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Dr Marita Basson

Dr Marita Basson
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Name Marita Basson
Position Senior Lecturer (Urban Design and Planning)
Section School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Office Z440
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2535
Extension 2535
Email
Qualifications HighEdDip Potchefstroom , BA Potchefstroom , MLAD USQ , PhD USQ

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 099999 )
  • Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified ( 120599 )

Research interests
Regional governance
Resource regions
Regional leadership
Sense of place and place attachment

Professional memberships
Full member of the Planning Institute of Australia
Member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning

Industry affiliations
Member of the USQ/Planning Industry Network (UPIN)

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

Currently teaching courses/programs
URP1001 Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning
URP2001 Planning Structures and Statutory Planning
URP2002 Local Government Planning Practice and Technology
URP3201 Sustainable Urban Design and Development
URP4001 Movement Network Planning
GPL2901 GIS/Planning Practice 1
GPL3902 GIS/Planning Practice 2
PSG4111/4112 Research Project Part A & B
ENG4111/4112 Research Project Part 1 and 2
ENV2201 Land Studies

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
12 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
10 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Associate Head (Learning, Teaching & Student Success) - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying)
Program Director/Convenor (Urban and Regional Planning)

Research most recent
Abutaleb, A., McDougall, K., Basson, M., Hassan, R., & Mahmood, M. N. (2019). The impact of Transit Oriented Shopping Mall Developments (TOSMDs) on Metro Station’s Ridership: Dubai Metro Redline. Urban Rail Transit. URRT-D-19-00010R2; DOI - 10.1007/s40864-019-00112-4.

Marita Basson, Michael Erdiaw-Kwasie. (2019). Entrepreneurship under siege in regional communities: Evidence from Moranbah in Queensland, Australia. Planning Theory, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2019.01.011 Available online 22 January 2019.

Basson, Marita and van Rensburg, Henriette and Cuthill, Michael and Erdiaw-Kwasie, Michael O. (2018) Is regional government-governance nexus delivering on social sustainability promises? Empirical evidence from Moranbah in Australia. Local Government Studies, 44 (6). pp. 826-847. ISSN 0300-3930

Erdiaw-Kwasie, Michael Odei and Basson, Marita (2017) Reimaging socio-spatial planning: towards a synthesis between sense of place and social sustainability approaches. Planning Theory. pp. 1-19. ISSN 1473-0952


Research most notable
Erdiaw-Kwasie, Michael Odei and Basson, Marita (2017) Reimaging socio-spatial planning: towards a synthesis between sense of place and social sustainability approaches. Planning Theory. pp. 1-19. ISSN 1473-0952


Publications in ePrints

Lawrence, Jill and Brown, Alice and Redmond, PetreaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9674-1206 and Basson, Marita (2019) Engaging the disengaged: exploring the use of course specific learning analytics and nudging to enhance online student engagement. Student Success, 10 (2 (SI)). pp. 47-58.

Hammer, Sara and Ayriss, Peter and Basson, Marita and Batorowicz, BeataORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4915-8357 and Devine, Jo and Forbes, MelissaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2528-9763 and Kist, Alexander and McCredie, Tessa and McCubbin, Amanda and Wade, Bill (2019) Integrating connectedness learning into institutional program review processes in an Australian regional university. In: Higher education and the future of graduate employability: a connectedness learning approach. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 209-229. ISBN 978-1-78897-260-4

Liu, Xiaoye and Zhang, Zhenyu and Basson, Mariata (2019) Teaching terrestrial laser scanning for spatial data collection and applications: experiential learning as a tool to enhance the development of higher level graduate capabilities. In: 30th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2019), 8-11 Dec 2019, Brisbane, Australia.

Abutaleb, Ayman and McDougall, KevinORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6088-1004 and Basson, Marita and Hassan, Rumman and Mahmood, Nateque (2019) Towards a Conceptual Framework for Understanding the Attractiveness of Rail Transit-Oriented Shopping Mall Developments (TOSMDs). Urban Rail Transit, 5 (4). pp. 225-239. ISSN 2199-6687

Basson, Marita and van Rensburg, Henriette and Cuthill, Michael and Erdiaw-Kwasie, Michael O. (2018) Is regional government-governance nexus delivering on social sustainability promises? Empirical evidence from Moranbah in Australia. Local Government Studies. pp. 1-22. ISSN 0300-3930

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified ( 120599 )


Research topics

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