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2016

'International trends in metropolitan governance' Paper for Conference on Political Reordering of Space and Optimal Governance of Tehran City, Excellent Center of Political Geography, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, 7-8 March 2016.
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'Vietnam today' Presentation to Australian Institute of International Affairs, Sydney, 5 May 2016

'Good urban governance' Presentation to Blue Mountains City Council, Australia, 16 June 2016.

'Homestay in Australia: the AFS Experience' Presentation to Taiwan Ministry of Education Forum on International Host Family, Tainan, 22 November 2016.
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2014

'Advancing Vocational Education and Training through Public-Private Partnerships'; and 'Opportunities for VET PPPs in Albania and Kosovo', Keynote papers to VET PPP Workshop for Albania and Kosovo. Sheraton Tirana Hotel, March 19, 2014.
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'Urban governance: balance of cause and effect' 11th Metropolis World Congress 2014. Hyderabad, 7-10 October 2014.
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'Concepts new and old for metropolitan governance' 11th Metropolis World Congress 2014. Hyderabad, 7-10 October 2014.
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2012

'Linking TVET to work: some international experience relevant to Liberia' Stakeholders' Consultative Forum on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) - Private Sector Perspective, Monrovia, Liberia, 19-20 June 2012.
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'Empowering Liberian Youth through Technical and Vocational Education and Training: International Case Studies for Stakeholders' Consultative Forum Monrovia' Monrovia, Liberia, 19-20 June 2012.
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'RMIT International University Viet Nam: Lessons from starting up the largest branch campus' Edubuild Asia Conference, 28 March 2012, Singapore.
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'Making education hubs' Seminar Presentation Conybeare Morrison International, 31 October 2013
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2009

'Economic development in regions: a global perspective' Keynote address to Economic and Regional Development Conference 2009, Local Government Association of Queensland, Townsville, 4-6 March 2009.
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'Private participation in tertiary education: possibilities for PNG' 25th Papua New Guinea Australia Business Forum Madang, PNG
May 17-19, 2009
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'State of the cities - unlocking the Data Conference' Dinner Address to Unlocking the Data Conference, 29 May 2009, Melbourne Convention Centre.

'UN Global Compact Cities Program (UNGCCP) - A Perspective' Paper presented to Metropolis Commission 2: Managing Urban Growth - 3-5 December 2009, New Delhi
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'Criteria for successfully managing urban growth and Ideas for urban growth management' Paper presented to Metropolis Commission 2: Managing Urban Growth - 3-5 December 2009, New Delhi
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'Central Asia's future role in international higher education' Paper presented to International Conference on Contemporary Trends in Education, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan November 17-18, 2011
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2008

'Botswana International University of Science and Technology'. Presentation to Australia Africa Business Council Victoria Chapter Melbourne. 28th March 2008
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'Innovation in Private Higher Education: the Botswana International University of Science and Technology' Paper and Presentation to International Finance Corporation International Investment Forum on Private Education, Washington DC, 14-16 May, 2008.
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'Knowledge creation and policy making: notes towards mapping climate change adaptation research capacities of universities in Victoria' Paper prepared for Global Cities Institute and Nautilus Foundation, RMIT, December 2007.
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'Sustainable urban development: how cities grow knowledge industries' Presentation to Second Annual City and Urban Development Summit 2008, Sydney, 23-24 June 2008, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.
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2007

'The UN Global Compact - Cities Programme' Presentation to Conference of Metropolis Commission 5: Metropolitan Performance Measurement, Tehran, 19 June 2007
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'The university and the city: ideas for mutual engagement, Seminar with the University of Botswana and City of Gaborone, 8 October 2007.
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2006

'Sydney's metropolitan strategy', Paper presented to Strategy Development Division, Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment, Melbourne, 6 January 2006.

'Building new campuses in foreign markets: Starting up RMIT Vietnam' Paper presented to 2006 International Investment Forum for Private Higher Education, International Finance Corporation, Washington, DC, 1-3 February, 2006.
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'Urban development strategy, infrastructure coordination and finance' Paper presented to European Investment Bank, Luxembourg, 16 February 2006.

'Planning a new university in Vietnam: innovation in urban development' Paper presented to European Investment Bank, Luxembourg, 17 February 2006.
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'RMIT International University Vietnam's development contribution' Case study presentation, Sviluppo University, 20 February 2006.
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'Universities global and local: four case studies' presentation to Bocconi University, Milan, 20 February 2006.
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'Investment in international education: the institutional options' Paper presented to Bocconi University, Milan, 21 February 2006.

'Comparing planning strategies in Australia cities' Presentation to Property Council Event, Crown Towers, Melbourne, 24 May 2006.
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'Activating urban indicators: fables for our time', Keynote Address to World Urban Forum Preparatory Workshop on Activating Urban Indicators, Vancouver June 17, 2006
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'Report from the Preparatory Workshop on the Role of Urban Indicators for Sustainable Development', Vancouver, June 17-18, 2006, Rapporteur's Report to World Urban Forum III Networking Meeting, Vancouver, June 21, 2006
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'Sydney and Brisbane's Metropolitan Strategies: Ideas for Melbourne,' Address to Property Council of Australia Division Lunch, Melbourne 24 May 2006

'The role of universities in achieving global equity', Keynote address to International Conference on Achieving Global Equity: The Challenges Facing Universities, Governments and Business, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
July 26-29, 2006.
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'Activating Urban Indicators: Fables for Our Time.' Keynote address and Rapporteur's Report to the World Urban Forum III Activating Urban Indicators at Metropolis Workshop in Vancouver 18 June 2006.
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2005

With Geoff Lawler 'The role of education in the regeneration and cohesion of the City of Melbourne' Paper presented to World Conference on Urban Education: Knowledge Capitals? Education in the Cities for the 21st Century, Manchester, 28 November -1 December 2005.
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'The road to safe cities', Paper presented at Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management Conference, Back to Basics, Parramatta, 4 November 2005. Download Paper

‘Urban infrastructure and transport: overview of the field’ and ‘Urban infrastructure and metropolitan planning: connection and disconnection’, Papers presented to the State of the Cities Conference, Brisbane, 28 November – 2 December, 2005.
http://www.griffith.edu.au/conference/soac2005/ (new window)
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2004

‘RMIT Vietnam and Vietnam’s development: risk and responsibility’, Journal of Studies in International Education, 8, 2, 2004:186-206.
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2003

‘Information infrastructure and the connected city’ Paper presented to State of Australian Cities National Conference, Parramatta, 3-5 December 2003.
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‘Strengthening urban planning in Vietnam’, Paper presented to the 7th International Congress of the Asian Planning Schools Association, Hanoi Architectural University, Vietnam, 12-14 September 2003.
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