Welcome to Isaac Middle who joins us as WA Chair, and
Kane Pham who joins us as NSW Chair.
Isaac is an ECR who completed his PhD in Urban and Regional Planning at Curtin University in 2016. He is a lecturer in Curtin’s Department of Planning and Geography, and a research assistant at the Centre for Sport and Recreation Research. His research lies
in the intersection between planning, recreation and place-making – promoting health, building inclusive communities and creating connections between humans and nature through landscapes as diverse as formal parks, nature trails, community gardens and off-the-leash
dog exercise areas.
Kane is an Associate at the Institute for Public Policy and Governance and a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Technology Sydney. His research interests are at the intersection of urban studies, urban theory and public policy. He has published on public
space development in global cities and socio-political conflicts surrounding megaprojects and is currently conducting research on the application of assemblage thinking within frameworks of urban governance.
Thank you to Dr Fiona Gray who has been an active Board member of AECURN, particularly as Victorian State Chair, Cities sub-group coordinator and in helping to get AECURN more active on social media. Fiona has accepted a role as the Manager
of Central Geelong and Waterfront at the City of Greater Geelong and remains an Adjunct Associate Professor at Deakin.