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Paul Maginn

Dr Paul Maginn

Senior Lecturer/Program Coordinator (Urban and Regional Planning)
Earth and Environment, School of

Contact details
Address
School of Earth and Environment
The University of Western Australia (M004)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2711
Email
paul.maginn@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
BSc Ulster, GradDip(TownPlanning) Belf., PhD S.Bank
Biography
I obtained my undergraduate degree - BSc(Hons) Regional Analysis and Development - from the University of Ulster (Coleraine) before going on to study for a Postgraduate Diploma (Town and Country Planning) at Queen's University of Belfast. After graduating I worked for Community Technical Aid before assuming a Research Assistant position at University of Ulster (Magee College) at the then Housing Research Centre where I worked for 2.5 years. I then moved to London to study for my PhD at South Bank University under the supervision of Prof Michael Ball (Reading University). Whilst in London I taught a number of UG and PG units at SBU and Westminster University on housing and urban policy. I also worked at the University of Bristol as a Research Associate on a project examining administrative justice in homeliness. Before leaving the UK to take up a post-doctoral position at ECU in Perth, I worked for a social research consultancy, Lemos and Crane, and had a post-doctoral position funded by the ESRC on a project examining the role of property developers in urban regeneration programmes.

Since moving to Australia I have worked at three universities: (i) ECU (Post-doctoral researcher); (ii) UniSA (Lecturer, Urban and Regional Planning); and (iii) UWA (Programme Co-ordinator, Urban and Regional Planning.

My current primary research expertise/interests lie in: (i) geographies and regulation of the sex industry; (ii) strategic planning and planning reform in Australia; (iii) meaning and significance of suburbia; and (iv) local government representation.

I am currently developing an edited book proposal - Sex and the City: Gender, Justice and Regulation - with two UK colleagues - Dr Emily Cooper (UCLAN) and Dr Martin Zebracki (Leeds). I am also guest co-editor of a special themed section for an international academic journal with Dr Erin Sanders McDonagh (Middlesex).
Key research
Geographies and regulation of the 'sex industry'
Urban Planning - strategic planning & planning reform
Suburbia
Urban Policy
Local government representation
Publications
Scholarly Books:

Maginn, P. J. (2004) Urban Regeneration, Community Power and the (In)Significance of ‘Race’ Ashgate: Aldershot. ISBN: 978-0754641667

Halliday, S. and Cowan, D. with Hunter, C., Maginn, P.J. and Naylor, L. (2003) The Appeal of Internal Review, Hart Publishing: Oxford. ISBN: 978-1841133836


Edited Research Books:

Maginn, P. J. and Steinmetz, C. (Eds.) (2014) (Sub)Urban Sexscapes: Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry, London: Routledge. ISBN: 9780415855280

Thompson, S. and Maginn, P. J. (2012) (Eds.) Planning Australia: An Overview of Urban and Regional Planning (2nd Ed), Melbourne: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9781107696242

Maginn, P. J., Thompson, S. & Tonts, M. (2008a) (Eds) Qualitative Housing Analysis: An International Perspective, JAI (Emerald): Bingley. ISBN: 978-1-84663-990-6

Maginn, P. J., Thompson, S. & Tonts, M. (2008b) (Eds) Qualitative Urban Analysis: An International Perspective, JAI (Elsevier): London. ISBN: 978-0-7623-1368-6


Scholarly Book Chapters:

Maginn, P.J. (under review)'Perth's (Sub)Urban Form' in S. Biermann, D. Olaru and M. Tonts (Eds) Planning Boomtown and Beyond, UWA Press (2017)

Maginn, P.J., Goodman, R. Gurran, N. and Ruming, K (2016, in press) “What’s So Strategic about Australian Metropolitan Plans and Planning Reform? The Case of Melbourne, Perth and Sydney” in L. Albrechts, A. Balducci and J. Hillier (Eds) Situated Practices of Strategic Planning, Routledge: London (Accepted 2 December, 2015) eISBN: 9781315679181

Ruming, K.J., Gurran, N., Maginn, P.J. & Goodman, R., (2016, in press) “Australian Planning System Reform” in Sipe, N. & Vella, K. (eds.) Australian Handbook of Urban and Regional Planning, Routledge, London. (in press) ISBN: 978-1138813540

Maginn, P.J., Paül, V. and Biermann, S. (in press) “Strategic Spatial Planning Down Under: Evolution, Governance and Policy Reality of Strategic Spatial Plans in Western Australia” in Joaquín Farinós Dasí (Ed.) Essentials for Coordination of Spatial Planning Policies, Tirant lo Blanch/University of Valencia Press, Valencia (Spain).

