People

Professor Robert Freestone

City Planning, Urban Typologies

PhD(Macq), BSc(UNSW), MA(Minn) FASSA, FPIA CPP

Through an association with UNSW spanning more than three decades, my internationally-recognised urban research and teaching has influenced understandings of the built environment worldwide. My work has also prompted national research and policy interest in urban planning challenges and legacies, helping to integrate Australian perspectives into world debates.
 
My expertise in urban policy has focused on the development of planning, theory and practice, in particular regional and metropolitan visions; heritage and conservation; infrastructure provision; and urban design. These threads feed into the overall mission of the Faculty to create sustainable, liveable and productive cities.
 
I help create community and professional understandings of the evolution of the built environment through a distinctive focus on the historiography of urban planning and design. One of my key capabilities is a grounding of research in the longitudinal view, engendering a deep appreciation of contemporary and future challenges within a historical framework.
Room: 
2002
Phone: 
54836
Fax: 
+61 2 9385 4507
Research Activities: 

Dr Freestone’s research interests lie in the development of modern planning theory and practice in Australia, heritage conservation, metropolitan restructuring and planning education. He has been involved in ARC funded research on exhibitions in the development of modern urban planning culture, the role of cultural heritage in the sustainability of remote communities, the contribution of early town planning associations in development of Australian planning theory and practice, processes of suburban renewal (with the City Futures Research Centre), and the evolution and policy implications of major airport activity centres, internationally and within Australia (a collaborative project with Queensland University of Technology).

Grants: 
Co CI, ARC Discovery Grant: codifying and communicating planning culture in Australia through planning exhibitions Australia 1913-1951 (DP120101732)
 
Co CI, ARC Linkage Grant: on the evolution and policy implications of major airport activity centres, internationally and within Australia (LP0775225)
 
Co CI, ARC Discovery Grant: on the drivers and outcomes of re-Investment in low density suburban housing markets (DP0986122)
 
Co CI, ARC Linkage Grant: on role of urban and planning heritage in the sustainability of remote communities, with specific reference to Woomera, South Australia (LP0667822)

 

 

Awards: 

Dr Freestone has won several state and national awards for excellence in planning scholarship from the Planning Institute of Australia since 1995 (most recently the 2011 national award for research and scholarship for Urban Nation) as well as two National Trust (NSW) Heritage Awards (2008 and 2011).

Teaching & Supervision: 

Dr Freestone’s main teaching responsibilities are in the Bachelor of Planning Degree: a second year history and heritage unit, a fourth year studio on integrated planning, a senior course on research design, and coordination of final year thesis students. He is currently on leave while serving as Associate Dean Research. However he continues to actively supervise several higher degree research students.

Publications:
Books

Freestone R; Davison G; Hu R, 2019, Designing the Global City Design Excellence, Competitions and the Remaking of Central Sydney, Springer, Singapore, 10.1007/978-981-13-2056-9

Freestone R; Amati M, (eds.), 2014, Exhibitions and the Development of Modern Planning Culture, Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey

Tewdwr-Jones M; Phelps NA; Freestone R, 2013, The planning imagination: Peter hall and the study of urban and regional planning, 10.4324/9781315858609

Freestone R, 2010, Urban Nation: Australia`s Planning Heritage, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne

SGE EAPPL; Freestone R, 2009, Global Sydney: Challenges and Opportunities for a Competitive Global City, Committee for Sydney, Sydney

Freestone R; Williams PJ; Foster K, 2009, National Aviation Policy: Green Paper Submission, City Futures Research Centre, Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales

Freestone R; Hanna B, 2008, Florence Taylor`s Hats: Designing, Building and Editing Sydney, Halstead Press, Sydney

Freestone R; Williams PJ; Foster K, 2008, Towards a National Aviation Policy Statement City Futures Issue Paper No. 5, City Futures Research Centre, on-line

Freestone R, 2007, Designing Australia`s Cities: Culture, Commerce and the City Beautiful, 1900-1930, University of New South Wales Press, Sydeny

Freestone R; Randolph WG; Butler-Bowdon CR, (eds.), 2006, Talking About Sydney: Population, community and culture in contemporary Sydney, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney

Freestone R; Bagnara AS; Scoufis M; Pratt CC, (eds.), 2003, The Learning Community, First Explorations of the Research Teaching Nexus at UNSW, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Proudfoot PR; Maguire R; Freestone R, (eds.), 2000, Colonial City/Global City: Sydney`s International Exhibition of 1879, Crossing Press, Sydney

Freestone R, (ed.), 2000, The Australian Metropolis A Planning History, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW

Freestone R, (ed.), 2000, Urban Planning in a Changing World: The Twentieth Century Experience, E & FN Spon, London

Freestone R, 1997, The Federal Capital of Australia: A Virtual Planning History, Australian National University, Canberra

Book Chapters

Freestone R, 2019, 'City Beautiful Movement', in Orum A (ed.), The Wiley Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies, Wiley Blackwell, New York, pp. 1-6, 10.1002/9781118568446.eurs0045

Freestone R, 2018, 'Establishing an Environmental Agenda for City Planning: An Australian Retrospective', in Neumeier B; Braun B; Herche V (ed.), Nature and Environment in Australia, WVT Eissenschaftlicher Verlag, Trier, pp. 49-69

Pinnegar S; Freestone R; Wiesel I, 2018, 'Incremental change with significant outcomes: Regenerating the suburbs through Knockdown Rebuild', in Ruming K (ed.), Urban Regeneration in Australia: Policies, Processes and Projects of Contemporary Urban Change, Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 295-310

Freestone R; Randolph B; Pinnegar S, 2018, 'Suburbanization in Australia', in The Routledge Companion to the Suburbs, pp. 72-86, 10.4324/9781315266442

Freestone R; Garnaut C; Nichols D, 2018, 'Tertiary education and postwar reconstruction: The first Australian planning programs', in Urban Book Series, pp. 101-118, 10.1007/978-3-319-55967-4_7

Freestone R, 2018, 'Visualising the emergence of a new profession in New York, Berlin and London 1909-1910', in Fischer KF; Altrock U (ed.), Windows Upon Planning History, Routledge, London, pp. 187-202, 10.4324/9781315547077-15

Freestone R, 2018, 'Writing the History of Planning in the English-speaking world', in Hein C (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Planning History, Routledge, London, pp. 121-133

Freestone R; Garnaut C, 2017, 'Beginnings: The Evolution of Metropolitan Planning to the Late Twentieth Century', in Hamnett S; Freestone R (ed.), Planning Metropolitan Australia, Routledge, London, pp. 26-50

Freestone R, 2017, 'Biographical Method', in Hein C (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Planning History, Routledge, London, pp. 60-75

Freestone R; Randolph B; Wheeler A, 2017, 'Defining and refining the research agenda for Australian cities', in A Research Agenda for Cities, pp. 249-265, 10.4337/9781785363429

Silver C; Freestone R; Demaziere C, 2017, 'Introduction', in Silver C; Freestone R; Demaziere C (ed.), Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning 6: The Right to the City, Routledge, New York, pp. 1-11

Bunker R; Freestone R; Randolph B, 2017, 'Sydney: Growth, Globalization and Governance', in Hamnett S; Freestone R (ed.), Planning Metropolitan Australia, Routledge, London, pp. 26-50

Freestone R, 2017, 'The Evolution of Australian Urban and regional Planning: A Textual Analysis', in Sipe N; Vella K (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Australian Urban and Regional Planning, Routledge, London, pp. 73-85

Freestone R, 2017, 'The Metropolitan Perspective', in Hamnett S; Freestone R (ed.), Planning Metropolitan Australia, Routledge, London, pp. 1-25

Freestone R, 2016, 'A “Monument to Civic Foresight”: Extending Martin Place, 1923-35’', in O'Callaghan J; Hogben P; Freestone R (ed.), Sydney’s Martin Place: A Cultural and Design History, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, pp. 18-35

O'Callaghan JM; Hogben P; Freestone R, 2016, 'Introduction', in Sydney's Martin Place: A Cultural and Design History, pp. xi-xiii

