Deborah Stevenson Wins Prize for Top Paper

Congratulations to our very own Professor Deborah Stevenson, whose co-authored paper ‘Privatising the suburbs: examining the trends and implications of 20 years of private residential development in Sydney, Australia’ (opens in a new window), published in the Geographical Research Journal, has been awarded with a Wiley Publishing Prize.

The paper, co-authored with Professor Robin Goodman from RMIT University and Dr Therese Kenna from University College Cork, Ireland, has been awarded the Highly Commended prize by the President of the Institute of Australian Geographers Incorporated (IAG) as one of the top three papers published in the journal of Geographical Research 2017.

The IAG has highly commended this paper for its ability to identify a gap in the systematic documentation of master planned residential estates in Australia.

The paper draws on data from 300 private residential estates constructed under the New South Wales Community Land Development Act, 1989 over 20 years.

Professor Stevenson and her co-authors will be presented with this prestigious award at the annual New Zealand Geotechnical Society / Institute of Australian Geographers Incorporated Conference in Auckland, New Zealand, this July.

14 June, 2018.