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Ross King

Honorary
Architecture, Building And Planning
social sciences
social sciences - other topics
geography
science & technology
environmental sciences & ecology
life sciences & biomedicine
environmental studies
tourism
hospitality, leisure, sport & tourism
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Prof

Ross King

 
Division
Architecture, Building And Planning
 
Primary Interest
Architectural conservation and tourism in Thailand
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Prof

Ross King

 

Ross King is a Professorial Fellow in the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning and, from 1995 to 2002, was Professor and Dean. Main area of empirical research has been historical urban property markets, specifically in Melbourne for the period from the 1930s.

Market shifts have been observed in the context of economic and broader cultural changes and linked to changing ideas in architecture and the design of cities. This work has been complemented by an interest in the nexus between architectural and urban design theory on the one hand, and social theory and literary criticism on the other; it has been summarized in his 1996 book 'Emancipating Space: Geography, Architecture and Urban Design' (New York: Guilford). Subsequently, the focus of both research and teaching has shifted to these and related issues in the specific context of East and Southeast Asia.

Current focus of research is the question of contested identities in the cities of Asia and the roles of urban planning, urban design and architecture in such contestations. The work is in large measure building on experiences as a frequent visitor to East and Southeast Asia. Relevant to this work are the recently published 'Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya: Negotiating Urban Space in Malaysia' (NUS Press and NIAS, 2008) and 'Reading Bangkok' (NUS Press, 2011). A current project is a text on 'Asia and Utopia: Dreams and Anti-dreams of Urban Asia'.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 33 most recent scholarly works by Ross King.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2004

FRAIA - Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects


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Credentials

Positions

Positions


Honorary

Architecture, Building And Planning

Education

Education


Master of Architecture

University of Pennsylvania

Master of Architecture

University of Sydney

Title Not Known

University of Sydney