Freestone R; Wiesel I, 2016, 'Place-making in the Rise of the Airport City', in Freestone R; Liu E (ed.), PLACE AND PLACELESSNESS REVISITED, edn. Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 168-185, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000441070700013&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Liu E; Freestone R, 2016, 'Revisiting Place and Placelessness', in Freestone R; Liu E (ed.), PLACE AND PLACELESSNESS REVISITED, edn. Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 1-19, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000441070700002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Freestone R; Gunasekara S, 2016, 'Sydney', in Gold JR; Gold MM (ed.), Olympic Cities: City Agendas, Planning and the World's Games 1896-2020, edn. Third, Routledge, London, pp. 317-332, https://www.routledge.com/Olympic-Cities-City-Agendas-Planning-and-the-Worlds-Games-1896/Gold-Gold/p/book/9781138832695

Freestone R; Amati M; Lanfranchi A, 2016, 'The On-Line Peri Urban: Understanding Local Government Websites in Victoria and New South Wales', in Kennedy M; Butt A; Amati M (ed.), Conflict and Change in Australia’s Peri-Urban Landscapes, Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 68-88, https://www.routledge.com/Conflict-and-Change-in-Australias-Peri-Urban-Landscapes/Kennedy-Butt-Amati/p/book/9781472466853

Freestone R; Wheeler A, 2015, 'Integrating health into town planning: A history', in The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-Being: Shaping a Sustainable and Healthy Future, pp. 17-36

Freestone R, 2015, 'Introduction: George Taylor and the early Australian town planning movement', in Town Planning for Australia by George Taylor, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxford, pp. vii-xxvii

Freestone R; Favaro P; Baker S, 2015, 'Sydney 1967-1971: The 1971 City of Sydney strategic plan', in Albrecht B; Magrin A (ed.), Esportare il centro storico, Fondazione La Triennale di MIlano, Milan, pp. 347-351

Freestone R, 2015, 'Urban Planning (Western), History of', in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition, pp. 862-868, 10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.74015-3

Freestone R, 2014, 'Australian environmental planning origins and theories', in Australian Environmental Planning: Challenges and Future Prospects, pp. 21-36, 10.4324/9781315813110

Freestone R, 2014, 'Cities of Tomorrow', in TewdwrJones M; Phelps NA; Freestone R (ed.), PLANNING IMAGINATION: PETER HALL AND THE STUDY OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING, edn. Planning History and Environment Series, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 40-53, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000326803900005&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Freestone R, 2014, 'Post-war Reconstruction, Planning Promotion and the Australian Government 1944-45', in Freestone R; Amati M (ed.), Exhibitions and the Development of Modern Planning Culture, Ashgate, Faranham, Surrey, pp. 209-224, http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409454595

Freestone R, 2014, 'The Rise and Fall of the Sydney Drive-in', in Hogben P; O'Callaghan J (ed.), Leisure Space: The transformation of Sydney, 1945-1970, edn. 1, NewSouth Publishing, Sydney, pp. 144-161, http://www.newsouthpublishing.com/

Freestone R; Wiesel I, 2014, 'The rise of the airport property market in Australia', in Airports, Cities and Regions, pp. 218-241

Freestone R; Amati M, 2014, 'Town Planning Exhibitions', in Freestone R; Amati M (ed.), Exhibitions and the Development of Modern Planning Culture, Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey, pp. 1-18, http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409454595

Freestone R, 2013, 'Back to the Future', in Weller R; Bolleter J (ed.), Made in Australia: The Future of Australian Cities, edn. Original, UWA Publishing, Perth, WA, pp. 236-243

Freestone R, 2013, 'Cities of Tomorrow', in The Planning Imagination: Peter Hall and the Study of Urban and Regional Planning, pp. 41-53, 10.4324/9781315858609

Phelps NA; Tewdwr-Jones M; Freestone R, 2013, 'Geography, History and the Planning Imagination', in The Planning Imagination: Peter Hall and the Study of Urban and Regional Planning, pp. 1-12, 10.4324/9781315858609

Freestone R, 2013, 'Introduction: Issues and options for the twenty-first century', in Hibbard M; Freestone R; Sager TO (ed.), Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning 5, Routledge, London, pp. 1-14

Freestone R, 2013, 'Peter Hall Bibliography', in The Planning Imagination: Peter Hall and the Study of Urban and Regional Planning, pp. 285-301, 10.4324/9781315858609

Hibbard M; Freestone R; Sager T, 2013, 'Preface', in Hibberd M; Freestone R; Sager TO (ed.), Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning, Taylor and Francis, pp. xvi-xviii, 10.4324/9780203407455

Freestone R; Park M, 2013, 'Representing the National Capital at Regatta Point', in Headon D; MacKenzie A (ed.), Canberra Red: Stories from the bush capital, edn. Original, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, pp. 210-225

Freestone R; Gibson C; Yuan T; Yu Y; Xuefei L; Chengzhong W, 2012, 'City Planning and Cultural Economy', in International Cultural Administration, School of Public Administration of University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, pp. 12-22

Zhang H; Yang Y; Babar MA, 2012, 'Foreword', in EAST'12 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Evidential Assessment of Software Technologies, 10.1145/2372233.2372234

Zhang L; Zhang C; Horng JH; Chen Z, 2012, 'Preface', in Advanced Materials Research

Becker J; Benoit P; Cumplido R; Prasanna VK; Vaidyanathan R; Hartenstein R; Areibi S; Bampi S; Bergmann N; Brebner G, 2011, 'Introduction', in IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing Workshops and Phd Forum, pp. 125, 10.1109/IPDPS.2011.396

Baker D; Freestone R, 2011, 'The airport city: a new business model for airport development', in Macario R; Voorde EVD (ed.), Critical Issues in Air Transport: Economics and Business, edn. Original, Routledge, London, pp. 150-164

Freestone R; Baker D, 2010, 'The planning of airport regions and National Aviation Policy: Isseus and challenges in Australia 2008-2009', in Knippenberger U; Wall A (ed.), Airports in Cities and regions: Research and Practice, edn. Original, KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe, pp. 69-83

Freestone R; Park M, 2009, 'A new planning landscape for professional and community action in Sydney 1936-67', in Freestone R (ed.), Cities, Citizens and Environmental Reform: Histories of Town Planning Associations, edn. Original, Sydney University Press, Sydney, pp. 313-341

Freestone R; Park M, 2009, 'Spreading the good news about town planning in Sydney 1913-34', in Freestone R (ed.), Cities, Citizens and Environmental Reform: Histories of Town Planning Associations, edn. Original, Sydney University Press, Sydney, pp. 27-63

Freestone R, 2007, 'Aesthetics, Utility and the Shaping of Public Space: Implementing the City Beautiful in Australian Government Projects in Perth and Brisbane', in Miller C; Roche M (ed.), Past Matters: Heritage and Planning History - Case Studies from the Pacific Rim, edn. First, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, UK, pp. 33-57

Freestone R, 2007, 'John Sulman and Town Planning Australia', in Miller C; Roche M (ed.), An Introduction to the Study of Town Planning in Australia, edn. Facsimile, National Trust of Australia, pp. i-ix

Freestone R, 2006, 'Bradfield`s Vision: Re-shaping Sydney`s infrastructure', in Bridging Sydney, edn. Original, Historic Houses Trust (NSW), Sydney, pp. 31-51

Freestone R; Prasad DK; Blair JM, 2006, 'Master planned communities and sustainability in Sydney', in Talking About Sydney: Population, community and culture in contemporary Sydney, edn. Original, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, pp. 108-121

Freestone R, 2006, 'The Americanization of Australian planning', in Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning 2, pp. 237-267, 10.4324/9780203967508

Freestone R; Gibson CR, 2006, 'The Cultural Dimension of Urban Strategies: An Historical Perspective', in Culture, Urbanism and Planning, edn. Original, Ashgate, Aldershot, Hampshire, UK, pp. 21-42

Freestone R, 2005, 'Charles Mulford Robinson', in Caves RW (ed.), Encyclopedia of the City, edn. 1st, Routledge Press, New York, USA, pp. 391-392

Freestone R, 2005, 'City planning', in Brown May A; Swain S (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Melbourne, edn. 1st, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 139-142

Freestone R, 2005, 'Garden surburbs', in Brown May A; Swain S (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Melbourne, edn. 1st, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 293-298

Freestone R, 2005, 'Metropolitan town planning commission', in Brown May A; Swain S (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Melbourne, edn. 1st, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 477-477

Holder J; Freestone R; Kerr J, 2003, 'Molnar`s Pageant of Planning', in Human Scale in Architecture: George Molnar`s Sydney, edn. 1, Craftsman House, Sydney, Australia, pp. 36-53

