Rob Freestone is Professor of Planning and Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Built Environment at the University of New South Wales. Dr Freestone joined UNSW in 1991 after six years with Design Collaborative, a Sydney planning, research and heritage consultancy. He held previous appointments in the NSW Department of Planning, Department of Geography at the University of Melbourne, and the Urban Research Program at the Australian National University. He was a council member of the International Planning History Society and President 2002-2006. At UNSW Robert was previously Head of Planning Program 2001-2004 and Acting Associate Dean (Research) in 2007. Robert was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2008 and the Institute of Australian Geographers in 2009.