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Parklands Pavilion Writing Group

Parklands Pavilion Writing Group is a multi-disciplinary research and writing group investigating complementary strategies for improving access, policy and research for Public Open Space (POS). Drawing membership from across the university and from Early Career Researchers to Distinguished Professors, this groups’ primary impact has been within Curtin university—developing a strong collaborative and collegial research environment in POS.

The group has extended POS thinking and made important contributions to a number of critical and emerging areas including the integration of community gardens into public parks and developing methodologies for active place research.

Principal Areas of Enquiry:

Aboriginal Perspectives
Climate Change and Water
Contemporary Issues
Management and Technology
Structural Adjustments and Changing Demographics
Urban and Regional Planning

Lead Researchers:

Professor Marian Tye - Centre for Sport and Recreation Research
Dr Robyn Creagh - School of Built Environment, Curtin University

Research Team:

Professor Dawn Bennett, Assoc. Prof. Brian Bishop, Dr Amma Buckley, Dr Dianne Costello, Dr Peta Dzidic, Emeritus Professor Roy Jones, Dr Tod Jones, Dr Isaac Middle, Dr Karen Miller

Project Collection


Visual Spatial Enquiry: Diagrams and Metaphors for Architects and Spatial Thinkers

Understanding and Planning for Organized Community Sport in Public Parks: A Case Study of Policy and Practice in Perth

Integrating Community Gardens into Public Parks: An Innovative Approach for Providing Ecosystem Services in Urban Areas