Freestone R, 2003, 'Research Teaching Synergies and Built Environment Education', in Freestone R; Bagnara A; Scoufis M; Pratt C (ed.), The Learning Community, First Explorations of the Research Teaching Nexus at UNSW, edn. 1, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, pp. 25-30

Freestone R, 2002, 'City Beautiful Movement', in The Oxford Companion to Australian Gardens, edn. Original, Oxford University Press in Association with Australian Garden History Society, Melbourne, pp. 140-141

Freestone R, 2002, 'Garden City Movement', in The Oxford Companion to Australian Gardens, edn. Original, Oxford University Press in Association with Australian Garden History Society, Melbourne, pp. 246-247

Freestone R, 2002, 'Green belts in City and Regional Planning', in Parsons KC; Schuyler D (ed.), From Garden City to Green City, edn. First, John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London, pp. 67-98

Freestone R, 2002, 'Sahaw, John Henry', in Australian dictionary of Biography, edn. Original, Melbourne university press, Carlton South, VIC, pp. 219-220

Freestone R; Gibson CR, 2002, 'The Cultural Economic Space of Sydney', in Kim WB; Yoo JY (ed.), Culture, Economy and Place: Asia-pacific Perspectives, edn. First, Korean Research Institute for Human Settlements, Seoul, pp. 141-178

Gibson CR; Freestone R, 2002, 'The Cultural Economic Spaces of Sydney', in Kim WB; Yoo JY (ed.), Culture, Economy and Place: Asia-pacific Perspectives, edn. First, Korean Research Institute for Human Settlements, Seoul, pp. 141-178

Freestone R, 2002, 'Town Planning', in The Oxford Companion to Australian Gardens, edn. Original, Oxford University Press in Association with Australian Garden History Society, Melbourne, pp. 599-601

Freestone R, 2002, 'Urban Planning (Western) History of', in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, edn. Original, Elsevier, pp. 16058-16063

Freestone R, 2002, 'Winston, Arthur Denis', in Australian dictionary of Biography, edn. Original, Melbourne university press, Carlton South, VIC, pp. 571-572

Freestone R, 2001, 'Imagineering the City Beautiful: parks, gardens, and Town planning Thought', in Gergina Whitehead (ed.), Planting the Nation, edn. Original, Australian Garden History Society, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pp. 159-186

Freestone R, 2000, 'From city improvement to the city beautiful', in The Australian Metropolis A Planning History, edn. Original, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW, pp. 27-45

Freestone R; Hamnett S, 2000, 'Introduction [The Australian Metropolis A Planning History]', in The Australian Metropolis A Planning History, edn. Original, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW, pp. 1-10

Freestone R, 2000, 'Learning from Planning`s Histories', in Urban Planning in a Changing World: The Twentieth Century Experience, edn. Original, E & FN Spon, London, pp. 1-19

Freestone R, 2000, 'Planning, Housing, Gardening: Home as Garden Suburb', in A History of European Housing in Australia, edn. Original, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp. 125-141

Freestone R, 2000, 'Planning Sydney: Historical Trajectories and Contemporary Debates', in Sydney: the emergence of a world city, edn. Original, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC, pp. 119-143

Freestone R, 2000, 'Space, Society and Urban Reform', in Colonial City/Global City: Sydney`s International Exhibition of 1879, edn. Original, Crossing Press, Sydney, pp. 15-33

Freestone R, 2000, 'Utopias', in Design Professionals and the Built Environment, edn. Original, John Wiley & Sons, New York, pp. 179-190

Freestone R, 1998, 'Town planning', in The Oxford Companion to History, edn. Original, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 645-646

Freestone R, 1996, 'Planning suburban Canberra in the 1920s', in The early Canberra house: living in Canberra 1911-1933, edn. Original, Federal Capital Press, Canberra, pp. 11-26

Journal articles

Crimeen A; de Leeuw E; Freestone R, 'Towards a health promotion paradigm for airport development', Cities & Health, pp. 1-9, 10.1080/23748834.2019.1585701

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

Tewdwr-Jones M; Sookhoo D; Freestone R, 2019, 'From Geddes’ city museum to Farrell’s urban room: past, present, and future at the Newcastle City Futures exhibition', Planning Perspectives, 10.1080/02665433.2019.1570475

Wiesel I; Freestone R, 2019, 'Queue city: Authority and trust in the waiting line', Geoforum, vol. 100, pp. 229-235, 10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.01.015

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

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, vol. 89, pp. 355-378, 10.3828/tpr.2018.22

Freestone R; James P, 2018, 'Learning from LA: Australian Responses to Los Angeles Urbanism 1910–1960', Journal of Planning History, vol. 18, pp. 44-65, 10.1177/1538513218755497

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, http://interstices.aut.ac.nz/ijara/index.php/ijara/article/view/269

Freestone R; Baker D, 2018, 'Negotiating the problem of airport noise: Comparative lessons from the Australian experience', Political Quarterly, vol. 89, pp. 457-465, 10.1111/1467-923X.12521

Freestone R, 2018, 'Sir Peter Hall Award for Lifetime Achievement in Planning History 2018', Planning Perspectives, vol. 33, pp. 673-674, 10.1080/02665433.2018.1511459

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, vol. 23, pp. 257-277, 10.1080/13574809.2017.1337497

Freestone R; Goodman R; Burton P, 2018, 'The State of the Art of Planning and Planning Education in Australia and New Zealand', DISP, vol. 54, pp. 55-65, 10.1080/02513625.2018.1454697

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

Goodman R; Freestone R; Burton P, 2017, 'Planning Practice and Academic Research: Views from the Parallel Worlds', Planning Practice and Research, pp. 1-12, 10.1080/02697459.2017.1378970

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

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

Amati M; Freestone R, 2015, 'All of London's a stage: the 1943 County of London Plan Exhibition', Urban History, pp. 1-18, 10.1017/S0963926815000498

Freestone R, 2015, 'An ‘old fashioned’ geographer: An appreciation of Peter Hall (1932–2014)', Progress in Human Geography, vol. 39, pp. 103-114, 10.1177/0309132514563003

Pinnegar S; Randolph B; Freestone R, 2015, 'Incremental urbanism: Characteristics and implications of residential renewal through owner-driven demolition and rebuilding', Town Planning Review, vol. 86, pp. 279-301, 10.3828/tpr.2015.18

Freestone R, 2015, 'Paradise Planned:The Garden Suburb and the Modern City', JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS, vol. 74, pp. 371-373, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000361089900011&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Freestone R, 2015, 'Peter Hall's planning history', Planning Perspectives, vol. 30, pp. 11-15, 10.1080/02665433.2014.965724

Freestone R; Wiesel I, 2015, 'Privatisation, property and planning: the remaking of Canberra Airport', Policy Studies, 10.1080/01442872.2014.981053

Freestone R, 2015, 'The exhibition as a lens for planning history', Planning Perspectives, vol. 30, pp. 433-446, 10.1080/02665433.2014.1002105

Freestone R, 2014, 'Anti-planning in the 1940s: the paradox of Florence Taylor', Planning Perspectives, 10.1080/02665433.2014.918862

Freestone R; James P, 2014, 'Exhibition to Implementation: Introducing Democratic Planning for Metropolitan Sydney 1948–51', Urban Policy and Research, 10.1080/08111146.2014.967394

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

Freestone R, 2014, 'Progress in Australian planning history: Traditions, themes and transformations', Progress in Planning, vol. 91, pp. 1-29, 10.1016/j.progress.2013.03.005

Freestone R; Wiesel I, 2014, 'The Making of an Australian ‘Airport City’', Geographical Research, vol. 52, pp. 280-295, 10.1111/1745-5871.12069

Freestone R; James P, 2014, 'Town planning exhibitions, planning education and Hobart's first metropolitan plan', Tasmanian Historical Studies, vol. 19, pp. 117-138

Amati M; Freestone R, 2014, 'Trans-national promotion of British and American planning practice in the 1940s', Planning Theory and Practice, vol. 15, pp. 370-385, 10.1080/14649357.2014.932429

Freestone R, 2013, 'Canberra's gardens, parks and landscape: a bibliographical essay', Australian Garden History, vol. 24, pp. 5-11

Freestone R; Low Choy D, 2013, 'Enriching the community: The life and times of Frank Costello (1903-1987)', Australian Planner, vol. 50, pp. 55-67, 10.1080/07293682.2012.722554

