Dr James McGregor

Lecturer - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

James McGregor

Phone: +61 2 6773 2921

Email: jmcgreg5@une.edu.au

Teaching Areas

GEPL121: Introduction to Planning History and Theory

GEPL122: Introduction to Plan Making

GEPL124: Planning for Land Use and Built Form

GEPL315/415: Uncertainty, Science and Policy-Making

GEPL390/490/590: Planning Policy for Hazards

GEPL302/402/502: Architecture and Urban Design

Supervision Areas

Urban Planning Projects

Urban Design theory and criticism

Literary and Cultural Geography

Research Interests

James McGregor joined UNE in 2012. James is an urban planner with local government experience in growth area and peri-urban planning, and with teaching experience in planning, urban design and architectural history. James has research interests in the links between planning and creative disciplines in the history of cities. James’ PhD thesis investigated literary responses to urban change in postwar Australia, with a focus on Melbourne.


McGregor, J. "Conflicted Landscapes in Melbourne's Postwar Fiction", presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, April 2008.

McGregor, J. "The Agitated Landscapes of Melbourne's Novels", in Colin Long, Kate Shaw and Claire Merlo (eds.), 2006, Suburban Fantasies: Melbourne Unmasked, Australian Scholarly Press, Melbourne.

McGregor, J. "The Architect as Storyteller; Making Places in John Hejduk's Masques" in Architectural Theory Review, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2002.

McGregor, J. "Forgetting Architecture: a problem for architectural aesthetics", in Terra, Journal of the Student Organised Network of Architects, (inaugural volume), 2000.

McGregor, J & Bremner, A. "Advertising Architecture", in Architect Victoria, journal of the Victorian Chapter of the Royal Institute of Australian Architects, September 1999.

McGregor, J. Catalogue essay for the art exhibition Liquid: Beyond the City Limit – New Art from Geelong, Geelong Art Gallery, 1998.