Maginn, P. J. and Steinmetz (2014) ‘Spatial and Regulatory contours of the sex industry’ in P.J. Maginn & C. Steinmetz (Eds) (Sub)Urban Sexscape: Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry, London: Routledge, pp: 1-16. ISBN: 9780415855280


Scholarly Book Chapters (Cont’d):

Maginn, P. J. and Steinmetz, C. (2014) ‘Cosmo-Sexual Sydney: Global City Status, Urban Cosmopolitanism and the (Sub)Urban Sexscape’ in P.J. Maginn & C. Steinmetz (Eds) (Sub)Urban Sexscape: Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry, London: Routledge, pp:19-43. ISBN: 9780415855280

Steinmetz, C. and Maginn P. J. (2014) ‘The Landscape of BDSM venues: A View from Down Under’ in P.J. Maginn & C. Steinmetz (Eds) (Sub)Urban Sexscape: Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry, London: Routledge, pp:117-138. ISBN: 9780415855280

Maginn, P. J. and Steinmetz (2014) ‘Towards more effective regulation of the ‘sex industry’ in P.J. Maginn & C. Steinmetz (Eds) (Sub)Urban Sexscape: Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry, London: Routledge. pp:261-270. ISBN: 9780415855280

Maginn, P.J. and Ellison G. (2014) ‘Male Sex Work in the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland in V. Minichiello and J. Scott (Eds) Male Sex Work & Society, New York: Harrington Park Press, pp:426-461. ISBN: 978-1-939594-01-3

Thompson, S. and Maginn, P. J. ‘What is Planning?’ (2012) Chapter 1 in S. Thompson and P. J. Maginn (Eds) Planning Australia: An Overview of Australian Urban and Regional Planning (2nd Ed), Cambridge University Press. pp. 17-33. ISBN: 9781107696242

Thompson, S. and Maginn, P. J (2012)‘Conclusions: Planning Australia into the Future’ in S. Thompson and P. J. Maginn (Eds) Planning Australia: An Overview of Australian Urban and Regional Planning (2nd Ed), Cambridge University Press. pp: 409-418. ISBN: 9781107696242

Williams, P. and Maginn, P. J. ‘Planning and Governance’ (2012) Chapter 2 in S. Thompson and P. J. Maginn (Eds) Planning Australia: An Overview of Australian Urban and Regional Planning (2nd Ed), Cambridge University Press. pp: 34-55. ISBN: 9781107696242

Maginn, P. J., Thompson, S. & Tonts, M. (2008) ‘Qualitative Housing Analysis: A Meta-Framework for Systematising Qualitative Research’ in P. J. Maginn, S. Thompson & M. Tonts (2008a) (eds) Qualitative Housing Analysis: An International Perspectives, JAI (Emerald): Bingley. pp: 3-33. ISBN: 978-1-84663-990-6

Blokland, T., Maginn, P. J. & Thompson, S (2008) ‘Methodological Consequences of Inclusive Community Development: The Value of Ethnography for Housing Studies’ in P. J. Maginn, S. Thompson & M. Tonts (2008) (eds) Qualitative Housing Analysis: An International Perspectives, JAI (Emerald): Bingley. pp: 227-247.
ISBN: 978-1-84663-990-6

Maginn, P. J., Thompson, S. & Tonts, M. (2008) ‘Qualitative Urban Analysis: Towards a Pragmatic Renaissance’ in P. J. Maginn, S. Thompson & M. Tonts (2008)(eds) Qualitative Urban Analysis: An International Perspectives, JAI (Elsevier): London. pp: 1-28. ISBN: 978-0-7623-1368-6

Guilfoyle, A. Coffin, J. & Maginn, P. J. (2008) ‘“Make Sure There Is a Shady Tree”: Participation and Action Research with Australian Aboriginal Communities’ in P. J. Maginn, S. Thompson & M. Tonts (2008) (eds) Qualitative Urban Analysis: An International Perspectives, JAI (Elsevier): London. pp:213-240.
ISBN: 978-0-7623-1368-6


Journal Articles:

Hamnett, S. and Maginn, P.J. (2016) “Australian Cities in the 21st Century: Suburbs and Beyond”, Built Environment, Vol. 42, No.1: 5-22.