Wiesel I; Freestone R; Randolph B, 2013, 'Owner-Driven Suburban Renewal: Motivations, Risks and Strategies in 'Knockdown and Rebuild' Processes in Sydney, Australia', Housing Studies, vol. 28, pp. 701-719, 10.1080/02673037.2013.758243

Freestone R, 2013, 'Remembering Bob Zehner (1941-2013)', New Planner, pp. 37-37

Wiesel I; Pinnegar S; Freestone R, 2013, 'Supersized Australian Dream: Investment, Lifestyle and Neighbourhood Perceptions among "Knockdown-Rebuild" Owners in Sydney', Housing, Theory and Society, vol. 30, pp. 312-329, 10.1080/14036096.2013.782890

Freestone R, 2013, 'The Value of Planning', New Planner, pp. 4-4

Freestone R; Amati M, 2013, 'When the going was good: that was then, this is now', Planning News, vol. 39, pp. 27-27

Steinmetz C; Freestone R; Hendriks L, 2013, 'Women, professionalism and leadership in state government planning in New South Wales', Australian Planner, vol. 50, pp. 282-292, 10.1080/07293682.2012.748084

Freestone R, 2012, 'Airport management perceptions of local and regional planning regulations’', Journal of Airport Management, vol. 6, pp. 156-169

Garnaut C; Freestone R; Iwanicki I, 2012, 'Cold War heritage and the planned community: Woomera Village in outback Australia', International Journal of Heritage Studies, vol. 18, pp. 541-563, 10.1080/13527258.2011.621439

Freestone R, 2012, 'Developing a new urban planning regime for privatised airports: the Australian experience', International Journal of Aviation Management, vol. 1, pp. 201-216

Freestone R, 2012, 'Futures Thinking in Planning Education and Research', The Journal for Education in the Built Environment, vol. 7, pp. 8-38

Randolph B; Freestone R, 2012, 'Housing Differentiation and Renewal in Middle-ring Suburbs: The Experience of Sydney, Australia', Urban Studies, vol. 49, pp. 2557-2575, 10.1177/0042098011435845

Baker D; Freestone R, 2012, 'Land use planning for privatized airports: The australia experience', Journal of the American Planning Association, vol. 78, pp. 328-341, 10.1080/01944363.2012.716315

Freestone R, 2012, 'Shaping 'the finest city region in the world': Gordon stephenson and Canberra's national Capital development commission 1960-73', Town Planning Review, vol. 83, pp. 355-376, 10.3828/tpr.2012.20

Veale S; Freestone R, 2012, 'The Things We Wanted to Keep: The Commonwealth and the National Estate', Historic Environment, vol. 24, pp. 12-18

Steinmetz C; Freestone R; Hendriks L, 2012, 'Women, professionalism and leadership in state government planning in New South Wales', Australian Planner, 10.1080/07293682.2012.748084

Ward SV; Freestone R; Silver C, 2011, 'Centenary paper: The 'new' planning history: Reflections, issues and directions', Town Planning Review, vol. 82, pp. 231-261, 10.3828/tpr.2011.16

Freestone R, 2011, 'Commentary: Ranking planning journals in the Australian research assessment exercise, 2008-2010', Journal of Planning Education and Research, vol. 31, pp. 88-94, 10.1177/0739456X10397015

Miller M; Freestone R; Gordon D; Hebbert M; Ward SV, 2011, 'Conference Review', Journal of Planning History, vol. 10, pp. 87-94, 10.1177/1538513210396346

Freestone R; Amati M, 2011, 'Exhibitions and town planning culture: An Australian perspective', A/Z ITU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture, vol. 8, pp. 25-39

Freestone R; Amati M, 2011, 'Exhibitions and Town Planning Culture: An Australian Perspective', A/Z, vol. 8, pp. 25-39

Freestone R; Baker D; Stevens N, 2011, 'Managing airport land development under regulatory uncertainty', Research in Transportation Business and Management, vol. 1, pp. 101-108, 10.1016/j.rtbm.2011.05.006

Freestone R, 2011, 'Managing Neoliberal Urban Spaces: Commercial Property Development at Australian Airports', Geographical Research, vol. 49, pp. 115-131, 10.1111/j.1745-5871.2010.00679.x

Freestone R, 2011, 'Reconciling beauty and utility in early city planning: The contribution of John Nolen', Journal of Urban History, vol. 37, pp. 256-277, 10.1177/0096144210391594

Freestone R, 2011, 'Review of "The Ashgate Research Companion to Planning Theory: Conceptual Challenges for Spatial Planning"', Planning Practice and Research, vol. 26, pp. 369-370

Freestone R; Baker D, 2011, 'Spatial planning models of airport-driven urban development', Journal of Planning Literature, vol. 26, pp. 263-279, 10.1177/0885412211401341

Freestone R; Nicholsb D, 2011, 'The 1901 Australian federal capital congress', Planning Perspectives, vol. 26, pp. 373-401, 10.1080/02665433.2011.575556

Freestone R; Nichols D, 2010, 'Town Planning and Private Enterprise in Early Twentieth Century Australia: Henry F Halloran, ‘Builder of Dreams’', History Australia, vol. 7, pp. 5.1-5.24, 10.2104/ha100005

Freestone R; Baker D, 2009, 'Listen and Learn', Global Airport Cities, vol. 4, pp. 8-10

Amati M; Freestone R, 2009, ''Saint Patrick' Sir Patrick Abercrombie's Australian tour 1948', TOWN PLANNING REVIEW, vol. 80, pp. 597-626, 10.3828/tpr.2009.14

Amati M; Freestone R, 2009, 'Sir Patrick Abercrombie's Australian tour 1948', Town Planning Review, vol. 80, pp. 597-626, 10.3828/tpr.2009.14

Freestone R; Park M, 2009, 'The limits to nationalism: Moves toward an Australian town planning association 1913-1917', Australian Historical Studies, vol. 40, pp. 32-46, 10.1080/10314610802663001

Freestone R, 2008, 'A Man of rare High Type:Nigel Ashton(1911-2008)', New Planner, vol. June 2008, pp. 20-21

Freestone R; Marsden S; Garnaut C, 2008, 'A methodology for assessing the heritage of planned urban environments: An Australian study of national heritage values', International Journal of Heritage Studies, vol. 14, pp. 156-175, 10.1080/13527250701844043

Freestone R, 2008, 'Better planning and research for mixed-use developments', Australian Planner, vol. 45, pp. 15-16

Freestone R, 2008, 'Better planning and research for mixed-use developments', Australian Planner, vol. 45, pp. 14-15, 10.1080/07293682.2008.9982625

James P; Freestone R, 2008, 'Norman Weekes` Contribution to modern Town Planning and design in New South Wales', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 94, pp. 201-218

Gandhi V; Freestone R, 2008, 'Problematizing Urban indigenous Heritage in Settler Society Countries, Australia and New Zealand', Global Urban Development, vol. 4

Freestone R, 2008, 'Sydney`s town planner - a big-picture man', Sydney Moring Herald, vol. May 2008, pp. 24-24

Freestone R, 2008, 'The Adelaide wars: An introduction', Planning Perspectives, vol. 23, pp. 221-224, 10.1080/02665430801906414

Freestone R, 2008, 'Town Planning', Sydney Journal, vol. 1, pp. 11-23

Freestone R, 2008, 'With Conscious Purpose: A history of town planning in South Australia', Australian Planner, vol. 45, pp. 64-64

Freestone R; Williams PJ; Thompson SM; Trembath K, 2007, 'A Quantitative Approach to Assessment of Work-based Learning Outcomes: An Urban Planning Application', Higher Education Research and Development, vol. 26 No.4, pp. 347-361

Pinnegar S; Freestone R, 2007, 'Identifying Australian sites of urban planning heritage: Results from a national web-based survey', Australian Planner, vol. 44, pp. 36-43, 10.1080/07293682.2007.9982613

Freestone R, 2007, 'The internationalization of the city beautiful', International Planning Studies, vol. 12, pp. 21-34, 10.1080/13563470701346527

Freestone R; Wood D, 2006, 'Exploring Strategics for Linking Research and Teaching', Journal for Education in the Built Environment, vol. 1, pp. 94-111

Freestone R; Williams P; Bowden A, 2006, 'Fly buy cities: Some planning aspects of airport privatisation in Australia', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 24, pp. 491-508, 10.1080/08111140601035267

Freestone R, 2006, 'Popular Modernism and Urban Planning in Australia 1901-1950', Australian Cultural History, vol. 25, pp. 157-176

