Dr Charlie Gillon
Research Associate

Dr Charlie Gillon

Arts,Design & Architecture
City Futures Research Centre

Dr Charlie Gillon

Research Associate, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney
PhD (University of Wollongong), BSci (Adv Hons Class I) (University of Wollongong)

Charlie Gillon is a Research Associate at the City Futures Research Centre. He is a trained human geographer with an empirical focus on housing and urban studies. Much of his research to date focuses on interrogating housing challenges in Australian cities, approaching housing and home via cultural, emotional and material geographies. He was awarded his PhD in human geography from the University of Wollongong in 2018, 'Houses built on sand: Rethinking cultures of homemaking, nature and finance in a coastal master-planned estate', which examined conflicting ideals of owner-occupation through a case study of a new housing development in coastal Sydney.

Charlie is currently working at CFRC on three Australian Research Council funded projects, which collectively focus on the planning, construction and redesign of multi-unit apartment buildings:


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  • Journal articles | 2023
    Easthope H; Crommelin L; Gillon C; Pinnegar S; Ruming K; Liu S, 2023, 'Redeveloping the compact city: the challenges of strata collective sales', Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JPPEL-04-2023-0016
    Journal articles | 2023
    Klocker N; Gillon C; Gibbs L; Atchison J; Waitt G, 2023, 'Hope and grief in the human geography classroom', Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 47, pp. 737 - 754, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2021.1977915
    Journal articles | 2022
    Power ER; Gillon C, 2022, 'Performing the ‘good tenant’', Housing Studies, 37, pp. 459 - 482, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2020.1813260
    Journal articles | 2021
    Power ER; Gillon C, 2021, 'How housing tenure drives household care strategies and practices', Social and Cultural Geography, 22, pp. 897 - 916, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2019.1667017
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dowling R; McGuirk P; Gillon C, 2019, 'Strategic or Piecemeal? Smart City Initiatives in Sydney and Melbourne', Urban Policy and Research, 37, pp. 429 - 441, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08111146.2019.1674647
    Journal articles | 2019
    Gillon C; Gibbs L, 2019, 'Coastal homemaking: Navigating housing ideals, home realities, and more-than-human processes', Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 37, pp. 104 - 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0263775818811140
    Journal articles | 2018
    Gillon C; Gibbs L, 2018, 'Selling surf and turf: throwntogetherness and real estate advertising on the suburbanising east Australian coastline', Social and Cultural Geography, 19, pp. 1006 - 1027, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2017.1328737
    Journal articles | 2018
    Gillon C; Gibson C, 2018, 'Calculated homes, stretched emotions: Unmasking ‘rational’ investor-occupier subjects in large family homes in a coastal Sydney development', Emotion, Space and Society, 26, pp. 23 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2018.01.001
    Journal articles | 2018
    Gillon C, 2018, 'Under Construction: How Home-making and Underlying Purchase Motivations Surface in a Housing Building Site', Housing, Theory and Society, 35, pp. 455 - 473, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14036096.2017.1337650
    Journal articles | 2014
    Gillon C, 2014, 'Amenity migrants, animals and ambivalent natures: More-than-human encounters at home in the rural residential estate', Journal of Rural Studies, 36, pp. 262 - 272, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2014.09.005