Maginn, P. J. and Hamnett, S.(2016) “Multiculturalism and Metropolitan Australia: Demographic change and implications for strategic planning”, Built Environment, Vol.42, No.1: 181-205.

Ruming, K., Gurran, N., Maginn, P.J. and Goodman, R. (2014) ‘A National Planning Agenda? Unpacking the Influence of Federal Urban Policy on State Planning Reform’Australian Planner Vol. 51:No.2: 108-121.

Maginn, P. J. and Foley, N. (2014) ‘From a centralised to a ‘diffused centralised planning system: Planning reforms in Western Australia’ Australian Planner Vol. 51 No. 2: 151-162.

Flatau, P., Colic-Peisker, V., Bauskis, A., Maginn, P.J. and Beurgelt, P. (2014) Refugees, Housing and Social Inclusion in Australia: Policy Frameworks and Refugee Experiences, Melbourne: AHURI. Final Report 224. ISBN: 978-1-922075-57-4

Maginn, P. J. (2007) ‘Deliberative democracy or discursively biased? Perth’s Dialogue with the City Initiative’, Space and Polity, 11(3), 331-352.

Maginn, P. J. and Rofe, M W. (2007) ‘Urbanism and regionalism down under: An Introduction’, Space and Polity, Vol. 11, No. 3: 201-208.

Maginn, P. J. (2007) ‘Towards more effective community participation in urban regeneration? The potential of collaborative planning and applied ethnography’, Qualitative Research, 7(1), 25-43.

Maginn, P. J. (2007) ‘Negotiating and securing access: Reflections from a study of urban regeneration and community participation in ethnically diverse neighborhoods in London, England’ Field Methods, Vol. 19, No.4: 425-440.

Maginn, P. J. (2006) ‘Urban policy through a qualitative lens: Overview to Special Edition, Urban Policy and Research, Vol. 24, No. 1: 1-16.

Ball, M. & Maginn, P. J. (2005) ‘Urban change and conflict: Evaluation of the role of partnerships in urban regeneration in the UK’ Housing Studies, Vol. 20, No. 1: 9-28.

Ball, M. and Maginn, P. J. (2004) ‘The contradictions of urban policy: The case of the Single Regeneration Budget in London’ Environment and Planning C. Vol. 22, No. 5: 739-765.

Ball, M., Le Ny, L. and Maginn, P.J.(2003) ‘Synergy in urban regeneration partnerships: Property Developers’ Perspective’, Urban Studies Vol. 40, No. 11: 2239-2253.


Refereed Conference Papers

Goodman, R., Gurran, N. Maginn, P. J. & Ruming, K.J. (2013) “Simple, faster, cheaper” Australia’s urban aspirations and the planning reform agendas” Proceedings of the 6th State of Australian Cities Conference, Sydney, 26-29 November.

Ruming, K.J., Maginn, P.J. & Gurran, N. (2013) “Old Wine in New Bottles? New Wine in Old bottles? Convergence/Divergence in Australian Metropolitan Planning”, Proceedings of the Planning Institute of Australia’s 2013 National Congress, Canberra, 24-27 March.

Ruming, K., Maginn, P.J. and Gurran, N. (2012) ‘The Convergence of City Visions? The Case of Urban Form in Australian Metropolitan Plans’ Peer reviewed paper presented at the 2012 Urban Planning and Environment 10 Conference, Sydney, 23-27 July.

Maginn, P. J. (2011) ‘(De)Sexing the Suburbs: The Politics and Planning Regulation of Brothels in Perth/WA’ Paper presented at the 2011 State of Australian Cities Conference, Melbourne, 29 November – 2 December.

Piracha, A., Dunn, K., Goodman, R., Maginn, P. J., Phibbs, P. (2011) ‘Australian Public Attitudes towards Town Planning: Towards a Research Agenda’ Peer reviewed paper presented at the 2011 World Planning Schools Congress, Perth, 4-7 July.

Dunn K. M., Piracha A., McGuirk P., Maginn P.J., Buxton M., Phibbs P. & Pelleri D.,(2009) ‘What the public want from the planning system’, State of Australian Cities 4th National Conference (University of Western Australia), 24 – 27 November.