Freestone R, 2006, 'Royal Commissions, planning reform and Sydney improvement 1908-1909', Planning Perspectives, vol. 21, pp. 213-231, 10.1080/02665430600731096

Freestone R; Thompson S; Williams P, 2006, 'Student experiences of work-based learning in planning education', Journal of Planning Education and Research, vol. 26, pp. 237-249, 10.1177/0739456X06295027

Freestone R, 2005, 'The research, teaching and practice triangle', Journal of the Faculty of the Built Environment, vol. Oct 2005, pp. 6-7

Freestone R, 2005, 'The world, the surburb, the `crag`', Walter Burley Griffin Society, New Update, vol. March 2005, pp. 4-7

Freestone R; Nichols D, 2004, 'Realising new leisure opportunities for old urban parks: The internal reserve in Australia', Landscape and Urban Planning, vol. 68, pp. 109-120, 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2003.07.001

Freestone R; Veale S, 2004, 'Sydney, 1901: Federation, national identity and the arches of commemoration', National Identities, vol. 6, pp. 215-231, 10.1080/1460894042000312321

Freestone R, 2004, 'The Americanization of Australian Planning', Journal of Planning History, vol. 3, pp. 187-214, 10.1177/1538513204267083

Freestone R; Nichols D, 2004, 'The rise and fall of the internal reserve', Landscape Research, vol. 29, pp. 293-309, 10.1080/0142639042000248933

Freestone R, 2004, 'Triangulation of Research Teaching and Practice', Town Planning Review, vol. 75 No 3, pp. i-iv

Freestone R; Nichols D, 2003, 'Recreation, Conservation and Community', Studies in Australian Garden History, vol. 1, pp. 3-20

Freestone R; Garnant C, 2002, 'A Bibliographic Guide to recent Literature in Australian Planning History', Planning History, vol. 24, pp. 21-34

Freestone R, 2002, 'After the City', Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, vol. 19, pp. 356-358

Gibson C; Murphy P; Freestone R, 2002, 'Employment and socio-spatial relations in Australia's cultural economy', Australian Geographer, vol. 33, pp. 173-189, 10.1080/00049180220150990

Freestone R; Nichols D, 2002, '(Re)Introducing the Interior park', Parks and Leisure Australia, vol. 5, pp. 9-15

Freestone R; Zehner RB, 2002, 'Showing John Henry', Australian Dictionary of Bibliography, vol. 16, 1940:1, pp. 219-220

Johnson PA; Freestone R; Garnant C, 2002, 'The Design of Woomera Village for the Long Range Weapons Project', Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia, vol. 30, pp. 5-23

Freestone R; Nichols D, 2001, 'A `Particularly Happy` Arrangement?: Idealism, Pragmatism and the enclosed Open Spaces of perth Garden Suburbs', Limina, A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies, vol. 7, pp. 65-81

Freestone R; Nichols D, 2001, 'From Planning History to Community Action: Metropolitan Adelaide`s Internal Reserves', Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia, pp. 21-33

Freestone R, 2001, 'Imperial Cities: landscape, Display and Identity', Town Planning Review, vol. 72, pp. 487-488

Freestone R, 2001, 'The Planned Suburb', Locality: The Community History Magazine, pp. 12-15

Freestone R, 2001, 'The Planned Suburb', Locality: The Community History Magazine, pp. 2-3

Freestone R, 2000, 'Master plans and planning commissions in the 1920s: The Australian experience', Planning Perspectives, vol. 15, pp. 301-322, 10.1080/026654300407472

Pfister N; Freestone R; Murphy P, 2000, 'Polycentricity or dispersion?: Changes in center employment in metropolitan sydney, 1981 to 1996', Urban Geography, vol. 21, pp. 428-442, 10.2747/0272-3638.21.5.428

Freestone R, 1999, 'Early Historic Preservation in Australia: The Walter Burley Griffin Connection', Landscape Journal, vol. 18, pp. 79-87

Freestone R, 1999, 'Preserving Sydney's built heritage in the early twentieth century', Australian Historical Studies, vol. 29, pp. 44-60, 10.1080/10314619908596086

Freestone R, 1999, 'Review of J Allen, D Massey and M Pryke`s Unsettling Cities: Movement/Settlement', Environment and Planning B - Planning and Design, pp. 926-927

Freestone R, 1999, 'Unsettling cities: movement/settlement', ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING B-PLANNING & DESIGN, vol. 26, pp. 926-927, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000083696400010&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Freestone R, 1998, 'An imperial aspect: The Australasian town planning tour of 1914-15', Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 44, pp. 159-176, 10.1111/1467-8497.00009

Freestone R; Murphy P, 1998, 'Metropolitan restructuring and suburban employment centers: Cross-Cultural perspectives on the australian experience', Journal of the American Planning Association, vol. 64, pp. 286-297, 10.1080/01944369808975986

Freestone R, 1998, 'Review of G. Davison et al `The Cream Brick Frontier`', Public History, pp. 177-179

Freestone R, 1998, 'Review of R.K. Home`s `Of Planting and Planning`', Journal of Historical Geography, pp. 380-382

Freestone R, 1998, 'The city beautiful: towards an understanding of the Australian experience', Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, vol. 15, pp. 91-108

Freestone R; Grub M, 1998, 'The Melbourne Metropolitan Town Planning Commission, 1922-1930', Journal of Australian Studies, pp. 128-144

Freestone R, 1997, 'New suburban centers: An Australian perspective', Landscape and Urban Planning, vol. 36, pp. 247-257, 10.1016/S0169-2046(96)00356-8

Freestone R, 1997, 'Review of H. Coccossis and P.J. Nijkamp `Planning for our cultural heritage`', Ecumene, pp. 235-237

Freestone R, 1997, 'Third Australian History/Urban History Conference', Planning History, pp. 33-34

Freestone R, 1996, 'Sulman of Sydney: modern planning in theory and practice 1890-1930', Town Planning Review, vol. 67, pp. 45-63, 10.3828/tpr.67.1.2102402852017w06

Freestone R, 1996, 'The making of an Australian technoburb', Australian Geographical Studies, vol. 34, pp. 18-31, 10.1111/j.1467-8470.1996.tb00100.x

Freestone R, 1996, 'The shattered dream: Postwar modernism, urban planning, and the career of Walter Running', Environment and Planning A, vol. 28, pp. 731-752, 10.1068/a280731

Freestone R, 1995, 'From icons to institutions: Heritage conservation in Sydney', International Journal of Heritage Studies, vol. 1, pp. 79-90, 10.1080/13527259508722135

Freestone R; Veale S, 1995, 'The street beautiful: triumphal arches and urban improvement in Sydney 1888-1925', Public History, pp. 25-40

Freestone R, 1995, 'Women in the Australian town planning movement 1900-1950', Planning Perspectives, vol. 10, pp. 259-277, 10.1080/02665439508725823

FREESTONE R, 1994, 'CITIES AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT - LEGACY OF THE PAST - CONFERENCE, HONG-KONG, JUNE 1994', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF URBAN AND REGIONAL RESEARCH, vol. 18, pp. 703-705, 10.1111/j.1468-2427.1994.tb00294.x

Freestone R, 1994, 'Heritage decisions by New South Wales Commissions of Inquiry 1980-1990', Environmental and Planning Law Journal, vol. 11, pp. 479-491

Freestone R, 1993, 'Heritage, urban planning, and the postmodern city', Australian Geographer, vol. 24, pp. 17-24, 10.1080/00049189308703074

Freestone R; Hutchings A, 1993, 'Planning history in Australia: The state of the art', Planning Perspectives, vol. 8, pp. 72-91, 10.1080/02665439308725764

Freestone R, 1991, 'The mittagong maltings: History, cultural significance and conservation', Australian Geographer, vol. 22, pp. 147-160, 10.1080/00049189108703042

Freestone R, 1986, 'Exporting the garden city: Metropolitan images in Australia, 1900-1930', Planning Perspectives, vol. 1, pp. 61-84, 10.1080/02665438608725613

Freestone R, 1983, 'Australia and the garden city tradition.', Town & Country Planning, vol. 52, pp. 180-183

Freestone R, 1983, 'John Sulman and 'the laying out of towns' ( Australia).', Planning History Bulletin, vol. 5, pp. 18-24

FREESTONE R, 1982, 'The garden city idea in Australia', Australian Geographical Studies, vol. 20, pp. 24-48, 10.1111/j.1467-8470.1982.tb00392.x

