environmental Research Program 2: Sustainable Communities and Waste Hub - NESP 2; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
NESP 2 Sustainable Communities and Waste hub : IP1; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
Urban greening to protect vulnerable people and promote thermal equity; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Enabling Social Innovation for Local Climate Adaptability
Farming4Care: Using nature to cultivate resilience in young people

Research Candidate Supervision