Applied Research Reports

Maginn, P. J. (2012a) Changes and Trends in Perth’s Cultural Diversity: Migrant Change and Diversity, FACTBase Paper No. 29, Committee for Perth.

Maginn, P. J. (2012c) Changes and Trends in Perth’s Cultural Diversity: Religious Change and Diversity, FACTBase Paper No. 27, Committee for Perth.

Tonts, M., Huddleston, V., Maginn, P.J., Huddleston, P. and Wetzstein, S. (2012b) Perth as a Global Minerals and Energy Resources Hub, A FACTBase Special Report, The University of Western Australia and Committee for Perth: Perth (WA).

Maginn, P. J. (2010) Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling of Local Government? The Gender Profile of Australian Mayors in Metropolitan Australia 1985 – 2010, FACTBase Paper No. 11, Committee for Perth.

Faulkner, D. and Maginn, P. J. (2009) Scoping the Opportunities for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) to Contribute to the Supply of Affordable Housing, Adelaide: SA Government, Department for Families and Communities.

Clifton, J. and Maginn, P. J. (2009) Subdivision within Dalkeith: A Report of Residents’ Opinions, Report prepared for the City of Nedlands.

Habibis, D., Atkinson, R., Dunbar, T., Goss, D., Easthope, H. and Maginn, P. (2007) A Sustaining Tenancies Approach to Managing Demanding Behaviour in Public Housing: A Good Practice Guide, Melbourne: AHURI.


Media Publications

Maginn, P. J. and Ellison, G. (2013) ‘The Scarlet Isle: Male Sex Work in Ireland’, The Conversation (http://theconversation.com/the-scarlet-isle-the-politics-of-male-sex-work-in-ireland-19404)

Maginn, P. J. (2013) ‘You Don’t Understand Me: Is Local Politics Truly Reflective of the People?’, The Conversation (http://theconversation.com/you-dont-understand-me-is-local-politics-truly-representative-of-the-people-13870)

Maginn, P.J. (2013) ‘Evidence, Not Morality Should Guide Sex Work Policy’, The Conversation (http://theconversation.com/evidence-not-morality-should-guide-sex-work-policy-11833)

Maginn, P. J. and Ellison, G. (2013) ‘Criminalising Sex Does More Harm Than Good’ Belfast Telegraph, Op-ed piece on new legislation to criminalise sex work in Northern Ireland. (http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/criminalising-sex-work-does-more-harm-than-good-16261873.html)

Maginn, P. J. (2012) ‘Time to grow up over sex industry’, Joondalup Weekender (16 August, 2012), Op-ed piece on the regulation of the sex industry in WA, (http://www.inmycommunity.com.au/news-and-views/comment-and-opinion/Time-to-grow-up-over-sex-industry/7629377/).

Maginn, P. J. (2012) ‘Australian Census: Booming Western Australia must embrace its new diversity, The Conversation (https://theconversation.edu.au/australian-census-booming-western-australia-must-embrace-its-new-diversity-7832).

Maginn, P. J. and Steinmetz, C. (2011) ‘Sex in the City: The Changing Face of Adult Retailing, The Conversation, (https://theconversation.edu.au/australian-census-booming-western-australia-must-embrace-its-new-diversity-7832).

Maginn, P. J. (2010) ‘Conservatism Stifles Waterfront Evolution’, WA Business News, 18th February 2010, Op-ed piece for WA Business News on Perth Waterfront/Elizabeth Quay redevelopment.

Maginn, P.J. (2006) ‘Metropolis Adelaide’, The Advertiser, 7th June, 2006.

Roles, responsibilities and expertise
I have acted as an academic referee for the following international journals:

Applied Geography
Australian Planner
Planning Theory
Planning Practice & Research
Urban Studies
Housing Studies
Geographical Research
Int’l Journal of Urban & Regional Research; Qualitative Research
Space and Polity
Urban Policy and Research
Environment and Planning A
Environment and Planning C
Journal of Education in Built Environment
Land Use Policy
Urban Policy and Research
Qualitative Research
Funding received
Maginn, P. and Haslam-McKenzie, F. (2015) Census of Local Government councillors in WA, Department of Communities and Local Government and WA Local Government Association

Gurran, N., Phibbs, P., Maginn, P.J., Goodman, R. and others (2013) Housing Markets, Economic Productivity, and Risk: International Evidence and Policy Implications for Australia, AHURI.