Freestone R, 1982, 'The history of urban and regional planning in Australia: a supplement to Sutcliffe.', Planning History Bulletin, vol. 4, pp. 30-39

Freestone RG, 1981, 'Coastal environmental quality and management in Australia.', Transition, Quarterly Journal of the Socially and Ecologically Responsible Geographers, vol. 10, pp. 2-10

Freestone R, 1981, 'The making of an urban public facility system: the case of the public library ( USA).', Geographical Perspectives, vol. 47, pp. 6-15

Freestone R, 1977, 'Provision of Child Care Facilities in Sydney', Australian Geographer, vol. 13, pp. 318-325, 10.1080/00049187708702709

Conference Papers

Freestone R; Pullan N, 2018, 'Adaptive Master Planning: Making and Remaking the UNSW Campus 1949-1959', in McShane I; Taylor E; Porter L; Woodcock I (eds.), Remaking Cities:: Proceedings of the 14th Australasian Urban History Planning History Conference 2018, RMIT Centre for Urban Research, Melbourne, pp. 143-156, presented at Remaking Cities: Urban History Planning History, Melbourne, 30 January - 02 February 2018, 10.25916/5c2427512d85e

Freestone R; Pullan N, 2018, 'Evolution of spatial planning strategies at Australian university campuses 1949-2017', in Proceedings of the 18th International Planning History Society Conference, Looking at the World History of Planning, Yokohama, pp. 801-812, presented at Looking at the World History of Planning, Yokohama, 15 - 19 July 2018, https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/iphs/issue/view/620

Freestone R; Pullan N, 2018, 'Professionalising Planning: The Town and Country Planning Institute of NSW 1934-1953', in McShane I; Taylor E; Porter L; Woodcock (eds.), Remaking Cities: Proceedings of the 14th Australasian Urban History Planning History Conference 2018, RMIT Centre for Urban Research, Melbourne, pp. 157-167, presented at Remaking Cities: urban History Planning History, Melbourne, 30 January - 02 February 2018, https://cloudstor.aarnet.edu.au/plus/s/ykBU3HN9tuv4X8q#pdfviewer

Baker S; Freestone R; Davison G, 2017, 'Public and private benefits of competitive design processes in central Sydney', in International Urban Design Conference Proceedings 2016, Association for Sustainability in Business, Canberra, pp. 294-312, presented at International Urban Design Conference, Canberra, 07 - 09 November 2016, http://urbandesignaustralia.com.au/archives/16/ud-boppr16.pdf

Freestone R; Goodman R; Burton P, 2017, 'The state of the art: New Zealand planners reflect on education, capabilities, and confronting the future', in Miller C (ed.), The Proceedings of the 2017 Rodney Davies Symposium, New Zealand Planning Institute, Wellington, pp. 5-18, presented at Changing Places: New Zealand Planning Institute Conference, Wellington, 05 - 07 April 2017, http://www.planning.org.nz/Attachment?Action=Download&Attachment_id=4540

Freestone R; Foley N, 2016, 'David L. Davidson: Early town planning reformer and administrator', in Bosman C; Dedekorkut-Howes A (eds.), Icons: The making, meaning and undoing of urban icons and iconic cities, Australasian Urban History Planning History Group and Griffith University, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, pp. 128-138, presented at 13th Australasian Urban History Planning History Conference, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 31 January - 03 February 2016, https://www.griffith.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/867298/UHPH16-Proceedings-FINAL-29-06-16-1.pdf

Freestone R; Davison G; Baker S; Hu R, 2016, 'Institutionalising Design Excellence in Central Sydney 1988-2000', in Hein C (ed.), International Planning History Society Proceedings: History-Urbanism-Resilience, TU Delft, Delft, pp. 165-173, presented at 17th International Planning History Society Conference, Delft, 17 - 21 July 2016, 10.7480/iphs.2016.7.1344

Hu R; Freestone R; Davison G, 2016, 'Pursuing Design Excellence in a Global CBD: The City of Sydney's strategic plans, 1988-2008', in Bosman C; Dedekorkut-Howes A (eds.), Icons: The making, meaning and undoing of urban icons and iconic cities, Australasian Urban History Planning History Group and Griffith University, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, pp. 182-197, presented at 13th Australasian Urban History Planning History Conference, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 31 January - 03 February 2016, https://www.griffith.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/867298/UHPH16-Proceedings-FINAL-29-06-16-1.pdf

Freestone R; Hamnett S, 2016, 'The Australian Metropolis 2000-2015', in Hein C (ed.), International Planning History Society Proceedings, TU Delft, Delft, pp. 83-92, presented at 17th International Planning History Society Conference: History-Urbanism-Resilience, Delft, 17 - 21 July 2016, http://iphs2016.org/proceedings/

Freestone R; Davison G; Hu R; Baker S, 2016, 'The Regulation of Excellence: Design Competitions in Sydney', in Burton P; Shearer H (eds.), State of Australian Cities Conference 2015: Refereed Proceedings, State of Australian Cities Conference 2015, Gold Coast, presented at State of Australian Cities Conference 2015, Gold Coast, 09 - 11 December 2015, http://soacconference.com.au/soac-conference-proceedings/

Freestone R; Amati M; Mills P, 2016, 'The renaissance of post-war metropolitan planning in Melbourne, Australia 1949-1954', in Hein C (ed.), International Planning History Society Proceedings, TU Delft, Delft, pp. 311-317, presented at 17th International Planning History Society Conference, Delft, 17 - 21 July 2016, 10.7480/iphs.2016.1.1329

Freestone R; Pullan N, 2015, 'From Wilkinson to Winston: Towards a Planning Degree at the University of Sydney 1919-1949', in Hogben P; O'Callaghan J (eds.), Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 32, Architecture, Institutions and Change, Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, pp. 157-169, presented at SAHANZ 2015, Sydney, 07 - 10 July 2015, http://sahanz2015.be.unsw.edu.au/papers/SAHANZ%202015%20-%20Front%20pages%20&%20Table%20of%20Contents.pdf

Freestone R, 2014, 'Auckland Calling at the Bottom of the Dial: The Journey of British Architect-Planner R.T. Kennedy,', in Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 31, Translation, SAHANZ and Unitec e-Press, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 681-690, presented at Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand:, Auckland, New Zealand, 02 July - 05 August 2014, http://www.unitec.ac.nz/epress/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Auckland-Calling-at-the-Bottom-of-the-Dial_The-Journey-of-British-Architect-Planner-R.-T.-Kennedy-by-Robert-Freestone.pdf

Freestone R; Garnaut C; Nichols D, 2014, 'The beginnings of tertiary planning education in Australia 1949-1950', in Silver C (ed.), Proceedings of the 16th International Planning History Society, St. Augustine, Florida, Vol. 1 (on line)., University of Florida, St AUgustine, Florida, pp. 389-403, presented at International Planning History Society Conference, St AUgustine, Florida, 20 - 24 July 2014, http://iphs2014.dcp.ufl.edu/documents/Final/IPHS%202014-%20Full%20Papers-Volume%201-Final.pdf

Freestone R, 2014, 'The Contributions of R.T. Kennedy to New Zealand Planning', in Gjerde M; Petrović E (eds.), UHPH_14: Landscapes and ecologies of urban and planning history, Proceedings of the 12th conference of the Australasian Urban History/Planning History Group, Urban History Planning History 2014, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 147-161, presented at Urban History Planning History 2014, Wellington, New Zealand, 02 - 05 February 2014

Freestone R; Amati M, 2014, 'Town Planning on Display: A timeline of Australian planning exhibitions 1912-1951', in Gjerde M (ed.), UHPH_14: Landscapes and ecologies of urban and planning history, Proceedings of the 12th conference of the Australasian Urban History/Planning History Group, uhph_14, Wellington, NZ, pp. 163-178, presented at uhph_14, Wellington, NZ, 02 - 05 February 2014, http://www.globalisationandcities.com/uploads/1/5/7/5/15751464/2014_redefining_migration_in_global_sydney.pdf

Freestone R; Tice A, 2013, 'Airports as Development Generators: A reconnaissance of employment trends in the Sydney airport region 1996-2011', in Ruming K; Randolph B; Gurran N (eds.), State of Australian Cities Conference 2013: Refereed Proceedings, State of Australian Cities 2013, Sydney, presented at State of Australian Cities 2013, Sydney, 26 - 29 November 2013

Freestone R; Rappoport P, 2013, 'From Hope to Productivity: The Funding Crisis in the NSW Heritage Sector', in Ruming K; Randolph B; Gurran N (eds.), State of Australian Cities Conference 2013: Refereed Proceedings, State of Australian Cities 2013, Sydney, presented at State of Australian Cities 2013, Sydney, 26 - 29 November 2013

Freestone R; Nichols D, 2013, 'The yard goes on forever: Community initiatives in maintaining and revitalizing local open space', in Ruming K; Randolph B (eds.), State of Australian Cities Conference 2013: Refereed Proceedings, State of Australian Cities Conference 2013, Sydney, presented at State of Australian Cities Conference 2013, Sydney, 26 - 29 November 2013

Freestone R, 2012, 'Advocacy and Antagonism in Australian mid-20th Century Planning: The paradox of Florence Taylor’', in 15th IPHS Conference Proceedings, International Planning History Society Conference, Sao Paulo, pp. 1-12, presented at International Planning History Society Conference, Sao Paulo, 15 - 18 July 2012

Freestone R; Williams PJ; Moore N, 2012, 'From Carr to Keneally: The business of planning in New South Wales 1995-2011', in Urban Transformations: Booms, busts and other catastrophes. Proceedings of the 11th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth, pp. 115-130, presented at 11th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference, Perth, 05 - 08 February 2012

Veale S; Freestone R; Ruming K, 2012, 'Making Heritage a National Responsibility: The Commonwealth and the national estate 1969-1974', in Urban Transformations: Booms, busts and other catastrophes. Proceedings of the 11th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth, pp. 365-378, presented at 11th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference, Perth, 05 - 08 February 2012

Freestone R, 2012, 'Post-war Reconstruction and Planning Promotion in 1940s Australia', in 15th IPHS Conference Proceedings, International Planning History Society Conference, Sao Paulo, pp. 1-12, presented at International Planning History Society Conference, Sao Paulo, 15 - 18 July 2012

Freestone R; Nichols D, 2012, 'Reinvigorating 20th century residential pocket parks for the twentieth century', in 5th Healthy Cities, AST Management, Geelong, QLD, pp. 108-124, presented at 5th Healthy Cities: Working Together to Achieve Liveable Cities, Geelong, QLD, 06 - 08 June 2012

Rappoport P; Freestone R, 2011, 'Current problems and new departures in conserving private heritage resources within Australia's urban planning frameworks', in State of Australian Cities National Conference, Australian Sustainabile Cities and Regions Network (ASCRN), Melbourne, presented at 5th State of Australian Cities Conference 2011, Melbourne, 29 November - 02 December 2011

Freestone R, 2011, 'Planning for Man and Motor: Gordon Stephenson’s experimental Canberra neighbourhoods', in World Planning Schools Congress 2011, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, presented at World Planning Schools Congress 2011, Perth, Australia, 04 - 08 July 2011

Evans CB; Freestone R, 2011, 'Policy Challenges for Metropolitan Greenspace in Sydney', in State of Australian Cities National Conference, Australian Sustainabile Cities and Regions Network (ASCRN), Melbourne, presented at 5th State of Australian Cities Conference 2011, Melbourne, 29 November - 02 December 2011

Ruming K; James PA; Tice AJ; Freestone R, 2009, 'Establishing a federal presence in Australian cities: Reflections on the role of the department of urban and regional development in urban regeneration in the 1970s', in 4th State of Australian Cities Conference, Promaco Conventions Pty Ltd, Perth, presented at State of Australian Cities: National Conference 2009, Perth, 24 - 27 November 2009, http://www.fbe.unsw.edu.au/cf/staff/peter.rickwood/soac2009/PDF/Ruming%20Kristian_James_Tice_Freestone.pdf

Freestone R; Evans CB, 2009, 'Green Regional Design: Philosophies, policies and products in the evolution of metropolitan open space in Sydney 1948-2008', in 4th State of Australian Cities Conference, Promaco Conventions Pty Ltd, Perth, presented at State of Australian Cities: National Conference 2009, Perth, 24 - 27 November 2009

Freestone R; Park M, 2008, 'From the corridors of power to the community soapbox: the town planning association of New South Wales in postwar Sydney', in Public versus Private Planning: Themes, Trend and Tensions. Proceedings, International Planning History, 13th Biennial Conference, 13th International Planning History Society(IPHS), Chicago, USA, presented at 13th International Planning History Society(IPHS), Chicago, USA, 10 - 13 July 2008

Nichols D; Freestone R, 2008, 'Henry F Halloran`s Coastal Town Planning projects of the 1920s', in Sea Change: New and renewed urban landscapes, proceedings, 9th Australasian Urban History/ Planning History Conference, 9th Australasian Urban History/ Planning History Conference, Caloundra, presented at 9th Australasian Urban History/ Planning History Conference, Caloundra, 05 - 07 February 2008

Williams PJ; Freestone R; Thompson SM, 2008, 'Quantifying student perceptions of work experience to assess the effectiveness of practice-based learning', in Planning Education in a Globalised World, Conference Proceedings, ANZAPS Conference 2008, Australian and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools(ANZAPS) 2008, Sydney, presented at Australian and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools(ANZAPS) 2008, Sydney, 26 - 28 September 2008

Freestone R; Baker D, 2008, 'Reconciling public and private interests in the planning and development of airports: the Australian experience,. 1995-2008', in Public versus Private Planning: Themes, Trend and Tensions. Proceedings, International Planning History, 13th Biennial Conference, 13th International Planning History Society(IPHS), Chicago, USA, presented at 13th International Planning History Society(IPHS), Chicago, USA, 10 - 13 July 2008

Freestone R; Park M, 2008, 'Spreading the good news about town planning: the educative role of the town planning association of New South Wales 1913-1928', in Sea Change: New and renewed urban landscapes, proceedings, 9th Australasian Urban History/ Planning History Conference, 9th Australasian Urban History/ Planning History Conference, Caloundra, presented at 9th Australasian Urban History/ Planning History Conference, Caloundra, 05 - 07 February 2008

Freestone R; James P, 2007, 'A Spatial History of Planned Cold War Towns 1945-1970', in Garnaut C; Freestone R (eds.), Woomera Symposium 2007, Woomera Symposium 2007, Woomera, pp. 1-58, presented at Woomera Symposium 2007, Woomera, 23 November 2007

Hanna BJ; Freestone R, 2007, 'Florence and Marion: Friendship and Enmity between Australia`s Pioneering Women Architects', in XXIVth International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, 23rd International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Freemantle, Australia, presented at 23rd International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Freemantle, Australia, 29 September - 02 October 2006

Williams PJ; Freestone R; Thompson SM, 2007, 'Measuring the Effectiveness of Practice-Based Learning: Monitoring Student Perceptions of Work Experience', in 3rd Built Environment Education Conference(BEECON 2007), 3rd Built Environment Education Conference(BEECON 2007), University of Westminster, Central London, presented at 3rd Built Environment Education Conference(BEECON 2007), University of Westminster, Central London, 12 - 13 September 2007

Garnaut C; Iwanicki I; Freestone R, 2007, 'Modernism in the Desert: The planning and design of Woomera Village 1947-1967', in XXIVth International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, 23rd International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Freemantle, Australia, presented at 23rd International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Freemantle, Australia, 29 September - 02 October 2006

Stevens N; Baker D; Freestone R, 2007, 'Understanding the Australian Airport Metropolis', in State of Australian Cities: National Conference 2007, State of Australian Cities: National Conference 2007, Adelaide, Sth Aust, presented at State of Australian Cities: National Conference 2007, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 28 - 30 November 2007

Freestone R, 2006, 'Contribution of the Plan of Adelaide to modernn town planning theory', in Adelaide Parklands Symposium, Adelaide Parklands Symposium, Adelaide, Sth Aust, presented at Adelaide Parklands Symposium, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 10 November 2006

Freestone R, 2006, 'Public Spaces and Urban Beautification in Australia 1900 - 1930', in 8th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference, 8th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, presented at 8th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 09 - 11 February 2006

Williams PJ; Freestone R; Thompson SM, 2006, 'Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches to Monitoring Work Based Learning', in CEBE (ed.), 2nd Annual Built Environment Education Conference (BEECON 2006), 2nd Annual Built Environment Education Conference (BEECON 2006), London, England, presented at 2nd Annual Built Environment Education Conference (BEECON 2006), London, England, 12 - 13 September 2006