Flatau, P. Fozdar, F. and Maginn, P.J. (2011) Refugees, Housing and Social Inclusion in Australia, AHURI, $193,520

Maginn, P.J. and Clifton, J. (2008) Dalkeith Subdivision Survey, City of Nedlands.

Faulkner, D. (UniSA) and Maginn, P. J. (2007) ‘Scoping the Opportunities for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) to Contribute to the Supply of Affordable Housing’, Government of South Australia, Dept. for Families and Communities, $32,757).

Habibis, D., Atkinson, R., Dunbar, T., Goss, D., Easthope, H. and Maginn, P.J. (2007) A Sustaining Tenancies Approach to Managing Demanding Behaviour in Public Housing: A Good Practice Guide, AHURI, $112,000.
Memberships
Member, Planning Institute of Australia

Board Member, Sexual Health and Reproduction WA
Honours and awards
Awards

PIA (WA) 2015 Award for Excellence in Planning - Cutting Edge, Research and Teaching - (Sub)Urban Sexscapes: Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry (with C. Steinmetz)

PIA (WA) 2012 Award for Excellence in Planning(Commendation) - Scholarship, Research and Teaching - Planning Australia: An Overview of Urban and Regional Planning (Susan Thompson and Paul J. Maginn)

PIA (WA) 2010 Award for Excellence in Planning (Award) Student Project – Northbridge Central (EART4411) awarded to UWA/Northbridge Central Redevelopment Consultancy Student Group.

PIA (WA) 2010 Award for Excellence in Planning (Commendation) Student Project – Northbridge Central (EART4411) awarded to UWA/Masterpiece Planning Student Group.

Perth Convention Bureau/UWA Professional Development Award 2009.

PIA (WA) 2008 Award for Excellence in Planning - Scholarship, Research and Teaching – ‘Deliberative Democracy or Discursively Biased’ (Paul J. Maginn)
Previous positions
Academic Positions

Lecturer, Urban and Regional Planning, University of South Australia (2005-2007).

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Edith Cowan University (2003-2005)

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, London South Bank University (2002)


Conference Organisation/Chair

Maginn, P. J. (2011) World Planning Schools Congress (Congress Chair) – Planning’s Future – Futures Planning: Planning in an Era of (Un)Certainty and Transformation – Perth, 4-7 July – this is a 5 yearly international academic urban planning conference.

Maginn, P. J. and Jones, R. (2009) (Lead Conference Co-convenor), 4th State of Australian Cities Conference: City Growth, Sustainability, Vitality and Vulnerability, Perth, UWA, 24-27 November – this is a national biennial A-rated peer reviewed conference.

Maginn, P.J. (2005) Australian and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools Annual Conference, 25-27 September, 2005, University of South Australia.
Teaching
1. Planning Theory and Practice (PLNG4401)
2. Planning and Governance (PLNG4403)
3. Honours Research Project (GEOG4011/12/13/14)
4. Masters Research Project (GEOG5011/12/13/14)
5. International Fieldtrip (GEOG2202)
Current external positions
1. Editor-in-Chief, Urban Policy and Research

2. International Editorial Board, Policy and Politics

3. REPLAN List Adminstrator
Useful links
http://www.informaworld.com/cupr
Current projects
Census of Local Government Elected Members in Western Australia (with Prof. Fiona McKenzie), funded by WA Department of Communities and Local Government and WA Local Government Association.

Suburbia in the 21st Century: From Dreamscape to Nigthmare? - Maginn, P. J and Anacker, K. (Eds) - Edited volume due for publication in 2017 by Routledge.

Sex and the City: Reactionism, Resistance and Revolt - specially convened session at the 2016 Assoc. of American Geographers annual conference, San Francisco, Convenors: Maginn, P. J., Cooper, E., Zebracki, M. and Smith, C.

De)Sexualisation & (De)Pornification of Space:
Spatialisation, Politicisation and Regulation of Sex, Sexuality, Sex Work & Pornography - specially convened session at the 2015 Assoc. of American Geographers annual conference, Chicago, Convenors: Maginn, P. J., Cooper, E., Zebracki, M.
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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