Freestone R, 2006, 'The Internationalisation of the City Beautiful', in Binayak Rath (ed.), 12th International Planning History Society Conference, 12th International Planning History Society Conference, New Delhi, India, presented at 12th International Planning History Society Conference, New Delhi, India, 11 - 14 December 2006

Vernon C; Freestone R, 2005, 'Canberra: From history to heritage in a modern planned capital city', in Beijing Studies, Beijing Studies, Beijing, China, pp. 426-449, presented at Beijing Studies, Beijing, China, 01 September 2004

Freestone R; Hanna BJ, 2004, 'Future Sydney: The Mid-Twentieth Century Visions of Florence Taylor', in AUBEA 2003: Working Together, 7th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference. The 21st Century City: Past/Present/Future, School of Architecture and Building, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia, presented at 7th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference. The 21st Century City: Past/Present/Future, School of Architecture and Building, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia, 12 - 14 February 2004

Freestone R; Thompson SM; Williams PJ, 2004, 'Work Based Learning: Industry Placement in the UNSW Planning Program', in 2004 Meeting of Australian and New Zealand Planning Sch, Meeting of Australian and New Zealand Planning Sch 2004, Perth, WA, pp. 12-37, presented at Meeting of Australian and New Zealand Planning Sch 2004, Perth, WA, 23 - 25 September 2004

Freestone R, 2003, 'A Consultative Approach to Curriculum Reform: The BPlan at University of New South Wales', in ANZAPS 2003 Conference: From Hippies to Highrise, ANZAPS 2003 Conference: From Hippies to Highrise, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, presented at ANZAPS 2003 Conference: From Hippies to Highrise, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 26 - 28 September 2003

Freestone R, 2002, 'Conclusion: Toward the New garden City in Asia', in Saiki T; Freestone R; van Rooijen M (eds.), New Garden City international Conference, New Garden City international Conference, Kobe, Japan, pp. 259-269, presented at New Garden City international Conference, Kobe, Japan, 01 September 2001

Freestone R; Nichols D, 2002, 'Internal Parkland in early planned suburbs', in 2001 ICOMOS Conference, ICOMOS Conference 2001, Adelaide, Sth Aust, presented at ICOMOS Conference 2001, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 28 November - 01 December 2001

Freestone R; Johnson PA; Garnant C, 2002, 'Planning Woomera Village 1946-1947', in Southern Crossings, Southern Crossings, Auckland, New Zealand, presented at Southern Crossings, Auckland, New Zealand, 13 - 16 February 2002

Freestone R, 2000, 'Town, Gown and the Campus Beautiful', in 5th Australian Urban History Planning History Conference, 5th Australian Urban History Planning History Conference, University of South Australia, presented at 5th Australian Urban History Planning History Conference, University of South Australia, 13 - 15 April 2000

Freestone R, 1997, 'Melbourne and the City Beautiful Movement 1900-30', in Dingle T (ed.), 3rd Australian Planning History/Urban History Conference, 3rd Australian Planning History/Urban History Conference, Melbourne, pp. 223-232, presented at 3rd Australian Planning History/Urban History Conference, Melbourne, 11 - 16 December 1996

Freestone R, 1997, 'The British connection: convergence, divergence and cultural identity', in Barker JM (ed.), International Conference, International Conference, Perth, WA, pp. 61-70, presented at International Conference, Perth, WA, 29 July - 01 August 1997

Conference Proceedings (Editor of)

Garnaut C; Freestone R, (eds.), 2007, 'Woomera Symposium 2007', in Woomera Symposium 2007, Woomera Symposium 2007, Woomera, presented at Woomera Symposium 2007, Woomera, 23 November 2007

Freestone R, (ed.), 2002, 'New Garden City international Conference', in New Garden City international Conference, New Garden City international Conference, Kobe, Japan, presented at New Garden City international Conference, Kobe, Japan, 01 September 2001

Freestone R; Thompson SM, (eds.), 2001, 'Bridging Theory and Practice in Planning Education', in Bridging Theory and Practice in Planning Education, Bridging Theory and Practice in Planning Education, University of New South Wales, presented at Bridging Theory and Practice in Planning Education, University of New South Wales, 21 - 23 September 2001

Freestone R, (ed.), 1998, '8th International Planning History and the 4th Australian Urban Histiory Conference', in 8th International Planning History and the 4th Australian Urban Histiory Conference, 8th International Planning History and the 4th Australian Urban Histiory Conference, University of New South Wales, presented at 8th International Planning History and the 4th Australian Urban Histiory Conference, University of New South Wales, 15 - 18 July 1998

Reports

de Leeuw E; Crimeen A; Freestone R; Jalaludin B; Sainsbury P; Hirono K; Reid A, 2018, Healthy Airports, Centre for Healthy Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE), Liverpool

Freestone R; Garnaut C; Marsden S; Pinnegar S, 2007, Urban and Town Planning Thematic Heritage Study, for the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Heritage, City Futures Research Centre, Sydney, Urban and Town Planning Thematic Heritage Study, for the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Heritage

Conference Presentations

de Leeuw E; Simos J; Crimeen A; Freestone R, 2018, 'Healthy Airports', in Healthy Airports, WHO International Healthy Cities Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, presented at WHO International Healthy Cities Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 01 - 04 October 2018

de Leeuw E; Freestone R; Crimeen A; Reid A, 2018, 'Healthy Airports: Harnessing transformational infrastructure as an engine for health', in Healthy Airports: Harnessing transformational infrastructure as an engine for health, Urban Transitions 2018: Integrating Urban and Transport Planning, Environment and Health for Healthier Urban Living, Sitges, Spain, presented at Urban Transitions 2018: Integrating Urban and Transport Planning, Environment and Health for Healthier Urban Living, Sitges, Spain, 25 - 27 November 2018

Crimeen AD; de Leeuw E; Hirono K; Jalaludin B; Beer, M; Freestone R; Harris-Roxas B; Millen E; Sainsbury P; Fletcher S, 2017, 'Creating a Healthy Airport: Building health promoting complex infrastructure', in Creating a Healthy Airport: Building health promoting complex infrastructure, Emerging Health Policy Research Conference (Annual), Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, presented at Emerging Health Policy Research Conference (Annual), Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, 27 - 27 July 2017, http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/public-health/menzies-health-policy/news/ehpr2017.php

Creative Written Works

Freestone R; Taylor E; Bolleter J, 2018, New cities? It’s an idea worth thinking about for Australia, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/new-cities-its-an-idea-worth-thinking-about-for-australia-92990

Freestone R; Hamnett S, 2017, Australian cities and their metropolitan plans still seem to be parallel universes, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/australian-cities-and-their-metropolitan-plans-still-seem-to-be-parallel-universes-87603?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20November%2

Freestone R; Baker S; Davison G; Hu R, 2017, Design Competitions and the "Design Dividend" in Central Sydney, Association for Sustainability in Business website, http://sustainability.asn.au/blog/competitive-design-central-sydney/

Freestone R, 2017, Flying into uncertainty: Western Sydney’s ‘aerotropolis’ poses more questions than answers, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/flying-into-uncertainty-western-sydneys-aerotropolis-poses-more-questions-than-answers-73682

Freestone R, 2016, Hopes of a New Urban Age Survive Minister’s Fall, Hopes of a New Urban Age Survive Minister’s Fall, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, https://theconversation.com/hopes-of-a-new-urban-age-survive-ministers-fall-52975

Liu EY; Freestone R, 2016, Sense of place: messier than it ever was, so how do we manage this shifting world?, The Conversation, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/sense-of-place-messier-than-it-ever-was-so-how-do-we-manage-this-shifting-world-64591

Working Papers

Randolph WG; Freestone R, 2008, Problems and prospects for suburban Renewal:An Austrlian Perspective, City Futures Research Centre, on-line, Problems and prospects for suburban Renewal:An Austrlian Perspective, City Futures Research Paper No. 11

Edited Books

Silver C; Freestone R; Demazière C, 2017, Dialogues in urban and regional planning 6: The right to the city, 10.4324/9781315628127

2016, Place and Placelessness Revisited, ROUTLEDGE, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000441070700020&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

2016, Sydney's Martin Place: A cultural and design history, Allen and Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW, https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/general-books/history/Sydneys-Martin-Place-Edited-by-Judith-OCallaghan-Paul-Hogben-and-Robert-Freestone-9781760293628